Boom, thud, bass.
It was 2:30 AM and i'd been travelling over 24 hours, I hadn't slept in 2 nights, and the boom, thud, bass was keeping me awake even longer
Where was this music coming from?
I was tired, and desperate to sleep so I decided to investigate and see if I kind the source of this music
I went down to reception
''Where's the music coming from?''
''Oh, that's from the nightclub next door''
''Great, when does it stop''
''Around 4 in the morning''
''But its a Monday?''
''Yes, they open Monday, Friday, Saturday'
The next morning I decided to leave, I wasn't prepared to take any further risk on going into a 4 straight day without sleep.
To be fair, the receptionist offered me a different room and a small discount on the previous night.
Other than the music this hostel has few redeeming features. The rooms and bathrooms are old and the communal area on the roof isn't very inviting or sociable. People will go up there for breakfast, but they wont go up 4 flights of stairs any other time.
I stayed here as my guidebook (footprint Argentina) said it was a good place to meet people, which being a single traveler i did, but I cant see how even in high season connections happen in this hostel.
There are other better places to stay in B.A
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Description: Wonderful Hostel in the city centre of Buenos Aires!!Portal del Sur is run with passion by young professionals since 2003.Portal del Sur is the perfect option for a unique experience.Portal del Sur is a great Hostel located right in the city centre of Buenos Aires which means: it´s really easy to get around!Portal del Sur Hostel is set in a XIX century building which has been carefully refurbished and decorated to keep the historical charm of its architecture.The 4 stories high building has a rooftop terrace with an incredible view of the city. Our hostel is recognized as one of the most chosen hostels by travelers of all ages and nationalities ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Portal Del Sur Hotel Buenos Aires