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“Be careful how you book” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Areco Hostel

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Areco Hostel
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“Be careful how you book”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

A good location on a lovely tree filled square, plus a very pleasant and peaceful garden at the back. Breakfast OK if you like toast and instant coffee. Staff pleasant and friendly.
BUT if you book online be sure to book in Argentine pesos. We booked with US$ showing on the site never thinking it would matter as Areco say they only accept payment in local curency, and we knew the peso price. The booking site the peso price to US$ at the official rate, but Areco insisted on converting it back at the black market rate, rather than just charging us the peso price, adding 86 pesos a night to our bill. They would not budge on this even when shown the price in pesos. BEWARE! Book in Pesos. (see photo of bill for 5 nights in private room with shared bathroom at off season rate. Should have been less than 1400 pesos)
Probably would have scored higher but for this, though beds a bit sad.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ArecoHostel, Manager at Areco Hostel, responded to this review, 26 April 2013
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hola ian, como te explique en el hostel, el precio es en dolares o en pesos, lo podes pagar en lo que vos elijas, vos pagaste lo que decia en dolares la facturacion de booking por decisión tuya, si querias pagar en pesos se multiplica por 7 en el hostel. es decir 1 dolar equivalen a 7 pesos argentinos, no a 5 como vos querias, ya que a ese precio el dolar no se consigue.
deberias a ver confirmado el precio por mail antes de venir o hacer la reserva directa en pesos desde nuestra web. www.arecohostel.com.ar

saludos, Areco Hostel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

The best location, right on the square and close to shops, restaurants, etc. We stayed in a lovely, big, airy room at the front with a view across the square. Everything was very clean and tidy. Breakfast was simple and gave us a chance to meet other guests. Very friendly welcome - would recommend!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Areco Hostel

Property: Areco Hostel
Address: Calle R D Arellano 121, San Antonio de Areco B2760AEC, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Central Argentina > Province of Buenos Aires > San Antonio de Areco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 23 Speciality Lodging in San Antonio de Areco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Areco Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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