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Hotel Bolivar

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's start with the positives - it is located in a perfect place in the heart of San Telmo area and it has a nice patio where you can relax when the weather is nice. That would be it. Now the negatives. First of all, they are not completely honest about the prices. We booked them via booking.com where the...

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ann arbor
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Location in San Telmo is ideal. A late 19th Century construction built around two interior courtyards, it's surprisingly quiet inside. Rooftop terrace. Brewed coffee-rolls-powdered juice breakfast. Veteran hostelers will not be surprised by the kitchen; poorly lit, poorly equipped. There's no concierge as such, so save your questions for English-speaking day manager Juan, who knows most everything about the area...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The good things first: - great location - affordable - staff speak some English - breakfast is included (tea/coffee with toast and jam) and you can get a top up - our room (we stayed in a private double) was clean - got a free yoga lesson - not very crowded The negatives: - very, very loud at night, depending...

Thank Melanie W
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is probably the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. We were shown 3 rooms all of which had visible lumpy mould on the walls, so clearly not recent, but of long standing. They are unpleasant & are a health hazzard to anyone, but especially someone with breathing problems. The doors did not close securely. There were no lampshades...

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Deventer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Extremely good value for money. I like these kind of hotels: high ceilings, a few patios, an old building, wooden floors etc. The wifi in my room (nr 21) was only working just behind the door, but elsewhere in the building it worked fine. The breakfast is very simple, but it's a wonder that they give you breakfast for this...

Thank Alex S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

San Telmo is the best area in all of BA for visitors. This hostel is is a great area and has really friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast is simple but nice and you won't get a better hostel in BA for the price. Anything you need is in walking distance as well.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Our private room was like a prison cell and reminded me of our visit to Alcatraz, although at least in Alcatraz you get your own toilet (the shared one was gross). There was a man a few doors down who was "singing" constantly and echoed down all the corridors. The good things were the location in San Telmo, the friendly...

Thank Beckie E
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Buenos Aires in January - most budget hostels are full. We only found a bed in a hostel for one night and needed then to search on. Thanks god for that, otherwise we wouldn't have found Hotel Bolivar. The Hotel is in the heart of the famous San Telmo neighborhood. It is a old, italian style house with high ceelings,...

Thank GSPhoney
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Honestly I just spent one night at this place and it was pretty much what I expected. The bed was nice, we had a private bathroom. I left early before breakfast, but the place was nice enough for the price we paid. I feel satisfied. Note the room was maybe a bit too hot, but not that it was unstandable....

1Thank Noah A
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

We arrived on a rainy day and checked into this hostel, although it is called a hotel it is very obvious to all that it is a hostel. On arrival we thought the place seemed a bit run down and were a little weary of it however after looking around other hostels we realised that this place was very good...

5Thank Jessica H

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Staying in San Telmo

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With an excellent location, 3 blocks from Plaza Dorrego and 7 blocks from downtown, Hotel Bolivar offers more than 30 rooms so that you stay without spending more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bolivar

Address: Calle Gral Simon Bolivar 886 | Entre la Avenida Independencia y la calle Estados Unidos, Buenos Aires C1066AAR, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Telmo
Price Range: $26 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Bolivar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Rooms around the deeper interior courtyard are quiet.”
novato1953, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the side of the street do have a balcony, but are noisy at night!”
alexsO8761GC, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Check the beds - we had first a room with very short beds. But we changed into another room with normal sized beds with no problem. Room to the front are nice, full of light but loud.”
GSPhoney, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Bring repellent, mosquitoes alert.”
noaha921, 20 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The ones at the back through the courtyard are quiet and comfortable”
gavinRome, 18 Aug 2014 | Read review
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