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The hostel has artistic designer style décor and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Art Factory San Telmo is only 656 feet from the subway station and 1640 feet from the historic Plaza de Mayo square. The tour desk can offer tips for getting around the area and there are free daily walking tours through the historic district. Bike rental is available. Rooms at Art Factory San Telmo have work desks, fans, and either private or shared bathrooms with showers. Each room features unique design. There is luggage storage. Retiro bus and train terminal is 0.9 mi from the hostel and Jorge Newbery Airfield is 4.3 mi.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Art Factory San Telmo has been welcoming guests since Oct 19, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Buenos Aires, this property has an excellent location score of 9.0!

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Room Type
1 full bed
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


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  • Nate
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I didn’t see breakfast. It was just a classic old-school hostel—exactly as expected in a great area!
  • Rafael
    South KoreaSouth Korea
    The location is excellent, the staff is very helpful and friendly, and their mascot (orange cat) is also very charming!
  • Dylan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    absolutely amazing place. very nice and unique, loved the design!
  • Paulina
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    cool artsy design friendly staff great value for a quick stay
  • Madison
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Cute place, great to have ac! The private rooms were nice and big. Didn't end up using the kitchen other than to heat up water, so can't comment on how that was. But there were also nice common areas to lounge/work. I initially was bummed with...
  • Valentin
    artsy vibes, high ceilings, roof terace, location 15min from the center
  • Richard
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Friendly staff. Nice decor and ambience. Excellent location
  • Alejandro
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I liked the people that work there. Friendly, respectful and helpful with information.
  • Erika
    Everything super nice, the place is beautiful and the staff super friendly, confortable beds and clean bathrooms and rooms!! I totally recommend it!
  • Raleigh
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Marcelo was so kind and was very helpful. The room was clean and in a great location short walks from all the tourist spots. The bed was very comfortable and I slept great all nights I stayed here.

Property questions and answers
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  • Are you still able to accommodate foreigners? We are three New Zealanders coming from Bariloche and will be waiting for our flight home.

    Hey yes, when are you coming?
    Answered on 2 April 2020
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    We don't rent lockers. So don't forget to bring your own lock!!
    Answered on 16 October 2019

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Amenities of Art Factory San Telmo

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

House rules

Art Factory San Telmo takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Art Factory San Telmo accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

When booking more than 4 rooms or beds, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Please note the based on local tax laws, all Argentinian citizens and resident foreigners must pay an additional fee (VAT) of 21%. Only foreigners who pay with a foreign credit card, debit card or via bank transfer are exempt from this 21% additional fee (VAT) in accommodations and breakfast when presenting a foreign passport or a foreign ID along with a supporting document handed by the national migrations authority, if applicable.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Art Factory San Telmo of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Art Factory San Telmo

  • The prices at Art Factory San Telmo may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Art Factory San Telmo is 0.8 miles from the center of Buenos Aires. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Art Factory San Telmo is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Art Factory San Telmo offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):