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Circus Hotel & Hostel

City-center hostel within walking distance of Plaza Dorrego

  • Free WiFi
From
€37

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from November 17 2021 to November 30 2021 (dates subject to change).

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  • Reception
  • Reception
  • Pool
  • Family Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom - Bathroom
  • Reception
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Chacabuco 1020, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, 1069, Capital Federal, Argentina
8.4.Very Good.
  • Great staff. So helpful. Good activity offering. Small rooms but good value

    Nov 24, 2019

  • Access to walking tours was good but the room was very noisy and the bed so uncomfortable…

    Jan 19, 2020

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Guests rated location

Walkable
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 32 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Barbecue grill(s)

What’s around

  • In San Telmo
  • Plaza de Mayo - 18 min walk
  • Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral - 18 min walk
  • Casa Rosada - 19 min walk
  • Obelisco - 27 min walk
  • Teatro Colon - 29 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom
  • Family Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In San Telmo
  • Plaza de Mayo - 18 min walk
  • Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral - 18 min walk
  • Casa Rosada - 19 min walk
  • Obelisco - 27 min walk
  • Teatro Colon - 29 min walk
  • Plaza San Martin - 37 min walk
  • Plaza Dorrego - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Ministro Pistarini Intl. Airport (EZE) - 23 min drive
  • Buenos Aires (AEP-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) - 12 min drive
  • Buenos Aires Constitution Station - 14 min walk
  • Buenos Aires Independencia Station - 15 min walk
  • Buenos Aires Belgrano Station - 22 min walk
  • Independencia Station (Bernardo de Irigoyen) - 7 min walk
  • San Juan Station - 7 min walk
  • Independencia Station (Lima) - 9 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Profile: San Telmo

Profile: San Telmo

San Telmo’s cobblestone streets pave the way toward historic churches, buildings, museums, and antique stores, but this neighborhood in southern Buenos Aires is equally brimming with bohemian cafés, craft beer pubs, and tango parlors. In fact, it’s reputed to be the most important tango district in the city.

Visitors can take tango classes or catch a performance at Plaza Dorrego from 6 to 9 pm on Sundays. If you need a little liquid courage first, try La Puerta Roja, where the locals drink, or the Gibraltar, where you’ll find expats, pool tables, and a patio.

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Chacabuco 1020, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, 1069, Capital Federal, Argentina

At a glance

Size

  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • 1 per room (up to 44 lbs)
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • No onsite parking
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2009
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: ARS 0 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • The 21% national VAT (value-added tax) is not included in the price, and may be charged at the property upon check-out for all residents of Argentina. Travelers on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. To qualify for a tax exemption, tourists must present a valid passport and pay for the services rendered with a non-Argentine credit card or via bank transfer from another country. This tax exemption does not apply for stays over 90 days. In the case of cancelled bookings, the cancellation penalties paid by the traveler will also be subject to the national VAT (21%).

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ARS 700 per vehicle (one way)

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions and to request a pet-friendly room

Policies

In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 01 May to 01 November.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Circus Buenos Aires
  • Circus Hotel & Hostel
  • Circus Hotel & Hostel Buenos Aires
  • Circus Hotel Hostel Buenos Aires
  • Circus Hotel Hostel
  • Circus & Hostel Buenos Aires
  • Circus Hotel & Hostel Buenos Aires
  • Circus Hotel & Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Circus Hotel & Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from November 17 2021 to November 30 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Circus Hotel & Hostel.
  • Yes, there's a pool.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Origen Cafe (3-min walk), The Gibraltar (4-min walk), and Coffee town (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ARS 700 per vehicle one way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
8.4.Very Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Hostal, friendly staff, nice pool area, great location. Quiet and clean.

    3 night romance trip, Jan 4, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Elevator, helpful staff, hot water all good Room smaller than described and run down. Nowhere to hang things and no hangers. Too basic for money compared to other hostels. Wouldn't choose again.

    3 night romance trip, Oct 23, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    An ok hostel

    Good location, great service at the reception. The rooms need refurbishment because it gets pretty cold and very noisy at night. Would recommend for people on a budget.

    3 night romance trip, Sep 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel in a great location!

    The room was great, very clean with a clean and modern bathroom. It was in a great location, with lots of great bakeries, bars and restaurants nearby. I'd recommend Bar El Federal and Europa. The hotel also arranges lots of activities. We had an opportunity to try maté and learned about it for free, and also to do a tango class for a good price. The only issue was some other hotel users, who were discourteous when they returned late at night, making lots of noise and waking us up. Other than that, a great stay!

    Euan, 4 night romance trip, Aug 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good location, good breakfast, but the WiFi was not good all the time

    4 night trip, May 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The Circus Hotel and Hostel is a great place to stay when in Buenos Aires. Really good facilities. Clean rooms. Great outdoor area with a small pool. It's located very close to the San Telmo market. There is the subte metro only a couple of minute walk away. Overall it's one of the best hostels in South America.

    6 night trip, Apr 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful hostel

    Really nice hostel. Lovely staff and activity board. Comfortable dorm, own power point and locker. Small, but good bathroom facilities. Really nice communal area downstairs with tables, chairs, couches and outdoor seating and pool.

    Bianca, 1 night trip, Apr 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good value for money and reception staff very informative.

    5 night romance trip, Mar 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very clean. If you're booking the hostel, you will have a comfortable sleep but not much of a social vibe as it is a hotel that opened up some dorm rooms. Value for money. Will stay again when I'm in Buenos Aires.

    1 night trip, Feb 18, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Good location but room not worth the money

    The room smelled bad and the AC is either on or off, no chance to alter temperature or fan.

    1 night romance trip, Feb 7, 2019

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