Play Hostel Arcos offers an innovative way of accomodation that includes new design and comfort in Buenos Aires.
It is located 15 min away from Buenos Aires downtown, in Palermo Soho, a neighbourhood full of cool designers, craftsmen, museums, fabulous restaurants, top bars and great nightlife, it is also close to public transportation.
The youth hostel is an old restored house with an stylish interior, nice furniture, modern lighting, bright colors, and a decoration that stands out any hostel in Buenos Aires.
Play Hostel Arcos has private bathrooms in most of rooms and lockers for every guest, as well as an open terrace and a big backyard to enjoy the many beautiful days Buenos Aires has to offer.
The Hostel also gives you the opportunity to surf the web through our in-house wireless network, watch a DVD in our movie room, or you can just relax and read a book in the common area.
The staff will provide you, with the best suggestion regarding activities in the city, places to visit and information about traveling outside Buenos Aires.
Great hostel for the price and location. Never too loud but plenty of social opportunities if you like. Camilla (the manager) was super sweet and helpful in finding me a bike to rent so I could bike up to Tigre without having to take a tour. Would definitely recommend.
Calculating with blue dollar rateI wanted to stay there for one night and I tried to find out how much it is if I will pay with Pesos but the communication was so bad and the opposite of transparent. They always told be it will be 22 $ but as I didn't have any $ they didn't want to tell me the Peso Price (they just said it's 22$+20%). When you pay by Cash (Peso) they take the blue dollar calculation (1 $ = 350 Pesos) which is not legal as far as I know. Further they charge you 20 % more for paying in Pesos. I can just recommend you paying with card and checking if your bank charge you the international peso ratio. As far as I know they would charge the official peso ratio 22$ x 180 Pesos on your credit card which could still end up cheaper then paying by cash.
Nice hostel with very attentive staff. I arrived late and was greeted nicely by staff and taken care of quickly. They offer many services to tourists. The location is great, close to a major avenue with lots of restaurants and shops and within walking distance to Jardin Botanico and Japanese Gardens.
Dirty facilities, they charge you $2.50 US dollars for a shower from the moment of checkout time. They forced us to pay it. The staff seemed uninterested, wouldn’t recommend given that its relatively so expensive. And Air Bnb or a different hostel would be way better
The experience as a whole was great! The room and bathroom were clean and aesthetically pleasing, the location is perfect with many things within walking distance, the staff was very kind and helpful, and in addition, spoke great English. They were able to give us information about local attractions and point us in the right direction for what we needed. The only issue we had was the temperatures during our winter stay were a bit cold, but the blankets on the bed were heavy enough, so it wasn’t much of an issue. Overall, I highly recommend.
The hostel is in a very nice spot, I stayed one night in a private room, shared bathroom. It had very old sheets and towels, the bathrooms had very poor cleaning, didn't feel comfortable at all. The price was high for this quality of service.