There are many hostels all over the continent, each with its own character.
You'll get lots of information and support from hostelers and the staff, and usually access to a kitchen to cook your own meals. You can be any age and many hostels have private doubles, twins, triples etc - some even ensuite!
PS In Patagonia don't miss the Perito Moreno Glacier - the boat goes dramtically close to the edge which is crumbling into the lake.
Hostel opened few months ago near from Plaza Serrano (place with a lot of bars, restaurants and clubs really great at night!) well located! nice house,rooms are clean, cool and relaxing atmosphere, great music. We even made a barbecue on the terrace.
You'll appreciate the contrast between the crazy Buenos Aires and this haven.
Tesorito is an oasis in a busy city. It only has two guest rooms, so you need to book in advance. Besides their own room, guests have the use of a living room, dining room and leafy patio, all painted in bright colors and decorated with exquisite taste by the hostess. Breakfast is absolutely delicious and served with freshly squeezed orange juice every day. Tired of TV? Turn on the stereo, there is a large variety of CDs. The young host (fluent in four languages) and young hostess are both discreet and welcoming. The location is great, a block away from Santa Fe Street, where you will find a subway station and the 152 bus than crosses the city. Santa Fe is also a great shopping street, and boasts a bookstore that has been rated the second most amazing bookstore in the world. Only problem is the lack of good restaurants nearby. But, no worry, for only $5.00, you can take a taxi to Palermo Viejo, where good restaurants abound, and where an evening stroll is wonderful.
I stayed here 3 weeks and loved every minute! For me the downtown location is the best in the city – right in front of Ave Corrientes where really good theatres are, and really good restaurants. Walking distance to San Telmo, Congreso and surrounding areas. There is a Subte (subway) station right in front of the hostel and Palermo is 10 minutes away. The hostel itself was clean, cheap, had a kitchen, breakfast, Wi-Fi, laundry services, computers, friendly staff and much more. They have another location in Palermo as well but I opted for the location in the heart of downtown.
www.laroccahostel.com, Callao 341 downtown and Córdoba 3874 in Palermo. From US$10 per night.
This lovely boutique hotel situated in the heart of San Telmo is something special. My wife and I spent the first three days of a marvellous four-week holiday in Argentina in this hotel and it certainly set the standard for the rest of the holiday.
I cannot overstate how helpful all of the staff were. The rooms, located around a central courtyard, are spacious, clean and comfortable. The breakfasts are simple but healthy and tasty.
The location may at first seem a little off-putting, but don't be. It's a great area and, as far as we are concerned, very safe. Lots of very good restaurants nearby - let the hotel staff advise you. And if you're lucky, when you are leaving they may even give you a copy of their CD featuring a mix of jazz and tango style music.
This vacation rental is in a brand new luxurious building in the heart of Palermo. It was great to be able to walk to all of the best stores, cafes, restaurants, etc, and the metro was right there as well, though we mostly took taxis. The studio is high end and it has a lovely, lovely view of the city. There's a pool too though I ate so much red meat I didn't want to put on a bathing suit!
If you're looking for a nice little pad in the hear of the action, I highly recommend this accomodation. You get much more for your money that if you stay at a hotel.
Circus hostel Buenos Aires is incredible, I spent a great time there. Thank you very much to the staff.
The only hostel I have been with a swimming pool.
Very clean and very secure.
I can honestly say Borges Design hostel is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. It is located in Palermo Soho, the trendiest area of Buenos Aires which is home to a host of boutiques and bustling bars.
After nine months travelling around 11 countries, the hostel was a welcome retreat from other hostels which had looked great on the photos but in reality were run down and dirty.
The communal areas were clean and tidy and the double rooms were spacious and comfy. The breakfast offered a variety which is a rarity in Argentina where most hostels offer a stale bread roll.
The hostel offers excellent value for money and I would recommend the hostel to anyone planning a trip to Buenos Aires.
