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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We really liked our stay at Art Factory Hostel, the staff is friendly, breakfast was okay, the room was clean. The area is great, very colorful and interesting. Dont miss the big sunday marked in San Telmo. And watch out for thieves there, they are quite focused on tourists...

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Due to our flight being cancelled out of Chicago, we missed our stay at Art Factory - however after 3 days of travelling and the prospect of 20 hours on a bus that evening I got in touch. They said to turn up and they would see what they could do. The guy on reception was extremely sympathetic to our...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 20 August 2015

A good hostal but you must not be afraid of dirty/cold showers. I've seen a better service but it remains quite OK. According to me, the rooftop and the customers are the main appreciable points of the hostal.

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JuanDaytripper, Gerente at Art Factory Hostel, responded to this review

hola! thank you for your review! "cold/dirty showers", really ?? Cleanliness for us is a priority and most reviews put it in the "pro column" when talking about Art Factory. Anyway, we say sorry and hope that if eventually there was a "dirty shower" you understand that many people stay here and not all of them are always clean ;)...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This is a clean hostel that offers everything you could need. The front desk was extremely helpful and was able to exchange our US dollars for us. The breakfast was nicely done. It was very close to the Sunday flea market that was a must do! We felt very safe in this hostel.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 20 August 2015

And I'll be here for few more nights! and so far so good!!! The staff is always very friendly and helpful. Thank you Diego, Saulo and Danny. The hostel itself is comfortable, good location, clean rooms and bathrooms also plenty social areas to meet with other travelers.

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Reviewed 19 August 2015

This was my first time ever staying at a hostel, and I was a bit nervous on what to expect upon my arrival. When I arrived to check in at the front desk, the staff was very nice. He offered a lot of useful information, tips and recommendations. I stayed in a female room of 4 beds.Rooms were clean. My...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

The location of the hostel is very good. Close to an important metro station and walking distance from the botanical garden. The bathrooms could be cleaner, but very acceptable for hostel standards. The hostel is very big so can feel impersonal at times, but there are big social areas so you can meet people. The breakfast is good, with some...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We stayed in Art Factory/Palermo there seem to be other branch in San telmo, Palermo branch is good for restaurants bars,San telmo is good for city centre activities The staff is very helpful,especially in reseption desk (Tania), shower are nice and clean breakfast is not bad with scrumbled eggs :) Shared kichen allways smell like a restaurant definetely needs air...

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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

First of all, my first night experience is completely different of my last night experience :) for a fast summary read the pro and cons. First night: aweful! Last three nights: fine! When we arrived on a saturday night, we got dorm number 1. This is located right next to the bar. No soundproof walls, a lot of drunken Argentinians...

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Brazil
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Was in BA in start of July, when the weather was averaging from 10-15 degrees Celsius everyday. Was extremely happy with the well heated room. my room came with a strong heater and I was pleased with the hot showers too. Beds were made and rooms were cleaned everyday. Reception staff was also very knowledgeable and gave good recommendations on...

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Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Art Factory is a lively, affordable, fun and diverse hostel in the heart of the historic San Telmo neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina.We want to make you feel happy and enjoy one of the best kept secrets in the world: Buenos Aires!Our TOP FIVE features voted by our guests: 1) The staff!2) A huge and colorful old mansion with an elegant touch3) The best terrace in San Telmo4) The funkiest bar with friendly prices and daily events5) There’s art everywhere! Even in the kitchen and bathrooms!You can choose between private rooms with private or shared bathrooms and dorm rooms with 4, 6 or 8 beds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Art Factory Hostel

Address: Piedras 545 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Montserrat
Price Range: $16 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Art Factory Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Good for making new friends!”
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“The one with the little terrace!”
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