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Reviews of Reina Madre Hostel

Hostel | Dr. Tomás Manuel de Anchorena, 1118 Distrito Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1425

91.7% Overall Rating

129 out of 133 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/04/2015)

zoe milburn thinks…

"Friendly and helpful staff. Great place to relax after exploring busy Buenos Aires. Made good friends and had fun drinking on the roof."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 19.23
  • Luggage Room USD 1.10

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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91.7%

Overall Rating

129 out of 133 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Reina Madre Hostel'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
90.4%
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95.2%
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94.4%
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94.3%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is one of the best we´ve stayed in. Very clean, in safe neighbourhood, easy access to local transport, comfortable bed in double room, good breakfast (including cereal, toast, coffee, yoghurt, cake). The owners are very kind and helpful.

Disliked: Kitchen may be a bit small for the number of people staying there, but it was not really a problem. Also, if you want to meet other travellers, it´s probably not the best place to stay as most of the people staying in the hostel seem to be semi-permanent.

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They make you feel very welcomed and the staff is really helpful. Everything was clean, there were more than enough bathrooms for everybody. Although the Hostel was almost full the place didn't seem to be crowded as its common areas are quite big and it receives lots of sunshine and moonlight through its skylight. There were people from all around the world and they all were very helpful to us. Some were staying for days and some for longer periods.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good safe location, decent size rooms

Disliked: noise echo´s in building so can be very noisy. Is not a typical hostel, seemed more like a semi permanent place for south americans to live (no other english speaking people)

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, light, friendly, big kitchen

Disliked: i was shocked at the tightness of them asking 20 pesos payment to store our bags in their office room, i thought they were joking!

97.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The property is beautiful and it's in a nice neighborhood where you can get to everything via metro or bus or walking. There were a lot of bathrooms and everything was clean. There are quite a few students who stay there longterm so you feel like you are visiting friends who already know the ropes. You can have a beer on the roof, watch TV in the living room or just surf the web. They have everything you need. I would definitely recommend.

Disliked: Breakfast was just toast and yogurt, but that seems pretty typical in Argentinan hostels.

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Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

09 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: La atmosfera es muy muy buena!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Rita Kraner

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2012 Rita would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel. Very clean, gorgeous high ceilings that give the place a lot of character, a terrace, a balcony, nice common room, and the staff is super friendly especially Lucas who goes above and beyond to make you feel welcomed. The lockers are also much bigger than on average in BA hostels. A really nice option if you are not into a crazy party but want a relaxed atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing, I didn't meet as many people, but that just depends on the luck of the draw of the week.

82.9%
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Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very cute hostel. Lots of character. Love the high ceilings and airconditioning. Very big lockers were a plus. Loved that they provided filtered water!

Disliked: Breakfast was kinda lame. The fridges stunk! I don´t think they have ever been cleaned.

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lorelei carter

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2012 lorelei would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean rooms and more then enough showers for everyone who stays there - we have double room and it was great, especially with air con! Great Location with easy access to metro and shops.

Disliked: The Cat managed to open our window with his paw and climb in but it was more interesting to watch then a bad thing!

88.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

02 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are very helpful, facilities are good, plenty of shower/toilets, rooms have big lockers. More private rooms are spacious. Wifi. Air con in all rooms. Still can be noisy but quieter than the party hostels. Great location in a safe area. Good transport links.

Disliked: Less likely to meet people if you dont speak Spanish but youre in a Spanish speaking country of course. Courtyard area can make rooms noisy if someone's on their phone/skype. 10% added if you pay by credit card. Average breakfast.

82.9%
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colin goff

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 January 2012 colin would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, spacious room (the double room), close to transport links and nightlife, air-conditioning.

Disliked: Lacks a buzzy atmosphere most people keeping themselves to themselves. We Booked an additional night and were told this was fine, then told we'd have to move to a twin then the following day told we would have to move to a dorm, sonwere messed around a bit. The family that run the hostel were very apologetic and nice though.

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Sidney Marinho

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 January 2012 Sidney would recommend this property

Liked: Muitoooooo bom, 100% limpo e bem localizado entre as duas principais avenidas Cordoba e Sta Fe

Disliked: O cafe da manha nao chega ser ruim....è simples e basico, cafe c leite, iogurte, cereal e pao e quijo, poderiam melhorar com um bolinho etc...

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good staff nice, rooms with air-conditioning.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, lovely people, very enjoyable.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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augie peterson

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2012 augie would recommend this property

Liked: This is a wonderful hostel with air conditioning. You can not go wrong staying here. It is a lovely home to make yours.

Disliked: Breakfast is a little scant and is not maintained through out the breakfast period. Can be noisy at times with traffic and music so there is no quiet area.

85.7%
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Arman Sharif

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2012 Arman would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel in a good location, only a few minutes walk from Santa Fe and Agüero subte station. The hostel is clean, secure, has big lockers and excellent bathrooms. A lot of locals and South American travellers stay here. Alberto was very helpful. He speaks good English but wouldn't admit it. He gave me tips on local places and things to do.

Disliked: I received a very cold welcome from the lady who runs the place when I arrived. She looked suspicious of me for some reason and even questioned me a little bit. That was a bit odd and unpleasant after a 20h bus journey, but not a big deal. Breakfast wasn't so good.. If you stay in a dorm next to the reception, you will hear every conversation going on outside. It can be noisy.

94.3%
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Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really friendly and helpful and the location is superb - right in the heart of Palermo.

Disliked: While I was staying, a group of people were monopolising the single internet access computer, watching lengthy videos. This is more a matter of guest etiquette than for the hostel though!

97.1%
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Benjamin May

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 December 2011 Benjamin would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very helpful and the location is excellent.

Disliked: The structure of the building made it a little hard to sleep in...but with a determined effort you can overcome this

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Robert Logan

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 December 2011 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel had a very tranquil vibe and the owner, Alberto was so friendly, helping us get soccer tickets and other activities as well as being very patient with our Spanish. Bathrooms were super super clean!

Disliked: na

88.6%
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Ana Luiza Fernandes Furtado

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2011 Ana Luiza would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, staff really helpful, all bathrooms have their own shower, they are not that collective bathroom and are usually clean.

Disliked: The breakfast is really poor, just some bread and coffee.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Our room and bathrooms were very clean. The lockers in the room were super handy. Good firm mattresses. Lucas at the front desk is pretty helpful and gives good recommendations. and his parents (I think?) are quite nice as well. Had a very pleasant stay. It is a nice quiet place to sleep. Not much in the way of "fun" or tours. Its very secure as you have to buzz to get into the hostel and is located in a very safe area.

Disliked: Breakfast - only bread and coffee pretty much. Dulce de leche, croissants, or some fruits would be nice additions. And the step between the bathrooms and the courtyard is a bit dangerous! I tripped a few times. Just to clarify there is no real "bar" just a few beers in a fridge, and there is no restaurant or night club either. Internet is wi-fi only as their computer does not work. Location is safe but some-what expensive area to stay at.

88.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean and they provided a "homely" touch like the bed was made when checking in and towels were provided. I didn't eat it but the breakfast was served until 11:30 and also checkout was 11:30. I didn't have time but there was also a PS3 there.

Disliked: It was very quiet, the people that stay there are usually stayin for an extended period so less likely to go out a lot etc... If you want a party hostel don't stay here.

82.9%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owner was very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The mattress was hard as a rock.

97.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff extremely friendly and hekpful. Were interested in giving you advice on things to do and asking how you got on. Location was in a good area, very safe day and night. Rooms good size. There are quite a lot of long stay guests here but they are also very friendly. Great hostel would recommend it.

Disliked: nothing