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United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good enough for a 3-day-long stay, even according to what my mother says ;) Artistic rooms, good amenities, service and open-air terrace. There is a bar at the top floor and they serve modest but tasty breakfast. The San Telmo neighborhood is excellent!

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Juan P, Gerente at Art Factory Hostel, responded to this review

Angelina! We love that your mom liked the hostel ;) :) Thanks! Art Factory Staff.

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They offer a nice program every day with for exemple tango lessons. The staff was however pretty unfriendly, giving you the minimum necessary informations if you ask questions. They didn't mention for exemple that the bus until the airport take about 3 hours! Since the hostel is big, there is a lot of movement and it's not personalized. The room...

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Juan P, Gerente at Art Factory Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Lola! thank you for the review. We don't agree but we respect your opinion. It's funny that you said "unfriendly" staff and "not personalized" service because as you can read in the majority of the reviews, staff and service are probably 2 of the best thing we offer. Regarding the airport bus, we discourage people taking it because as...

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Art Factory San Telmo is a nice hostel with friendly staff and a good atmosphere. The breakfast was average, scrambled eggs were offered, though. The hostel offered a lot of nice tours. They got a nice roof top for warmer days plus a bar (including a billard table), that is open in the evening but was not very crowded during...

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Juan P, Gerente at Art Factory Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Simon! Good to know you enjoyed the stay with us. Thanks! Art Factory Staff.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent staff, friendly and always helpful. The hostel is located very nicely in the San Telmo district and mostly everything you would want to experience is within walking distance (if you want to do a bit of exploring). The reception has a list of daily activities to choose from that you can take part in and a bar on the...

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Juan P, Gerente at Art Factory Hostel, responded to this review

Hi :) thanks for the nice words. Art Factory Staff

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I stayed for a night as I flew in late from somewhere and catching an early flight the next morning. The location is brilliant, decors are great, the hostel arrange lots of activities. But this is not a place if you want to catch some sleep. I stayed in the 4 room person - comfortable bed, clean bathroom. But I...

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Juan P, Gerente at Art Factory Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Nur, thank your for the review. Was it a Saturday o Friday? Even though we are not a party/noisy hostel at all, some dorms are close to the Bar and are a bit lively on weekends. Please, next time ask for a quite dorm at front desk, there are plenty of them and we have no problem to give...

Lille, France
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The staff was very helpful and nice. It's well located, the building is good and all pepople were very nice. Good breakfast as well.The only thing is that it could be a bit noisy. Thanks again to the stafffor his nice help :)

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Juan P, Gerente at Art Factory Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Emilie :) thank you for the review.

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the decorative nature of the whole hostel, very unique. The reception is welcoming, informative and has all your information. I booked a solo room with ensuite which was pleasant enough. However it was near the stairs and I was kept awake by footsteps and chatter during the night. Breakfast is simple but suitable. Bathroom was nice enough although...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Art Factory Hostel is conveniently located so you can explore San Telmo and easy access to rest of the city with Subway just down the road. Variety of accommodation options available at different prices depending on your budget. A kitchen so you can save some coin by coking your own food. There is a bar upstairs with cheap drinks compare...

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very nice people. Nice reception. Good localization. Only a few things to improve: bath water temperature, i really felt cold in bath. The breakfast can be better. But is a nice place. I will comeback.

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Kiama, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Art Factory for 3 nights, we arranged airport pick up because we flew in late after a long flight from Australia and we were met at arrivals without a hitch. The hostel itself is good - it's cheap and cheerful which is what you pay for. The rooms were decent, the water was hot, the communal areas...

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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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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: $17 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Art Factory Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“The one with the little terrace!”
 of 5 bubbles AngelinaJhones31, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Share with other people”
 of 5 bubbles ariel10aglia, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay further from the communal areas as they can get loud”
  • What a cool room to wake up to!
  • Spacious, with very tall ceilings!
 of 5 bubbles 621lizz, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from the bar and the first floor kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles Zpanos, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The shower downstairs is amazing! way better than the ones upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles 811rachels, 25 May 2016 | Read review
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