We stayed at this hostel during our time in BA this past May. It had positives and negatives for a hostel.
Most of the staff was great. We especially liked Mathias and Coqui. They were a lot of help with restaurant recommendations, rides and advice. When something of mine was forgotten there they made sure that another American brought it home and mailed it to me. Very sweet.
The free wifi was very nice and they made sure it went over the whole building.
The breakfast wasn't fabulous, but it was good. We got good coffee, mate, bread and real butter.
The location was good. Palermo is a really fun neighborhood and we were right near the subway line.
The beds weren't bad.
The place felt very safe and they watched out luggage when we went on side trips to other parts of the country.
The bathrooms were ok but a little sketchy. The ones outside were a little cleaner but it was winter and cold out there. People tend to leave their shampoo bottles, soap etc and no one throws them away. You end up with loads of nearly empty bottles all over the place.
All the rooms are off the common living space. Therefore, it is never quiet. The guy who works the desk at night doesn't keep people quiet so we have to go out and growl at people to keep it down from 2 am on. The rooms have no outside windows or A/C (at least our double rooms didn't) so we had to leave the window above the door open so we wouldn't suffocate. That just made it even louder when all the drunks showed up after 2 am. The common space is treated as such so people feel free to bring out their stereos and fire up loud music right outside our rooms. This is annoying anytime of day. The walls are very thin and sound echoes a lot in the building.
Overall our experience was good because we met nice people and are pretty relaxed with our accommodation standards. However, if you are wanting to get to sleep a little earlier than the Argentinians, perhaps try a quieter place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Casa Fitz Roy is an early twentieth century colonial style house, recently refurbished, situated in Palermo Hollywood. Excellent access by train, underground and bus to the rest of the city.The House has 11 rooms (single, double, up to 4/6/8 people rooms with shared/priv bathrooms), family friendly rooms, with interconnecting doors. The common areas include a living room with comfortable sofas, a fireplace area, a covered patio and a sunny patio(outdoors). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Casa Fitz Roy Hotel Buenos Aires