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“Good location, too big” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hostel Suites Florida
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
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4 hotel reviews
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“Good location, too big”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

This hostel is a weird one. It's huge, theres a bar downstairs, they do pub crawls and all that kind of stuff, but...it doesnt have much of an atmosphere to it. Most hostels have a tight community feeling, and this one just feels so big that its hard to get to know the people you're staying with. Its clean, nice warm showers, but I feel like its really lacking in the social aspect. Also best to avoid the tours they offer, really expensive. There are other hostels in the area that are much cheaper. I wouldn't really recommend it to be honest.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Saga, Japan
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

i stayed for few days there. few munites walk for Casa Rosada, hot shops and cafes everywhere on the Florida Rd :)

Wi-fi area is living space only.
Almost of all guests are party people, so, If you like parties, you should go! :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mizuhooku
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UK
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72 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Stayed here one night after the end of a tour of South America. Stayed in a private room.

Room was fine (clean, nice bathroom with lots of room.) Smelled a bit funny though.

The hostel is huge (9 floors I think) and had a nice vibe about it. It had a large reception area with travel desk, free internet and tv with sofas. Seemed to have organised activities each day (we joined the pub crawl on a Sat night with expected results...!)

Found the reception staff to be very helpful and they provided secure luggage storage. They also arrange a taxi for you at a pre-set price.

There's a bar / cafe in the basement and they were handing out free pizza when we visited. Never made it to breakfast (see above) so can't comment!

The location was excellent, right in the heart of BA.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bilbodotcom
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

The hostel is located on pedestrian street “Florida”, close to many restaurants and shops. It is also only few steps from the “Florida” subway (“Subte”) station on line B. If you are taking a ferry to Uruguay you can walk to the dock as well. Most tourist attractions can be reached from the hostel on foot.
This is certainly not your typical hostel. The size of this place and the volume of people going through it are huge. It is very well organized. You have to give the staff credit for the great work they do. The decoration choices and colors may not be to everybody’s taste, but all shared areas of the hostel are clean and well maintained. The main shared area, the reception/TV room/computer area/eating area was large but always hectic. It was not a place to sit and relax after a day in the city. Kitchen was very small for the volume of people.
My room, four bed dorm with private bath, was very bright, quiet, clean and cleaned daily. It was painted white and had white floor tiles. There were two bunk-beds, two chairs and large locker which could easily accommodate most luggage sizes. Each bunk-bed had its own reading light and power outlet. Mattress was comfortable and clean, and the linen was white and clean. All beds were made every day. The mattress sheets were too tiny and could not possibly stay on the mattresses during the night. The bathroom was nice and clean. It had WC, bidet, sink and bathtub with shower. The shower was nice and powerful.
Breakfast was good and certainly above average for hostel standards. Wi-Fi was strong and reliable but only available in the main shared area. Both were included in the rate.
The reception staff was OK. They certainly tried to be helpful (or to look that way). However, many times the reception was so busy that it was very hard to get any help at all.
I do not recommend using the travel agency. Everything (football or tango show tickets, ferry tickets to Uruguay, city tours or bus tickets) they offer I found cheaper, sometimes much cheaper, elsewhere (all things being equal). What I didn’t like was how some reception staff tried to push/sell their products so you spend much of your money at the hostel.
Overall this was very clean and organized hostel in a very good location. Although it is very big and impersonal, I can still recommend it for few nights stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank povetron
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 4georgie4
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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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mardelmoni
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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.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hostel Suites Florida

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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