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Portal del Sur Hostel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Danish
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a really nice stay, nice rooftop bar and good toilet facilities! Good position in the city, the reception was very helpfull, and good free tours, and also nice activities for everyone, in general a really good hostel

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Portal D, Director de Recepción at Portal del Sur Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there shh250, hope you're doing great! Thank you so much for your review. We're glad to hear that you had an awesome stay with us! It was lovely to meet you and make sure you comeback anytime soon, cause our doors will be always open for you! Safe travels & enjoy!

Cordoba
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bad beds, lots of noise from the streets (there is always a door open due to lack of airco, but the Velez Sarsfield street is a reaaaally busy one.) Breakfast close to nothing, showers very unstable temperatures. Staff really friendly and perfect location though! (Safe party-neighbourhood, even at nights during the week)

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Portal D, Director de Recepción at Portal del Sur Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Luc, hope it's all good with you! Thank you for your review, this way we can improve our services & facilities. At this point we're installing AC's in all rooms, so our guests can feel more comfortable. On the other hand we're located in Hipolito Yrigoyen & not Velez Sarsfield street. Thanks and safe travels!

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The hostel is very central a five minutes walk from Plaza de Mayo. Staff is friendly. Room wasn't very comfortable, the bathroom was a little dirty and the shower couldn't be worse. The water from the shower always ended on the floor causing some problems. Terrace at top floor was nice. Overall the building needed some more maintenance, I guess...

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Portal d, Director de Recepción at Portal del Sur Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there bbfolcobb, hope it's all good with you! We're sorry to hear that your experience wasn't what you expected. We work to give you a warm and comfortable stay while in BA, so we'll keep working to improve our service. Safe travels and enjoy!

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I was travelling alone and booked a private room and was very happy with my stay. Staff were great, the free tours were with amazing guides who were enthusiastic and very knowledgeable (one of the best I've been on for a long time). The rooftop bar was a great way to socialise, meet people and end a night. I was...

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Portal d, Director de Recepción at Portal del Sur Hostel, responded to this review

Hello there, hope you're doing great! Thank you so much for your words, they mean a lot to us. There isn't a better feeling that knowing that we're making our lovely guests happy! It was our pleasure to meet you and feel free to comeback anytime soon! Safe travels and have fun!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Portal del Sur is a delight. Although it's run down, it has charm, notably in the ancient timber lift (possibly from the time of the Spanish Conquistadores). The staff were all friendly and helpful; nothing seemed too much bother for them. Their English was excellent, and our Spanish was enough to break the ice with them. This is obviously...

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Portal d, Director de Recepción at Portal del Sur Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there Matt, hope it's all good with you! Thank you so much for your review. We're really happy to hear that you had a wonderful tiume while staying with us. That's our goal! We'll keep in mind the things you pointed out to improve our service to make our lovely guests to feel more comfortable. Safe travels and enjoy!

Riverside, California
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed Dec 11-14th and it was hot. Thankfully we had an AC unit but our roommate didn't like it on so our room was hot. The WiFi sucks, girls bathroom was decent, mens was dirty. Shower pressure and temperature were awesome - best in South America. Free water was great. Breakfast was bread, coffee, juice, orange or two and...

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Portal d, Director General at Portal del Sur Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there Miss Mendez, hope you're doing fine! We're glad to know that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure for us to meet you and help you out the best possible way! Thanks for your review and safe travels!

Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with my partner in a private room, had a tv and aircon, only issue was the shower, just a drizzle and barely hot but other than that, staff are really helpful and friendly and speak perfect English. There's an awesome open common area but the best part was the cool little rooftop bar overlooking the city! Would definitely...

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Portal d, Director de Recepción at Portal del Sur Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there Rani! Hope it's all good with you! Thank you so much for your review. We're glad to hear that in general you enjoyed your stay, and let us tell you that you're always welcome. We're sorry about the shower, if we knew you had that problem during your stay we would definitely give you a solution. Safe travels...

Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This place was in a great location for exploring the city and the staff all super friendly. We were recommended an amazing steak restaurant by one of them and it didn't disappoint. They know their area. The hostel is in a beautiful old building that's been converted, complete with original elevator, balconies etc. Breakfast was good - coffee, tea, hot...

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Portal d, Director de Recepción at Portal del Sur Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there Jess, hope you're doing great! We're glad to hear that in general you had a nice stay in with us, and thank you so much for your review, it help us to improve your facilities & services. We're already working on the things you pointed out so next time you'll have a even better stay! See you soon...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I had booked a 4-bed room with private bathroom. Everything was pretty OK, except: There must be a night club in a building close to the hostel - you will listen to the music all the night on weekends

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Portal d, Director de Recepción at Portal del Sur Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there Max, hope it's all good with you! We're glad to know that in general you had a nice stay with us. We're sorry to hear about the noise. Here on the next door there's a place to rent that has been closed for several months now, and we were very surprised to know that they opened one night...

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great hostel, good location and friendly staff. Nice little roof top bar for sunset beers. Pretty quiet hostel which is nice if you want that. 24h reception and easy airport transfer organised. Can't really fault the place at all, just the wifi signal could be upgraded it's almost non existent in some parts of the hostel and our shower was...

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Portal d, Director de Recepción at Portal del Sur Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there Sam, hope you're doing great! Thank you so much for your review, we're happy to know that you had a enjoyable stay with us. We'll always work on things to give our guests a better experience, but about the wi-fi it's a little bit hard cause we already have the best pack they offer in Argentina. Safe travels...

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Staying in Montserrat

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Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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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 

Additional Information about Portal del Sur Hostel

Address: Calle Hipolito Yrigoyen 855, Buenos Aires C1086AAM, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Montserrat , El Centro
Price Range: $20 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Portal del Sur Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask for rooms at top floor, the noise from the street below will be more aceptable.”
bbfolcobb, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms at the front on account of the bus route in the street.”
matthewsB3634GS, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room not besides the main road.”
SNgoi, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The 4 bed ensuite dorms have balcony!”
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“Don't get a private Room”
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