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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I stayed for one night as a solo traveller. The beds were extremely comfortable and each bed had it's own reading light and socket. There were no communal areas, the bathrooms were small and dark. More of a hotel than a hostel. Also odd that the owner doesn't like people staying in bed all day! Very controlling.. Never had the...

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Arnsberg, Germany
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I spend 4 nights in this hostel. There is no livingroom, but a dining room where you can spend your time with Friends. The rooms are big enough and everybody has a big cupboard, enough place for a big bag and more. The clima is good. The bathrooms are small, but good and clean. Breakfast was ok, typical argentinien. Nice...

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

If you've stayed in hostels, you know the deal: strange bedfellows who don't always have the same standards as you do. But what makes a great hostel great is the helpfulness of the staff, and in this regard Galeon excels. Always friendly, always smiling, and spoke enough English to be amazingly helpful to this hapless Gringo. And I heard they...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

We went back at this hotel because the first time we loved this place. We booked a room for 4 nights. We wrote 2 emails advising that we are going to arrive late, very late. No response. As we arrived, no room at 4 in the morning. The hotel noticed our booking and we were registered but they didn't affected...

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Malden, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

My husband & kids stayed here during our stay in Buenos Aires. The hostel is safe and in a pleasant part of the city. It is clean and the employees are very kind and professional. The common bathrooms were always extremely clean and neat. The rooms were also well kept with ample space. There are many good pubs and restaurants...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Nice hostel to stay in buenos aires. Rooms are ok with a comfortable bed. The hostel is very clean including toilets and shower. You can use the kitchen if you want. The staff is kind and will answer your question. Breakfast is included and nice with a homemade cake. The hostel is situated in the heart of San telmo, that...

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Stayed here for only one night with my boyfriend before catching a flight to Patagonia and felt like we were staying in a hotel! Rooms and bathrooms were exceptionally clean and spacious. Our bedroom also had a nice balcony to sit on. Breakfast was delicious with a homemade tart included in the options and the staff were extremely helpful and...

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Delta, BC
Reviewed 3 February 2014

This is by far the cleanest hostel I have come across in my travels. The older gentlemen who owns it is meticulous and ensures that the hostel is always clean and tidy (a huge plus in hostels). The owner does not speak any English, but we were able to communicate through broken Spanish or Google translator. All staff members are...

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UK
Reviewed 31 March 2013

I stayed here for a week. It is a great value place, very comfortable and fabulous location - in San Telmo and next to one of the main underground stops (Independencia). The breakfast is nice, they bake cakes every morning! MOST OF ALL the staff are really lovely, I actually felt sad to go! Right from the housekeeping staff, to...

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Suffern, New York
Reviewed 19 July 2012

I felt so lucky to have found this place. My six night stay there was fantastic. It’s tough to find a nice, mid-range price hotel in San Telmo. I wound up at the Galeon after having two horrible nights at the Ayre Portenos, which was a flop house for teens. I immediately liked the Galeon. The staff were incredibly nice...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Loara's Hostel

Address: Calle Estados Unidos 842, Buenos Aires C1101AAR, Argentina (Formerly Galeon Del Plata Hostel)
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Price Range: £12 - £36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Loara's Hostel 2*
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“Friendly staff”
 of 5 bubbles Bhuddles09, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Pay in USD to get a better deal.”
 of 5 bubbles Booper014, 3 Feb 2014 | Read review
“As with any hotel, ask to see the available room before forking over cash. There are various room types at the Galeon, so you should look at all the available rooms before choosing.”
 of 5 bubbles rucksack67, 19 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Don't book the single, even if you're travelling alone!”
 of 5 bubbles LouiseM263, 22 Apr 2012 | Read review
“All the rooms are big and very specious, great Breakfast Ernesto (the owner) very helpful and very very nice. all rooms are same price”
 of 5 bubbles RoyM405, 17 Dec 2011 | Read review
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