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“Impersonal and staff could be rude” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostel Suites Florida

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Hostel Suites Florida
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Impersonal and staff could be rude”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

The hostel is huge and I found it to be very impersonal. There were always long waiting times at the reception areas and I felt that the staff were very uniterested in giving help or advice (apart from a young Brazilian girl who went out of her way). The kitchen is tiny and I could not cook anything th whole time I was there as it was always busy. The 'common' area wasn't somewhere you could relax. If travelling on your own then this is not a hostel with an atmosphere or somwhere you will meet people. The rooms were ok and had their own bathrooms which was a bonus. The travel agency attached to the hostel overcharged and although the travel lady appeared helpful I discovered she hadn't contacted the bus company i booked with her with my dietry request so I had an 18 hour bus journey with nothing to eat. All in all I wouldn't reccommend this hostel for a stay longer than a day or two, there are far better and more reasonably priced hostels in Palermo

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Florence, Italy
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

Centrally located, not really a hostel, the place is so big there´s not really the atmosphere you find in these places. The price is correct, there are hotels for the same price. It´s very clean, the staff is helpful although some times they don´t really have much information about every day things (outside de tourist circuit).Breakfast is fine.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Fortaleza, CE
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

If you see a Hostel as a small place where you can make friends and have a good time, this is not the place to stay. Said that, Hostel Suites Florida is more like a big hotel (there are 9 floors!) that also works as a Hostel, with all kinds of people, groups from all ages and all backgrounds. It's very organized, clean and the localization is GREAT. I can't imagine a better place in town to be than in Florida Street. But something is missing: the place has no soul. The staff can be gentle but there are so many people to attend that the treatment you've got is very superficial. The informations are not the best, the most of time they try to sell their own products as city tours and shows, althought they're not the best or the cheapest. If you're not looking for a great Hostel experience, this is the place to stay.

Room Tip: The highest your floor, the more silent it will be. Avoid the 1st floor.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LimaFilho
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

Let's clear one thing up here. This is not a 'hostel' in any sense of the hostels I've stayed at while traveling. A sky scraper with bedrooms may be a more appropriate name for Hostel Suites Florida. There are so many people staying in the place to possibly ever meet all of them, much less one of them in the common space which is crowded and underwhelming.
Internet works about 50 percent of the time at about 50% of the speed it probably should. They did not offer their laundry services as advertised but they did offer 3 or 4 overpriced activities a day from pubcrawls to flamenco shows.
Breakfast is decent, served in the bar in the basement which, is not frequented by other hostel guests and is kind of dingy.
11 floors and only two elevators. Kitchen is tolerable if you're the only person in there.
On the plus side, it is clean and your bed is made for you every day. Location is great as far as being in the "downtown" of BA goes. Palermo neighborhood had way more charm and in retrospect I would've stayed there instead. Definitely feels safe.
Seems pretty much like a factory here, no charm, no personality and definitely the most disappointing hostel of the Hosteling International i've ever stayed in.
NOT for solo travelers or for people who want to meet anyone at the hostel.

Room Tip: Try getting a room which is accessible via the stairs. Waiting for an elevator can be annoying.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank MB89
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East Yorkshire
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50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

I was a little unsure about staying in a hostel rather than a hotel but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the rooms and the friendly and efficient staff.This hostal was better than many of the hotels we stayed in during our S.A. trip.
There is a snack bar / restaurant in the basement where we were served a good breakfast.
The hostal is predominantly used by young people but it wasn't noisy at night and there was a clear set of rules which ensured a quality stay for all.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LMMS
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

This Hostel is one of the best hostel I had been. Nice, very clean, organized and, the most important, very well located in BA, near the Obelisque, just beside exchanges, restaurants, stores, and full of sightseeing attractions nearby (what u can visit by foot). I have to mention the Internet is free, the bathroon is inside the bedroom, u can rent a bicycle, the breakfest is very good. I recomend it, for sure.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WAGNER-EGYPT
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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

I soend three night in this hostel at the beginning of a five week round tour of argentina and surrounding countries. I chose a private room, just to get started. I travel alone, so hostels would be the better option when it comes to gtting in touch with others.

The room itself was very nice. Not a bit less comfortable then a hotel and the price was very reasonable. As it is close to several subway lines and actually in the big shopping street, the location is great. Everything was clean, and cleaned daily. I got towels with the private room for the duration of my stay. And there was soap and shampoo. Breakfast was included and had cerreal, fruit, bread, butter, yam, milk, yoghurt, coffee, tea and tang to offer.

The staff was very helpfull and knew pretty much all I wanted to know. As for the other guest, I found it to be very young crowd and mostly travelling in duo's or groups. So getting in touch with others wasn't easy. Guess it was just a little to massive for that.

But if you want great accommodations for a nice price and you don't care about the dealings of other, ten this is sure a great place to go.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank RobbertBakker
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Property: Hostel Suites Florida
Address: Calle Florida 328, Buenos Aires C1005AAH, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Nicolas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 484 Specialty Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Suites Florida 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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