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Reviews of Downtown Mate Hostel

Hostel | Rivadavia 1181, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1033

76.0% Overall Rating

70 out of 118 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/12/2012)

Karan Mahisuri thinks…

"Pros: Feels more like a house than hostel, mostly south american ppl, friendly atmosphere. Good spot from which to explore BA"

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Facilities

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 25.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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76.0%

Overall Rating

70 out of 118 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Downtown Mate Hostel'

Atmosphere
62.4%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
68.8%
Cleanliness
75.2%
Staff
78.4%
Value
77.6%
Safety
77.6%
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71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Karan Mahisuri

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2012 Karan would recommend this property

Liked: Pros: Feels more like a house than hostel, mostly south american ppl, friendly atmosphere. Good spot from which to explore BA

Disliked: Cons: Facilities aren't great, can get hot with a lack of good fans

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Alina Kalinchenko

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 December 2012

Liked: Location is very central, in quite a safe area. Hostels offers moderate comfort for a reasonable price, that is ok if you stay there for one night as we did. If you plan to hang in BA for longer - better choose smth else.

Disliked: Furniture and facilities are quite old and shabby, though everything is clean. Locker of the room door doesn't seem safe and trustfull.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 December 2012

Liked: The cleaning lady made a lot of efforts for keeping the hostel really clean. The hostel is very well placed. The breakfast is really good with local pastrys

Disliked: They make you pay in dollars, if you want to pay in pesos the rate is really bad, 1.2 pesos more for each dollar compared to google rate. Not only that, but they give you the change back in pesos instead of dollars, and in that case they try to apply a lower rate. Be careful when paying and calcuate everything. They have no Buenos Aires map and they only say to you that you can get one in the tourist office. Private room really noisy

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

Lewin Schmitt

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 September 2012 Lewin would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, especially the nice old cleaning lady was working all day long to offer a very nice and clean accommodation

Disliked: Some strange long-time-guests kept bothering us while we were around the kitchen.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 January 2012

Liked: Central location

Disliked: Staff was extremely unfriendly, they tried to make us pay the full sum (instead of 90%). When we declined because we had already paid 10% to hostelbookers the receptionist became very angry, even abusive, saying that he had nothing to do with hostelbookers and that we were being cheap for not just giving him the extra 10%. When we showed him the email of hostelbookers saying that we only needed to pay 90% he tried to make us pay extra because he felt the hostelbookers exchange rate for the dollar was not right (while in fact his rate was very unfavourable of course). Even calling the owner did not solve the issue, very bad experience!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free computers/WI-FI, helpful staff

Disliked: very basic breakfast, but not surprising at the price

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 December 2010

Liked: Safe building. Breakfast was ok and was served by a nice polite (cleaning?) lady.

Disliked: Was the only person staying at the hostel, so it wasn't very fun. The bathroom was being renovated at the time, so a bit noisy. The owner and his friends were the noisiest though from 10pm-3am, usually i wouldn't mind but i was really sick at the time and needed sleep.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Paul Hewitson

With my spouse / partner

14 October 2010 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Really good en-suite room. With the exception of one reception staff member, all other staff were helpful and pleasant.

Disliked: One certain staff member had an attitude and everything for him was a huge effort. On going water problems for upstairs rooms.

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

Customer review

02 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice enough hostel to crash at, given that there is so much to do in BA. Room was really hot though, and the fan was aimed at the door, so cooled nothing down.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Andreia Pedroso

17 October 2009 Andreia would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Andreia left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

24 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Warm hostel (visited in winter) with clean basic facilities. Kitchen is a bit pokey, but it's cheap so what more can you ask for. 6 bedroom dorm is very noisey as it's next to the common hang out room - if you're after sleep, book a room further down the hall.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

06 March 2009

Liked: price

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Bert Reniers

28 February 2009 Bert would recommend this property

Liked: The location, the price, basic breakfast and even a television in the room!

Disliked: Bert left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

13 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, 5mins walk to plaza de Mayo, very central. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

06 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

11 December 2008

Liked: The Location and the room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

02 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the free internet!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

maria valderez oliveira

27 August 2008 maria valderez would recommend this property

Liked: Good price and location. Frindliness and helpfulness.

Disliked: maria valderez left no negative feedback.

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

Liam Robbins

13 August 2008 Liam would recommend this property

Liked: the atmosphere was really good, very friendly and fun staff and guests. this is a party hostel and not the best for people who like lots of sleep, well as least before 4 or 5am. highly recommended

Disliked: Liam left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Rome Teepapal

10 August 2008 Rome would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location

Disliked: Rome left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

03 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location and price

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Rachel Forrest

14 May 2008 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: Nothing special, but no complaints. The central location is good, but there are no cheap places to eat nearby.

Disliked: Rachel left no negative feedback.

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

Renata Mota

30 April 2008 Renata would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, cheap, staff so friendly and people there are so nice!

Disliked: Renata left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

24 April 2008

Liked: The staff was really nice and the breakfast was really good!The weird thing was that we were there during a hold-up in the afternoon...! Safe... i dont know.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

ligia teixeira

20 April 2008 ligia would recommend this property

Liked: location,cleanliness,safety

Disliked: ligia left no negative feedback.