Oferta especial en junio

Hasta el 30/06/2014 te ofrecemos el transfer gratis hasta el hostel. Disfruten de nuestra oferta especial !! Les esperamos !!

Second visit for Philip

We have been pleased to be visited by Philip for the 2nd time in early April. Our guest is a student in law and he came to do internship in Buenos Aires.

We wish Philip all the best for his brilliant career! See you soon :)

William's drawings

William left the hostel on Sunday, he comes from Brasil and his occupation consists in working in a bookstore and making drawings for comics books. In Brasil, he works for newspaper. In Buenos Aires, he made for us a lovely drawing!

Thank you Will & see you soon!

El Palacio Barolo

Today the team has tested for you : the beautiful Palacio Barolo! What a mystical place to visit!

The Palacio Barolo is surely one of the most impressive buildings of Buenos Aires in terms of architecture. It was created in only 4 years, from 1919 to 1923, by Mario Palanti. At that time, it was the highest building in South America! (24 floors in total). The architect was inspired by the famous Divine Comedy :
  • The 100 meters of height correspond to the 100 poems of the Divine Comedy
  • The building is divided into 3 parts, like the masterpiece (hell, purgatory, heaven)
  • Each floor includes 11 or 22 rooms, corresponding to the number of verse in the poem
  • The hall in the entrance is composed of 9 vaults; the poem mentions 9 infernal hierarchies
The Divine Comedy is a worldwide reputed masterpiece, made by Dante Alighieri during the XIV century. It is considered as one of most important records of the medieval times and one of the most important masterpieces of all times in literature.  It is also considered by specialists as the first real document written in Italian. Impressive, right?

At the top of the magnificent building, 300 000 candles permit the beacon to be seen from... Uruguay! Maybe in order to reach the famous Palacio Salvo in Montevideo, designed by the same architect...? As the beacon is lit by our guide, we felt the warmth coming from the (still) existing candles...

Nowadays the building is composed of offices and it can be visited for a touristic purpose. The guided tour permited us to discover all the details and symbolical references that are hidden behind the colums, statues and colors of the place. Definitely a mythical and mystical place to see in Buenos Aires!

... We almost forgot to tell you about the AMAZING view from the 14th floor. Vertigo guaranteed! Photo lovers, you will be thrilled!


The guided tours exist in Spanish and English
We recommend you to visit the palace at night to experience the incredible light effect of the beacon and join the wine tasting at the end of the visit in an old-style office.
Entrance from AR$110 to AR$210

(Copyright: Marcelo Barcelos Brum for the picture of the Palacio Barolo from the outside)

There's energy in V&S Hostel Club!

We were pleased to be visited by the members of Irmaos Club and their wonderful energy! But of course, when you practice jiu-jitsu, you must have energy!

These guys are so good in their discipline that they come every year in Buenos Aires for competitions. And every time, they stay at V&S hostel. It's a pleasure to be visited by the team!

When they come to the hostel, here is the result... Hahahaha! Can't wait for you to come back!

Rent yellow bikes for free

If you're looking for an alternative way to discover Buenos Aires, rent a yellow bike, it's free!

You may have seen people riding the same yellow bikes everywhere in the capital. As many other capitals in the world, Buenos Aires offers you to rent a bike for free. The only rule consists in keeping the bike for maximum of 1 hour. But you can easily stop at a bike station every hour and rent another bike!

This system will help you to make the most of your trip in Buenos Aires as you can visit a whole area of the capital in a minimum amount of time! Tested and approved by V&S team, as always ;)


As you go to the yellow bike station for the first time, say that you want to rent a bike, give your passport number and personal details, then create your personal password and sign the paper. Indicate the number corresponding to the bike you want to rent. That's it!

Next time, just give your passport number, your personal password and the number of the bike!