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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

There are not many good things to say about this place. There is a supermarket a few blocks away. They give you a photocopied map of the town. Standard Argentinian breakfast, coffee, bread and dulce de leche. Badly equipped kitchen with broken pans, utensils, hob controls missing. Bottom half of the door to the outside terrace is missing so there... More 

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

We just stayed here 1 night in a 4-bed dorm. It was the only place on our travels where we had to pay a deposit for the sheets. The room was quite dirty as was the ensuite bathroom. The wifi additionally didn't work in the room so we had to go out into the cold courtyard to use it. The... More 

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Salta, Argentina
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The hostel is very clean and comfortable, and has very helpful and uncomplicated (spanish and english speaking) staff. They offer several excellent trips to the surrounding sights (for example Salinas Grande, Quebrada de Cafayate, Quebrada de Humahuaca), the tours are very priceworthy.

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Antibes, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

It's fine and fun I guess if you're up for a party but the place has a kind of "falling apart feeling" which is covered up with cool paintings. The pool is half full and th bar was empty.. But the food we had was cheap and delicious - 40 pesos for a full plate of meat salad v tasty!... More 

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United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Very disappointed! It is not like the pictures at all. It is a long way away from the centre of the town (a good 20 minute walk). Rooms are small and basic. Bathrooms were disgusting! Showers are either freezing or boiling hot. Toilets blocked and wet floor everywhere as the shower is in the same room as the toilet. Stayed... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

My girlfriend and I spent (fortunately) only one night in this hostel. We arrived and charged 150 pesos per bed in a 6-bed dormitory when the price is 130 pesos (even in the board at the entrance was written that). The girl justified the fact saying that these two beds are the only togheter in the same room. Otherwise for... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Backpackers House is a disappointing hostel. We arrived in one of Salta's high season (July) and were forced to stay here as Salta had nearly sold out of rooms. Staff are not particularly friendly, the wifi works sporadically and breakfast consists of stale baguettes toasted with jam or dolce leche. We stayed in two different dorm rooms - the beds... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

This hostel had a nice chilled atmosphere and held events, such as a BBQ we attended, that add to the normal experience of just 'lodging'. One of the staff, a young guy, was very helpful with maps etc, but everyone else seemed pretty dismissive. I didn't like that we had to lay our own sheets and then take them off... More 

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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

When I had arrived Lucas greeted me with a smile, and immediately found me a room. The place of a family atmosphere from the first moment. The rooms are simple but spacious and clean, also a personal locker in the room. The team instead of helped me a lot with any questions I had about buses, supermarket etc .. You... More 

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Alejandra S, Manager at Backpackers Home, responded to this review

Dear אייל ל, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write us a review. We are pleased and happy you had this experience during your stay: it is the best reward for us, the one we seek for in our every-day work. I will pass your comment to Lucas and the rest of the staff... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

If you're backpacking around Salta this is a place you do not want to miss. Nice, familiar and cheap! I have had a really great time over there and since then it became a place I will love to visit again.

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Alejandra S, Manager at Backpackers Home, responded to this review

Dear Javierlyn, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased and happy you had this experience during your stay, and if you have any recommendation or suggestions to make, they will be more than welcome. We will be honored to host you in not so distant future. Backpackers doors are... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It´s one of the oldest hostels in Argentina and we´ve been members of Hostelling International for the last 18 years. Friendly and bilingual staff that will help you in anything you need to make your stay unforgettable. Come and Join us, you won´t regret! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpackers Home

Address: Buenos Aires 930, Salta, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Northern Argentina > Province of Salta > Salta
Price Range: £10 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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“on the ground floor seemed cooler”
 of 5 bubbles samo272, 11 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Get a private :)”
 of 5 bubbles Yames476, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
“If you want to sleep during the night in a decent room, definitely I dont recommend this hostel, or at least room 104. Si quieres dormir por la noche en una habitación decente, definitivamente no recomiendo este hostel, o al menos la habitación 104”
 of 5 bubbles 558pepeb, 23 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The private rooms on the top floor are larger and more comfortable, but also hotter. I would recommend them as long as it the weather isn't hot. They have fans, but no AC.”
 of 5 bubbles SarahW279, 22 Sep 2012 | Read review
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