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“Good hostel but bad staff” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostel Sol

Hostel Sol
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Hostel Sol
Ranked #428 of 450 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good hostel but bad staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

It is good value for the money - I only payed 40 Argentine pesos for a dorm. Despite that it is clean and it is nicely decorated with a lot of light, high ceilings, a good kitchen and a nice patio. The breakfast is bad: they serve Danish and coffee. The location is fine. It is central but at the end of the big avenue so it can be a sketchy at night. Unfortunately the staff is bad. When I stayed there two nights there were two employees. The guy receptionist was so slow that we were convinced that he was high. The girl receptionist is a bit more efficient but rude. Both couldn't help us with directions in the city so we asked the cleaning lady who is very nice and friendly. Most of the time the staff is on the computer, talking and seems generally annoyed with their job.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank mettefr89
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Danish first
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English first
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

The hostel people are really kindness
Good lounge
Great Kitchen
They have good housekeepers and with you need something you just have to ask =)
great Tango class =D

A nice and typical breakfast

so i have to come back =D

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Grasielle B
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Inexpensive compared to other hostels in BA, but it's cold, noisy at night, and in a fairly unsafe neighborhood. The breakfast was decent, and the showers were hot, but nothing was very clean or comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lpalmer1129
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New Delhi, India
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Hostel is very easy to find. After reaching the gate and ringing a few minutes we got access to enter the building. The owner sitting at the reception desk hadn’t noticed for about half an hour that we want to check-in and kept talking on the phone.
If don't care about details like toiled cleaned maniana (everyday maniana?) ;) it is good place to meet other backpackers and exchange experience. You would love this place if you like live concerts or loud music. If looking for tranquility you'd better find something else.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank traveladicted1975
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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134 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

Hello everybody!!!

I've stayed at the Hostel Sol last September. Just can say that I wish I could stay longer.

Economic and party hostel. The staff - I mean Johnny - is amazing! Great hospitality.

The social area is huge, it makes easier to meet people.

The bathrooms and the cleaning are not that amazing. But good enough.

At all I mean: If you're looking for hospitality, meet people and party, in an economic way - this is it.

The bad things: Doesn't worth to wake up for the breakfast.
There are Bad bugs - or anything similar - in the rooms.

Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Stavanger, Norway
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2010

We arrived late and after travelling all day we were looking forward to get some sleep. Unfortunately, the other guest (a group of 10-15 Argentines) decided to have a party till around 4am. No actions were taken by management even though we asked them to keep a bit quiet (even with earplugs we could hear the screaming, singing and shouting).

Do not get me wrong, I do like a party, but whan you run a hostel people rent a room to sleep in. If I want to party I go to a nightclub.. Right?

The rooms are oki, however, no windows and most of the rooms are facing the common area/bar.

We moved to a more quiet place the next day...

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank borte-bra
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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2010

It is not as bad as other reviewers say. I stayed there for a couple of weeks and I had a great time.
Good: Service personnel is excellent and fun, I had some great times with the people there! The location is pretty much in the center of everything, right off 9 de Julio.
I stayed in a 8 bed dorm first and then I moved to a 4 bed dorm. I would definitely recommend the 4 bed instead of the 8 bed one, the price difference is about $10 pesos a night. (I think?) and the 4 bed ones are pretty comfortable and spacious.
Bad:
the upstairs bathrooms need a little more attention, and there is no microwave in the kitchen so plan ahead if you want to cook your own food.
Be on the look-out at night because right behind it is Barrio Constitucion, a so-so area. I never had any problems or knew anybody who did though, just don't get on that side of the neighborhood.
There are no windows in most of the 4 bed and 8 bed dorms.
Its a great little place if you are looking for something cheap and comfortable enough.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jvln09
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Property: Hostel Sol
Address: Calle Lima 1169 | 9 de julio Av. y San Juan Av, Buenos Aires C1073AAW, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Amenities:
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Ranked #428 of 450 Hotels in Buenos Aires
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Number of rooms: 12
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