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El Firulete Downtown

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milan
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

It's not an amazing hostel....but average in south american where mostly are just big houses full of beds...... I presonally prefer to avoid the south american city centre which are dangerous and poor in nioghtlife at night....bsas city centre respect this tendency, the night hearth is located in palermneighborhood so that firulete location is just interesting for people who want... More 

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Landshut, Germany
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We arrived early in B.A. and were looking for a Hostel in the Center. El Firulete was one of the few that had rooms available. The location is ok, but not outstanding. Many sights are closer when you stay in St Telmo or Palermo. The Microcenter is not a place to talk a walk at night. Our double room (with... More 

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

I've been in hostels in europe, mexico and now argentina, Firulete Hostel has everything you can ask... Cheap prices, decent breakfast, clean beds and bathroom, kind and helpfull staff (Gladis, on fornt desk) and a GREAT LOCATION. If I come back to Buenos Aires I'll come here to stay. Very Recomendable.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

The day before I was scheduled to fly out of Buenos Aires, an unforeseen event kept me from making my flight. Being a bit low on cash, and not at all keen on using my credit card in a foreign country, I went to the El Firulete, and found it offer excellent value for money. The location, just a few... More 

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Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

This is a very friendly hostel and accommodating to our large group of 18. The hostel had real feel of warmth with the deep red walls, pictures and artwork throughout the building. The dorms were clean and well kept with plenty of space for all our big bags and masses of group kit. The breakfast included cereal, toast and delicious... More 

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Imperial, Nebraska
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

We had a private room (with bathroom) for four nights. It's a bit dingy and dark but the location is excellent. Our room was on the street (#250) so if you're a light sleeper request a different location because it can get pretty noisy. We had AC which was nice in the summer heat but the remote we were given... More 

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Reviewed October 8, 2010

We stayed at El Firulete because we could not find another hotel and it had good ratings on TripAdvisor. We got room number 140 which was on the first floor and looking out to the intersection. This was a very basic room eventhough they had two paintings on the wall. The linen were hairy and we were not sure wether... More 

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Reviewed May 24, 2009

This is a very convenient way of knowing B Aires. ITs very very cheap and its everything about location. You can walk to several point of interest in a 2 min walk. Very close to the subway. In your room you will fin a bed, a nightable, closet and aircon. NO TV There is no elevator. Its a very safe... More 

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Reviewed August 30, 2008

Nkitcen means that this is more like a bandB than a hostel if you are in a private room as we were. Great location for exploring BA - we walked to Palermo, La Boca, etc. A little noisey at night but then it is smack bang in the middle of the city so can't epect much else. Clean rooms, good... More 

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Reviewed February 5, 2008

This is a nice hostel just a few blocks from Plaza de Mayo, Obelisco, Florida Street, Cafe Tortoni, and the major live theaters. The staff were friendly and there is a common area where you will meet other travelers. My room had a/c and was comfortable, though the mattresses are slightly thin. My only minor complaint was that there was... More 

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Staying in San Nicolas

Neighborhood Profile
San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theater lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about El Firulete Downtown

Address: Calle Maipu 208 | Downtown, Buenos Aires C1084ABF, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Nicolas
Price Range: $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“Check for the noise from the street as Maipu is pretty loud during day and evening hours. They have rooms not facing it so prefer these when having a choice. If ok with your budget take a room with a private bath room, should be much more convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles Dummdidumm, Nov 4, 2012 | Read review
“dorms> room 130 private> room 340 & 350”
 of 5 bubbles danT497, Sep 13, 2012 | Read review
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