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Circus Hostel & Hotel
Ranked #55 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
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3 reviews
“Good location, good people, ok rooms”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

The pool is the big pluss here. Do not underestimate the heat in Buenos Aires in December. Relaxed vibe, a mix between backpackers and families. The rooms are basic but ok, and the staff was friendly and helpful to us.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Diego V, Propietario at Circus Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

From reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, I really felt like I was led astray. It was nothing like what I expected. The service was minimal and the room was small and basic. No table, no hair dryer, no TV, and the small wardrobe and bench furniture was all quite shabby. The light in the hall was off so I had to feel in the dark to get the key in the lock to enter our room. No towels, no remote for the air conditioner and no safe. I took the lift back to the lobby as there was no stair case other than the fire escape and only one small lift for the whole building. I inquired about towels and was told they had a problem and that the towels would be delivered in 20 minutes.

This was at about 5pm. Regarding the aircon, at first they seemed surprised that it wasn’t working and then they handed me a remote control (it worked really well once we got it going). I came back in around 8.30 and was handed a towel. I had to argue to get the second towel, pushing to convince the receptionist that there were really two of us.

My feeling is that it may once have been a hostel, and to some degree still behaves like one. The young people here seem to like it, and it’s the youth that they seem to be catering to, with ‘cool’ young people on the desk, a lounge area with a pool table, big TV, and a swimming pool that was well used by the clientele.

If this is your scene you may have a good time here, but if you’re just looking for nice room with good service and the usual facilities, forget it. I paid a fairly substantial 500 pesos for the privilege.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Kanan A
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Diego V, Propietario at Circus Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you very much for your comment
Hostels rooms do not have TV in rooms because we want people to know the city and each other instead of watching TV alone in the room .

We are very sorry about towels issues during new year and christmas, laundry´s where close and we did our best effort but seems not enough.

There are stair cases of course beside the elevator and there are maps in every room that show you your way in case of emergency. Maybe one night was not enough to pay attention to some details

We hope you choose as again for you next trip and stay a few more night.

Thank you.
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

I stayed there for 3 nights and i found it to be a personal and nice place. In short the roos are simple but good. No TV, in the room but on in the common area. No one uses it anyway. Clean and the rooms has air-condition. The staff are friendly and talkative. They wil help u find what u need in BA. A small but nice pool area in the back, seems to function as a gathering point for people. There was always someone there having a beer or a cool-down in the pool. It has bubbles.
Will i go back. Yes i will. Actually i have booked my next stay already.

Room Tip: Chose ask for a room towards the back. There can be some noise from the street
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Diego V, Propietario at Circus Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Thank you very much for your review, and as you said you are already coming back see you soon.
Happy new year
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Circus is a great place for visiting baires. All was ok staff friendly , good position, room with conditioned air and wifi. To visit ba in 3-4 days ia a great hostal and is very close to la boca, mictocentro and retiro.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Diego V, Propietario at Circus Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. we wish you a happy new year.
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

A good hostel, located in a good area. Nice staff and good service. Located in a Nice neighborhood. Good price quality ratio We only had 1 working electricity point in our room. But had a good stay.............

  • Stayed December 2013
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Diego V, Propietario at Circus Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
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Le agradecemos su opinión y los esperamos pronto.
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Caracas, Venezuela
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

Circus hostel & hotel will be my residence in every trip to Buenos Aires. Cleanness, great Customer care, excellent location are some of the wonderful features that you can find in this Hotel. Rooms are very confortable, for the relation price quality. This option is really ammaizing. Rooms don't have TV but YOU WON'T NEED TV in Buenos Aires!!! The hotel is located at the heart of San Telmo and you will enjoy the street fair on sundays with crafts, typical clothes, food, etc. You will be just 6 block to Puero Madero and 7 block to La Casa Rosada (Goverment palace). If you love walking, you can go to El Retiro and visit Evita Peron's Mauseleum. the route will be very nice!!!. Buenos Aires's Nightlife is amazing, people is really beauty and for sure you will find wherever you wnat to find ;). Do Circus hostel & hotel part of your dream in BAs. Enjoy

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Diego V, Propietario at Circus Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, December 14, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. Its a really good advice for all travelers
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

The staff was very nice, relaxed, laid back and helpful.
Location was also very good, walking distance to many attractions and nice restaurants in the neighbourhood (tip: "Nacional" on Peru st. was amazing).
Very good bar with cheap soft drinks and beer to have at the pool or the pool table.
Not very "touristy".

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Diego V, Propietario at Circus Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Thank you very much for your review, is true our prices at the bar are good and non touristic because we want you to have a good time.
Hope to see you soon.
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Property: Circus Hostel & Hotel
Address: Chacabuco 1020 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1069AAV, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Telmo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Buenos Aires
#62 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#73 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#96 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Circus Hostel & Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located centrally in San Telmo – Buenos Aires, at Circus Hostel & Hotel we combine low prices with a chill atmosphere to create a hostel with the look and feel of a boutique hotel.Our rooms were created for you to be able to rest quietly. From every room you will have an incredible view of the beautiful San Telmo neighborhood.Our breakfast includes croissants, toast, jams, squeezed orange juice, coffee and tea ... more   less 
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