Che Lulu Guesthouse

Che Lulu Guesthouse

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Ranked #23 in Buenos Aires hotels
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emilio zola 5185, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
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I was initially overwhelmed by the sheer amount of “stuff” in this hotel, but somewhere between the knitted flowers and the plastic watermelon, I started finding the kitschy assortment endearing. On the other hand, Jorge, the owner, was lovely from the very start. He told me that French guests always ask him if he’s “Lulu” (a diminutive for Lucien in French), which always leaves him slightly puzzled and amused since “Lulu” can only be a girl’s name in Spanish. He told me about the neighborhood’s history (it was built by the English when they built the railway in Argentina) and explained that as a result, the building that currently houses the hotel was built back in 1894. I thought the rooms in the main house were small and a bit dark; in contrast, the suite in the “village” on the other side of the street was spacious and seemed quite comfortable. I liked the communal feel Che Lulu goes for: there’s no restaurant, but guests can make use of the kitchen and dine together in the dining room – amid the myriad decorations.

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Local from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Che Lulu is charming and homey but . It's in a more quiet part of Palermo and the owner is very nice. If you're looking for just a bed and place to sleep the 8-bed dorm is probably an good deal. Breakfast is included from about 8am-11am. There is a communal kitchen and books to read. If anything, Che Lulu also has an apartment that you can rent temporarily if you're looking for a bit more privacy and have a little bit more money.

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Local from Buenos Aires

This place had character… natural, well-refined character! The Argentine owner, a retired accountant, was also very welcoming and lots of fun to chat with. I would say that this hotel is more like a house than a hotel. The patios provided lots of privacy and each room had its own name, taken from a famous artist. Even the dormitory on the top level was fun and funky and had its own kind of trendy style. The resident tortoise, Manuelita, was just gorgeous! She plodded around the place freely and very, very slowly, and was a real winner with all the guests. I really felt looked after and at home here, particularly with the huge kitchen and gas oven to use for cooking home meals. A definite thumbs up!

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Local from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Che Lulu is an unexpected little gem in Palermo Hollywood for those looking for something nicer than a hostel but not as expensive as a hotel. It's on a quiet street, but close to all the Palermo action. The bedrooms are small and cozy, with tiny but clean bathrooms with showers. There are several terraces in the hotel, all with character and color, and the one on the bottom floor is presided over by Manuelita, the 30 year old tortoise! The breakfast room is beautiful, big, and full of light and the kitchen is available for guests to use to cook and eat meals. The décor is a bit girly and glamorous, but artsy enough to appeal to couples. The rates are really affordable, and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. It's like a glamorous hostel, or a cute little B&B, with a small capacity, so it's very friendly and relaxed.

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Gorgeous up-scale hostel in a great location. Here you’re near to all the bars and restaurants in plaza Serrano and quite close to the D subte line.
I loved this place as it felt really homely and not too fancy. The place has been decorated in a pretty, feminine way. It’s a little bit run down and the décor could seem a little chintzy to some, but I liked it. The kitchen is well stocked and has enough utensils to make yourself a decent meal not like in some hostels. The hotel is run by a mother and daughter who are really lovely and full of energy. Don’t miss the tortoise that cruises around the hostel she is adorable!
They have a selection of rooms including a dorm room. Prices are a little steep for what is essentially a hostel with nice furniture though. The double rooms are a bit cramped and the bathroom very basic and small. Still a pleasant place though, especially if you’re travelling on your own as it’s easy to meet other people and socialise.

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