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“Good location and service, but could use some improvements”
Review of Hostal Del Centro

Hostal Del Centro
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Hostal Del Centro
Ranked #63 of 100 Salta B&B and Inns
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71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good location and service, but could use some improvements”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

The location of the hostel was great - right in the city center. The staff was also very helpful and even called us a cab for a pickup at the hostel when we had an early bus out of Salta. On this morning, they also made sure breakfast was put out for us before we left at 6AM (breakfast isn't normally served until 7am). I thought this was really nice of them!

We stayed in a double private and the room had no windows are really poor ventilation so it got incredibly stuffy at night. The bathrooms were clean but the floors flooded easily, so you were always walking through massive puddles when in the bathroom. It was also advertised online that breakfast would be served with fresh fruit, which they never had. They only served croissants, cereal, and coffee. Pretty basic but we survived!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

The positives: excellent location, price, good service. The negatives: kitchen had cockroaches, bathrooms need deep cleaning. Tips: WIFI is good in the closest rooms to the reception. The shared bath private rooms are much nicer than the private room with private bath. Small and quite.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the private room/bath in the front, it's loud. If you want WIFI don't stay...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

This place is not good. The building is falling apart, the bathrooms are old and haven't been cleaned properly in some time (I think they wipe them down everyday, but they really need to tackle the limescale and use some bleach). There are no outside windows in rooms or bathrooms, only the the corridor.

We met the English owner Gareth on arrival day, but never saw him again. The bacon and eggs mentioned in previous reviews weren't mentioned at all at our very brief intro to the hostel, and weren't obvious in the kitchen so not sure if that's still on offer. Breakfast was nice pastries, but bad coffee. The kitchen was grubby - we decided not to cook in there.

On the plus side, the location is fantastic, it's literally a 2 minute walk from the main plaza and the Argentinian staff were very friendly and helpful. Not all of them could speak English, so have some basic Spanish phrases ready.

I wouldn't ever stay here again and have recommended to friends that they find alternative options. However, we had looked for alternatives for the dates we were there and nothing was available, so we went with this. It is cheap, so if you've no other option...

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

Thanks to this hostel, I enjoyed staying at Salta.

It's very near from the PLAZA.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Clare
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

Positives - great location, very friendly staff who have some English. Breakfast included. Free internet and Wi-Fi. Free book exchange. Plenty of bathrooms and free luggage storage. Drawbacks - rooms are basic and on the small side.

Room Tip: The rooms have TV´s but some have more channels then others so when checking in make sure you confir...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2011

Located close to the main plaza and the pedestrian streets, the location is good. The commonareas are a bit small, also the kitchen. OK bedrooms, but the dorm we stayed in did not have a fan or AC, so it was way too hot. Great asado 2 days a week, a lot of good meat and red wine for not so many pesos - good value! Friendly staff, lockers in the doorms.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed December 16, 2010

We stayed 2 nights in a private double room with bathroom. The room size was good and had cable tv. But we couldn't open the windows as it faced the courtyard where people would hang out till late and smoke, so room was hot most of the time. The floor fan didn't really work. Bathroom good size, but after you had a shower the water would leak into the bedroom. Location is great, only 2 mins to main square. Breakfast not as good as advertised, you need to do it all yourself. Get everything out of fridge and prepare. The much advertised bacon and eggs is an extra 10p per person. Value was okay, the hostel pays for your cab there from the bus station. But this can be walked in 15 mins. The hostel isn't massive and feels quite cramped at times as there is really only 2 small common areas. Luckily we had the private room to escape too...

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Del Centro
Address: Calle Cordoba 83, Salta A4402EZA, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Northern Argentina > Province of Salta > Salta
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Ranked #63 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Salta

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