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Rayuela Hostel

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Av. Belgrano 887, | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is in a good location in BA. The staff are very friendly and helpful and it has an OK kitchen if you want to do some cooking. Breakfast is really simple and for some reason they don't put out plates or cutlery. The showers have good hot water but the do smell a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

We loved this place! Originally booked for three nights but stayed eight. The staff were absolutely lovely and went out of their way to make our stay amazing. It was a home away from home, and had the perfect balance of being laid back but sociable. Private room was comfy and spacious and reasonably priced. Communal areas and kitchen are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A group of us spent 4 nights at Rayuela for the first stint of a 5 month tour around South America. It´s in a good location for exploring Buenos Aires, with both San Telmo and the centre of town within a 5 minute walk. Facilities were modern, breakfast was tasty and the beds were comfy. However, what makes this place... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I enjoyed my one-week stay at the Rayuela hostel in Buenos Aires. Adequate culinary utensils, clean, good breakfast especially the croissants, good advice from the desk. Most important of all, the hostel owner would invite backpackers in the hostel to have an authentic Argentinian style dinner. Believe me, he's really good at gastronomy. Apart from which has been mentioned, Rayuela... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I stayed in Rayuela on multiple occasions during my travels in Buenos Aires, and I must say it is my favorite hostel. It's in a beautiful historic building in a fantastic location with easy access to the whole city. The beds were comfortable and the breakfast was super tasty ( homemade bread and medialunas,yumm!) The kitchen seemed brand new,and the... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Positives: Wonderful staff. We went out on a few nights out with them, they gave great advice and the owner even cooked barbecue for everyone on the first night. The location is excellent and the safety is also very good. Negatives: It could do with a bit of a spring clean.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here December 2014 for two nights. Christian who runs the hostel is trying to do a good job but is let down by his staff. We arranged a taxi from airport which was waiting for us. But the charge was less than the hostel advised...There is a different charge for domestic terminal. A very honest taxi driver... On... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

BED BUGS!!!!! I had left a review on hostel world but my review got edited... We stayed for 5 nights and I was eaten alive by bed bugs. Despite them giving me my stay for free, I wouldn't recommend staying here unless this problem is sorted. I moved beds 3 times and every time I got bitten. Otherwise good potential,... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This hostel is conveniently located on the Ave. Belgrano in central Buenos Aires. Initial impressions were good as it was clean with nice rooms & friendly, helpful staff. However, later in the evening non residents turned up & proceeded to have a party in the hostel. They were extremely noisy & left the place in a state with empty beer... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for one night (I booked two nights! They have signs letting the visitor know that they try there best and if we need anything let them know! I went to the reception telling the girl that the bathroom var nasty, and the way she cleans it was just by spraying some perfume in there, there was still... More 

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As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighborhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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