Cheap, fun hostel recommendations?

Fernetlovva

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Hey again everyone! I'll be heading to Argentina for about 5 months coming up the beginning of April. I've been checking out rooms to rent via craigslist and there seems to be some nice stuff there, but I certainly don't want to commit until I see the place and me the people. Plus, I have a couple of native argentinian friends who feel they can find me a room cheaper than I could on my own. Anywho, as a result I'm looking for a decent hostel somewhere in the center-area (San Telmo, Palermo-Soho/Hollywood/Wherever, Recoleta) to stay for a couple of days that is cheap but relatively secure and fun. It doesn't have to be fancy at all, mostly I'm looking for a place to stash my stuff, maybe meet a couple of people, and be within good walking/travel distance not only bars and restaurants and clubs, but also to the neighborhoods where I might be searching for housing (Which would probably be the above neighborhoods, or any others near the center of Buenos Aires). Any recommendations would be most welcome!
 

Fernetlovva

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Thanks for the recommendation! Question -- if one just gets a room in a dorm, do they have some kind of lockup for your valuables? I'll be bringing my computer with me, and I'd like to be able to store that somewhere.
 

Brook

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Ostinatto in San Telmo is also good.
You can lock you belongings in lockers in each room....will need your own padlock though.
 

Fernetlovva

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Let me ask you this -- if I'm coming from the airport, and I want to take the Manuel Tienda Leon shuttle, what hostel would be close to where the bus would drop me off? I know you can get the shuttle to take you to various neighborhoods, but presumably just a single spot in each neighborhood.
 

natelann

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Hey! I would recommend La Rocca hostel (www.laroccahostel.com) in the center (Callao 341, half a block from Corrientes)- its cheap, safe and one of the best locations in the city for everything you need! The subte is right out front of the building as well. I stayed their for 3 weeks before I ended up finding a place of my own. I think they actually have apartments for rent too but I never looked into it. If you want someone not downtown and a little more of a mellow area, try their branch in Palermo. I checked it out and seemed great but wanted to stay downtown..
 
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