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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

During my South America journey Play Hostel was my first hostel. I'll also remember as one of the best out of 20 more hostels I stayed last 1 1/2 months. Staff are very friendly, supportive and generous. It's close to best night life you can get in BA. Certainly I'll stay again

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I'd read loads of good reviews on Play Hostel before selecting it for my first stay (of 4 nights) in Buenos Aires. There are plenty of positive points I can make - friendly, helpful staff, great location in Palermo Soho, great value, decent breakfast, comfortable beds and I'm sure it would suit many people. However, for me, it just wasn't... More 

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

As budget backpackers this was a great place to stay, not too expensive and it still had everything we could need. The showers were hot with great pressure, kitchen well equipped, a rooftop balcony, comfortable beds with heaters in the rooms for the cold weather and a tv room. The staff were super friendly and accommodating and the breakfast was... More 

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

I really enjoyed the place. the room was great, the location is awesome and the staff is really attentive :) I would recommend it to everyone who wnats to stay in a cozy hostel around the palermo neighborhood

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Location is great, Palermo has lots of nice cafés and bars. The staff were friendly and the place was cleaned quite regularly I found. A lot of the common areas are open to the elements so it can be a bit on the chilly side. Other than that, it was a nice place to stay. Oh, like many hostels, it... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed here whilst backpacking South America. We stayed for two nights in a 6 bed dorm. The staff we super friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for us. Breakfast was good; fruit, bread, toast, juice, hot drinks etc. The terrace area is really nice! Beds were comfortable and shower was fine. The only things I didn't like were: -... More 

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Montijo, Portugal
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

A regular hostel with a great location and a good service! The toilet in the first floor was broken but there was other options. The breakfast was good. It is a safe choice if you want to stay in the best neighbourhood!

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Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

I spent 5 days at this great hostel located in one of the best areas of Buenos Aires, close to the metro and the best bars of the city. The staff is very friendly and nice, the beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are always clean, the kitchen is big. I had a really good experience at this hostel, made lots... More 

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Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Nice hostel with nicely decorated spaces. Very friendly staff! Especailly the woman working there was so helpfull! The dorms are in different sizes 6-9z when we were there there were dorms Empty (low season) wso we had the drom For Ourself. Nice showers with good water lressure. Breakfast is good as well, with cofee, warm And cold mild, croissants and... More 

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La Plata, Argentina
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

The location is great to go out at night, and the building is charming with a lovely courtyard. But they overcharge you for a room in a 9 persons dorm with three bunks beds. I was trying to sleep in the top one but kept waking up anytime one of the persons below me turned over in their sleep. The... More 

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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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Play hostel is at the core of palermo soho, the fastest growing area in the city, and the coolest! Our house is a typical 19th-century buenos aires building, popularly known as "casa chorizo". The house was recycled but keeping its historical value, and we have rooms for two, four and six guests with private and shared bathrooms. The breakfast room and living room were specially designed for reading, listening to music, watching videos, and more! There is an open-air colonial patio to enjoy a cool morning, and a totally furnished kitchen to make you feel at home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Play Hostel

Address: Calle Guatemala 4636 | Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires C1425BUL, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Price Range: £14 - £36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Play Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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