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.
We used the room for two people with a private bathroom. Although the facilities are old, everything was clean and tidy. The bathroom was very small and flooded. But to get out of trouble if you are in Buenos Aires, it is very well located and comfortable to sleep in.
29 of august, evening, girl at the reception1. She played loud electronic music at the reception after 11pm, even though their own rules state quiet hours from 11pm till 8am. When I asked her to put the music down, she said yes and ignored.2. Did not want to let me in, because they “don’t have space”. When I made a reservation in booking, the space magically appeared, though the girl told me that booking was wrong before I had made the reservationOther receptionists were very nice and friendly and the hostel was fine
The location is the best, the hostel itself is very clean, and the room is very comfortable. We had a private bathroom which we have no complaints about, there was hot water. They kept our bags for us since we arrived earlier and there were no problems. I recommend it!
Excellent value for money location, under one star because the bathroom is a bit deteriorated and the Wi-Fi did not reach the room (it was raining a lot but it cleared up and it was still not working) the location is optimal and the service offers what it promises, excellent tmb the mb equipped kitchen
"I was only one day on 08/09, a shared room (it was the only thing available) I had 3 super messy men, when I entered I saw clothes thrown all over the room and a bad smell. The bathroom was quite dirty, and unfortunately I could not sleep there It was uncomfortable for me that the 3 of them were in boxers and the smell of confinement made me look for my things and spend the night in the hall of the hostel until 07:30 a.m., when I left. You have to reserve a single room to avoid these inconveniences. The Excellent location and very friendly receptionists."
Excellent location. We booked a private room with a shared bathroom. The room is clean and the beds are comfortable.Good service at reception, very friendly.It does not have an elevator, it was tiring to carry the suitcases.The bathroom is very small, with a small shower and no place to hang a towel. At times there was little water pressure but it was always hotIn general everything was clean but not in depth.Internal patio for common use and terrace, it's a pity that being winter it cannot be used.The kitchen is quite equipped but small with little space and not very comfortable to sitIt is safe and there is a 24 hour receptionistI recommend it. I would stay there again
Great location. Friendly staff at the checkin. However it was very cold in Buenos Aires and the only way to get warm was to turn on the airconditioner that was so extremely dirty that we were afraid to turn it on - so we were freezing cold for two nights
Had a great time staying here. The staff was really nice and helpful 24/7. The area was close to everything you needed from food, parties, parks and nature. Chill around the hostel. Clean rooms, a bit small lockers but it was fine and comfy beds. Good value for the price!!
We had a bad experience at this place. Starting with most of the staff being really rude with us for no reason. Only the first two ladies that checked us in were nice all the time. The cleaning people were making rude comments about our country very loudly so we could hear them. The bathrooms are very small.
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.
-They apply their own change instead of the official one, if you ask why they answer that nobody uses the official. So do not withdraw cash to pay them or you will end up paying more or less double the price-Some members of the staff are incompetent: they assigned us the bed 3 and 5 probably without noting it. In the middle of the night at 4am they woke us up (as well as the whole room) asking our names because they assigned one of our bed to one guest arrived at that moment. They preferred to bother the whole room instead of finding another solution to the problem they caused-The common spaces are very limited especially the kitchen in which there is just one fridge for the whole hostel-Internet is poor: not working in the kitchen, bathrooms and especially rooms- Once you check out you are not allowed to use the kitchen if you want to cook you have to pay more- it was impossibile to reach my upper bed because the ladder was broken and too close to the lockers, I had to reach my bed from my girlfriend oneJust find another place because it is not worth the money
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.