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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

I've been there for a couple of days in August 2014, and then I've spent almost a month there this January. It feels like my home in Buenos Aires. Nice atmosphere, good vibes, friendly staff. Simple, easy going, very well located. Miss the guys I met there.

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Ahhhh 6 months later and I still find my self murmuring "Fitz Roy y Nicaragua". Those are the cross streets of the wonderful On The Road Hostel that became my home away from home. On The Road is a very simple hostel, but it has a lot of character. It is in a very beautiful part of town and is...

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Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the 4 bed dorm for a couple of nights stop over between returning from the south and going to the north. Close to domestic airport. The beds were comfortable and room was clean enough. Lockers with no locks. Breakfast was pretty decent with bread and a toaster, eggs and jam etc. Shower not the best, bit of a...

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Chamonix, France
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Stayed here for a week. The team are great, the place is relaxed and the rooftop area is cool. One of the best places of its kind in Argentina. There are lots of restaurants and bars in the area, the weekends around here are LOUD !

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Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

the hostel is small, cosy and relaxed, great vibes and always people "buena onda":) what makes it so great is the constant feeling if being home, being part of a family thanks to the amazing,generous,genuine and funny person that is the owner, mauro, and the other members of the stuff, always present and willing to help you in anyway they...

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

We booked this hostel as it's fairly close to the domestic airport and we had an early flight out. It's near some nice restaurants too. Basic dorm with lockers (no locks) and hot water in the communal bathrooms. There is a kitchen but we didn't use it so can't comment. There are never any staff around when you need to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2015

By far the best hostel I stayed in during my trip across South America. A small, homely vibe in the best neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. The proprietor, Marcelo, is incredibly kind, speaks english and will ply you with Fernet at the rooftop bar. He's got tonnes of information about Buenos Aires and will go out of his way to make...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 18 December 2014

This hostel was my first home in Buenos Aires, for two weeks I experienced how a good hostel should be run. Helpfull and smiley staff, an awesome terrace with a bar and good music. Specially that terrace is the key space in the hostel, because it is really inviting to get some beers or wine with other fellow travelers. Breakfast...

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Very good atmosphere, thanks to the owners, who are very nice and always willing to help you and introduce you to the other people. There is a common area and a roof terras, so enough space to relax and hang out. The area of Palermo Hollywood is very nice with lots of good restaurants and the subway to other parts...

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Strasbourg, France
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Had an amazing stay, great welcoming people made me feel like HOME Palermo is the best area in Buenos Aires, good access to transports to access the rest of the city I would definitely recommend it ! and would personaly love to come back! Enjoy it :D

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Palermo
Best known as the largest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favourite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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We are Juan, Juan and Juan (not kidding!) a mix of Argentine travellers/musicians/amigos that opened On the Road hostel for all you backpackers who prefer a smaller, more sociable hostel where you can feel at home and know all the staff and other guests by name. When you stay at On the Road we want you to feel like you are visiting old friends and leave feeling like part of the On the Road family! Some of the highlights of the On the Road experience are:An awesome LOCATION right in the middle of Palermo Hollywood with literally hundreds (if not thousands) of Restaurants, Bars, Cafes and Clubs within easy walking distance.Loads of SOCIAL SPACE including a HUGE ROOFTOP TERRACE where you can chat with other travellers or laze the day away on one of our BIG, COMFY COUCHES. We also host regular BBQs, MUSIC CONCERTS and CULTURAL EVENTS in this space.ROOFTOP BAR with super cheap drinks and an even cheaper happy hour.FREE BREAKFAST including eggs, toast, oranges, jams, dulce de leche and freshly brewed coffee or tea. Our hostel is only 20 BEDS and is located in a beautiful old townhouse built in 1924 in a typical Palermo style, with SPACIOUS DORMS, new mattresses and lockers.FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN and lots of nice “Western touches” such as AIRCONDITIONING IN ROOMS, flat screen TV, Wifi, communal laptop etc.A GREAT MIX OF LOCAL AND BACKPACKER STAFF who can recommend many things to see and do around the most dynamic city in South America. Between us we speak Spanish, English and German.Please take the following into consideration before booking with On the Road:For security reasons we don’t have a sign on the door (make sure you write down the address!), guests also need to be let in/out by staff (We always have someone floating around)We have 2 bathrooms but as we are only a small hostel the wait, if there is any is usually very short. The bathrooms are always kept exceptionally clean.WE ARE NOT A PARTY HOSTEL, we do however keep a very social, relaxed atmosphere and have many great nightlife options very close to the hostel, we also host regular events on our rooftop terrace. ... more   less 

Additional Information about On The Road Hostel

Address: Fitz Roy 1983, Buenos Aires 1414, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Price Range: $7 - $8 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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