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Circus Hostel & Hotel

Chacabuco 1020 San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1069AAV Argentina
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Circus Buenos Aires is a modern, milimalist and dynamic hostel/hotel. Thought so you can rest, meet people and discover Buenos Aires, either through the activities organized by the hostel or simply by the curiosity that leads us to know other destinations. Our mission is to be your host during your visit to Buenos Aires and give you all the information you need to enjoy it to the fullest. Relaxed atmosphere, modern and simple decoration predominate in all environments of the property, and the dynamics of the weekly activities make Circus a place to experience. Free Wifi throughout the property. Living room with satellite TV, exchange library, BBQ for the use of the guests and the proximity of both the historic center of San Telmo, and the main urban transport lines, including the Subway and Metrobus. You can buy the SUBE card necessary for traveling on public transport at the Fron Desk.
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24-hour front desk
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Chacabuco 1020 San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1069AAV Argentina
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Circus Hostel & Hotel
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Kanan A wrote a review 11 Feb
Australia8891 contributions856 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night in a double room with private bathroom. The room was small and basic, no wardrobe or table, and no room for our suitcases. Overall it was quite drab with no furniture and little love. We paid US$45, compared to the Puerto Lemon it was not a very good deal. At the Puerto Lemon we paid $47 but the room was much nicer and larger, and came with TV and a window you could open. Both rooms came with Aircon, but in the case of the Circus, there was no remote control so we just turned it on and off on the wall. On the positive side the common areas were quite good. There are some computers for public use, tea and coffee facilities, swimming pool and a billiard table. Being just a few doors up from the Lemon, the location of both hostels is very similar, and quite convenient to some good cafes. Given the state of the room we were allocated I can only award the Circus three stars.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Ken H wrote a review Sept 2022
Sydney, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
WARNING: DECEPTIVE PRICING, this place will attempt to charge you a different price at CHECK IN TIME basically forcing YOU to either cancel the booking and find alternative accommodation at the last minute (imagine arriving late at night) or pay their dishonest new price. To be clear, I have travelled All OVER Argentina for 2 months and this is the ONLY place that has tried to charge me a different price from the reservation (except minor differences in the exchange rate). There is NO excuse to charge a price different from the reservation I don't care what excuse you have, and they also had made no attempt to contact you beforehand to warn or inform you of different pricing, nor to advertise this REAL price on the booking sites nor did they clearly state such pricing 'rules and exceptions' in their policy (which they falsely claim to btw). It's simple why they don't do the above because if they did they would lose a lot of business and bookings, no one would pay double the price quoted for a hostel dorm (total rip off) when with that same pricing you can get a private room or better at another accommodation. IMPORTANT NOTE: this dishonest establishment even had the AUDACITY to charge my credit card WITHOUT my permission when i clearly stated i would pay in cash with the LEGAL currency in Argentina at the quoted price of the reservation. After I made a complaint to customer support to try to resolve the issue and get them to honor the pricing, they proceeded to try to KICK me out of the hostel saying i wasn't welcome there whilst yet again trying to get ME to cancel the booking. It's the first time this has happened in all my years of travelling, great conflict resolution skills guys, you don't deserve to work in tourism. In the end they charged my credit card (i declined the unauthorised payment) to get my booking cancelled due to non payment so they wouldn't be PENALIZED for not honouring their booking yet even more dishonest behaviour, you be the judge. My recommendation is if this happens to you just go somewhere else, make a complaint to the booking site then leave a honest review to warn unsuspecting future guests. I ended up booking a private suite somewhere else which DID HONOR their reservation pricing for basically the same price they wanted to charge me for a shared dorm, you do the maths.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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MasonNothappywiththi wrote a review Mar 2020
Hastings, United Kingdom1 contribution4 helpful votes
Didn’t even have the basics working,the electricity was patchy,the water system stopped meaning we couldn’t wash ourselves and no air conditioning on a warm evening meant for a really poor nights sleep
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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elzzeats wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York1 contribution2 helpful votes
Arrived there and it was exactly like the images on hostelworld.com. Always good that the photos are representative of the actual place. Would not have gotten any better deal for a private room for $20 a night. Would recommend to any traveller to Buenos Aires, as well as learning that San Telmo is a great place to explore! :)
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: They clean every night, so make sure to keep ur things locked up in case that is unexpected.
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Jared.S wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia4 contributions9 helpful votes
Staff are friendly and speak Spanish and English. Happy to give you recommendations on local attractions and activities, and just have a chat generally. Not a bad location either, especially over weekends. Daily walking tours and other activities are also offered/organised by the crew here. My friend and I had a great stay, couldn't recommend highly enough.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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maltapa wrote a review Feb 2020
Edmonton, Canada81 contributions34 helpful votes
I enjoyed my stay at Circus Hostel and Hotel. I had a room with ensuite on the second floor facing the courtyard. The room was quiet and clean. I enjoyed the breakfast as well. I did not use the swimming pool so cannot comment on it. The staff was always cheerful and ready to help. The only complaint I have is with the air conditioning. It is set at 24 and you cannot change it or change anything with the ac. It felt more like a "slow" fan than an air conditioner.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: I would ask for a room overlooking the courtyard as I would think that they are quite.
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Diederik V wrote a review Feb 2020
Castricum, The Netherlands2 contributions5 helpful votes
Nice and prefssional team, very helpful and energetic. 'At home' feeling. Good and safe location in San Telmo. Very nice area, good basis for walks to many places. Wifi ok! We stayed here for the second time, service is consistent over time. Our room / floor had issues with electricity; the team was proactively working on a solution. Probably one of the rooms/customers had broken equipment giving issues.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: OK, value for money! We had a room with one double bed.
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lucia757181881 wrote a review Jan 2020
Stuttgart, Germany1 contribution5 helpful votes
Beautiful rooms Good aircondition and pool for hot days Friendly staff that speaks several languages and will help you with all the things you need to know about traveling in Buenos Aires Clean rooms and considering the price a quite nice breakfast as well you can always bring your own food to the dining hall And on top we had a really nice tangoshow and lesson for free at the hostel also we met a lot of other travelers from diffrent countries there
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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malcomdj wrote a review Jan 2020
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a nice place to stay, the swimming pool makes the difference in summer as Buenos Aires can be a hot place sometimes. there are plenty of options in food and drink in the neighbourhood and a friendly staff to make your stay pleasant.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Schnittchen wrote a review Dec 2019
Hesse, Germany21 contributions50 helpful votes
My first hostel expirience. Felt very comfortable. Liked the pool, the walking tours, Barbecue and the cozy room. Friendly staff. The hostel is very central in San Telmo, close to great steaks and milonga
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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HK$242 - HK$493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
circus hotel buenos aires, circus hostel and hotel
LOCATION
ArgentinaCapital Federal DistrictBuenos AiresSan Telmo / El Centro (Downtown)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Circus Hostel & Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Circus Hostel & Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Calle Defensa (0.4 km), La Casa del Dulce de Leche (0.4 km), and Mercado de San Telmo (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Circus Hostel & Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Circus Hostel & Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Circus Hostel & Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hierro Parrilla San Telmo, Mi Coleccion De Vinos, and La Choripaneria.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Circus Hostel & Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Circus Hostel & Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Recoleta (3.7 km), Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo (4.8 km), and Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar (4.0 km).
Is Circus Hostel & Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.