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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed October 8, 2012

This was not the cheapest hostel I found when searching for a place to stay in Bs As, but really worth the price!! The service is great, since doing the reservation by e-mail till the check out. The location is very great, it's near the metro station and several bus stops. The neighborhood is very safe and has nice options...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is a wonderful hostel- the staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful. they knew exactly where to go and told us brilliant stuff to do in the days and evenings. there was a very friendly vibe, a brilliant place for travellers and it was always really clean and safe. i would recommend this to everyone! everyone one...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 15, 2012

i could not have found a more homely, vibrant or lovely place if i tried. the staff were amazing (and spoke perfect english and spanish), the location was ideal and they know the city like the backs of their hand so even when i was robbed they knew the right police station to send me to. when i left i...

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Tauranga
Reviewed May 25, 2012

Really good hostel, stayed here when we first arrived in BA, and immediately felt safe. It is clean and in a nice area, not too far of a walk to the nearest subway. Wish we had booked more than 3 nights there! Staff (especially Matt) were super helpful and knew lots about the area.

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

Stayed here back in March in a very clean and inexpensive mixed dorm,The location is great situated in the heart of Palermo Soho. The best thing about this hostel is the staff Melvin is Tops and will go above and beyond to make sure you have a great time. Will be back next time I am in BA

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Maastricht
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Although the hostel was ok for the price, I saw things in this hostel which borders the incredible: people doing coke in the bathroom upstairs, smoking marijuana, with no regard for the people waiting outside. Then the boozing at night was really nerve wrecking. No respect for the guests whatsoever. They were all intoxicated, a bunch of drunks drinking vodka...

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BaitbaHostel, Owner at Back in BA, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. I am very happy you have recognised our great value for money and location in Palermo Soho – we feel the same way! This is a review from September 2011, which has just been posted. Fundamentally, if this review is genuine, I think it’s more a case of not getting along with the other guests...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed April 7, 2012

We stayed a couple of days in a double room. The room was good, showers and toilet outside the room and usually clean. Breakfast was extremely simply, we had to bring add-ons to eat properly. Service was friendly. Wifi and computers to use available. Location well set in Palermo close to the nightlife district. After all it's a hostel and...

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

Only criticism is that rooms can be a bit noisy if there's a party going on. Staff was fabulous and helpful and pleasant. Place is very clean and well located.

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Canada
Reviewed March 12, 2012

I LOVE LOVE LOVED Bait Hostel!! I can't say enough nice things about this place. The reception guys: Pablo, Melvin, and Carlos are simply amazing. Pablo was able to secure me a last minute reservation on a ferry to Colonia and endured being on the phone for almost half an hour with the ferry company to get it processed. Pablo...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed March 10, 2012

I stayed at Back in BA for almost a month and it certainly was hard to leave at the end. The staff are super friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home. They are all very well informed about nightlife as well as day activities. The common area is air conditioned (necessary for BA summer!)...

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located in Palermo Viejo, only 2 blocks from the vibrant Plaza Serrano. We have a variety of rooms to suit all budgets from doubles to dorms. Whether you want to see tango, football, learn Spanish or take advantage of the great nightlife, we can help you with all aspects of your trip to Buenos Aires. Plus our bar is open 24 hours so we're always available to help. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Back in BA

Address: Calle El Salvador 5115 | Palermo, Buenos Aires C1414BPS, Argentina (Formerly Bait International Hostel)
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Price Range: $14 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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