El Sol Hostel . Buenos Aires
I booked a full two weeks at the El Sol Hostel about a month before departing for Buenos Aires. I happened stumbled upon his site on the ‘net, without any referrals. I shot Paul, the proprietor, an email – and my ensuing correspondence gave me a good feeling. I wasn’t disappointed.
Paul is an Argentine originally from Los Angeles. He immediately made us feel welcome, helped us get our bearings in the city and gave us some restaurant tips to start. My sense of being totally overwhelmed, (attributed partly to flying all night with limited sleep), soon eased. The hostel is on the third floor of an old building, up two beautiful marble staircases with iron railings. We had a great room overlooking the corner of Montevideo and Marcelo T.
Paul was also kind enough to send a taxi for us to Ezeiza Airport some 15 miles out. To be greeted at the airport with your name on a sign, and get a smooth friendly ride into town definitely gives you positive vibes upon arrival in a new city.
We had a private room with bathroom, and a great balcony which I spent hours on over the next two weeks just watching people rushing about. Paul made our entire trip a wonderfully positive experience, and I’d recommend his accommodations to anyone. We got settled in, showered, and had a late lunch at a nearby restaurant.