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Reviews of Ostinatto Hostel

Hostel | Chile 680, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina C1098 AAN

88.7% Overall Rating

84 out of 91 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/07/2014)

"Really good vibe. The hostel staff are really helpful . The room we stayed in offered excellent value for money too with everything and more in our room. Couch, games crockery, microwave and an excellent shower. And...…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 22.02
  • Towel USD 1.84

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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88.7%

Overall Rating

84 out of 91 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Ostinatto Hostel'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
93.6%
Value
90.4%
Safety
91.2%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

31 October 2011

Liked: Chilled out, nice kitchen area, clean bedrooms with nice balconies, good showers. Breakfast better than average. Friendly and helpful reception staff.

Disliked: Internet was hardly ever working - 1 out of 3 computers worked and wi-fi was on-and-off. Bar opening hours seemed to be at the whim of the staff - e.g. it was closed until midnight on a Saturday! Some reception staff felt the need to play their own music loudly at the same time as the bar was playing different music - headache city! Toilet roll always ran out!

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Katie Hunter

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2011 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: Ostinatto has the feel of a boutique hotel, with a minimalist, clean interior and beautiful terraces (not to mention a really cool old school elevator). The staff is very friendly and helpful when it comes to giving directions and suggestions on what to do and see, and the bar and dining room provide a great place to meet other backpackers, who, during my stay, ranged greatly in age and nationality.

Disliked: Unlike many other hostels in BA, Ostinatto doesn't offer airport transfers via shuttle. The hostel is also a bit more expensive than other places that offer comparable activities and services. Yet its prime location and super nice facilities were, in my opinion, worth the extra few pesos.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jacqueline Schols

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 August 2011 Jacqueline would recommend this property

Liked: the atmosphere, the location and the activity's

Disliked: during the day it's pretty noisy

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

udesh naidoo

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

23 July 2011 udesh would recommend this property

Liked: The location and the rooms and services on offer.

Disliked: .

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel in the San Telmo district - nice large building that has been converted. Very clean bathrooms & large rooms.Good breakfast and ample kitchen for a city hostel. Did the La Boca tour with Anita, very good, worth doing.

Disliked: Internet did not work most of the time and the hostel seemed to do little about this. A little thing but frustrating when you are staying a week. Street can be quiet at night but we encountered no problems. Bar in hostel was cool but quiet as off season. Some events did not happen as advertised - e.g. Asado on our 1st night

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great spot with easy access to buses, trains and the city centres attractions. Great kitchen and dining area, with clean kitchen.

Disliked: Nil

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice hostel with spacious dorms, nice kitchen, nice common areas. I really like the balconys in the dorms

Disliked: The bathrooms were very wet and I really don't like that everyone in the halls can see into the bathrooms, they're not very private.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very chilled. Friendly staff.

Disliked: The lift was kind Of annoying and the breakfasts could have been a bit nicer.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty awesome hostel - amazing building, we stayed in a six bed dorm with balcony which was really light and airy. Everything was really clean, including the bathrooms. The old lift is amazing! Roof terrace is small but nice. The kitchen is pretty well stocked and a good size, and common areas are great. The bar is awesome - cheap drinks and a good place to meet people. The hostel is big enough that you can have a good time in the bar and go out, or stay in and a have a good night's sleep, away from the noise. Staff are great, will help you with anything and free lessons are provided throughout the week - tango, tai chi, yoga, as well as free walking tours.

Disliked: Drawback to the room was a busy road and too much light in the morning! Location is a bit sketchy in the night but the staff can direct you where to go, which streets to stick to etc. Having also stayed in Palermo, San Telmo is definitely recommended - so much character and an amazing Sunday market!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location in San Telmo, close to everything. Good breakfast with big choice of fruits, cereales and bread. Nice roof terrace and big room with balcony. Lots of activities suggested by the hostel.

Disliked: Impossible to get any kind of intimacy, mixed dorms, mixed toilets with a window to the central hall as wall.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ceri Davies

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 February 2011 Ceri would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were super friendly and the hostel had a really nice atmosphere to it. Overall one of the best hostels I've stayed in since I've been in South America, and a great place to meet people. I booked for 2 nights and ended up staying a week.

Disliked: Some of the cooking utensils could do with an upgrade.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good vibe, good facilities, good location, and great ppl. the 8 bed dorms are the best rooms

Disliked: too many stairs!! pillows arent great, rooms without balconies are v hot and stuffy

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel! Really big and airy! 6 bed dorm has lots of room and balcony. Really good equiped kitchen and lots of space. Good bar. The staff are really friendly and helpful. Excellent location for central BA.

Disliked: nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location & friendly staff. Big lockers in the rooms which is always good & the breakfast is pretty decent. Beer on tap was a definite plus.

Disliked: The bunk beds are really bad, very awkward climb to the top one which is not pleasant when you're getting in after a few jars.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Kitchen was great, bar was good, location was very handy to everything

Disliked: The showers were dangerous!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

27 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ostinatto has one of the better breakfasts that I've encountered at hostels thus far. The location is convenient for walking to many attractions, but at night it is kind of sketchy. The staff is very nice and helpful, but the showers could be a little better.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

02 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff really friendly and helpful, great place to meet people, and a yummy brekkie!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Femke Jansen

22 March 2010 Femke would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is great, facilities are great, really loved this place. Unfortunately about 4 people were robbed in the same day, right outside the hostel (or a few blocks away), but that seems to be an incident, since the neighbourhood is quite safe and there havent been any robberies or anything alike on other days. Would def. recommend this place!

Disliked: Femke left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

30 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice place to stay in B.A with very hepfull staff.Nice activities all the week like barbecue and tango course!!!Very good moment there

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

09 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: located in a good area, plenty of restaurants, bars around. Hostel is in good condition, with good facilities and plenty of information on what to do in Buenos Aires, staff also very helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

03 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is an amazing hostel! Free Yoga and Tango lessons. Very clean rooms, cheap bar, and also very new. Staff is very helpfull, especially Jorge. On top, a very cool bbq place with a great view! Best place in BA

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

27 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: had a nice intimate family vibe. staff were friendly and very helpful. i was very comfortable there.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

17 January 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

16 March 2008

Liked: nice building 3 internet computers

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

11 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bar downstairs is fabulous & they do a good meal, don´t know why the hostel doesn´t promote it at all

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.