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About Buenos Aires
Step aside, New York ... THIS is the city that never sleeps! Buenos Aires fairly crackles with electricity as it hums with activity both day and night. It offers an endless array of diversions, and its varied and fascinating neighborhoods mean you’ll never run out of places to wander.
This city of 13 million people -- the largest in Argentina – is a complex and fascinating place. Arriving at the immense and chaotic Retiro bus station from calmer destinations may make your head spin, and multiple lanes of traffic whizzing past at high speed will have you approaching intersections with caution. If you’ve just arrived from the laidback tropical ambience of Iguazú, or from the vast empty stretches of Patagonia, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the frenetic pace at first.
However, if you’re like most visitors to the Paris of the South, once you've checked into your Buenos Aires hostel you’ll quickly grow to love this city. Innumerable museums catering to every interest and passion are scattered throughout the city. There’s usually a soccer or football game being played somewhere (live or on TV) if you’d rather check out the beautiful game and the city’s legendary football fanatics. You can wander the market in the colonial streets of San Telmo where many Buenos Aires hostels are located, or check out a tango show in the colorful working-class neighborhood of La Boca; further afield, Palermo’s vast open green spaces beckon you to spend a day outdoors, or the upscale glitz of Recoleta may beguile you as you make your way to Evita’s grave in its famous cemetery.
For an easy day trip, you can choose to take a ferry over to Colonia, Uruguay from your Buenos Aires hostel and enjoy its 16th-century cobblestoned charm, or head out to one of the peaceful suburbs such as Tigre, with its attractive canals and backwaters.
Most Buenos Aires hostels are found in the microcentro, near the Plaza de Mayo, or in neighboring San Telmo. The efficient and cheap Subte, Buenos Aires’ comprehensive subway network, will take you just about anywhere you need to go.
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V & S Hostel Club Buenos Aires
"The friendliest hostel in Buenos!!! Carolina and especially Natalia are the nicest people and always helped me with whatever problem I had!!!" … "For me this place was the best experience in Argentina. Excellent STAFF. It has a nice breakfast (including cakes). I recommend this place." … "Hey, this hostel is the best! You have to stay here if you are in Buenos Aires. The people are really nice, and the place is super clean,...
"Buenos Aires is an amazing city and few leave without being completely enamored with the architecture and culture; HI - Buenos Aires - HI Milhouse Hostel, though, is the jewel in the crown. It's clean, new, with great people, and excellently organised -- look no further to enjoy the best of this unique city. The Location Down a side street off Avenida 9 de Julio, the hostel is a ten-minute walk to the city centre attractions and five...
Hostel Inn Buenos Aires - San Telmo Hostel
"Hostel Inn Buenos Aires is located in the St. Telmo district of Buenos Aires within five minutes walk of the San Juan Subte underground train station. The building may be a little difficult to find, as the signage is subtle and not immediately evident from the street. When trying to find it, have the address handy -- it's number 820 -- and ring the buzzer to be let in when you find it. The hostel is affiliated with Hostels International and...
Lime House Youth Hostel
"Lime House Youth Hostel is a small and sociable hostel in central downtown Buenos Aires, with a good range of communal spaces and its own bar. The Location You certainly won’t struggle to find the central Buenos Aires location -- nine de Julio is one of the main thoroughfares downtown and is home to the landmark Obelisk. There are ample buses that pass by (from many parts of the city) and it is also accessible by all the subway lines....
Hostal de Granados
"Great Location - Great location, the washrooms were a little dingy but were cleaned everyday. Matresses felt pretty old but thats too expect when travelling!" … "… within walking distance. San Telmo, the colonial neighborhood of Buenos Aires, is known for its flea market (2 blocks away), squares and parks (parque Lezama 5 blocks away, ecological reserve 6 blocks), Museum of Modern Art (5 blocks), old cafes. At night, the...
Garden House Hostel
"Excellent hostel -- best that I've been to in South America. Smaller hostal with great common area condusive to meeting other travellers of all age ranges. Also great for couples as most double rooms are located a floor below the living area and kitchen and are a bit quieter. Book exchange, movie library, excellent location next to the subway so even though its a bit outside of the more touristy areas, its an easy seventy centado ride to...
El Sol Hostel - Recoleta
"Way better than I expected - I had a blast staying at el sol hostel in October of '09. The owner was great, and very helpful. The upstairs patio at night is the best!! Have a cocktail with other travelers, that's the way to meet people!!! If you want peace and quiet, you might want to look elsewhere. It's located at a busy intersection, but the noise is not too bad. Fantastic location. I will visit again." … "Considering it´s a hostel,...
Milonga Youth Hostel
"Ok, needs work - The first time I stayed here I stayed in the Carlos Gardel room, which was nice, but a bit cold (I'm here in winter), and the bathroom has a door to a balcony which was IMPOSSIBLE to close due to some malfunction with the door's hardware. Did I mention it was winter? The room had a cheap TV with about... 3.5 channels. On my next visit, I stayed in the Martín Fierro room, which was not the best. The toilet had been used but...
Sandanzas Cultural Hostel
"Sandanzas is a wonderful hostel. It is small (26 beds) and has a fantastic atmosphere. One of the main reasons for this is the staff. The hostel is owned and run by a collective of five young Argentinean travelers, all of whom are very friendly, helpful, and speak English. The hostel has only been open a couple of years and the rooms and bathrooms are modern and clean. There is 24 hour hot water. There are a few communal dorm rooms as...
About Baires Hostel
"About Baires Hostel is located in the heart of Buenos Aires, in downtown district, close to "The Obelisco" and next to 9 de Julio Avenue, and 50mts. from the Colón Theatre. We are open 24 hs and have no curfew. Breakfast included in price. Common areas, kitchen fully equipped for common use, TV room with amazing sofas, nice patio with BBQ, comfortable beds. About Baires Hostel has always loved to welcome guests from all over the world....
