There wasn't really anything particularly wrong with this hostel other than the breakfast which was a joke - definitely the worst we had on our trip. We had a double room off the reception/bar area which was fine. A little bit noisy as the staff would keep the tv on late into the night even if there were no guests in the reception area. The staff for the most part are pleasant - than one guy who was fairly unpleasant - but I found I was always the one greeting them and instigating conversations whereas it should be the other way around. Also there was no "welcome to BA" chat like you get in most hostels, explaining the various transport options/tours/activities. You were left to your own devices. There seemed to be a rotating cast of characters there. We stayed 4 nights and there must have been 7 guys behind the desk at various points.
The hostel itself is quite nice with the indoor courtyard area. The bathrooms were clean. The location is great right in the thick of the action in Palermo. Security is good - you have to buzz in. It was a bit quiet when we were there, we thought there would be more of a buzz in a Palermo hostel and maybe there is normally.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in Palermo Viejo, only 2 blocks from the vibrant Plaza Serrano. We have a variety of rooms to suit all budgets from doubles to dorms. Whether you want to see tango, football, learn Spanish or take advantage of the great nightlife, we can help you with all aspects of your trip to Buenos Aires. Plus our bar is open 24 hours so we're always available to help. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Back In Ba Hotel Buenos Aires