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#341 of 500 in Buenos Aires
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Hostal El Candil is a petit hostel near a big varied entertainment offers.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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tonynewtown wrote a review Dec 2015
Hobart, Australia74 contributions53 helpful votes
I stayed for 2 nights and another night on my way to Uruguay and am going back in 2 days for 1 night on my way back home .The accommodationist excellent a kitchen,large room big bed balcony and nice bathroom.Its very well located in San Telmo and a 20 minute walk into the city. The owner and staff are excellent and honest,I paid in us$ and gave $50 too much but he noticed and gave it back to me.Its great value and I would not stay anywhere else in Buenos aires and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled
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Michael Y wrote a review Feb 2014
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Great value for Buenos Aires. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Nice little place overall. I had a private room with air conditioning, and there was a nice balcony on the top floor. Plenty of bathroom facilities.
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Date of stay: January 2014Trip type: Travelled
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Marco V wrote a review May 2012
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Viaje con mi novia a mediados de Abril de este 2012, fuimos por 3 dias, hicimos la reserva y al llegar nos estaban esperando como nos confirmaron, pedimos la habitacion doble privada con baño compartido, teniamos miedo al ver tantas opciones de hostales con desagradables comentarios, pero afortunadamente acertamos con El Candil, el recepcionista muy servicial, el cuarto limpio tenia aire acondicionado, seguro con tu propia llave por supuesto, el baño incluso al ser compartido estaba bien, estuvo limpio todo el tiempo y no hay problemas con el agua caliente ni nada, ni siquiera sentimos que era baño compartido... la zona esta bien, queda a 200 mts de la Av. Scalibrini Ortiz, cerca de la Av. Cordoba y Av. Santa Fe, zona cerca de bares y restos lindos para conocer (ojo que por de noche en cualquier lugar de BsAs hay que ser precavidos, pero es una zona linda la del Candil)... El precio bueno. Buen Wifi Internet :) El desayuno era hasta las 10 am: cereales, pan casero muy rico, mermelada, mantequilla, jugos, leche, te, comedor acogedor y limpio con una sala con tv En el 2do piso hay un balcon grande con churrasquera, lindo para salir a fumar antes de dormir ;) y la habitacion de al lado estaban haciendo mucho ruido a latas hrs de la noche y el personal se encargo de solucionar eso... Recomendamos este lugar, es limpio, la gente muy servicial y buena vibra, la zona esta buena y el precio muy accesible... Hice una busqueda intensa para ese viaje y realmente elegimos lo mejor. I travelled with my girlfriend last April of this 2012, we stayed for 3 days, made the reservation 5 days ago and when we arrived, there was our room waiting for us like they confirmed, we asked for the doble room with shared bathroom, and we were a little scared because of so many bad comments of hostals but we really made a good choice with el Candil... The recepcionist was really useful, our room was clean, had air conditioner and very secure with our own key of course, the bathroom were clean too, no problems with hot water and didnt even feel like it was shared bathroom... The location was good, 20 mts from the Av. Scalibrini Ortiz, near Av. Cordoba and Av. Santa fe, which is a nice zone of pubs, bars, restos (Dont forget that BsAs at night you have to be aware, but the location was good)... Good price. Great Internet wifi :) The breakfast was served until 10 am : Cereals, milk, juices, home made bread really jummy, mermelade, butter, tea... the dining room was cozy, the living room had tv In the 2nd floor, there was a balcony with a barbecue, a great place for smoking before going to bed... Our next door room were too loud very late but the staff fixed it :) We recomend this place, it was clean, cozy, very useful staff, good vibes, good location, afordable price, I really made an intense search for hostals and chose the best one indeed.
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Date of stay: April 2012
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tdickinson wrote a review Nov 2010
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The staff were wonderful here, but unfortunately the hostel is lacking in love but in a good location for night life but it lacks character. The whole place needs a good tidy and clean, it's a bit like staying in a student house... there's an old cooker just left out in the patio area, people smoke in the communal areas so wherever you are you can't escape it the sofas and seats are falling apart. But it's still a 'comfortable'. The mattress was too thin and the room was a bit dark, very big though.
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Date of stay: November 2010
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adrianagh wrote a review Jan 2010
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I spent some days of january in Buenos Aires and decided to stay at this hostal, it is a really friendly place with nice people willing to help you, the breakfast is the best and the ubication is really good, you can walk aroundf and find nice bars and restaurants, it is also easy to get to the "subte" from here and go everywhere you want!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2010
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ArgentinaCapital Federal DistrictBuenos AiresVilla Crespo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal El Candil
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal El Candil?
Nearby attractions include Palermo Soho (0.5 km), Out In BA Pub Crawl (0.4 km), and Salon Canning (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal El Candil?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal El Candil?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal El Candil?
Conveniently located restaurants include DOC Bar de Vinos, Antares Brew Pub, and Fifí Almacen.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostal El Candil?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Recoleta (3.5 km), Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo (3.1 km), and Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar (3.8 km).