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Reviews of El Sol Hostel de Recoleta

Hostel | Marcelo T. de Alvear 1590, Piso 2, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1060

78.3% Overall Rating

20 out of 29 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/06/2014)

Jason Rebelo thinks…

"Well located and most of the staff were friendly, as in you could actually make friends with them."

Read all El Sol Hostel de Recoleta reviews

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Late check-out
  • Wake-up calls
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 20.74

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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78.3%

Overall Rating

20 out of 29 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'El Sol Hostel de Recoleta'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
66.4%
Cleanliness
64.0%
Staff
90.4%
Value
76.8%
Safety
85.6%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Jason Rebelo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2014 Jason would recommend this property

Liked: Well located and most of the staff were friendly, as in you could actually make friends with them.

Disliked: Beds could be better, not comfortable at all, and there were two (out of around 16) staff who were quite bad, one was creepy, and the other was rude and unhelpful.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2014

Liked: Was nice enough. Location is not bad, it's kind of inthe middle of all the tourist areas, so travel is required to get to all tourist spots, recoleta an the obelisk are walk able. As is San telmo, if you are up for a long walk.

Disliked: The room we were placed in as a private room was right next to the bar, with the only opening window onto the bar deck. Was not private at all! And the music was loud until at least midnight Everynight.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 September 2013

Liked: Good location, friendly staff, breakfast was fine.

Disliked: Very old building, not clean. Strange bathrooms (shower above the toilet).

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

Francesco Tranquillino

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 January 2013 Francesco would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: Francesco left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2013

Liked: nice party crowd, stylish property

Disliked: not clean at all, very bad/dirty facilities (vomit in the sink from the night before!) , poor heaters (cold)

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Gordon Carver

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 January 2013

Liked: Private rooms were basic, but cheap, so I guess you get what you pay for. Good wifi, works in rooms.

Disliked: Hard to locate, then even harder to enter and exit due to a very old door/intercom system. The managers (owners?) seemed snobbish and rude to anyone who didn't speak German it would seem. Breakfast was a joke. Food is fine, but no space to eat! Tiny room with a tiny tv and some stools.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and Julia, the super staff!

Disliked: Noise from the street

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

Bradley Howe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2013 Bradley would recommend this property

Liked: El Sol is in a fantastic location in downtown Buenos Aires and is a relaxed, friendly and welcoming home from home. I stayed for 16 nights and didn't want to leave so I altered my plans and stayed a few more nights.

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

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

daniel duarte

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2013 daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was great, staff very helpfull, great terrace on top.

Disliked: Nothing

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Amanda Isberg

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 December 2012

Liked: It has a lot of character and cute animals.

Disliked: The rooms were dirty and without ac. There are only 4 toilets in the whole place. People smoke in the courtyard just outside the dorms so the smoke easily goes into the room.

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

Nicholas Drushella

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 November 2012 Nicholas would recommend this property

Liked: It was a very convenient location, ideal for exploring the center, Recoleta, and Palermo. Buses and subway are nearby and several groceries stores make it nice for those on a budget. If youre looking for a great hostel in BA this is it.

Disliked: Kithcen isnt the biggest and the shower situation isnt fantastic but really hard to complain about much.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Lonneke van Duren

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 November 2012

Liked: Friendly staff and not too bad location.

Disliked: We were very disappointed in this hostel. There were not a lot of travellers and quite a few what appeared to be long term residents. The kitchen was never clean and we didn't dare use many cooking gear. We washed everything before we used it... Breakfast was nothing special and served in the "living room" which could only hold five persons. bathrooms included toilets next to or even in, the shower. All in all not a good experience and we wouldn't go back.

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

Todd Dorset

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2012

Liked: Handy to Central city

Disliked: Weird bathroom setup with shower spraying all over toilets and basin, recommend puting up a curtain around the shower and maybe some sort of raised edge so water doesnt go all over bathroom floor.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and a nice salsa concert at the first night. I enjoyed my stay.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Fraser Henderson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2012 Fraser would recommend this property

Liked: It's cleaned daily

Disliked: Nothing really its all good

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful and bilingual staff, HOSTEL CAT NAMED TAI, beautiful location, shower was fine, beds were comfy, free towel use, balcony outside our room, great location, close to food and bars.

Disliked: Basically everything was good. Walls are not soundproof, if that's important to you.

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

Jacobo Leen Jiménez

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 September 2012 Jacobo would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location and the staff was very helpful and friendly.

Disliked: The hostel is a little bit small.

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

Jacobo Leen Jiménez

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 September 2012 Jacobo would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location and the staff was very helpful and friendly.

Disliked: The hostel is a little bit small.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a cool building in a nice area of town. Easy place to hop on the subway (only 3 blocks away).

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Brenda Rodriguez

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

20 May 2012 Brenda would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty nice place for the price. Great staff and location!

Disliked: Brenda left no negative feedback.

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

Naomi Walker

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 May 2012 Naomi would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is in a lovely old building with plenty of character and a great outdoor bar. While I was there, they had some amazing live music going on which created an awesome atmosphere. The staff are super friendly, the place has a super chilled vibe and all the guests socialise together so it was perfect for me travelling alone as I met plenty of people to go on excursions etc.

Disliked: Lots of stairs!