The best thing about this hostel is that it is well-located in Palermo, a pretty cool neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. Within 10 minutes is the metro station that can take you to downtown.
The staff are friendly and helpful for the most part. Their blue market exchange rate is not great if you want to pay in US dollars but it's still fairly well priced for the area.
The vibe was pretty cool at times, though the downside of this is that it can get noisy if you're after some rest. The thin walls do not help in this regard.
The rooms are ok. The beds are comfortable enough, though the sheets provided are a bit small. Not many power outlets in the rooms themselves. The lockers suck; they're just wooden boxes that barely accommodate a small bag, and half of the ones in my room had broken locks or doors.
The place looks a little run down, but generally pretty clean. Facilities are ok, though the hot water can take a while to heat up so keep that in mind when showering.
Reasonable wifi speeds but not lightning quick.
Overall, decent value and good location but it's far from amazing.
- 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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