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“Great staff...lovely breakfast, great location and live band!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ritz Hostel
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great staff...lovely breakfast, great location and live band!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Ritz by hostel inn quickly became a home away from home. I stayed for 2 weeks and did a few hours work for exchange for free accommodation. For breakfast you get a selection of breads, dulce de leche, spreadable cheese, jam, fruits, coffee, hot milk and media lunas! The staff...they stole my heart! Val is possibly the coolest receptionist I've met and quickly became a good friend...she introduced me to her friends and it made my stay. ernesto manages the place and he's very approacable, great guy, Mateo...what a dude! The mixed dorms are a bit dark and dingy so I would suggest that if you are a female to pay the extra money and stay in the female dorms as they are A LOT better! Great place...great location! They even have a live band a couple of evenings a week.

Room Tip: Book female dorm as its a lot better then the mixed dorms!
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  • Stayed October 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Luna C
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

my stay was very good there the staff were pretty nice. a problem i encountered is the cleaning lady for some reason took my fast drying towel and i found it folded on her cart.. other then that the rooms are very good the matress is very high quality and theres a pool table in the reception. so all in all cheap for dorms and worth the value.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gan M
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Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

First of all the staff was amazing! Great location and the supermarket is across the street if you din't feel like going out for dinner. The only downside is the tiny kitchen with only two stoves and limited equipment. Was in a beautiful old building with a big common area. Good value, we got exectly what we paid for and 4th night at the dorm is free.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Emblasol
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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

although the minor emplyees at the reception were nice but I have to write my own experience about this hostel: we wanted to make a soft landing to south america so we took this overly expensive (for what it's worth) hostel, our bags with a 2K$ value were stolen the first hour we got there From the hostel Lobby and the owners didn't move a finger to help us neither showing us the video nor did they offer ANY compensation..leave the bad luck aside we had a great 7 months trip in south america afterwards but this was the worst place I've been to in all south america.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Yazeed B
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

The staff in the Ritz are great, all the way from the management to reception staff. All are knowledgeable and know the city very well and give simplistic directions. Ernesto, who manages the Hostel is highly approachable and makes a special effort to maintain a fun atmosphere in the evenings. Matteo (the french man) at reception has quickly acquired a reputation for helping out tourists who are in a pinch including myself at a time in need.
I am a solo traveler and I found it very easy to meet like minded people and found the facilities to be adequate. The hostel is also in walking distance of many of the tourist attractions which helps at night in a city like Buenos Aires. Be sure to get safety tips for reception staff.
Definitely recommend the hostel with 2 thumbs up.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank QKhan
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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Although the hotel (or hostel?) is old, these people cares about having a nice and comfortable place. I stayed 4 nights and got to see live music 3 nights at the hotels' lobby. Tango, jazz and pop for free in a great bar lobby. Nicanor, the barman, rocks!
PROS: Staff helpfull, good breakfast, and great location.
CONS: elevator old, gets stucked every now and then.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rolph B
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Rolândia, Parana, Brazil
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Here it goes, this was my second time in Buenos Aires, but 1st time at the Ritz Hostel, an amazing place to stay with a good crew of employees wich always are there to help you out with something that you are confused or doesn't know how to do it there, I used a share room with 6 (six) people, it was good enough, the cleaning was good too, the elevator is old but works, the lobby is very nice, the night bartender is a great funny guy, the breakfast is good with medialunas, 2 (two) kind of breads, cereal, hot and cold milk yogurt, hot coffee. the bathroom is good and clean, the housekeepers are so kind and good at they'dre job. I think its a good place to stay with a good location.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank VictorGomes
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Additional Information about Ritz Hostel

Property: Ritz Hostel
Address: Av. de Mayo 1111, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Montserrat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #177 of 484 Specialty Lodging in Buenos Aires
Hotel Class:2 star — Ritz Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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