You may enter this hostel in Buenos Aires thinking you have just stepped into one of the city’s fancy hotels. Neutral colors, comfy sofas and a fireplace make up the fantastic lounge area and the staff are fantastic. Located in downtown Buenos Aires, close to popular bars, eateries and attractions, this hostel offers a clean, safe environment in which to stay. With a range of spacious dorms, sharing between 4 and 6 people, the modest prices also include free breakfast, towels and bed linen, while other fantastic facilities include Wi-Fi internet, kitchen and currency exchange.
I travelled around Argentina for three and a half months and found a wonderful hostel in the San Cristobel/Boedo area of Buenos Aires. It's called the 'Elefante Rosa' - it's small and feels as much a modern, boutique hotel as it does a backpackers hostel.
It's a beautifully restored old Buenos Aires house and is two minutes' walk from the tube (subte) station. The 'centre' of town is only 10 minutes away and San Telmo is just a short bus ride down the road. San Cristobel itself is an authentic Buenos Aires barrio where it's good to get away from the mass of tourists in Palermo and San Telmo. The owners are really friendly and helpful too.
alberti 1191, Buenos Aires
054 4941 7255
Station - Jujuy or Humberto I
Same owners of GardenHouse hostel (a small homey place) have created an arty, funky, colourful and friendly hostel. Huge and cool rooms, decorated by different artists, the friendliest staff and a wide range of extra services such as high speed wifi all over the house (it's a big mansion!), free towels, a large and limitless breakfast, etc.
Location is also great, just five minutes' walk from everything. A secret spot in the city, aimed at independent hip travellers.
We were in Buenos Aires over New Year and the apartment is in a fantastic location for the city centre, close to Plaza San Martin and the subte (metro) and buses, and the Galerias Pacifico shopping centre in the opposite direction.
Even though it's on one of the main shopping streets, it's still relatively quiet as it's a few floors up and there's a concierge service to the block. The booking agent and the owners were really helpful, too. Here's a tip, though; if you speak to the owners Juan or his son Vicente, make sure you mention River Plate if you're going to talk football - they're definitely not Boca fans. It's only £150 per week (one bedroom, self-catering) and very clean/tidy with all necessary amenities. Oh, and it's opposite what used to be the Buenos Aires branch of Harrods.
It's in a block near the corner of Florida and Paraguay (nearest metro Plaza San Martin)
Letting agency telephone number: +541148765000
I'm from Germany - I'm renting an apartment in Buenos Aires, and I'm very satisfied with the neighbourhood and the neighbours. I'm living in Recoleta, Buenos Aires. The place is awesome and the people are friendly, too. Also,I'd recommend an apartment (Alojargentina) rental agency because they did a great job. The agency was an important support for me. I'm happy here - my tip is to choose to live in Recoleta when you go to Argentina.
On our visit to Buenos Aires we stayed at the Casa Bolivar and it was excellent. The apartments are nicely presented with a kitchenette and are very clean. Breakfast and internet access are available in the main area.
The apartments are located in San Telmo, a 5 - 10 minute walk from the main area of San Telmo (Avenida Defensa) and a 15 - 20 minute walk from La Boca.
Palermo House is a hostel with a very friendly social atmosphere in the trendy Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The huge common areas make it easy to meet fellow travelers, and to trade travel tips with folks from around the world. Cool place!
Close to Buenos Aires, front door pickup, great people, great food, great horses, great lodging, not a tourist trap and very reasonably priced.
RP 193 , Km 10.5 Zarate / escalada
Km 10,5 Escalada, Cuartel IV Buenos Aires 2800
Tel: 54 (011) 4765 4320
This is simply the best hotel in Buenos Aires! The location is awesome, the staff are out of this world and above all, the decor is out of this world. Book ahead as they tend to get full way in advance (they have only 4 rooms). Your stay here is guaranteed to make you feel wonderful, I cannot wait to go back!
Costa Rica 5141, Palermo Soho
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