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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Honestly for the price paid it is pretty good considering the good location in Palermo. Also the staff are very friendly and helpful so that is a plus. The dorms are not bad either as far as dorms go. However since they do not have air conditioning in the the the dorms I strongly recommend not going in hot weather...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed in room 8 (double private) and while I was out at night one of the workers used the key to get in my room and steal all the money from my bag. There were two guys working that night, one from Haiti and the other was kind've Arabic/Hispanic. I know I locked the door and you have to...

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BackinBA, Owner at Back in BA, responded to this review

This is a vicious and unfounded accusation. I responded several times to this guest's enquiries, checked camera footage, spoke to other guests and staff, and found no evidence of this supposed theft. I cannot be sure that he didn't lose his money, but I have no evidence that something happened in this hostel, and therefore find it offensive in the...

Switzerland
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We spent more than a week in Back in BA and had a great time. The hostel is situated in Palermo, a nice neighborhood with a lot of bars, restaurants and possibilities to go out. When the hostel is full and on weekend, it could be noisy but it's a good opportunity to meet new people.The breakfast is good, with...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

I hate to write a bad review because back in BA was great but one thing really got me! One man on the front desk sick. Coughing & sneezing constantly, the most horrendous noises coming from his mouth, without the courtesy of covering his mouth!! I wasn't going to write this but now I am terribly sick & no doubt...

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BackinBA, Owner at Back in BA, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Happy guests make us happy. Sorry, though about the coughing member of staff. He´s no longer with us... not in that way.. he´s just moved on. So apart from seasonal colds, we´re all in great shape!! Hope to see you again

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Back in BA is one of my favorite hostels we have stayed in during our travels across South America. It is not the most modern hostel but it has a well-worn, relaxed vibe. The atmosphere is great and the staff are very pleasant and helpful! The desk is open 24-hours a day so you can come and go as you...

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Reviewed 30 May 2015

The location is good but everything else is terrible! security, bathrooms, cleanliness, people... you name it, it made you want to leave and we did after one night. We've stayed in heaps of run down, fun hostels with a relaxed vibe but this was something else... do not book is all I can recommend.

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Niteroi, RJ
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Me and my sister stayed in a private room ensuite for six nights. We had a problem with the bathroom, because there was a terrible smell coming from the drain, really really awful. But otherwise, we thought the hostel was pretty great. The staff is very friendly, specially Pablo, that always has a big smile on his face. The room...

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Back in BA is one of the coolest hostels I've been. It has such a cool and cosy atmosphere. The location in the middle of palermo is great for people who want to go for a good dinner or for those who want to explore the nightlife. The best thing about the hotel is the amazing stuff!!

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 April 2015

The beds are basic, everything is quite clean. The staff was very nice, very helpful. The location in Palermo can't be beat, but get a SUBE card and take the busses out to explore the rest of the city as well!

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Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

After a 23 hr transit I was greeted with smiling faces and generosity! Facilities are basic however the central space is great for family style dinners and drinks & makes up for it. Buzzing bars & restaurants are moments away. Daily strolls around the cafes were also relaxing and chilled. I tested 3 different areas of BA and this was...

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Palermo
Best known as the largest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favourite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located in Palermo Viejo, only 2 blocks from the vibrant Plaza Serrano. We have a variety of rooms to suit all budgets from doubles to dorms. Whether you want to see tango, football, learn Spanish or take advantage of the great nightlife, we can help you with all aspects of your trip to Buenos Aires. Plus our bar is open 24 hours so we're always available to help. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Back in BA

Address: Calle El Salvador 5115 | Palermo, Buenos Aires C1414BPS, Argentina (Formerly Bait International Hostel)
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Price Range: $18 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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