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“Very modern and comfortable, but at the expense of character”

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America del Sur Hostel
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very modern and comfortable, but at the expense of character”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

No complaints about the functioning and condition of this hostel! It's spotless, polished, spacious, and good looking in a cutting-edge trendy interior design type of way, but thereb a little too clinical for what I ended up craving in St Telmo - which was the small, rickety and artsy hostels in old mansions spotted elsewhere in the hood. If do end up staying in America del Sur - for instance if you really need some days of top-notch comfort - no worries. The location is perfect, and once you are out of the door old-school St Telmo is all around. The staff are friendly, the breakfast plentiful, the courtyard and breakfast area spacious and inviting, and the computers abundant.

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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London
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We loved staying at America del Sur, we chose to have a double room and although it is technically a hostel it felt more like a hotel. The staff are super friendly, really helpful and love to help you get the best out of Buenos Aires. Their knowledge of local restaurants and activities is brilliant and they can match any budget. The kitchen at the back is really useful if you're on a tight budget, I also highly recommend having one of their BBQ's - absolutely delicious. Lastly the TV/ Chill out room on the basement floor is a really nice touch and a perfect place to curl up with a book too!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

America del Sur is a fantastic hostel. The staff are helpful and kind, the rooms are large and well-equipped, and the clientele is interesting and varied. The location is excellent in the vibrant neighborhood of San Telmo. If you are looking for affordable lodging in BA, look no further.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

America Del Sur was my first experience of hostel life in Buenos Aires, and this hostel was a great place to start. Private room was clean and had added bonus of safe and hairdryer. It's in a great location (make sure to check out the bar opposite with the red door!) and staff were really friendly and helpful.
Had a good mix of people there when I stayed which was nice.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Nantes, France
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607 reviews
168 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Very pleasant hostel with fantastic staff and plenty on offer. Free tours of some parts of the city. Very well located in Buenos Aires. The double rooms give onto a relatively noisy street but they are OK at night. Easy access by public transport. Good breakfast included. Good value for money

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

San Telmo is a nice area to stay in, with affordable little eateries (they might look like cheap pizza places from the outside, but a lot of them have good wine and steak for ridiculously low prices) and more of a neighborhood-vibe. And of course there's the big market on Sundays.

The hostel's reception staff was super nice and very helpful. There were always enough people to accommodate everyone's questions. :)
The breakfast was typical for South America (mostly white bread and a whole lot of sugary things), BUT within these limits it was a lot more plentiful than breakfast at most of the other hostels I've stayed in (yogurt, cereals, different types of cake... haha) and they have a conveniently located kitchen to supplement your breakfast with ingredients bought inexpensively from the small vegetable/fruit shops around San Telmo. :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

I totally recommend that hostel, it's the most modern and the cleanest one on my trip to South America.

Everything, the common area, the breakfast, rooms and walking tours organized by hostel were great.

Also, the staff they have - these are some great people who told us a lot about the area, the neighborhoods, Argentina in general, the hostel and were super helpful with everything.

Unfortunately, it was also place with the worst roommates we had on our trip, but you never know who will be sharing the dorm with you...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: America del Sur Hostel
Address: Chacabuco 718, Buenos Aires 1098, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Telmo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 457 Speciality Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — America del Sur Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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