We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent for price”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Circus Hostel & Hotel
Ranked #56 of 446 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Caracas, Venezuela
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent for price”
Reviewed 15 October 2012

When I arrived in Buenos Aires, was looking for a hotel that was not extremely expensive but at the time was a comfortable and had good service. Circus, was that, nice rooms, swimming pool, good breakfasts and a location that although is not perfect, is ideal if you are a tourist, because San Telmo is a neighborhood which is in a perfect location for tourists.

Really, the days I spent in Circus, were perfect, their areas made ​​me feel comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank gustmv
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,388 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    658
    533
    145
    34
    18
See reviews for
166
379
266
66
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (48)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
brisbane
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 5 nights, excellent clean room, helpful english speaking staff. Breakfast adequate. The facilities are excellent with free wifi, pool table, computers, tv and lounge area. Bathrooms were clean. Loved it!!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank emergency_holiday
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tel Aviv
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

After reading some of the reviews we thought this place might be too noisy and load for our honeymoon. But this certainty wasn't the case. The place was great, quiet, clean and friendly.
We only rated the place with 4 because w felt that the rooms were a little small and breakfast could have been a little richer...
Most say that the staff was very friendly but especially Carla, that was the nicest.
Tip for the room- we got room 36, facing the inner yard and the pool. It was nice and quiet.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank NadavBG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012 via mobile

We arrived at the hotel about 9am and although we check in wasn't until 3pm, offered to hold our luggage to enable us to go sightseeing. We stayed in a spacious double room on the third floor overlooking the street. The double glazing was sufficient to cut out most of the noise and we never had a problem getting to sleep. The room was clean and serviced daily. There is a restaurant attached which offers basic snack food - nothing too fancy but inexpensive.

The hotel is located in San Telmo and is just a short walk from many bars and restaurants. The grid system of streets makes it very easy to navigate.

We found the hotel staff to be very friendly and attentive and spoke excellent English, which was good considering our Spanish was very basic!

Overall this is an excellent place to stay in Buenos Aires at a very reasonable price.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank TheHappyChappie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2012

This was my first hostel of a 6 month trip and I liked it better than other place I stayed in Buenos Aires - here they have friendly international staff (but were not very good at local knowledge unfortunately), dorm rooms quiet as not busy road outside, nice linen used in dorms, clean en suite facilites in dorm but not much privacy (lock didn't work for shower but not really a prob), lockers in rooms good size for full 70 litre rucksack, breakfast included (but okay, not that healthy - dulce de leche, banana and bread is yum but if staying for longer than a few days could get boring). Common area was good in Feb - swimming pool to cool off (it's small, don't expect swish pool for this money but it looks good), comfy sofas, although the 2xPCs were a bit rubbish (one didn't allow hotmail for some reason and no facilities for Skype).

Didn't find the overall area very safe after say 8pm - let that be a warning if you plan to walk home from the city centre!

Also be careful when sitting in the kind of patio/porch area as when I stayed there a couple told me that they watched people coming off the street, wander around the common areas and then walk out - one girl had her laptop stolen.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Researcher_RTW
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012 via mobile

PROS:
1. The location of the hotel is good - not great - not really in the nice part of San Telmo but within walking distance of the major attractions which is great.
2. The hostel is very quiet. We were in a private room so it was more like a 3* hotel for us.

CONS:
1. There was only 1 staff member that was helpful. Besides her the rest were not helpful at all. 2. The Internet was down, literally 80% of the time we were there. It was really annoying and difficult to do simple things - online check in for flights, internet banking.
3. We booked this hostel specifically because it says on it's website that it runs tours. It runs no tours it just gives you contact details for tour companies.

If you are going to book this hostel note: there is an AWESOME steak restaurant at 855 Defensa called DesNivel which was amazing!! The best steak we have ever had - and as Aussies we have had a lot of steak!!!!

End of the day we wouldn't book again - it just wasn't anything special.

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
4 Thank NMasdi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Circus is a small hotel in the San Telmo district of Buenos Aires. It seems to be run for mostly younger travelers but four of us in our 60's stayed there for one week. We found it comfortable, clean and well run. We liked the location because it is in the center of the old part of the city. We enjoyed walking the neighborhood. There are many small shops, restaurants etc in the neighborhood. The hotel arranged for a reliable remise to and from the airport.

If you like staying in small reasonable hotels in the older sections of town you should enjoy this one.

The only downside for us was the level of noise in the common room. The young staff and customers evidently enjoyed loud music.

We were there during a heat wave so the electricity in the neighborhood went down frequently. That was not the fault of the hotel but did leave us hot and sweaty for several hours. But find yourself a good Gelato shop at you will survive the heat most pleasantly.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mzungu333
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Buenos Aires hotels
Montserrat
Alma del Plata Buenos Aires Hotel & Apart
Alma del Plata Buenos Aires Hote...
#141 of 446 in Buenos Aires
548 reviews
Hotel Rey Buenos Aires
#175 of 446 in Buenos Aires
223 reviews
San Nicolas
Hotel NH Buenos Aires Latino
Hotel NH Buenos Aires Latino
#55 of 446 in Buenos Aires
994 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
San Telmo
Hotel Patios De San Telmo
Hotel Patios De San Telmo
#96 of 446 in Buenos Aires
460 reviews
Montserrat
HTL 9 de Julio
HTL 9 de Julio
#46 of 446 in Buenos Aires
498 reviews
Montserrat
Hotel Internacional
Hotel Internacional
#234 of 446 in Buenos Aires
136 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Circus Hostel & Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Circus Hostel & Hotel

Property: Circus Hostel & Hotel
Address: Chacabuco 1020 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1069AAV, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Telmo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Buenos Aires
#61 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#72 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#95 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Circus Hostel & Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located centrally in San Telmo – Buenos Aires, at Circus Hostel & Hotel we combine low prices with a chill atmosphere to create a hostel with the look and feel of a boutique hotel.Our rooms were created for you to be able to rest quietly. From every room you will have an incredible view of the beautiful San Telmo neighborhood.Our breakfast includes croissants, toast, jams, squeezed orange juice, coffee and tea ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, HostelWorld, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Priceline, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, 5viajes2012 S.L. and Evoline ltd so you can book your Circus Hostel & Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Circus Hotel Buenos Aires
Circus Hostel And Hotel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing