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Ideal Social Hostel
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

This was the biggest hostel I stayed in while in South America and is the place where I met the most people and made the best friends. Breakfast was DELICIOUS! Dorms were clean and well ventilated. Storage with locks as well. Showers were basic but good, TV area and the Tango lessons downstairs were awesome. FANTASTIC location, close to everything.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Bekah23
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Brian S, Gerente at Ideal Social Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2014

Thank you very much for your comment and for the time spent in doing so. We know that time is worth a lot for everyone and you have spent this we appreciate heart.
Thank you for helping us improve and also for recommending.

regards
The Ideal Hostel rquipo

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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 reviewResponded 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.

regards
The team Ideal Social Hostel

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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 reviewResponded 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
3  Thank Douglas H
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IdealSocialHostel, Gerente at Ideal Social Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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