A once-beautiful "casona" now in desperate need of renovation; plaster coming loose, shaky wiring, gardens going to seed; not sure the lock on our door would have kept anyone out. Still, you can see its charms. On the positive side, the bed was comfortable, the water was hot, & it's very quiet. Usual Argentine breakfast of coffee & bread products....
I really want to thank you for your comment, because it has made me see the reality I refused to see. Since then I have tried to change all the things you mention for good. I wish you could come again, and I would do my best so that you had a memorable stay in my hostel.