We had a double room on the front of the property which was light and a good size with its own (small) shower and loo. Room was clean but very tired. The balcony on the front was brilliant for people watching. The guy on reception was helpful and the wifi worked well, but mainly just in the reception area. Kitchen for guests use which again was clean but very basic. Some of the equipment in the kitchen had seen better days. Breakfast was one of the most basic we had in the 4 weeks we stayed in Argentina but there was plenty of it. The location of this hostel is brilliant; very central just off the main square, round the corner from the impressive museum (please go!) and there's a big supermarket a few blocks away. We would stay here again, and thought that for the money, it was a fair price.
Stayed in the place for 3 nights and the experience was just OK. The bed was very uncomfortable and the room was quite dated. the place doesn't really have a common room though the kitchen kind of serves this purposes though If you're looking for a place to meet other travelllers then keep looking.
The breakfast (croissants, juice and coffee) was pretty standard fare for Argentina.
The thing that annoyed me about the place was the complete randomness of the pricing. They seem to want to charge the same price (roughly 200 pesos) for every room in the place regardless of its size. I know for a fact that there were several other travellers paying less for their rooms than I was but when I mentioned to the staff they simply came up with excuses like ""oh, they booked a month ago when the prices were lower". This was a complete lie I'd like to point out.
The location is about the only good thing about this place. Avoid any room near reception as they're very noisy.
NO RESPECT FOR YOU HERE.!!!
We are a couple. We made a reservation of a double bedroom with balcony. Two days later, when we arrived, the room was occupied and the manager explained that he didn't understand what room we wanted and offered a twin bedroom. We kind of believed him and we stayed. After two days, we left for a several days trip in the area and this time, fool of me, I paid for the reservation so the day we came back we would have the double bedroom with the balcony, as we wanted. This time, the manager, with my money in his pocket, saved for us an INTERNAL TWIN BEDROOM. We arrived at about 8 PM from the trip and the clerk on duty showed us our room. He didn't feel any need to explain; he just said that we could talk with the manager the day after. In the morning, the manager barely looked at us when we checked out. There's plenty of nice hostels in Salta. NEVER go to El Alcazar. Borgoña or Casa Hernandez are great places where they respect you and your money.
We stayed in this hostel for two nights, went on a roadtrip and came back for another night. During our roadtrip we could leave our backpacks in the deposit of the hostel. The first two nights we had a room in the front, which was quite spacious and had an old but clean bathroom. We made a reservation for a similar room in the front for the third night. However, upon our return at the hostel after our roadtrip it appeared that the room we reserved was given to someone else. We got a room at the back, which was very small, dark and had a dodgy bathroom. Breakfast is quite poor. The kitchen can be used to do your own cooking, although it is not very well equiped. The hostel is very well located in the centre of Salta.
Arrived in the magical Salta, during my long journey in the northern Argentina in may 2013, I accidentally found this central structure. The entrance staircase is a bit 'steep but the hotel is convenient, hospitable, clean, bright and cheerful. Double room with private bathroom seems alcalde's room: in two person the price is reasonable. I recommend it highly, especially need to stay for more than one night, seeing the many attractions and excursions that this beautiful town offers its own rich area. It's nice to be Alcalde of Salta for one night!¡Buen viaje!