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“Magic place in BA” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Sol Hostel Recoleta

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El Sol Hostel Recoleta
Pte Marcelo T. de Alvear 1590 | P. 2 & 3, Buenos Aires 1060, Argentina (Recoleta)   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Lubin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Magic place in BA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

The place is incredible, in old building and great painted. The room (8bed) was ok, but a little stuffy. The breakfast was fine. We met great people there. Good location.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Essen, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

in the internet we read many good things about this hostel and the pictures looked nice as well

we did not feel comfortable at all, stuff was friendly and toilets and shower rooms were okay, the room was not nice with dirty sheets, in the room with the towels cats were sitting on them

I would not come here again

central place to stay, cheap

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

This place is below average for the city. There are hundreds of other hostels in B.A that are comparably priced and much better. This one is nothing special. No A/C, nowhere near the fun part of town, or a train line. Some of the rooms open onto the bar. Unfortunately we got one and the lady joked with us that the night before there was a party until 5 am at the bar...good luck getting any rest. As it was, there were people out there until 2am so we couldn't even open the window. The showers/ bathroom/ dish washing (all the same small room) were the worst we seen in any of the B.A hostels we stayed in. Surprised by the great reviews of this place. Final opinion: You can find MUCH better-similar priced- accommodation in B.A. Do not stop here. ***Note: Staff was friendly and the old building was cool.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Irealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

Stayed in this hostel for 3 and then 2 more nights. Cant believe its rated in the 50´s on here as its one of the best hostels I stayed in in my 3 month visit to South America (Out of about 15!). The staff were helpful in every way, rooms clean and spacious, beds comfy, breakfast included (tea & croissants), tv room, free internet, movies on big screen in the courtyard at night time and fab pizza. Everyone was so relaxed as this is how this hostel makes you feel. Had the best nights sleep here also.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

Lo recomiendo 100 %!! Very nice staff, very helpful, hostel nice and clean. Strongly recommend it! Barbara (Slovenia)

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

I had a very nice time at El Sol. I stayed there 14 days in November 2010. The location is just perfect in San Telmo. The room and kitchen was nice and over and above all a very friendly place to stay with a very relaxed and helpful staff. I am returning soonest possible.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

Even on the hottest of days, the giant doors, open porch, made the stay memorable. As other reviews point out, there is some street noise, but that didn't comprimise the authentic feeling of a wonderful old building.

Keep your expectations real, and you'll love the helpful staff (good english Michele).

Economical restaurants on the same corner!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about El Sol Hostel Recoleta

Address: Pte Marcelo T. de Alvear 1590 | P. 2 & 3, Buenos Aires 1060, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 445 Specialty Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A great place at a great price for travellers who want to enjoy Buenos Aires while staying in a safe, central location. El Sol Recoleta is truly one of a kind. Run by a friendly staff that includes artists, adventurers and intellectuals from various countries, we're conveniently located at the southern end of Recoleta neighborhood. Sights such as the Obelisk, Plaza de Mayo, Teatro Colon, Congreso, Cemeterio de Recoleta and the Florida Street promenade are only minutes away by foot.The well preserved French-style building (1890) evokes the glorious past of the city's Golden Age, although the gritty, fast-paced and highly cultured vibe of contemporary Buenos Aires is never far.The hostel is located on three floors (sorry, no elevator, but we will help you with your luggage, no worries!). There are 4-6-bed dorms, private rooms with shared or private bathrooms. All the rooms on the 1st level have nice balconies, the 2nd level has an open-air terrace and a bar where we make most delicious pizzas and serve drinks in the evenings. At the weekends we organize concerts with local or international bands, don't miss it!The breakfast we serve is a typical argentinian breakfast with fresh pastries. "Medialunas y facturas", daily delivered from the bakery. Dulce de leche, of course :-) Plenty of coffee, milk an tea.In order to remain affordable we provide modestly decorated rooms and fewer extra services. Please remember that this is an affordable youth hostel, not a hotel.We'll go out of our way to make you feel welcome and well informed about our city.Tango shows, tickets for football matches, entrance to clubs and info about the events in BsAs - are only a few things available at the reception. We can call you a cab, arrange an airport transfer, provide you with maps of the city and the neighbourhood area.El Sol Recoleta is the perfect choice for easy-going adventurers, budget-minded backpackers and anyone else looking for a unique place to stay. Think of it as sharing a big house with other travellers.Nos vemos pronto!kind regards,Paul Gallinato and the El Sol Staff. ... more   less 
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