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Circus Hostel & Hotel
Ranked #59 of 451 Hotels in Buenos Aires
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Waterloo, Canada
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“Decent Place, Simple Room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

A friend and I stayed for 2 nights - the hostel has all of the basic needs. Our room was fairly simple, just a double bed and some shelves. The bathroom shower was not clean when I went in to use it and the towels also had some stains/spots on them. Other than that the bedroom was clean with comfortable bed and heating unit. The front desk staff speak english and were helpful in booking a car to the airport. There is also a locked luggage room adjacent to the lobby so you can leave your bags if you are too early for check-in or if your flight is much later than the check-out. There is also a nice area where you can play pool, sit on couches and watch the tv or grab a book from the shelf. There is wi-fi throughout the hostel. The included breakfast was good, pastries, bread and jams, fruits, tea, coffee... all of the necessities, really. Overall I would say it was a decent stay except for the dirty shower part, which isn't so bad if you bring along shower shoes.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

So we stayed here a few weeks ago on our onward journey thro Argentina, and after having stayed at many Hostels in other cities of Argentina, i would say that this place was really worth it. It has a nice poolside, friendly staff who knew what to recommend, and the place was very clean, worth every dime we spent. After travelling around to other cities, we had not made a booking here on our way back, and it was fully booked!!...I would not doubt why, but i wish we had not delayed. We made quite a few friends here, which was important as we got so much information for making our travel plans, and on weekends they sometimes have a party with lotsa food and wine, depending on the weather!!...GREAT STAY!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013 via mobile

Fantastic hostel in a great place at San Telmo neighborhood, near from pubs, night life. Circus Staff extremely helpful and helped us getting a private room, after having given up on staying in hostel Puerto Limon (not book this hostel) circus has a nice restaurant with good prices. I recommend

  • Stayed May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

We needed a place to stay for a night - but ended up extending it to three.

Me and two friends opted for a triple room.

First off, having stayed in my fair share of hostels and hotels, this hostel had rooms of a quality you'd normally find in decent hotels: The rooms were spotless, very good shower (often hard to find).

The receptionists were very helpful. And if you wanted to, there was a free small swimming pool and pool table.

Located in a good part of San Telmo for eating out, not too far from nearby bars. Tube a little walk (10-15 mins), but nothing too strenuous.

The breakfast was fine. Although the only downside is that dining area could have done with being slightly larger (the hostel was half full yet it wasn't easy getting a table in the morning).

If you are in San Telmo then this is definitely a good option to consider.

Room Tip: The private triple is surprisingly generous in size, with a great bathroom.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

This is a very nice and recommendable hostel in San Telmo. Our triple room was clean and comfortable. Receptionist was very friendly and helpful (a girl from Colombia). There is a nice and spacious lobby where you can have a drink offered at reasonable price at the reception desk. There is also a small swimming pool and computers with internet in the lobby. We also ordered a recommended taxi by the hostel to the airport for really reasonable price (we were 3 persons, the taxi was a bit cheaper than Manuel Tienda Leon bus). The driver was a serious young man and had a new car. I don't stay much in hostels but this one was the best one I have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

This hostel is in a good location if you want to explore the San Telmo region. It has a nice outside area but only a small common area inside. Our double room had a comfortable bed and a good amount of space, but there was a lot of street noise and the bathroom had no ventilation which made the whole room humid after a hot shower. The staff could have been a little more helpful when we asked for advice on getting around the city, and the breakfast was ok with toast, pastries and fruit. It's a decent place to stay but we preferred other hostels.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for the last 2 nights of our trip before heading back home. Paid US$119 for a room with private bathroom. Overall, we are very happy with our choice - it offered great value for money if you're looking for something in San Telmo that is within easy access to public transport and being able to walk to the city centre. We also stayed in this hotel previously at the beginning of our trip and we had a wonderful experience then too. Worth mentioning that the Wi-Fi problem I mentioned in that review must have been a one-off as I didn't have any problems this time around.

Pros:
1. Good, clean decent-sized room.

2. Comfortable beds and pillows.

3. Hot water was good.

4. People at the reception are great and helpful. For example, the girl helped to check and confirm which airport I am flying from.

5. Location for the price is great. It is in the San Telmo area close to the antique market. It is also walking distance to the centre and it's also easy to take a bus to Caminito.

6. Good, decent breakfast, with breads, croissants, fruits (apples and melon) and juice.

Cons:
None that I can think of.

In conclusion, very happy to recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in San Telmo.

  • Stayed January 2013
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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:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Buenos Aires
#62 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#73 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#96 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 
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