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Just 6 blocks from Serrano Park and nearby Palermo Soho’s chic cafes and shops, the hostel offers pop music-themed décor in a renovated colonial-style house Wi-Fi is free. Rooms at Play Hostel Buenos Aires feature parquet floors and wood furnishings. Some of them are styled with decorative guitars, hand-painted piano illustrations and art-cover albums of rock artists. Some rooms have private bathrooms A buffet breakfast with regional jams and treats can be enjoyed at the patio, decorated with traditional colonial-style painted glass. Guests can also make use of the common kitchen to prepare their own meals. Play is a 15-minute ride from touristic Recoleta neighborhood. 1969 feet from Serrano Park and 656 feet from Armenia Park. The tour desk can arrange sightseeing tours and shuttles. Bicycle and car rental are possible.

This is our guests' favorite part of Buenos Aires, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Play Hostel Soho has been welcoming guests since Jun 30, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Buenos Aires, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5!

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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Poncio
    Hosters, wonderfull people.. A dinnertime 3 nations
  • Aarne
    Friendly reception, large metal lockers to keep bag safe, very important :), small shelf and power outlet by bed. Ok breakfast for the price
  • Katja
    The stuff is very friendly, the location is amazing. All of the facilities you need. Great value for money, would stay here again for a short trip.
  • Nicholas
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great hostel in an excellent location. The area is vibrant and very, very busy. The hostel was huge, but not many people, so a good place to chill if you wanted to. There was a nice terrace area on the roof and other areas to relax inside. The bed...
  • George
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    great location friendly and helpful staff comfortable room and facilities
  • Christian
    Lovely atmosphere. Good size. Great atmosphere. The staff is very nice
  • Iñaki
    La ubicación. La habitación que es grande. La gente que trabaja en el hostel y en la cafetería muy maja, en especial Alejandra.
  • Taciana
    Aproximo a bares, restaurantes, west union, estação de metrô e parada de ônibus. Tudo muito limpo e organizado, funcionários prestativos e solícitos.
  • Mel
    A acomodação é bem ampla e isso é ponto positivo, além de ser super perto de tudo!
  • Enzo
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Muy buena la atención de Matías y todo el personal. Buen ambiente, buena ubicación, con todas las instalaciones necesarias. La ducha excelente.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is it quiet at night?

    yes dear, quite calm
    Answered on 8 March 2020
  • Hello, Can I pay cash on arrival?

    good morning , yes for sure Cheers
    Answered on 31 July 2022
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Sheets are included in every room but towels are included only in private rooms, you can rent a towel in shared rooms, cheers
    Answered on 14 September 2021
  • Hi, can I pay with cash?

    hi , how are you? yes you can pay by cash or card
    Answered on 24 February 2023
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Yes, you need a lock to use our lockers, you can buy one in our Front Desk. Cheers.
    Answered on 14 September 2021
  • Hi, is there a food market or grocery store nearby? thank you

    HI yes, there are a lot of shops and markets regards
    Answered on 28 October 2021
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Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free

Amenities of Play Hostel Soho

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

House rules

Play Hostel Soho takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

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


From 8:00 AM to 10:00 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.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 10 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

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

Age restriction

Check-in is only possible for guests between 18 and 60 years old


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cabal Diners Club American Express Cash Play Hostel Soho accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

This accommodations is registered as a provider of the “Pre Trip Program” (“Programa Previaje”) of the Argentinian Ministry of Tourism and Sports (CUIT: 20279146930)

Two walking tours will be provided as a bonus per reservation.
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.

The arrival time must be informed in order to coordinate the check in. We do not have 24-hour reception.

A guarantee deposit of $ 1000 ARS per person will be requested, for delivery of keys, kitchen set and towels if they were included according to the type of room. At check out the deposit will be refunded in full once the items have been delivered.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travelers on dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be canceled on arrival.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Play Hostel Soho 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.

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.

In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

This property is located in a residential area, and guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise.

A damage deposit of USD 10 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Play Hostel Soho

  • Play Hostel Soho offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bar crawls
    • Bicycle rental
    • Bike tours
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • Play Hostel Soho has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Check-in at Play Hostel Soho is from 12:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Play Hostel Soho may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Play Hostel Soho is 2.7 miles from the center of Buenos Aires. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.