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Hostel Giramondo

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Bonn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The location is really good, as Palermo is a really nice part of Buenos Aires and it’s also only 5 min. walk to different small supermarkets, ATM and metro station. Right in front is a really nice little store where they sell fresh fruits and vegetables. We really liked the roof terrace where you also can prepare BBQ. The kitchen... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I stayed in an 8 bedroom dorm room in Giramondo back in 2009, so it's possible they have changed their staff however I doubt they have thrown out their bunk beds. I'm not sure why I didn't sign up and create a review earlier... The maid was caught in a friends private room, going through their bags. When asked, she... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We took this place based on a guidebook recommendation and dearly regretted it. This was the worst place in our entire trip, or in fact ever. I can only recommend avoiding it. They have a second location down the street where we ended - which is a horrible place, smelly, filthy, (the beds (!) but also the common toilets and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We had seen some mixed reviews but we were making a last minute booking so we decided to take a chance. This hostal has a great location, a nice vibe, and things were generally clean. Unfortunately they have a major bed bug problem and not much clue how to handle it. It was our first encounter with bed bugs and... More 

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Essen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The location is awesome as it is in Palermo. Was there already 6 years ago. The bar in the basement closed down though. I was there in high season but the place was less than half empty due to rough competition. I often was the only person in my 6 bed dorm which I liked. It´s not really a party... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed in the suites and while the room was big and clean, the bathroom had several constant drips from faucets onto the floor so it was always wet. We got no service during our stay so we had to ask for toilet paper several times and attempt to clean up the water on the bathroom floor with a dirty... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

The common theme of this hostel is a general lack of due care and attention. The location is central, the ~19th century house looks beautiful and some of the staff are even helpful, but other than this the hostel has few redeeming qualities. The shared washrooms seem to have been inspired by either a rusty garden shed or some sort... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

We stayed in the Hostel Giarmondo for 5 nights in the suites as there were 4 of us. The room was clean, the bathroom needed a bit of care however the showers were amazing. The staff were very friendly and gave us great advice about where to go and stay. The beds were comfortable. The room had lovely air conditioning.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Nice staff, plenty of beer,(only 12 pesos) cigs, snacks, for sale 24-7 witrh front desk on first floor and no street buzzer entry possible....and clean bathrooms!!!...with sanitizer toilets, and a cool bar below...even though I had to make my own bed this one night......the shared room had no guests that ....while booked solid weekends and high seasons by groups and... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Half of the knobs on the stove are broken off, the buzzer to the main door is broken, the paper towel holder in the bathroom is broken, all the knobs on the microwave are broken off. Just feels a bit neglected and not super clean. The staff is friendly, but the accomodations are lacking. The bathrooms are also weird, and... More 

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Neighborhood Profile
Palermo
Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Giramondo is located in a building from the early Twenties. The property has witnessed the history of one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods in the City of Buenos Aires, Palermo Neighborhood.The building has been refurbished in order to provide you all the comfort and hospitality needed to enjoy a unique stay.The hostel has four different floors, with each area being separated from the other, so you can do whatever you want, whenever you want.The area of the city where Giramondo is located has been renamed as Palermo Soho, due to the similarity in style to New York’s Soho. In Palermo Soho you will be close to the best bars and pubs, restaurants, independent design stores, museums and night clubs among many other interesting places to visit.Palermo is now the most important recreation center in the City of Buenos Aires_Shared dorms with 4, 6 and 10 beds_Single, double and triple private rooms with Cable TV, Air Co and Heating, with private Ensuite bathroom or shared bathroom._Fourth floor with common areas. Fully equipped kitchen and dining room, terrace with chairs, tables and barbecue. Library and Internet Work Station area. TV and DVD room.Every bedroom is equipped with heating, ceiling fan and personal lockers. Bathrooms with hot water 24/7.Rates include full breakfast, sheets and towels, free Internet access and Wi Fi signal in the whole building You won’t find a better place to stay in this unique location in the City of Buenos Aires.Giramondo Suites Hostel (located half block away from Giramondo Hostel & Bar. Fray Justo Santa Maria de Oro 2472)Giramondo Suites was created to provide everything you need in order to have an unforgettable stay in the City of Buenos Aires.It is located just half a block away from Giramondo Hostel & Bar, in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo Viejo. It is a welcoming, sophisticated and comfortable house. This intimate atmosphere allows us to fulfill your needs with a personal touch.Our refurbished house amalgam the classic style and the modern. A luminous and comfy living room, a TV and reading area, Internet work station and Wi Fi both included in the rate, a varied buffet breakfast. All this, made according to your needs, gives you all the facilities and services to have the most relaxed stay in our City.We offer Single, double and triple rooms with private and shared bathroom, cable TV, Air Conditioning and heating.Giramondo Bar:Meet loads of other people from all around the world. Here everybody is welcome and has fun, so it’s not the place to stay if you don’t like to party! Open every weekend night and during the week nights special activities are organized. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Giramondo

Address: Calle Guemes 4802, Buenos Aires C1425BLN, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Price Range: $11 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Hostel Giramondo Hotel Buenos Aires
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