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Ludwigsburg, Germany
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Staying at Hotel Bolivar was just great! I couldn't believe how helpful and friendly and organized people here were. Excellent English is spoken. The rooms are a bit bleak but it's around 16 Euros for a single room, plus I had a wonderful roof terrace coming with it. The room was to the back, and falling asleep was easy. I...

3Thank Dan831984
Toledo, Spain
Reviewed 21 April 2014

STAY AWAY! It's not a hotel it's a hostel with shared bathrooms, that are not very clean, other facilities also not in very good shape. Despite fair location the "hotel" have serious problems with electricity, so if you come back after walk around BA - and they will give you a candle, don't be surprised, also they will not give...

4Thank Vladimir C
Reviewed 11 November 2013

I loved the charm of this hostel inside. The door to the room is huge, old classic design. The floor is aged wood and the ceiling was 20 feet high. I thought I got a super deal since I could easily access puerto madero, San Telmo market and buses/subway easily on foot. The staff arranged a bike tour through Tangol...

3Thank Austinflyr
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Located in the centre of San Telmo it didnt matter that this hotel was basic as we knew we would be out for food and drinks. Close to some great restaurants even being so central it was quiet. The hotel is manned 24hours and reception needs to open the main door for you so security was great. Service was helpful...

5Thank GLMurray
Florida Panhandle, Florida
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This hotel has the type of accommodations I seek; it is exceptionally well located, and I just had to pay for a bed and a private bath, not for TV or other distractions that would keep me from wondering through such an interesting city. The hotel has a nice room facing the street where one can have meals; there is...

8Thank PazEADora
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Reviewed 9 November 2012

after going to an awfull hotel i found Hotel Abolivar to be classic and nice, great attention and spacious bedrooms. For $37 a night a double room with private bathroom. The location is the best, just 3 blocks from a plaza with live music, restaurants, bistros. All the neighbourhood is pleasant and shops are everywhere, specially antique stores. Creativity all...

2Thank Nuno A
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2012

The location could not be any better than this for the price paid. In the heart of San Telmo, a great place to mingle with the locals. Some tourists in San Telmo but mainly during the antique market on Sundays. The reason I say fabulous place for "travellers" is that the average "tourist" would probably find this place to be...

1Thank Julie B
Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 22 July 2012

well, it's great located but the crew is very cold and the towels were dirty when there was towels in the room... the kitchen is a shame...

2Thank Mariana L
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2012

In our instance we didn't pay much (only $30 for the night as we wanted a quick one night stopover) but to be honest I wouldn't have stayed there for nothing, in fact we ended up changing our plans and taking an overnight bus to Mendoza instead! The whole place was shabby, poorly decorated and not properly cleaned, which is...

1Thank Tenacious_Doug
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Simple hotel, very basic. You get what you pay for. We shared a twin single room, the room was clean, the beds seemed clean. (Never sure, so we just chucked a sheet on them anyway). The majority of the staff were very helpful and friendly, there was only one older gent who wasn't very interested. Fantastic location, just 3 mins...

1Thank Gordon Q

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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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: $27 - $52 (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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“The rooms on the side of the street do have a balcony, but are noisy at night!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles GSPhoney, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Bring repellent, mosquitoes alert.”
 of 5 bubbles noaha921, 20 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The ones at the back through the courtyard are quiet and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles gavinRome, 18 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Ask to see the room and bathroom first as not all rooms are the same.”
 of 5 bubbles 816emilyp, 17 May 2014 | Read review
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