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Reviews of Totem Hostel

Hostel | Lamadrid 2518, Mar del Plata, Argentina 7600

88.8% Overall Rating

42 out of 46 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/04/2014)

"Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms with comfortable breeds. Pool available and good bar service. Close to beach and shopping areas. Rooms located away from street so quiet."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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88.8%

Overall Rating

42 out of 46 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Totem Hostel'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
96.8%
Value
84.0%
Safety
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91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms with comfortable breeds. Pool available and good bar service. Close to beach and shopping areas. Rooms located away from street so quiet.

Disliked: Bathroom facilities are a bit odd with a shower being in very close proximity to toilet, basin etc. Trends to get everything a bit wet but still does its job.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

10 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Muy lindo hostel, habitaciones con baño privado, muy confortables y limpias. Salas comunes muy amplias. Lo recomiendo.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

sander lenders

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

18 December 2012 sander would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is realy friendly and the location is great. Also the wifi is available and not too slow.

Disliked: The kitchen is a bit small for having breakfast with 20 people. When the hostel gets full it feels a bit crowded. Also they charge money for using the pooltable, that is not nice.

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

gemma burnham

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 December 2012

Liked: The staff were nice and very helpful. It is pretty close to the beach, only 4 blocks (5-10 min walk). The beds were quite comfy and the sheets were clean.

Disliked: The bedroom smelled very fusty, as there were no windows to the outside, only to the hall so if you opened them you room was on display to everyone.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Mara Kosac

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing

09 December 2012

Liked: The people that work here are very friendly

Disliked: The hostel needs renewal!

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

Valentina Gorshunova

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing

20 February 2012 Valentina would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, good location

Disliked: Poor breakfast, bathroom amenities didn't function properly

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

06 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, really friendly staff that will help you with anything. The facilities are kind of old, and somewhat run down, but everything is actually pretty clean. Some of the rooms have really old school setups, with the shower and toilet about a foot away from eachother without any curtains and stuff, but this seems to be expected throughout Argentina...

Disliked: the bathrooms and the beds...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpfull and nice staff!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

07 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly staff who were great with advice and directions. Nice chilled atmosphere.

Disliked: I asked to change to the bigger dorm as the 4 bed one was tight on space and the shower soaked everything but they didn't mind me moving around and then everything was great.

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

Diego Londoño

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday

05 January 2012 Diego would recommend this property

Liked: The location and the friendliness of the staff

Disliked: The breakfast, and the property itself, I mean we didn't like the appearance of the place, it is an old place that doesn't have any to do with the appearance in the pictures. I. E. Exactly what I want to say is the place is nice but my suggestion is to upload pictures according to te reallity

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

Rease Kirchner

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

17 November 2011 Rease would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was so nice. They were closing for maintenance at the end of our stay but they staff allowed me to keep my things at the hostel til 10pm on my check out day just to be nice.

Disliked: Nothing comes to mind.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: almost everything

Disliked: no soap in bathroom

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet, nice roof patio

Disliked: No shower curtain

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

Mario Salvagno

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife

21 February 2011 Mario would recommend this property

Liked: The guy named Guido working at the night desk is a boss, he is very helpful and speaks near perfect English which is also pretty handy. They have their own little bar which is nice to be able to order a Litro whenever you feel like and they have a pool table as well.

Disliked: The beds aren't exactly like sleeping on a cloud, but honestly we've all slept on worse. The only other minor drawback was the bathroom situation. The shower was quite awkwardly positioned on the wall adjacent to where the toilet was, and whenever you showered water would get everywhere - making it a little annoying for the people after you who just needed to use the toilet. At the end of the day, it's still manageable though, it's a nice place overall.

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

geoffrey rimmer

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

15 February 2011 geoffrey would recommend this property

Liked: really great staff and not too far from the beach and the clubs. had a great stay and would definately recomend to others. its a nice quite place very great place to relax

Disliked: not a whole lot

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

26 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: freindly stuff

Disliked: -

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

Ashley Twamley

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2011 Ashley would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff. clean kitchen and bathrooms.

Disliked: atmosphere wasnt that great when we stayed there but just could have been bad luck

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and clean

Disliked: Nothing that I can think of.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 December 2010

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice, relaxed atmosphere.

Disliked: The cramped dorm without windows and the tiny bathroom without a separate shower.

100.0%
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Greg Colquhoun

With friends / other travellers

30 November 2010 Greg would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely friendly couple running the place, super helpfuladvice with the city.

Disliked: Greg left no negative feedback.

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

Milena Davidson - Levine

With friends / other travellers

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

22 November 2010 Milena would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms, very accomodating and incredibly friendly staff.

Disliked: Milena left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

brendan payne

With friends / other travellers

21 November 2010 brendan would recommend this property

Liked: don´t let first mpressions fool you this place is great, very central and super great staff!!

Disliked: the mattresses were a litle bit no good, but not the worst!

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

Adam Sherman

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

02 November 2010 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best and friendliest staff I've ever met, great kitchen and great suggestions for what to do in Mar Del Plata.

Disliked: Shower was not as hot as it could've been and the water gets everywhere in the bathroom, but apparently it was only one week without good temperature water

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Relaxation/spa

18 July 2010

Liked: Quiet, close to the beach and various activities around the city. Staff were friendly, but the hostel didn't really offer any group activities so I could meet other travelers. :(

Disliked: Bathroom was small, shower, toilet, sink all within a closet sized space, no separation between shower and rest of bathroom. Lockers in room was also small, and the hostel didn't have locks to sell. Also had to pay 5 pesos for a towel. I've been to better and more fun hostels before.

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

LAURA BRYANS

20 June 2010 LAURA would recommend this property

Liked: Owners are so hospitable and welcoming and great advice on what to do. And you get dulce du leche for breakfast!! Kitchen and common areas spotless. Would definately recommend to others.

Disliked: LAURA left no negative feedback.