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“Home away from Home (Warm Staff)” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of America del Sur Hostel

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America del Sur Hostel
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Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Home away from Home (Warm Staff)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is the first accommodation in our Argentina trip. We arrived late at night as the transport from the BA airport was terrible. It took us 4 hours to get out of the airport! Anyway, when we arrived at American Del Sur, it's still lively. People are sitting at the common area surfing on the internet, staff are still awake. The entrance is looked 24-hour with staff always stand-by at the reception.

Room:
A very basic bedroom. Don't expect much from the room but good enough as a hostel. The only 2 commends I would give is 1) it is a bit noisy even during night time. I do not understand why it is so noisy as the hostel is not situated on a main road but there are trucks coming in even after mid night. I need a pair of ear plugs to sleep. 2) the sink is located in the bedroom which made it a bit inconvenient after using toilet. and it is easy to make the rest of the room wet

Kitchen:
There is a shared kitchen in the common area. You can use it freely and keep your food in the fridge. There is some cooking utensils and cutlery for you to use freely. However, the maintenance of the kitchen is really so so. Dun expect a neat and tidy kitchen. Things are here and there. At late night, it could even be a bit scary in terms of hygiene. But I believe it depends on who are staying at the hostel during your stay.

Service:
You can't use a five star hotel service standard to rate them. But they are definitely doing a good job to provide a 6 star hostel service. Staff are easily approachable, friendly, helpful and caring. They are all young people just came out from school. Speaks very good English and passionate in interacting with people from over the world. Especially that we encountered a serious flight delay. They allowed us to stay at the hostel freely for the rest of the day till midnight, lending out freely their bathroom in the common area, called for us to the airline to check what has been going on, and finally arranged a taxi to the airport for us in the midnight. We had been very lost at that moment and they have been very helpful and considerate in assisting us, which we really appreciate very much.

Activities:
There are different free/ charged activities arranged by the hostel and they are all very historic and cultural related, helping you to understand more about Argentina. We have joined one of their free guided tour. It started at the hostel, the staff guided you around the designated area, explaining the history and culture bilingual, led you the way to take public transport and you can ask freely any questions. I think this is not something you can have anyway else.

Location:
Convenient, around 10- 15 mins walk to the town centre and main tourist area (Av. Florida) and the subte. That area is not a rich area but a bit of poverty. However, I still think it is fine as a hostel location. Convenience is most important!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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
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Brunswick, Australia
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

The hostel is in a great location and while it is clean, (rooms only, kitchen an absolute disgrace!!) comfortable and modern it has real security issues. My phone was stolen from our locked, private room on the fourth floor. The manager was very apologetic and I believe genuinely upset about it but this doesnt alleviate the huge inconvenience this has been to the trip! She assured me no-one had been in there but the cleaner and the cleaner denied nicking it so ill leave you to draw your own conclusions. Security cameras are pointed straight at the door of our room but when i asked about them the manager said they only monitor and dont record. DODGY! Then, on our last day another girl had a bag stolen from a common area while her back was turned. If thats not enough for you the internet was out of action for three of our 4 days there (no wifi or anything). Impossible to recommend this hostel.

Room Tip: Pick another hostel if you want security.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Nuremberg, Germany
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

This was by far the best Hostel I've come across in Argentina.

- staff speaks great English
- rooms and interior are new and kept very clean
- great breakfast selection
- right in the middle of San Telmo not far from Bus/Metro
- quiet

The only downsides are that the kitchen is a bit small for a hostel that size and the Internet connection suffers from occasional hiccups.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Naturgefahr
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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

I stayed in this hostel for a week, and my experience was amazing.
-The staff is really nice and always are willing to help you.
-They organize activities every day, so you can share and meet with other travelers. Also, they have a great social area, therefore, you never will feel bored.
-The location is good, just three blocks of the subway station and close to famous places.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Osro18
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Netanya, Israel
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

this hostel was my first after i landing from israel. it was nice but the area was not so good.
the room was dingy and not very clean. i think that the price is very expensive.' after that i found some hotel in this price..
the staff was very kindly

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Eyal P
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Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

First impression wasn't great--evening staff weren't very friendly, the room was dingy and not very clean with yellowed pillows, and the internet did not work in our room. However, our overall experience improved as we were there. Morning staff was very helpful and friendly and further exploration of the hostel revealed some great areas for hanging out and lounging and fun events scheduled. We were there only briefly and did not need most of the amenities, but now understand why this is a popular hostel. We loved being in San Telmo for many reasons and always felt safe walking around. With a little extra loving care and attention to the rooms, this would have earned 5 stars.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 567Cindy
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

I was quite disappointed by this hostel. Apart from one delight who was very helpful, the staff in general were rather unfriendly; one young lady in particular was quite surly putting you off approaching reception when you needed help. There was meant to be free wifi but in reality you could only access this in reception and even then it was patchy. Breakfast was ok but i thought the choice of cake for breakfast was interesting, some fruit/pastries might have been a better option. The general atmosphere of the place was rather formal and unfriendly meaning i didn't feel it an ideal environment to feel comfortable or meet other people. It seemed to attract a rather young crowd and would have benefited more for a more mixed age grouping. Location was ok for San Telmo. Otherwise, it was ok, nothing to write home about, definitely better and cheaper places to stay in BA especially if you're looking to meet people.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about America del Sur Hostel

Property: America del Sur Hostel
Address: Chacabuco 718, Buenos Aires 1098, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Telmo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 484 Specialty Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — America del Sur Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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