checked in late at night and went immediately to get into bed, as I was exhausted. a girl in my room gave me some mosquito repellent because she said there were bed bugs. i went to get money back and of course was not given money back. owner asked, "WHO TOLD YOU THERE WERE BED BUGS?? WHO SAID THAT!!" i´d think he would want to deal with the problem... guess he just wants to "shoot the messenger."
I've stayed in many a hostel throughout the world, and this place is probably lowest in the ranking. It's not horrible, but I basically felt that it was best to spend a little extra money to stay at a nice B&B with a shared bathroom. I had a 2 bed room and the beds were ok, but the carpet was dirty. The bathrooms are horrendous, and that's pretty much why I refused to stay there another night. They are all always wet all over to the point where I didn't bother bringing dry clothes into the bathroom with me to change into, I walked all the way down the hall from the bedroom and back in a bath towel - so much for modesty. When we told the guy at reception that we were not staying there a second night, he was PISSED. I can understand why, but really, he should have understood considering what shape the place is in. On the upside, we had our own air conditioning unit in the room, and it worked gooood. Basically, don't bother with the place.
My husband and I(30-26) booked a week at the Casa Fitz Roy based on the reviews on Tripadvisor.
We were delighted with pretty much everything about our stay there.
The staff speak english and they could not have been more welcoming, or more efficient and helpful towards us.
They were happy to recommend good restaurants in the area and on the morning we checked out, they asked what time our flight was - on hearing that it wasn't until that evening, they said we were welcome to leave our luggage at the hotel until later, if we wanted to spend a few more hours sightseeing before we left Buenos Aires.
The room we stayed in was exactly as described on the hostel's website. Clean, decor, nice cool old pine floor, wood beds with a firm mattress, reasonably priced and working heater/air conditioning.
The bathroom wasn't huge but it was modern, well equipped, the plumbing was modern, and spotlessly clean.
We were suprised by how quiet and peaceful the hostel was, considering it's right in the centre of Palermo.
But we didn't hear any street noise or traffic at all from our room and it was very easy to sleep at night.
We were about 10 mins by metro from the city centre.
Breakfast was served in the dining area . It's self service, apart from coffee/tea/milk/mate, they also had fresh pastries and croissants, toasts, butter, dulce de leche.
You can use an iron and ironing board belonging to the hostel. Little touches like free internet /Wifi ,free inc telephones from europa, for guests .
As the hotel's right in the middle of town(not downtown), it's perfectly located for sightseeing.
Our argentinian family said we couldn't have picked a better hostel, and we agreed
Would definitely reccomend
I don't see how anybody could have possibly rated this place excellent. I don't know where to begin. Check-in was fine and it's great that there are 2 computers. That's about where it ends. Nearly all the rooms have an adjoining room to a common room and the walls are paper thin. Our room was nearest to the outdoor patio, but furthest away from the front door. The door to the patio was SO loud that it woke us up everytime anybody opened or closed the door. The other guests were not very friendly (I tried to smile and say 'hello', but everyone just kind of lowered their heads when I walked past) and people were talking at all hours. The room was so drabby and the bathrooms were small and disgusting. We tried to go to bed around 12:30 am, but people kept going in and out of the patio and were talking loudly, plus I smelled cigarette smoke around 1:30 am, which creeps into the rooms from the common areas/patio. Also, the front door buzzer is pretty loud and I could hear it from our room. People were awake and talking in the common areas around 7:30 am, so we slept maybe 5 hours. Neither my husband or I took showers there, so when we woke up, we took one look at the disgusting breakfast, then checked out. You couldn't pay me enough to return.
what a gem
a small hostel, extremely friendly and helpful. they have a london number friends and family can ring to talk to you at london rates. 10us a bed in a dorm. also has double rooms for 30 us - per room. warm in winter. free use of internet. can store luggage whilst you go off exploring the rest of the country. location good too.