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Play Hostel Arcos

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Front of property
Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed | In-room safe, free WiFi
Living area
Standard Twin Room, 2 Bedrooms | In-room safe, free WiFi
Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed | In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Play Hostel Arcos

Play Hostel Arcos

2.0 star property
No-frills Buenos Aires hostel with bar/lounge

7.6/10 Good

78 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is $36
Price available on 2/19/2023
Charcas 4752, Esquina Godoy Cruz, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, 1424

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Palermo
  • Palermo Soho - 1 min drive
  • Obelisco - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Buenos Aires (AEP-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) - 23 min drive
  • Ministro Pistarini Intl. Airport (EZE) - 53 min drive
  • Buenos Aires Palermo Station - 5 min walk
  • Buenos Aires Saldias Station - 5 min drive
  • Buenos Aires February 3 Station - 17 min walk
  • Palermo Station - 4 min walk
  • Plaza Italia Station - 8 min walk
  • R. Scalabrini Ortiz Station - 16 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Le Pain Quotidien - 3 min walk
  • Wherever Bar - 3 min walk
  • La niña de Oro - 4 min walk
  • Tonno - 4 min walk
  • Las Pizarras - 4 min walk

About this property

Play Hostel Arcos

A great choice for a stay in Buenos Aires, Play Hostel Arcos features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ARS 700 per vehicle. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and wired Internet. A bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Palermo Station is 4 minutes and Plaza Italia Station is 8 minutes.


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact 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


  • Children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle from 6 AM to 5:30 AM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

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: ARS 107.63 per person, per night
  • 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)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Hostel Palermo
Hostel Suites
Play Hostel Arcos Buenos Aires
Hostel Suites Palermo Buenos Aires
Suites Palermo
Hi Hostels Suites Palermo Hotel Buenos Aires
Play Hostel Arcos Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Play Hostel Arcos Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Buenos Aires

Frequently asked questions

Does Play Hostel Arcos offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Play Hostel Arcos 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Play Hostel Arcos?
As of Feb 7, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Play Hostel Arcos on Feb 19, 2023 start from $36, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Play Hostel Arcos?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Play Hostel Arcos?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Play Hostel Arcos?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Play Hostel Arcos.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Play Hostel Arcos?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6 AM to 5:30 AM on request. The charge is ARS 700 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Play Hostel Arcos?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Play Hostel Arcos?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Puerto Madero Casino (12-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Play Hostel Arcos and nearby?
Play Hostel Arcos has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Play Hostel Arcos?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Wherever Bar (3-min walk), La niña de Oro (4-min walk), and Tonno (4-min walk).
What's the area around Play Hostel Arcos like?
Play Hostel Arcos is a short 4-minute walk from Palermo Station and 13 minutes' walk from La Rural Convention Center.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Charming and very helpful staff and a bedroom that met all my needs. It’s also in a perfect location for tourists and close to a subway and bus lines
Henry, 18-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff, great location.
jerome, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Good enough
The hostel is in a very convenient location, right by Arcos, an outlet shopping mall. It’s not the nicest hostel, it’s not the worst hostel. Somewhere in the middle. Everything is rather outdated, but it serves its purpose.
Anita, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Muy bueno
Muy buena relacion precio /calidad
1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Good hostel
Good hostel excellent price
Alessandro, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Nice hostel
1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Darren, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Average experience
Average rooms and condition. Staff weren’t very helpful
Natalie, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Couldn’t ask for more from a hostel
Stayed in other hostels that had bed bugs and creepy clientele. This one was very nice, friendly. Nice public areas and clean rooms. Nice bathrooms. Excellent deal.
Avery, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

So I left a detailed review earlier and liked my experience and would stay here again. Just make sure the shower works well a s I would ask them to not disturb you to clean the room. They come by in the afternoon about 2pm, I kinda used it as my alarm because I was sleeping most of the morning.
Ramsey, 6-night trip
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