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Ideal Social Hostel
Kingston Beach
1 review
“Good central location”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Hostel is in a good location and is pretty clean. Breakfast is OK but is pretty basic. Annoying thing is having to register to use the internet, then constantly having to sign in again and again in the middle of using it. Staff could have a better knowledge of things to do in the city.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brian S, Gerente at Ideal Social Hostel, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Thank you very much for your comment, we know how important is your time. It helpsus to know what we do well and what we need to improve.
We hope to see you again on your next visit to Buenos Aires.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013

few metters from the obelisco, with Carrefour shop in the next door, and very close from the subway. The break fast was a little poor, but had a dellicius "Dolce de Lecche" that I loved. Good price, that aceept payments in USD, € and BRL.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brian S, Gerente at Ideal Social Hostel, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Thank you very much for your comment, it helps us improve and we are pleased by what we do well.
We hope to meet you on your next visit to Buenos Aires.

regards
The team Ideal Social Hostel
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Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

I have made a reservation on May for 6 people to stay 5 nights in September, but the night before my trip I sent and email to confirm, but the reservation did not exist anymore! I had to look for another Hostel in a rush. Stay away from this place...

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Douglas H
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IdealSocialHostel, Gerente at Ideal Social Hostel, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Dear,
You received 3 emails from our reception to confirm your reservation. In this email we ask for your arrival time and also the details of the reservation.
In the confirmation email explains that the passenger must report his arrival time as a way to reconfirm the reservation.

We are sorry, but Buenos Aires is a very busy city and it is important not to wait until the last moment to confirm your reservation.

Best regards,

The Ideal Hostel Management.
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Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We've been staying at ideal social several times so we can make a pretty accurate review of the place. Great location, clean for the price you pay, and nice and friendly cleaning staff are the main positive points. Moreover they do make prices with get south or others promotional vouchers.

So why such a bad rating? The staff... Not friendly (at the exception of one but can't make out the name, he's kinda new so I guess he'll become like te rest of the others) to say the least. Everything we ask seems to cost them really bad. Can't even call you a cab saturday morning at 10AM. Put the music at a high volume really late (the hostel policy clearly states that they have the right to throw out anyone who doesn't respect sleeping hours from 12AM to 8AM) and sing to it loudly. You'd think it's for socializing but you realize quickly that's a staff party.

Even if you try hard (really hard) to socialize with them it still doesn't work, and they simply look at you scornfully. Needless to say it's not a language barrier issue because we speak spanish perfectly. If you wanna spend one night it's all good if you're lucky enough to get some sleep (forget the week-ends). Otherwise try to find another place.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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IdealSocialHostel, Gerente at Ideal Social Hostel, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
As we aim to improve, we always take the positive comments as well as negative. We know that practice makes perfect.
We regret that your experience has not been as expected.
We put so much effort into our work but we understand that we will not always achieve the desired result.
We feel obliged to disagree with your opinion about the staff, as we are known for our willingness and warmth. This is not to say that your opinion is false, but we can not consider the exception as the rule.
We believe that your score is exaggerated, because our job is to many of the positive aspects you remarks at the beginning of his critique.

We send a greeting.
Social Ideal Team
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Bogota, Colombia
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Es un buen sitio y esta bien ubicado para los sitios de interes, tuve un problema con el pago con tarjeta y no se pudo solucionar, pero esos percances suelen pasar, pero debe existir un plan B, lo recomiendo ya que puedes interacturar personada de diferentes nacionalidades, el costo de las habitaciones es asequible.

Recomendado.

This is a good place, its located a perfect area around interesting and famous places when u can go so easy, otherwise I had a problem with the card payment because the system was freezing but they waiting if it work up well but it wasn´t, I know that problem where ever u are is very common .I recommend this place where you can find different nationalities, comfort and room price is affordable,all in one place,

Enjoy your stay////

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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IdealSocialHostel, Director Comercial at Ideal Social Hostel, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Google Translation
Hola, muchas gracias por tu comentario y tu buena predisposición.
Lamentamos los inconvenientes con la tarjeta. Ya lo hemos solucionado.
Te mandamos un cálido saludo y te esperamos nuevamente en Buenos Aires.
Saludos,
El equipo de Ideal Hostel.
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Targu Mures, Romania
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We stayed at Ideal Social hostel only for one night and we got the double room with bunk beds, which wasn´t perfect, but we didn´t have a reservation, we just showed up so it was fine. It is perfectly located if you want to stay in the city center, about 2 blocks away from el Obelisco and quite short walks to Puerto Madero, San Telmo, La Boca (around 30 minutes for us). The staff is extremely nice, helpful, they recommend everything you need and they are very approachable. But the room we stayed in was very small.. it´s what we didn´t like.. All in all, good value and nice breakfast with fruit, bread, spreads like butter, dulce de leche, milk and coffee.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Diana B
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IdealSocialHostel, Director Comercial at Ideal Social Hostel, responded to this review, 11 June 2013
Thank you very much for your comment Diana.
We have double rooms with more amenities than you had access. We have double rooms with balcony and double bed. But unfortunately, we have few rooms with these comodiades. We appreciate your favorable opinion, you've been very kind.
Next time, you can make a reservation writing to reservas@idealsocialhostel.com
See you again.
regards
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2013

I stayed at this hostel with 2 friends for almost a month. It's a great hostel, and is way bigger than it looks from the outside. The breakfast is awesome - if you're nice to the staff they give you bigger portions of dulce de leche :)
All the staff were super-friendly and took the trouble to make our stay comfortable. The beds were comfortable, though the rooms can get noisy at night as the bar plays music constantly. But don't let this put you off, because half the time you'll be the ones dancing until 6am in your bare feet in the bar!
The hostel is in the centre of the city, so it's close to everything you could possibly need. Only a 20 min walk to San Telmo.
Only cons would be the kitchens - they get busy at night with everyone trying to cook dinner and don't really have enough equipment for everyone to use. But apart from this I would rate this hostel highly, it contributed to making our trip to BA amazing!

Room Tip: Don't get the 12-bed dorm above the bar if you want a good sleep
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Brian S, Director of Sales at Ideal Social Hostel, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
HI Hotchtravels, thanks for your nice comment. It makes us very happy to know that we helped you to spend a lovely holiday in Buenos Aires.
Following your suggestion, we have decided to upgrade our facilities and our new kitchen will be ready soon.
We send you warm regards on behalf of Ideal Social Hostel staff.
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Property: Ideal Social Hostel
Address: Suipacha 362, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Nicolas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 459 Speciality Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in the city center, close to all subways and buses. We offer a free night every 4 nights, continental breakfast and free wireless internet in the rooms and shared areas. We have two kitchens, patio with grill and give free Tango classes in our Bar. ... more   less 
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