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America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires is a really great hostel. It's modern, comfortable, upbeat, and social without being an entire train wreck that you find in some party hostels.
America deal Sur Hostel is located on a quiet street, approximately a ten-minute walk from the Independencia bus and train stations. There are two airports -- one is easy enough to get to and from on local transport, but the overseas international terminal is a little more difficult. Given the massive sprawl of Buenos Aires, nothing is close together, but many of the larger political monuments are within half an hour's walking from the hostel; for everywhere else, there is public transport.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel was originally structured as a hotel, so the rooms are nice, and each have their own bathroom with separate shower and toilet. These are well cleaned and the shower's hot water and pressure is awesome. There is a separate sink with mirror located outside of the locked areas, so you can always use the sink if the other areas are occupied.
The beds themselves are really comfortable with good quality mattresses and clean, pressed linen. Each of the dorm beds has an assigned locker to it that is large enough to store a medium-sized backpack if you provide your own lock.
As you enter the hostel into the giant reception area, this is where you will find majority of the people hanging out. The Wi-Fi is undoubtably better in the reception area than in some of the rooms upstairs where it is a bit patchy.
There are loads of couches and tables and chairs here for people to gather. The hostel serves beer from a fridge and will often have different activities going on every day of the week so that you can get yourself involved with meeting people and the local culture. Further out back, they have a patio area where you can sit outside. Sometimes they have live music playing here as well.
There is a guest kitchen that is modern, clean, and good for cooking in a city that can be quite expensive. Some of the pots and pans are a bit old and broken, but it's a matter of sorting through them to find the good ones.
In the basement, there is a television room with an absolutely lush couch on which to lounge and watch a movie or Netflix. They also have computers that are free to use if you don't have a device here too and larger lockers for storage of bags.
This is a highly recommended place to stay in Buenos Aires.
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Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on Feb 28, 2019
Location and Contact
• By subway: • Take Line C (Retiro to Independencia) and get off at the Independencia stop. • From Ezeiza International Airport: • We can book a taxi to be waiting for you at the airport with a trustable company we work with. The price is AR$ 23.000 including the waiting time, toll and taxes. • Alternately, there's a company called Manuel Tienda Leon (you'll see them after customs). • From Jorge Newbery Domestic Airport: • A taxi to our hostel will cost about AR$ 11.000. Alternately, take bus #45; it will leave you a block from the hostel. • From Retiro Bus Station: • A taxi will cost around AR$2.200. You can also get bus #9 - #10 or #152. By subway, take line C and get off at Independencia station. • Please print the map above to help you find your way. • PUBLIC TRANSPORTARION IS ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SUBE CARD