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“Great place to stay and enjoy Buenos Aires” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rayuela Hostel

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Rayuela Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
“Great place to stay and enjoy Buenos Aires”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2011

During our South America trip we stayed three times in Buenos Aires. Every time we slept in different hostels. Rayuela was by far the best one of the three. The atmosphere is relaxed, they have the usual hostel facilities, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and the place is cleaned every day. It also has a great location, it is very close to the city center as well as two subte lines, and there are grocery stores nearby. On top of this, the price for a dorm bed is very reasonable. If we ever come back to Buenos Aires, and we probably will, we will definitely stay in this hostel again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FR2002
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2011

We were expecting something a bit special from this hostel, as it gets rave reviews from other travellers. However, we found the atmosphere a bit uncomfortable, and although the common areas are nicely decorated (for example the nice big kitchen), we never felt comfortable using them as the staff's friends were always hanging around and were not that friendly. Christian the owner is very welcoming, but the other staff are pretty chaotic. The rooms were ok, really mixed (the ensuite double is very nice, the shared bathroom doubles much less good with rubbish beds), although they don't have much light except from the corridor. The layout of the rooms means that if there are people in the common dining areas you can hear every word from your room. The shared bathrooms are fine but could do with being cleaned more often. On the plus side, the breakfasts were really good, hot freshly baked medialunas and fantastic strong coffee. The location is great too, right next to a metro station and just next to San Telmo.

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2011

After trying 5 different Hostels in B.A & being disappointed by all of them I arrived at Rayuela sceptical, I was WRONG!!! I only intended to stay at Rayuela Hostel for 4 days but ended up staying 3 weeks!!! I love this place to pieces and I'll share with you as to why! I have been backpacking for 2 years so I am no stranger to Hostels. I know what a good hostel should have & these guys have it in abundance! After spending 3 months in Argentina & Patagonia this was the friendliest place I have ever stayed. The staff are incredible, full of great advice & will give free hugs which for a solo traveller is an added bonus! They treat you like a dear friend, even when you 1st arrive. Cristian & Leon are the best!!! There are 2 fully equipped kitchens, 2 tv rooms with a good array of movies if you want to stay in for the night! The dorms are not cramped & have air conditioning. Did I mention they also give great hugs!!!
The hostel is located in a perfect position, close to everything including public transport & the San Telmo area which has a fantastic fresh fruit & vegetable market. (Hard to find everywhere else in Bs As). Give these guys a go, you wont be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gab1711
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Paris, France
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2011

The hostel is very well located, in there we feel like at home, the decoration is very cute. The team is welcoming and helpful.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nonom
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San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2011

Tired of the crazy busy hostels? This place will give u a break in style. Huge kitchens and communal areas. Awesome breakfast in the morning. Also, owners are friendly and and really helpful! Best hostel i stayed in my three weeks in Patagonia.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jaximus
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Melbourne
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2010

I stayed here for 2 weeks when i was learning spanish close by and enjoyed my stay very much. The staff are so lovely and they made me feel like I was at home. I will return there for my next visit in buenos aires.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Nooshy
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Cordoba, Argentina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2010

I Stayed for 2 days in Rayuela Hostel with my girlfriend on a maratonic trip to Buenos Aires and we certainlly could not be happier with the things that we found in there. Excelente. The rooms, the acommodations, the common area, a very nice kitchen. Computers for the use of interned and Wifi, lockers, board games, a very large colection of movies, a very nice familiar breakfast evyromorning with fruits, cereal, milk, and homemadre crossant. But the most appealing thing about this places its the staff. Christian being the owner its alsawe the person that run the place with his friends. Probaly the best way to describe the way in wich they treat you its familly alike. tHEY MAKE ABSOLUTLY EVRYTHING AND I MEAN EVRYTHING TO MAKE YOU STAY IN THERE AN INREDIBLE EXPERIENCE. they help you to go thrwo buenis ares, give you advice about evry single corner of the city and they just use evry single tool on their power to give you the best possibel aid. The influense of the staff over the mood on the hostel its so great, that there is a sens of "comuniity" created almos instanly in all the persons that are staying in there, having always beig meals with evry person that its staying there and with the staff, sharing storys, drinking a glass of the excelent wine that christina has in his colecttion, lisening to him to play the guitar(he is a musician too), and absolut trust between the staaf an the guest.
If you are going to buenos aires i strongly recommend to stay in this place, its by far the best hostel in wich i evere stayed in my life. Most of the guest plan to stay maybe a few days and end uipt wanting to stay for weeks, always getting a bitter sweet feeling on the moment of cheking out..Thanks christina and thanks to evyrone on Rayuela hostel..we will be there next time.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Benja111
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Property: Rayuela Hostel
Address: Avenida Belgrano 887 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1092AAI, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Montserrat , El Centro
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 484 Specialty Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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