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Elefante Rosa
Reviewed 19 March 2014

This hostel/hotel is within a block of the subway, so easy to connect for traveling to other parts of the city. The 2 rooms that my family of 3 stayed in faced an inner breakfast/lounging room (no windows). We shared common bathrooms (boys/girls) with the other guests and there was also a small kitchen for cooking, which we took advantage of one evening. The hostel/hotel was clean and the bed comfortable. The room was rather spartan, with not even a mirror; the towels rough and while clean, somewhat stained. The balcony in our room (with the only opening to the outside as there were no windows) overlooked a busy street and a wreck of a building across the street, so I can't say much for the view. We were able to get wi-fi. Breakfast left something to be desired. We were offered croissants and white bread (neither of which I eat), along with boxed OJ, tea or coffee. We purchased some fruit at a small nearby local mercado to have for breakfast. Overall, for the price, the hostel/hotel was adequate, but nothing special. The brothers who run it were accommodating and nice, although we thought we'd asked one of them to make a reservation at a steakhouse which didn't happen (perhaps language communication issues). Oh well, that night we cooked in the small kitchen instead and had a memorable meal for the 3 of us, so all's well that ends well...

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

A great 'place to call home' in Buenos Aires. I stayed here several times on a recent trip to Argentina. Diego is an excellent host - very welcoming and ready to help with tips on restaurants, attractions, buses/metro.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

I stayed here for about a week and then came back for a night and both times were great. Diego - the host/owner - is really awesome. Very helpful and knowledgeable about BA and the surrounding areas. He's very genuine and open to interesting conversation about life, Argentina or just about anything else you want to throw at him!! The place is really clean and the people who stay there are from all over so finding interesting conversations/recommendations isn't so hard. It's also a block from the metro so getting around is really easy. Definitely one of the best places i stayed during my time in Argentina...

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to stay, we had the loft room which was just perfect! Diego was very friendly and helpful, we really felt at home there. The metro is close, so you can get anywhere easily. Strongly recommend staying here when visiting Buenos Aires!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

In September we had the pleasure to stay in Elefante Rosa for a week. Convenient situated near Metro lines E and H every corner of the city is just minutes away. The rooms and common room decorated with stylish vintage furniture made us feel at home right away, The friendly and hospitable owners Diego and Mauro were always willing to help us and give us information.... It's a great place to explore this wonderful city from and come back to and relax in a homy atmosphere, waking up in the morning with the smell of freshly brewed coffee.... Ready for an other day in this exciting town...

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

We booked 5 nights at Elefante Rosa and ended up extending our stay by another 3 nights. Diego, the owner, is warm, welcoming and very helpful. We stayed in one of the loft rooms and loved it. Breakfast is simple, but delicious and filling. The location makes it easy to get around as 2 subway lines are just a quick walk away. We enjoyed staying in a neighbourhood and outside the tourist area. We also really liked that the common area is a good place for meeting other travellers. Diego is the heart and soul of Elefante Rosa and he made sure we had a fantastic time exploring his city. Thank you!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

I stayed here for a week in September. The rooms are arranged around a central communal space - full of interesting objects and furniture. Diego was great - full of information if you needed it. The hostel is within walking distance of San Telmo and has 2 metro lines within 5 minutes walk. A great base for exploring Buenos Aires.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Address: Alberti 1191, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
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Ranked #42 of 465 Speciality Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range: £30 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elefante Rosa Hostel is located in the traditional district of Boedo, a safe area and key spot in Buenos Aires city. Our house is a stylish vintage house with art strokes everywhere. We are near two subway lines which will give you full access to the city. ... more   less 
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