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“Great value and great vibe”
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Alvear Hostel
Ranked #22 of 197 Specialty Lodging in Cordoba
Reviewed December 14, 2013

Having stayed for two weeks straight I can honestly say that this is a great hostel. The atmosphere is nice, the people are friendly and helpful, it's kept very clean, and to top it all off it's cheap.

The six bed dorms at the front can get a bit of noise from the street. I stayed at the big 10 bed dorm during my stay, which was practically empty most of the time. It was like a giant private room for only 60 pesos :)

I do remote work and I could work very comfortably from this place. The wifi works well (most of the time) and there's plenty of quiet space to sit. There's a very relaxed communal area, a pool table, a nice rooftop space. There's no A/C, but there are plenty of fans, which I actually prefer.

The only downside I would say is the breakfast, it's extremely basic. Dry toast with jam, or sugared cornflakes. I ended up making my own breakfast which is luckily very easy in the big and clean kitchen.

Room Tip: Check the big dorm, it's often close to empty, it's quiet and it's cheap.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

The place is beautiful, high ceilings, a pool table, an amazing spot the do some BBQ on the roof.
The kitchen is one of the cleanests I've seen during my travels.
Due to the extremely hot weather that has been, the stuff brought some fans to the rooms

Room Tip: The rooms on the upper floor might be too close to the roof sitting area when noisy travelers are ar...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Guys, this is one of the best hostels I've been to during my trip. The best thing is the stuff, they are very kind and very helpful, you can communicate everything with them easily. It's located in a historical building, so it's a very interesting ambient. And it's very clean. Most of the rooms have it's own bathroon, just two rooms share a bathroom with own other room. About the location, it's located in a very center and everything is near, you can do most of the things by foot, and the bus terninal is very close too. But the most important, the stuff and the people are very nice and very helpfull! :)

Room Tip: The rooms above with the exit on a terrace are great, they are 4-bed rooms
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Central location, and I got a private room with bathroom at a very decent price for Argentina. Staff were friendly and helpful.
The breakfast was frosties and two tiny pieces of bread; and the building is a bit worse for wear - my windows didn't close, and the door handle was falling off.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

We stayed one night in this awesome hostel. Good location, comfortable beds and basic breakfast of white bread, jam and tea (Argentianian breakfast). Walking distance from train station. Free wifi, internet stations with fast internet, clean bathrooms, clean kitchen and satellite tv in lounge area. Most importantly, the staff rock at this hostel. Very friendly, courteous and helpful. We left our bags for the day and they watched them for free. Also, they let us use the tv, internet, kitchen free of charge while we were waiting to get our night bus.

Recommend this hostel very very much! Loved it!

Room Tip: No fitness centre -clicked on it by accident.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Safe and central location, walking distance to everything. The central sitting patio bear resemblence to a luxurious colonial building, but rooms are basic and bulk beds put close toghether. Breakfast very basic but included in price, which is good.

Hostel staff from Buenos Aires recommended this hostel, and you can do MUCH worse in Cordoba. I would stay here again if I return. I liked the good vibe, the reliable and fast wifi, and the cheap Quilmes beer.

Recommend!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

The hostel is very well and centrally located. It is about two blocks from the main square and within easy walking distance to all attractions. The building is unassuming from the outside but the main areas inside are nice and very well renovated.
I stayed in a three bed dorm on the top floor. It was very basic, but good enough for two nights. The beds were good. The linen and towel were decent and clean. The dorm had a window and door opening directly to the outside. I advise to bring mosquito repellent ... There were only two bathrooms available for the upper three rooms. One bathroom, next to a kitchen, had toilet and shower, was very tiny and could not be locked. The second on the top floor had a nice new tiles sink, toilet, bathtub with shower and even a bidet. However, the sink and bathtub were quite dirty. Even with only few quests during my visit, I had to wait for quite a while for the bathroom.
During my stay the customers were almost exclusively locals. The staff was very nice, hospitable and helpful; and most spoke English. The Wi-Fi was good and even reached my room.
The breakfast was not that good. It was below average comparing to the regular hostel breakfasts. The coffee, served in a teabag, was awful. The pastries (biscuits) were mix of old and fresh.
Although the common areas were nice, unfortunately there were also smoking areas. This was quite a turn off. Especially the cigarette ash was bad. It was everywhere, on and under the coffee tables, on the couches, in the bathtub, in the sink, in the bidet and in the hallway.
Overall the hostel felt safe, although my room could not be locked. There were decent size lockers in the room and the hostel even provided padlocks.
I found this hostel priced lower comparing to its competition. It provided an OK value.
I would recommend this hostel to a friend for a couple of nights stay.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Alvear Hostel

Address: General Alvear 158, Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Central Argentina > Province of Cordoba > Cordoba
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #22 of 197 Specialty Lodging in Cordoba
Price Range: $10 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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