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Art Factory

Adults-only hostel with bar/lounge, near 9 de Julio Avenue

  • Free WiFi

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from October 28 2020 to December 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

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Piedras 545, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, C1070AAK, Capital Federal, Argentina
  • Recommend excellent cafe as we really loved the experience

    Jan 19, 2020

  • The only positive about this hostel is that the staff were pleasant and the email…

    Jan 19, 2020

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  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 24 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge

What’s around

  • In Buenos Aires Central Business District
  • 9 de Julio Avenue - 3 min walk
  • Plaza de Mayo - 11 min walk
  • Casa Rosada - 12 min walk
  • Barolo Palace - 16 min walk
  • Obelisco - 18 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 People)
  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 People)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Air Conditioning (4 People)
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Economy Shared Dormitory

What’s around


  • In Buenos Aires Central Business District
  • 9 de Julio Avenue - 3 min walk
  • Plaza de Mayo - 11 min walk
  • Casa Rosada - 12 min walk
  • Barolo Palace - 16 min walk
  • Obelisco - 18 min walk
  • Teatro Colon - 20 min walk
  • Luna Park - 22 min walk
  • Galerias Pacifico - 23 min walk
  • Plaza San Martin - 30 min walk
  • Santo Domingo Convent - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Ministro Pistarini Intl. Airport (EZE) - 23 min drive
  • Buenos Aires (AEP-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) - 11 min drive
  • Buenos Aires Belgrano Station - 16 min walk
  • Buenos Aires Independencia Station - 16 min walk
  • Buenos Aires Constitution Station - 21 min walk
  • Belgrano Station - 2 min walk
  • Moreno Station - 7 min walk
  • Independencia Station (Bernardo de Irigoyen) - 8 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Piedras 545, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, C1070AAK, Capital Federal, Argentina

At a glance


  • 24 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 10:00 AM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

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
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals on site


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

  • Deposit: USD 20.00 per stay

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 0 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • 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

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 5 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 40 per vehicle (roundtrip)


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Art Factory Buenos Aires
  • Art Factory Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Art Factory Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Buenos Aires
  • Art Factory Hostel
  • Art Factory Hostel Buenos Aires
  • Art Factory Hotel Buenos Aires
  • Art Factory Buenos Aires

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Art Factory 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.
  • This property is closed from October 28 2020 to December 31 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Art Factory.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 10:00 AM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Maraxe (4-min walk), La Puerta Roja (5-min walk), and Antares Cervecería (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 40 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • Art Factory has access to a nearby outdoor pool.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Short stay in Buenos Aires

    A friend and I stayed at the Art Factory in San Telmo for 3 nights as part of a trip around south America and I can thoroughly recommend it. It is a pleasant hostel around 20mins walk from some of the key tourist spots in Buenos Aires through perfectly safe areas. There is an indoor bar area that is open in the evenings and a nice rooftop terrace too. You're not allowed to bring your own drinks in, but the prices in the bar aren't too bad, though we would have liked them to open a bit earlier, I don't think the bar opens until 5.30pm. The reception staff are helpful and can book taxis (agreed rates for things like airport transfers) and suggest places to visit around Buenos Aires. Entry to the building can be a little tricky, someone at reception has to buzz you in and then you'll have to carry luggage up some stairs with a slightly awkward door. Not a huge issue, but a little inconvenient. My friend and I shared a private twin room with a shared bathroom immediately across the corridor. The bedroom was fine, plenty of space and quiet at night and even when our nearest bathroom was occupied there are several more fairly nearby. If/when I ever come back to Buenos Aires I would happily stay here again.

    James, 3 night trip with friends, Sep 27, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Wouldn’t stay again

    Noisy guests, falling apart building, not well insulated

    1 night trip, Apr 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great stay

    Great location and great stay.

    11 night trip, Mar 9, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The rooftop bar provided a really nice outdoor area. A bit unclearly for my liking and the dorms were quite dark.

    2 night trip, Feb 15, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Hostel had bed bugs but tried their best to solve

    We stayed here in Feb 2019 and two rooms we stayed in had bed bugs. The hostel did try to help clear them but couldn’t move us to a room without them. The bathrooms aren’t great either. The area is good and the bar and terrace are very nice.

    3 night trip with friends, Feb 12, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Friendly staff but average facilities

    Pros: situated at quite near to everything , near metro and bus stops, well situated for exploration of the city. Staff are nice and helpful. The place is well decorated and with a roof top terrace that is good for enjoying music and drink from the bar. There is a kitchen with cooking utensils , microwave and refrigerator for use . There is a common place with sofas and computer for meeting new people or just searching for information . Cons: The hotel itself is a rather old building and some of the walls and floors worn out, accumulating dust. I once dropped a wet towel onto the floor of my single room, it stuck with a layer of dirts when I picked it up. Kitchen is tiny and the cooking untensils are just adequate for 2 people cooking at the same time. The hot water in my roomwasn't promising and finally I used the public shower to have hot shower. The breakfast is not included and costs an extra of 150 pesos for very basic breakfast.

    4 night trip, Feb 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Top value

    Cheap n cheerfull..! It's a backpackers in a great location of the city. Staff are very helpful and friendly....but its a backpackers not a posh hotel But great value to money to me, I even extended my stay....

    James, 3 night trip, Jan 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Muy buena

    1 night trip, Mar 17, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Un lugar viejo,mal mantenido se ve sucio

    Juan, 2 night trip, Feb 24, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Muy viejo,mal cuidado,sucio,cocina muy chica sin utensilios basicos

    2 night trip, Feb 19, 2020

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