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“Decent hostel for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Play Hostel

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Play Hostel
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Sunnyvale, California
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28 reviews
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“Decent hostel for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Met great people here, pretty good location that's near good food/bars. Annoying that there aren't plugs in the rooms to charge your electronics. But it forces you into the communal areas to hang out with people.

Pretty clean but I did feel itchy after 2 nights. Breakfast is pretty minimal -- stale pastries, corn flakes, coffee, tea. But there are plenty of great places to go out around the neighborhood instead.

Some of the staff spoke decent English, others spoke almost none.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is located amongst the hussle of the trendy Palermo suburb. Boutique, bars and cafes are plenty, which is probably the best thing about this place.

This may differ as with most based on the people who are staying there, however the entire time we were there, people were outside our room talking in the very early hours of the morning, which I found quite rude, and of course the hostel didn't exactly ask them to keep it down/move along.
Showers were a bit annoying, no hooks or anything in there, water all over the floor.
Basic and get what you pay for.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Brazil
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

This hostel is very well located and the staff is fine, but the rooms look bad with an exotic smell, the beds arent comfy, it is noisy and unclean and the bathrooms are quite dirty and not comfy. Palermo has many hostels and i do not recommend this one.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Stayed here two times. Would return again. Good and safe part of BSAS, close to metro and all important amenities.
Staff helpful and always nice. Hostel seem to frequented by nice travellers and I always met good people here. Wifi is good, although bit weak signal in some of the rooms when I stayed, but I think they have installed a second router by now, so that should sort the problem out. Kitchen facilities are good and nice sitting patio. Its not the most modern, most fancy, most luxorious of buildings, but the important thing is, it is safe, it has a good vibe and everything WORKS. It is good maintained, and the staff could advise me EXCELLENT hostels in other cities.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Play Hostel

Property: Play Hostel
Address: Calle Guatemala 4636 | Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires C1425BUL, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 488 Specialty Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Play Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Play hostel is at the core of palermo soho, the fastest growing area in the city, and the coolest! Our house is a typical 19th-century buenos aires building, popularly known as "casa chorizo". The house was recycled but keeping its historical value, and we have rooms for two, four and six guests with private and shared bathrooms. The breakfast room and living room were specially designed for reading, listening to music, watching videos, and more! There is an open-air colonial patio to enjoy a cool morning, and a totally furnished kitchen to make you feel at home! ... more   less 
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