When on long backpacking trips, the hostels you stay at end up contributing just as much to your experiences as the sights you see. Terrazas Estoril is one of those gems of a hostel. Stayed here (the 6th floor Estoril) for the month of June 2012 and returned in September. This is a friendly, cozy place. It is not a party hostel (a Milhouse is a few doors down if you want that) but the rooftop patio and bar is a good place to share a few drinks with other travelers before heading out for one of those Buenos Aires nights (drinks were a bit pricey and they could use some better wine). The 6th floor is better value (rate-wise) than Hostel Estoril on the first floor and has more natural lighting. And starring out at the city lights at night from that rooftop patio when you first arrive is a pre-courser to falling in love with BA, lol. Compared to larger, more impersonal hostels, it is very easy to meet other travelers here. Clean, wonderful staff, lovely restored heritage building and great breakfast. Beware when you first arrive - the shared building lobby and outside sidewalk seemed to be targets for the "mustard scam" while I was there - google it, at watch our for scammers at Retiro bus station too.
- Also Known As:
- Terrazas Estoril Hotel Buenos Aires