Clan hostel in B.A. - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Budget Hostels, Hotels, and Accommodations > Hostel Reviews > Bad Hostels > South America Hostels Bad Review

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-25-2007, 01:53 PM   #1
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Northern British Columbia Canada
Posts: 928
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via MSN to TheWills
Default Clan hostel in B.A.

Whats up!
Ok Clan hostel in Buenos Aires its in the LP and they dont give it much of a rating eaither. The good thing about it is that its cheap, about 9 a night.
Total party place but its real grungy because of it, its a real small 2 floor place and people always congregate and hangout till all hours of the morning around the reception and the TV room, problem is all the dorm rooms circle these 2 main spots so you can hear people drinking and partyin all night. One room (ours ) was right next to the bar which is on a balcony and people would open our windows in the middle of the night to sit on the ledge or shout something into our room. There were no locks on the windows so we couldnet do anything about it, also no locks on any of the doors rooms, bathrooms nothing so there was no sense of security.

Half the staff were real freindly and good and the other half were bums, we asked some of them to help us find a tennis court in B.A. but they were too busy hitting on the people hanging out by reception and smokin to give us a hand, we waited for over an hour before anything got done or any calls were made, then when they finaly did something it was a half ass attempt at calling a tennis place in B.A. and they were like nope not open, we said surely there is another Tennis place in this huge ass city and the guy looked at us, sighed and get this said ¨wow, you guys are makin me work¨ too which we said thats what your getting paid for isnt it!

Also there are signs everywhere that dont mean shit, like no smoking inside please and even the staff are sitting behind the counter huffin darts and people staying there just smoke wherever, other signs say dont hang out in the TV room, Reception or kitchen after 1am and keep quiet and people are in those places all night partying. So staff totaly dont enforce the rules.

plus its really small and they just cram wayyyy too many people in there so you never find any place to yourself there are always people running around cluttering in the few open spaces availible.

I would say if your in B.A. just give out the extra buck or 2 and find something wayyyy better! The only thing this place has going for it is location.
TheWills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 05:07 AM   #2
TPunk. Recognize.
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 1,181
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the review
mbo108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 12:17 PM   #3
TPunk Emeritus
 
florencia9699's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Buenos Aires
Posts: 1,783
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

That sucks!! I hope you did get to play tennis in the end... there are TONS of great tennis courts here!!!
__________________
Been to: Argentina, Chile, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt. Greece, Turkey, England, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium, USA, Mexico, Spain, Monaco, Czech Republic, Ireland and Uruguay.

Next trip: Still pondering the possibilities for January 2009... * OH THE MYSTERY!! *

The travel bug is insatiable
florencia9699 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:25 PM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121