Lonely Planet review
The rich have their far-out design hotels, so why can't the backpackers? Welcome to Ostinatto, feel free to throw your dirty pack on the slick white sofa. Occupying a converted century-old building, this deluxe hostel has five floors, 66 rooms and an ultra-modern interior.
Some rooms - particularly the private double rooms - are so small (and windowless) that you're guaranteed a good fit of hysteria if you're at all prone to claustrophobia. The communal kitchen, on the other hand, is huge and the giant Z-shaped white table makes for a rather sophisticated shared dining experience. From the lobby you can see five floors up, and the only thing impeding your view are the steel stairways that crisscross through the air from floor to floor. Walking across them will surely cure your vertigo. The entire interior is painted stark white and even the bathrooms are done up in modernist style. The only remnant of the original interior is the ancient iron elevator that climbs the five floors. The building itself is a handsome old timer tucked into an atmospheric block of historic houses.
Our independent authors have visited Ostinatto Hostel and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Buenos Aires.
Services & facilities
- 24 hour reception
- Tours/travel desk
- Airport transfers
- Shuttle bus
- Bicycle hire
- Board games
- Cable tv
- Common room
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast included
- Ceiling fan
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Free internet access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Housekeeping service
- Linen included
- Outdoor terrace
Description provided by property
Ostinatto Hostel is a cozy hostel with a relaxed atmosphere, located in San Telmo neighborhood, a lively area with many cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries, museums, walking distance to Plaza de Mayo, Downtown, Puerto Madero and short bus distance to La Boca, Recoleta and Palermo.
It's the perfect place to meet fellow travelers. You can be assured a personal experience provided by our super-friendly bilingual staff, which will be more than happy to answer your questions and give you tips about what to do in the city.
We offer you:
*FREE Breakfast: Coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, juices, bread, jam, honey, our typical 'dulce de leche', butter, cookies, two kinds of fruits and two kind of cereals.
*Fully-equipped kitchen open for cooking.
*Large storage lockers in the rooms (bring your own padlock for security).
*FREE 3 public computers with Internet and unlimited Wifi access.
* Wii and ping pong table.
*DVDs, books and Boardgames.
*24h bilingual reception and no curfew.
*Bar. Happy hour from 18h-23h!
*Towels provided free of charge in private rooms (singles, twins, doubles, triples) or rent for one off payment AR$ 10 in dorms
*Beautiful view of the city from the rooftop terrace at the 5th floor.
*FREE Tango lessons (Saturdays)
*FREE Spanish Lesson (Mondays)
*FREE Yoga classes (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
*FREE walking tours weekly.
*Tickets ordering service
*Weekly BBQ night
We are looking forward to welcoming you !
NOTE: The hostel doesn't admit minors under 18 years old.
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