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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is probably the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. We were shown 3 rooms all of which had visible lumpy mould on the walls, so clearly not recent, but of long standing. They are unpleasant & are a health hazzard to anyone, but especially someone with breathing problems. The doors did not close securely. There were no lampshades...

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Deventer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Extremely good value for money. I like these kind of hotels: high ceilings, a few patios, an old building, wooden floors etc. The wifi in my room (nr 21) was only working just behind the door, but elsewhere in the building it worked fine. The breakfast is very simple, but it's a wonder that they give you breakfast for this...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

San Telmo is the best area in all of BA for visitors. This hostel is is a great area and has really friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast is simple but nice and you won't get a better hostel in BA for the price. Anything you need is in walking distance as well.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Our private room was like a prison cell and reminded me of our visit to Alcatraz, although at least in Alcatraz you get your own toilet (the shared one was gross). There was a man a few doors down who was "singing" constantly and echoed down all the corridors. The good things were the location in San Telmo, the friendly...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 30 January 2015

Buenos Aires in January - most budget hostels are full. We only found a bed in a hostel for one night and needed then to search on. Thanks god for that, otherwise we wouldn't have found Hotel Bolivar. The Hotel is in the heart of the famous San Telmo neighborhood. It is a old, italian style house with high ceelings,...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Honestly I just spent one night at this place and it was pretty much what I expected. The bed was nice, we had a private bathroom. I left early before breakfast, but the place was nice enough for the price we paid. I feel satisfied. Note the room was maybe a bit too hot, but not that it was unstandable....

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Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

We arrived on a rainy day and checked into this hostel, although it is called a hotel it is very obvious to all that it is a hostel. On arrival we thought the place seemed a bit run down and were a little weary of it however after looking around other hostels we realised that this place was very good...

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5Thank Jessica H
rome
Reviewed 18 August 2014

It depends what you are after, and this hotel might nor be for everyone, but my view is 100 percent positive. I stayed for one night with my wife and two children. On a three week holiday in Argentina, during which we stayed in several hostels as well as all kinds of hotels, this was the cheapest place we slept,...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We love this part of Buenos Aire-s, simple but clean hotel and very near plaza dorego with it's bars and artists. Staff very friendly they let us shower and stay until 5pm (7 hours after check out) while we waited for our flight.

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3Thank emily P
Ludwigsburg, Germany
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Staying at Hotel Bolivar was just great! I couldn't believe how helpful and friendly and organized people here were. Excellent English is spoken. The rooms are a bit bleak but it's around 16 Euros for a single room, plus I had a wonderful roof terrace coming with it. The room was to the back, and falling asleep was easy. I...

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Staying in San Telmo

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With an excellent location, 3 blocks from Plaza Dorrego and 7 blocks from downtown, Hotel Bolivar offers more than 30 rooms so that you stay without spending more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bolivar

Address: Calle Gral Simon Bolivar 886 | Entre la Avenida Independencia y la calle Estados Unidos, Buenos Aires C1066AAR, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Telmo
Price Range: £16 - £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Bolivar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“The rooms on the side of the street do have a balcony, but are noisy at night!”
 of 5 bubbles alexsO8761GC, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Check the beds - we had first a room with very short beds. But we changed into another room with normal sized beds with no problem. Room to the front are nice, full of light but loud.”
 of 5 bubbles GSPhoney, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Bring repellent, mosquitoes alert.”
 of 5 bubbles noaha921, 20 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The ones at the back through the courtyard are quiet and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles gavinRome, 18 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Ask to see the room and bathroom first as not all rooms are the same.”
 of 5 bubbles 816emilyp, 17 May 2014 | Read review
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