Fun and crazy hostel in Buenos Aires
If Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities to enjoy a good nightlife, then Milhouse it's the most exciting hostel to stay at while visiting this amazing city.
Milhouse, one of the first hostels to open in town a few years ago, it's not only the biggest but the craziest and most popular hostel in Buenos Aires.
When traveling around South America, it's easy to run into other travelers that smile with excitement every time you ask them for a recommendation for a hostel in Buenos Aires.
What's the secret to the popularity of Milhouse then?
I spent sometime there to find out!
To start with, the hostel is big, spacious, clean and confortable.
Spread along three floors, the hostel has it's own cantina, bar, travel agency, internet computers, big screen (with cable and lots of movies to chose from) and pool tables!
The hostel organizes several events every day of the week to keep you busy: daikiri nights, quiz nights, clubbing nights, etc.
They also organize all sorts of tours around Buenos Aires: City tours, Clubbing tours, Football tours, Estancia tours...You name it!
They are also very well located: Right by the city centre.
I would say that is pretty safe to walk around but It's always better to ask reception to call you a “radio taxi” and catch a taxi back to the hostel.
During the day, It was easy to walk to the main attractions, such as San Telmo, Plaza de Mayo or Obelisco and just a few steps away from public transport. In less than a 25 minutes tube ride I was able to be walking around the beautiful and quiet parks of Palermo.
Now, a piece of advice. If you are not the party kind of person, you might want to avoid this place.
A few minutes around the front desk allow you to witness how people goes in and out AT ALL TIMES. Young backpakers do hang out and get drunk and crazy until late hours. EVERY DAY
The same sort of applies for OUTSIDE the hostel during the day. Even though being in the city centre it's convenient, It's also noisy and you can end up in the middle of one of those typical crazy south american demonstrations!
But going back to my time at the hostel itself. As I said, they have their own travel agency: I was able to book most of the rest of our trip at the hostel itself, and although later we realized it turned out a bit more expensive, it was worth the convenience.
You can book flights, buses and hostels all around south america thru them. The staff there is very helpful too. They have all traveled around themselves and had loads of advice to share!
In such a big hostel, it's also easy to find travel partners, and it's not strange to see small groups of people that have just met continuiing their travels together.
The rooms are nice and clean and prices start at US$9. You can chose between super crowded dorms or get your own private room. Remember that this is a busy hostel. This means people coming in and out of your dorm AT ALL TIMES, so if you finally do appreciate a bit of privacy, get yourself a private room! [more]
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