I wanted to like it, but it just wasn't that great :( The people are very nice and the location is good, but the accommodations fell way short of my expectations.
I'd made a reservation for the women's dorm. It was confirmed, but then I missed my bus and emailed them right away that I wouldn't arrive until the following day. When I got there I discovered that they'd given away my bed so I was stuck in the mixed dorm. The mixed "dorm" is about the size of a kid's bedroom. I paid $17 US dollars to sleep in a child-sized bunk-bed (I'm only 5'7" and my feet were at the end and I couldn't sit up since the top bunk was only about 2 feet above) with a mattress about as thick as a maxi-pad. The window --inches from my bed-- opens onto the courtyard where they were having a bbq and so all the noise and smells came directly in (because the window doesn't really close).
The "bathroom" sink is in the hallway next to the front door and if, like me, you're a woman sharing a mixed dorm, the only place to get dressed is in the tiny toilet cubicle or the tiny (wet) shower cubicle. If you want to wash your face or do your hair or anything like that you do it in the hallway. Not very ideal, to say the least.
The locker cabinet is not in the room either but also in the hall --right by the front door. Also less than ideal
Really this is someone's duplex that's been converted into a hostel. As I said, the people are nice and the location is good, it's just really small and I couldn't dig it. Maybe if you have a private room it's better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the hearth of the young and vibrating district of Palermo Soho, MT SOHO HOSTEL provides clean and comfortable accommodation in a family atmosphere where you will experience the Buenos Aires lifestyle at It's best. We make sure your adventure here is truly personal, safe and amazing.MT SOHO is a beautiful mingle of old style and modern arquitecture of Palermo, 200 m2 big, that counts with a magical inner garden, a comfortable Living room decorated with classic vinyls of Rock culture, a TV Room with LCD technology and DVD player, fully equipped kitchen and social areas. Owr options are 3 private double rooms with private bathroom, and 3 shared dorm rooms (man, woman and mixed) that fit up to 4 people each. Rooms are also decorated with classic vinyls and covers of some of the icons of Rock and Pop culture. Breakfast is included and we also provide free WIFI connection in social areas and rooms, 100% clean and tide bathrooms and hot showers, bed clothes, towels, Cable TV, DVD player, exchange library, maid service, sound system, tours, tourist information, maps, board games, free VIP access to the best clubs in town, artistic and cultural activities and beverage service.MT SOHO HOSTEL is located in the very same square where J.L. Borges dreamed the "Mythical Foundation of Buenos Aires". On the old stone paved Guatemala street, where the tram road still draws It's line down the street, you will understand why Borges created the myth around here. Yet, Palermo Soho made Its way to the Modern world and mutated into a bohemian and artistic neighbor, full of designing stores, gourmet resto's, bars and clubs. Also, we're 400m. away from Plaza Italia and the metro. ... more less
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