Play Hostel Arcos

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Overview of Play Hostel Arcos

Play Hostel Arcos

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

7.4/10 Good

73 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
Charcas 4752, Esquina Godoy Cruz, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, 1424
Main amenities
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Palermo
  • Palermo Soho - 1 min drive
  • Japanese Garden - 8 min drive
  • Centenario Park - 7 min drive
  • Plaza San Martin - 6 min drive
  • Casa Rosada - 8 min drive
  • Teatro Colon - 18 min drive
  • Obelisco - 18 min drive
  • Galerias Pacifico - 21 min drive
  • Barolo Palace - 20 min drive
  • Plaza de Mayo - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Buenos Aires (AEP-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) - 18 min drive
  • Ministro Pistarini Intl. Airport (EZE) - 49 min drive
  • Buenos Aires Palermo Station - 5 min walk
  • Buenos Aires Chacarita 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)

About this property

Play Hostel Arcos

Play Hostel Arcos is just 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available on request) for ARS 700 per vehicle one way. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and wired Internet. A rooftop terrace, a bar/lounge, and a terrace are other features. 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 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

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 0 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)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

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 does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



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
Verified guest review

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
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

So I picked this place because I was able to get a single double bed with a private bathroom, near Palermo ( it's in Palermo but about 18 minute walk from where the action is), for 7 days in November for 200usd. I stayed in 2 different rooms. The first was room 14. At the top of the 2nd floor with a window facing the court yard. It was noisy but this is a hostel, so bring some ear plugs. It was small just big enough for a double bed. The bed was comfortable. The shower was broken and had terrible water pressure. Not what I was hoping for after 12 hour flight. The 2nd room I had was number 9. It is much larger, has slot of room to move around and a little terrace. The bad part is that it's right off the main 2nd floor sitting area and it sounds like people are talking in your bed room. You will need ear plugs especially if you decide to sleep in. Over all I'm fairly happy and would stay here again.
Ramsey, 2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

nice hotel close to public transportation and staff are very nice and helpful. Only downsde is that the walls are kind of thin and everything echos so you cant really talk on the phone without everyone throughout the hostel hearing you
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review