Portal del Sur
The Portal del Sur hostel is a popular five-story hostel in the heart of Buenos Aires with a friendly, laid-back atmosphere where guests enjoy access to a host of shared facilities and free activities. It occupies a handsome old building dating back to the late 1800s which has been remodeled and outfitted with modern comforts and design elements. The private rooms have en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, heating and cable TV, while the dorms feature air conditioning or fans, heating, lockers and access to either private or shared bathroom facilities. Guests have access to a rooftop bar and lounge which, adjacent to the terrace with its barbecue facilities and excellent views, offers pool, ping pong, a TV and DVD player, and parties at night. There is also a fully equipped guest kitchen, computer lounge and travel agency. Free Wi-Fi and tourist advice are available as well as laundry service, en suite spa service and daily complimentary activities including tango lessons, Spanish lessons, guided walking tours of the city, jam sessions with karaoke, and yerba mate get-togethers. Low-cost barbecue parties, outings to the countryside and soccer tours are also offered.
The hostel is located in the heart of Buenos Aires one block from the Av. de Mayo and 1.5 blocks from 9 de Julio Ave. It lies approximately three blocks from both the shops of pedestrian-only Florida St. and the Plaza de Mayo and is within walking distance of bus stops, subway stations, restaurants and the San Telmo district.
Food & Beverage
A complimentary continental breakfast is served each day on the terrace and includes croissants, toast, and juice, tea or coffee. There is a fully-equipped kitchen available to guests as well as a barbecue on the terrace where the hostel's chef regularly prepares traditional Argentinean "asados". At the rooftop bar and lounge guests can buy drinks and hot food in the evenings.
How To Get There
To get to the hostel from the Ezeiza International Airport take the "colectivo" bus #86. To get there from the Jorge Newbery Airport take colectivo #45.
From the Retiro bus station take colectivo #7 or #56 and from Constitución take colectivo #45, #59 or #100. It's also possible to get to the hostel from these two locales via line C on the subway; get off at the Avenida de Mayo station.
Amenities & Services
General:Garden, Breakfast, Guest Kitchen, Elevator, 24-Hour Front Desk, Communal Living Room, Cable/Satellite TV, Bar.
Services:Tours and Excursions, Luggage Storage, In-Room Lockers, Bike Rental, Airport Transfer, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Computers with Internet Connection.
On-Site Activities:BBQ Facilities, Billiards.
Nearby Attractions:Shopping Mall, Shopping Area, Nightlife, Hiking.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 1pm
Check-out time: 10am
The hotel operates a non-smoking policy, but smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.
Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.
Children under 5 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.
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