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“Cheap, but you get what you pay for.”
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Eco Pampa Hostel
San Francisco, California
1 review
“Cheap, but you get what you pay for.”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

I paid about 90pesos per night on weeknights and 96 on weekends in the 8-person mixed bedroom. I requested that room because I was staying for a whole MONTH and there are only 2 non-private rooms with air conditioning (room 3 and room 4). Air conditioning is turned on only from 10pm-10am, which by the end wasn't working for me because I was on a vampire sleeping schedule.

During the time I was there, the wifi went off maybe 10 times (luckily there's wifi at the cafe/bar across the street), and the electricity went out 3-4 times (once for more than 24 hours). Apparently this is "common" for summertime in Buenos Aires, but the heat was sometimes too uncomfortable for sleeping.

People were mostly very friendly. Lots of travelers from all over the world and the staff was amazing depending on who was at the door. I had the most positive experiences with staff members William and Eduardo, both of who would be great assets to any customer service job (professional AND friendly).


At some point during my stay the price went up to 108pesos, even though I had reserved the space a month in advance. Nobody had explained that to me, so I paid more than I originally thought I would.

The hostel is clean---there are maids who clean the rooms, all the bathrooms, and kitchen every day. Whatever messes are made on the very same day by the occupants.

The beds are noisy. The ladders bang VERY loudly against the bed. I was lucky enough to have very nice/considerate roommates for most of my stay. I only really had a problem at the very end, when 7 brazilian boys moved into the 8-person room. They were best friends and chatted loudly in the room all the time, taking noise levels up to party proportions, even when I was sleeping. I asked them to take the noise outside a couple of times, and in the end just gave up and moved out 3 days early.

If I come back to Buenos Aires again I would stay here if I need a couple of days, but I will never stay here for more than a week again. Had the Brazilians Besties not stayed in my room for the last few days, I would have had a MUCH more positive experience. Strangers are usually very respectful, but in a hostel you never know who you'd get.

Room Tip: Rooms 3 and 4 are the only group rooms with Air Conditioning. After a shower in room 4 leave the...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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EcoPampaHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Eco Pampa Hostel, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Hello Kim!

Thank you for your comment! It's great to know that you would like to stay with us again. We are going to pay atention in what you said, to make more confortable the stay of our guest.

We hope to see you soon.

Greetings.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Don't go there. Extremely unhelpful staff who looked at me as if I was dirt throughout, and seemed entirely uninterested throughout, while the unclean, lumpy mattress and near-constant noise ensured there was no chance of a decent night's sleep.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Very nice hostel. Great breakfast with home made bread. Booked last minute and they were really friendly when we turned up. private bathroom, but not in your room, so that was not ideal, but apart from that good location etc.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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EcoPampaHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Eco Pampa Hostel, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Hello Murph!

Thank you for your opinion! We are trying to develope a better service every day, so thank you again for tell us about your staying.

We would like to see you soon.

Greetings!
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We liked the staff at this hostel, they were very friendly and eager to assist. We booked a private room with own bathroom for 5 nights, when we saw the room it was just too small for us, seemed larger online.
Not even a chair to sit on or a place for a laptop. Big sign in the bathroom.
You can't put toilet paper in the toilet which seemed odd as I can't figure out how this could be part of eco friendly as this would cause the housekeeping staff to come in contact with bacteria as even with gloves there is still matter on the gloves if you touch #2 stuff
We expected a double bed but 2 singles where what was in the room. we just moved them beside each other.
The manager was fine for us to find another place if we stayed 1 night. They offered another place nearby that they owned and even drove us over, to check it out, the room was much nicer but still tiny with no room for a laptop or any space to hang out.

We agreed to the 1 night and proceeded to go back online and shop and also walk around for a few hours to see what we could find, close by, that cost us a half a day which was a loss of some of our time. A bit stressful too. We found a place which I will refer to later in this.
We went to an asado ( BBQ ) that same evening for 60 pesos each, supposed to start at 8pm, we did not leave the hostel till 8:45 waiting for straglers to join, walked 10 minutes then took the subway and then a short walk to another place on a roof top, when we arrived 9:30 ish they were not ready and were cutting the meat with a basic steak knife, primitive but fine, no big deal, sadly it was all just beef and basically nothing else, about 20 people came including some of the hotel staff which were fun. 1 head of lettuce, 1 tomato and 1 onion was supposed to be enough salad for the group. No oil or vinegar or none that I could see. No one seemed in charge.

