First and foremost if you want to meet people this place pretty much guarantees you will genuinely encounter plenty of other backpackers. This doesn't mean that they will be the ideal type of person you'd like to socialise with however.
Milhouse is a party hostel and as such it attracts the party type, (the fixed term holiday), the solo backpacker (the unlimited traveller) and all in between. It may be a good place to start as buenos Aires is many peoples starting point so you can meet people and travel onwards with them (apparently a very common instance). Dorms are clean, bathrooms are well maintained and the social areas are large and inviting - designed for maximised socialisation.
Milhouse spoon feeds it's guests everything the need to have a 'good time' in the Argentinian capital. There are plenty of day time actives on offer such as walking and bicycle tours at a pretty decent price (although they are also offered for free in the centre). But the main attractions are the night time events. Weekly events such as BBQs and live music shows plus every night there is a new club that the place encourages it's guests to go to (inc. entrance and transfer). There is always a pre-party at one of the hostels which start at 11 and go on until 2. Early nights are out of the question.
One of the biggest negatives is that it encourages a 'hangover' culture where so many people spend the day in the hostel suffering, recovering and ultimately living for the next night. If you are on a party holiday it is great but if you want to do things in BsAs then I'd look elsewhere or limit your time here.
Location is good, close to the Obelisco. Price is a little steep but you get what you pay for. Be warned, take plenty of vitamins with you. Every other person is ill in Milhouse from over abuse. Staff are friendly indeed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Milhouse Hostel Hipo is housed in a stunning 19th-century colonial-style property that offers clean and spacious dorms as well as beautiful ensuite private rooms. The hostel caters for the solo traveler, group of friends and young couples who look for a lively and fun hostel and yet with great and well decorated facilities. The hostel has a charming atrium with a courtyard, perfect for socializing and relaxing outside with friends. Other facilities include a chill-out terrace, a popular bar area, free internet and Wi-Fi, a TV, a big screen for major world sport events, a pool table, laundry service, in-house travel agency and a luggage room. The friendly and helpful staff want to help make your visit to BA an unforgettable experience, whether that be learning to strut your stuff to the tango, experiencing the electric atmosphere of a football match, consuming copious amounts of delicious steak and red wine from the wide range of parrillas, obtaining tickets to some of the hottest, most exclusive nightclubs the city has to offer or simply getting to know the city with our fabulous walking/biking tours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Milhouse Hotel Buenos Aires