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“Great value and pretty chill” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garden House Hostel

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Garden House Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Tacoma, Washington, United States
1 review
“Great value and pretty chill”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Advertised as San Telmo but really more like Constitución, only about 3 blocks from the Constitución station, one of the most dangerous areas in the city. Basically don't cross the autopista on the other side of San Juan. Probably 6 blocks from I would actually consider San Telmo. The hostel was definitely friendly and a good way to meet other travelers. Good kitchen and common areas. Wifi very weak. Bathroom kind of smells. Shower doors don't close. But good water pressure and always hot!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for over a week. I chose it because it seemed less party attitude than some other hostel choices, I was right. Highly recommended if you enjoy your own space or having quiet chats and meeting nice folks.

Breakfast lacks variety but appreciated for what it was.

Seemed like less English speaking travellers were here than any other hostel I visited in South America, probably just my trip tho.

San telmo is a great area to explore but if you can afford it, I'd recommend staying closer to Centro or Palermo even as most of your time could be spent nearer there.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Campinas, SP
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Nice hostel, near San Telmo fair. Some nice and cheap places to eat around.
Friendly staff, could help us a lot.

Needs some ventilation for the kitchen.
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Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Just a the station metro San Jose and close to an other one San Juan Garden House is a great place to stay a few days in Buenos Aires. It's ten minutes walk from San Telmo, 20 mn of la Boca.
I spend almost 15 days and everything was great price,, rooms, breakfast, bathrooms, living room and of course the roof top.
But the most important in Garden House is the Staff everybody is so nice special mention to Pam and Reina, they give good advices, we had nice talks and if you are very nice Pam will sing with her diva voice.
Go there
Jo.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We can recommend this hostel. The rooms and beds are cheap. The hostel is located in San Telmo, but near to Constitution (an area which should be avoided at night). The staff is very friendly and helpful and some of them speak English. Nice roof terrace and a fully equipped but not so clean kitchen. The rooms are good but not great. The hostel can be a bit noisy, esp.. At weekends (Mind the doorbell); but compensates by nice and entertaining people staying in the hostel. The crowd was a great mixture of people: Some of them travelers from South America, some from Europe, some of them stayed for months, ... We felt welcome.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kingscliff, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

The garden and common areas are nice, those were the bits we liked.

In general though the whole place is in desperate need of maintenance. You can tell they haven't put any of the profit they make back into up keep for sometime. For instance the piping in the bathroom up stairs was exposed and the bathroom sink was running directly onto the floor,

Staff are very friendly. You may notice however they tend to have there friends over for drinks (people clearly not staying in the hostel) and this did.distract them when they should have been working.

Our room had a distinct smell of grandmothers house about it, we also found it very noisy till late as we were in the middle of the hostel not on the outside.

All in all we would not recommend this place to other travellers.

Room Tip: Don't take the double room next to the stairs/reception if you can help it.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Timrat, HaZafon, Israel
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

The staff is very friendly, helpful and english speaking.
The hostel is arranged in a way that creates interactions with the rest of the guests all of the time and has a good vibe. A great place to stay in buenos aires!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Garden House Hostel
Address: Avenida San Juan 1271, Buenos Aires C1148AAA, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
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Ranked #51 of 485 Speciality Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Garden House Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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