1 gal came who was a vegetarian from NY. It took some time for them to gather enough cups to drink our wine 90% were coffee cups. The first of the meat was ready by around 11 pm by then the group was drunk which was fine. The vegetarian gal left.
There were a few buns to have the meat with but no butter or anything else, I would expect a bit more professional service and basic tools to eat a meal with, hardly anyone had a plate, basically they would put meat on a plate and let everyone do finger food. While the meat was very good we ended up leaving early as there was no dessert or anything else. We were told it would start around 8pm, no big deal but waiting to 11pm is a bit much when you are starved and thinking around 8 is when you will at least get a bite of something, enough about the BBQ
The hostel is in a very good location, reasonably clean and good sized general area for all to gather, with 3 TV's and several couches, also you can buy booze there.
Can't comment on the dorm rooms but if you want a private room where you want to hang out in the room and need a place for a laptop etc you may find these rooms too small.
internet was ok but did require giving your email address to some system which we have never had before, it worked fine once we got that figured out.

We ended up moving to Boco Rooms about 5 minutes by taxi, which turned out to be a great change, room was double the size and for around the same price. Great service, in the end we were delighted about the change and our decision. It ended up being closer to the action and shopping etc, 4 restaurants within 1 block, some top rated

A tip about booking online if you choose hostelworld be care full about how many people you put in the initial booking when filling out the online form, it was our first time with hostelworld, when we got to the hostel the price was double of what it said online, in the end we got that corrected. Probably better to use Booking.com or call the hostel direct. USA funds will get you a discount and also eliminate any tax so that can be a huge savings

I am not happy to inform others but the NY vegetarian gal emailed us the next day letting us know she was ok as she left alone. We kinda hit it off with her, an interesting artist.
Sadly Someone probably another traveller had stolen her laptop, she was staying in a dorm room.
Guessing our experience was different from most who are looking for a private room
The manager of this hostel is a professional and dealt with the issue to our satisfaction.
All the best to fellow travellers

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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EcoPampaHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Eco Pampa Hostel, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Hello Alex!

Thank you for your opinion and comments of your stay. We are always ready to change the things to make more confortable and memorable the travel for our guests.

We hope to see you soon.

Best wishes.

Greetings.
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Well located in the heart of Palermo, the hostel has a very friendly staff and comfortable accomadations. Surrond the hostel you will find the best clubs and restaurants in town. Twenty minutes walking and you will be in the Outlet's street where you will find the best bargains.
Inexpensive and woth the money.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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EcoPampaHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Eco Pampa Hostel, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
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Hola Fernando!

Muchas gracias por tu comentario y observaciones.

Esperamos verte pronto nuevamente.

Saludos!
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I always think the staff can make or break a hostel and the staff at Eco Pampa were excellent, they directed us to local restaurants, evenings out and day trips with no pressure to book things through them. The rooms were cleaned every day and were comfortable. Lovely location, felt very safe staying here.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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EcoPampaHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Eco Pampa Hostel, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Dear Guest,
We appreciate your review.
We regret that you could not enjoy your stay with us.
In general ,the atmosphere in the hostel is quiet. If there is music and people gathered it´s in our lobby (at the ground floor),specially equipped for that.
If there was noise at night in the rooms area ( first and second floor) may be due to other guests.
Our staff is always available for ask for silence if it is necesary.
Anyway,thank you for your observation,we would like to receive you again and improve your experience with us.

Best regards,
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is a place i loved while saying in buenos aires.
staff is lovely and lodge lovely.
it is placed in palermo barrio, and a little walk from cortazar square.
rooms are ok and bathroom clean. yes there r ladders for the rooms, but it is an old building and there is no option.
it deserve a stay,.

Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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EcoPampaHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Eco Pampa Hostel, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Hello Steven!

It's good to know that you feel like home. It's really confortable for us and we still working in that way.

We would like to see you again.

Greetings!
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Property: Eco Pampa Hostel
Address: Calle Guatemala 4778, Buenos Aires C1425BUN, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #60 of 457 Speciality Lodging in Buenos Aires
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Hotel Class:2 star — Eco Pampa Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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