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Hostelz.com's Review
Buenos Aires is an amazing city and few leave without being completely enamored with the architecture and culture; HI - Buenos Aires - HI Milhouse Hostel, though, is the jewel in the crown. It's clean, new, with great people, and excellently organised -- look no further to enjoy the best of this unique city.

The Location

Down a side street off Avenida 9 de Julio, the hostel is a ten-minute walk to the city centre attractions and five minutes' walk to the subway station should you wish to go further afield. The area is abundant with cafes and restaurants catering for all budgets.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms are a mixture of six- or eight-bed rooms with huge cages for lockers that will be able to house even the largest backpacks. The bathrooms are with the dorms and are adequate, although they do get dirty by the end of the day due to frequently being used.

Common Spaces

Comfy leather couches line the downstairs communal area, overlooking the pool table and well stocked bar. The bar becomes the focal point of an evening when guests gather around for happy hour. The kitchen facilities, however, are quite poor with an insufficient number of pans/plates to cater for all the guests.

On reception, staff are keen to offer ideas of things to see and do in the city, and for a small fee you can take part in one of the daily walking tours, where a member of staff will show you the highlights of one of the districts of the city.

As a guest of Milhouse Avenue you are welcome to use the facilities at its sister hostel only ten minutes' walk away. Both hostels take turns to host the nightly party and for a price the hostel arranges shuttle buses to a different nightclub each evening.

Summary

Every so often when traveling, you find a hostel that just does it right. This is undoubtedly a professional business, run by people who know how to cater to the needs of backpackers. You will have heard the name from fellow travelers throughout your time on the road. Now it's your opportunity to add your experiences to the conversation -- just hope you can remember them!

by Elgrumpygringo
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
April 2013

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Milhouse Hipo Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
2   Smoke Rooms and bathrooms are fabulous. However, the common areas were so full of smoke that I got sick. Smallest kitchen ever. There were four forks, three knives and four plates for one hundred-fifty-five people to share. Lots of activities, but some of the staff were a bit rude. Wouldn't recommend this place to a nonsmoker.  , USA ()
3  Kindergarten. Average age is about seventeen to twenty-three, mental age younger. If that's you and its your first time outta home, go for it! Spring break americans, and lots of other kids. Also a major money-making operation. McHostal is right!  , Irish ()
1  I stayed here twice in September 2006 and some of the staff on both occasions were as anal as they could be. The place seems to be taken over by large traveling groups and that makes it difficult as an independent solo traveler to get to know people. Definitely didn't live up to the hype it had been given for me.  ()
1  Whatever people say about this hostel, the advantages are outweighed by the anal rules. The rude staff will help you with nothing and treat the guests like children. Do not stay here.  ()
2  although is in the center, I think it's noisy (it's beside a sex cinema, drunk people that get into the room at 7 a.m. talking), there's so much people smoking in the common area -- disgusting -- and the staff seems only concerned about european people that spend a lot of money with beer.  ()
4  This hostel was good fun a great place to go if u are travelling by yourself as you meet lots of people. The hostel is kept very well & the dorms are a little small but the private rooms are great & spacious.  ()
2  This McHostel is all right if you're into getting drunk every night, etc. If you're in BA for a long time, you might check it out for a couple days, just because it's become such an institution. But I wouldn't recommend it generally — you feel like you're in an American college dorm or something, certainly not what I came to South America for. BA has a lot of great stuff to offer; these people have finely crafted the art of taking money from masses of European and American party-ers.  ()
3  Nice and centric and all, but so much alcohol that you almost always wakes up by people shouting or vomiting or tossing waste baskets.  ()

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