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El Sol Hostel Recoleta

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shanghai
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Not only the location is great, but I constantly come back to this place. It is the people that truly make this place a home. Paul is great and so are the staff. Every time I come to BA, I come here. I have NEVER been disappointed.

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Reviewed 2 February 2015

After visiting 2 bad hostels in BA this was a very warm welcome. You pay a bit more but the atmosphere is good and the staff is super helpfull and friendly. Buenos aires is the first city where there is such a big difference in the good and more expensive and the budget hostels. trust me, in buenos aires you...

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Leon, Nicaragua
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I stayed for over a week and can't say enough positive things about the place. It's in a very safe but conveniently located area (walking distance to many sites and with a subway and main bus line a block or two away), the breakfasts are generous and good, the beds are comfortable, it's clean and the open spaces in the...

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Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

We stayed in El Sol for about 10nights. The staff if very friendly and extremely helpful. They will help you with everything. To bad the mattresses are rundown and old. The location is perfectf. Line 152 goes downtown and to la Boca, and the subte is only 2blocks away. Out of all the hostels I would recommend el Sol above...

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Thank Jeroen H
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 18 September 2014

I've been on this hostel 3 times since 2012 and I really like it. The staff is helpful and friendly, exelent location, it has a really nice bar with quiet music that closes at an appropriate hour so everyone in the hostel can rest, on weekends this bar also has really nice live shows but with the same care about...

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Thank FranciscoUr
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I have stayed at El Sol Hostel Recoleta a few times over the past 3 years and will continue to come back because of the amazing hospitality and service of the people who work here. I can't say enough nice things about the people here. The hostel is is an amazing location that is safe and easy to access the...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Friends who had previously stayed here recommended and organised a 3 night stay over a weekend and it was amazing! The rooms are basic, but you have to expect this when staying in hostels, same with the quality of sleep. If you don't like noise and socialising, go else where. Expectation management!! We stayed in a room near he quad...

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Thank Granules2013
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Positive- some of the staff are great. They are happy to help. One (the argentinian) was cold however. The location is great. Negative- incredibly noisy due to the bar and people staying up to all hours and even the staff making an incredible amount of noise. The hostel has no quiet hours. The kitchen is almost unusable and the breakfast...

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Thank LisaJoySydney
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Whenever I go to BsAs I stay here. Very welcoming. Has a unique feel and great flow to it. The staff is friendly and it seems to attract fun, interesting, and friendly travelers from around the world. I love this hostel.

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

When we first arrived to the hostel we were a little turned off, the first thing we saw was the kitchen: extremely tiny, stacks and stacks of dishes, and felt more like a kitchen belonging to the seemingly endless amount of people who lived at the hostel rather than a kitchen for the guests... The room was very basic, had...

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Staying in Recoleta

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Recoleta
Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centred on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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  • Breakfast included
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A great place at a great price for travellers who want to enjoy Buenos Aires while staying in a safe, central location. El Sol Recoleta is truly one of a kind. Run by a friendly staff that includes artists, adventurers and intellectuals from various countries, we're conveniently located at the southern end of Recoleta neighborhood. Sights such as the Obelisk, Plaza de Mayo, Teatro Colon, Congreso, Cemeterio de Recoleta and the Florida Street promenade are only minutes away by foot.The well preserved French-style building (1890) evokes the glorious past of the city's Golden Age, although the gritty, fast-paced and highly cultured vibe of contemporary Buenos Aires is never far.The hostel is located on three floors (sorry, no elevator, but we will help you with your luggage, no worries!). There are 4-6-bed dorms, private rooms with shared or private bathrooms. All the rooms on the 1st level have nice balconies, the 2nd level has an open-air terrace and a bar where we make most delicious pizzas and serve drinks in the evenings. At the weekends we organize concerts with local or international bands, don't miss it!The breakfast we serve is a typical argentinian breakfast with fresh pastries. "Medialunas y facturas", daily delivered from the bakery. Dulce de leche, of course :-) Plenty of coffee, milk an tea.In order to remain affordable we provide modestly decorated rooms and fewer extra services. Please remember that this is an affordable youth hostel, not a hotel.We'll go out of our way to make you feel welcome and well informed about our city.Tango shows, tickets for football matches, entrance to clubs and info about the events in BsAs - are only a few things available at the reception. We can call you a cab, arrange an airport transfer, provide you with maps of the city and the neighbourhood area.El Sol Recoleta is the perfect choice for easy-going adventurers, budget-minded backpackers and anyone else looking for a unique place to stay. Think of it as sharing a big house with other travellers.Nos vemos pronto!kind regards,Paul Gallinato and the El Sol Staff. ... more   less 

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Address: Calle Marcelo T de Alvear 1590 | P. 2 & 3, Buenos Aires C1060AAD, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
Price Range: $15 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“take a look at what is on offer and choose what suits you.”
 of 5 bubbles jonifoster, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check out the bar at the terrace!”
 of 5 bubbles vladfromvlad, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Try and ask for the dorms with balcony if you want a true ancient Buenos Aires experience.”
 of 5 bubbles georgev579, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
“If you're looking for a dorm, choose the 6 room option. It's cheaper and actually better than the 4 room dorms. The 6 rooms have more space, located in a quieter area and have balconies. The 4 bed dorms are OK but not sure why they're more expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles International_Mel, 9 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Main Floor rooms (private and dorm style available) are quieter and renovated more recently.”
 of 5 bubbles ChadLazer, 1 Aug 2014 | Read review
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