BA Stop Hostel
"Loved it - i stayed at ba stop for 3 weeks, and i loved it! staff is very helpful and nice. he cleaning lady stays the whole day! very nice breakfast, good, spacious rooms, and in the middle of the action!" … "Really nice place. Pretty decent management. I could go back." … "It's a nice enough place, with a huge lounge area and ok dorm rooms, but if you are wanting somewhere to get information about Buenos Aires and other parts...
""The location this typical old large house built in 1904 which has been especially recycled to receive travelers from all over the world is just spectacular: just meters away from Plaza Dorrego (Dorrego Park) the Museum of Modern Art, the Film University and Parque Lezama (Lezama Park), and even a few blocks away from Plaza de Mayo, the Obelisco (Obelisk), Caminito St., the La Boca neighborhood and some of the most important universities in...
Domus Youth Hostel
"… en el casco histórico de la ciudad del bohemio y céntrico barrio de San Telmo, con excelente locomoción hacia todos los sectores de la ciudad, hay gran variedad de transporte y todos los subterráneos convergen a la zona. Desde el Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza (a 50km de la city) hay varios transportes a tener en cuenta: Domus ofrece un servicio de transfers seguros desde el Aeropuerto a un precio muy acomodado. Una persona de...
"Loved Pampa Hostel! - I stayed here for over a week and loved it. The staff is very friendly and makes the place inviting, like being at home. It was very clean, had a nice patio on the rood, and while area of town is far away from the city center, it's a great (safe!) place in its own regard. My only complaints were the breakfast being boring and not really offering much in the way of protein, and a staff member came into the rooms in the...
Portal del Sur
"Near hotel quality in a central location, Portal del Sur is the perfectly comfortable home base for exploring Buenos Aires' intense personality -- a five star establishment! Getting there If you're new to Buenos Aires and just got off a long flight into the international airport, your best bet for finding the hostel is to take the Manuel Leon (Lion) bus shuttle from the airport. Tell the agent or driver you'd like to get the...
"… guests, and alcoholic drinks and beverages can be bought in the bar. Hostel Colonial is located in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires. We are situated one block from Florida and Lavalle, the liveliest shopping streets in the city. Also the hostel is two only blocks from Avenida Corrientes, famous for it’s many theatres and tango milongas. The historical district of San Telmo and the modern Puerto Madero are only 10 minutes away...
"Our hostel is attended by its owners so it is a comfortable, friendly place with a homely and welcoming atmosphere. It is also a new building so it's airy and bright and is home to lots of wonderful plants. The hostel has dorms for 4, 6 and 8 people, but if you prefer we have some single and double rooms. Relax and enjoy the sunny days on our terrace or kick back and watch TV in the living room. We also organize different activities during...
Hostel Carlos Gardel
"This is an outstanding hostel for meeting different people from all over the world who are travelers like myself." … "Really friendly - I only stayed for a short time but the people were fantastic. A twenty-four-hour, really helpful reception made a lot of difference. we easily met heaps of great people both staying in BA for a while and others just traveling through. fun place with a big plus for having air conditioning in the dorms."...
"Hostel Estoril is a nice-looking hostel located in the center of Buenos Aires, in Avenida de Mayo -- one of the main avenues in the city; it's a good place to settle while living the life of Buenos Aires. This hostel is located in an old but nice building, and it's well preserved, with really tall rooms throughout the hostel, giving you the feeling of a wide space. The Location The central location of this hostel is value for money on...
Telmotango Hostel Suites
"Hot and deserted - I should preface this review by saying that when I was staying here Buenos Aires was in the middle of a heat wave, and it was about 37-38 degrees each day. The hostel doesn't claim to have air conditioning and doesn't, so that's fine, but the rooms also don't have particularly big windows (some don't have any) and the fans therefore succeed in making a lot of noise and moving hot air around the room. The windows in my room...
"Chill House is a cool, funky hostel, well located in Buenos Aires. The energetic and high-quality staff are friendly, outgoing, and available at all times for information about the city and any other guest needs. In addition to Spanish, the staff are fluent in English and French. The hostel is secure, with front-door entry only possible after first buzzing in from the street. Strong Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel, including the...
Che Lagarto Hostel Buenos Aires
"The location is very good and the breakfast too. If you are going to stay in dorms be careful. You should confirm they are not going to take all of yous things out of the room so they can use the place for tango classes without asking your permission. That was very rude of them. Next time I go to BA (that's a great city!!) I'll look for another hostel." … "Still a work in progress. It's in a new location, and not all the rooms are...
Pangea Hostel Buenos Aires
"The best you can ever find!!! Me and my friends were the first guests in this beautiful hostel!!! We were welcomed with open arms by the coolest owners of the place that later became our friends. The guys that run the place will help you with any problem that will appear and will help you to get along in the first days in the city. They took us to parties, to a football match and helped us a lot. And I didn't say anything yet about the hostel...
ARG Youth Hostel
"El Albergue se encuentra en el barrio de Congreso, a solo cuatro cuadras del Edificio del Congreso de la Nacion, desde el aeropuerto internacional de Ezeiza la linea de bus 86, lo deja a tres cuadras. A dos cuadras esta el subterraneo A sobre Av.Rivadavia (estacion Congreso) y a dos cuadras del subterraneo B sobre Av.Corrientes (estacion Pasteur)" … "… private bathroom.Located in a privileged zone, to few blocks of the national...
"Very good - Special place for special people! It's a budget place with a lot of fun. We came for one week and stayed a month." … "… Avenue. We have functional rooms of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 beds. They all have their own assigned lockers. On the first floor there are full bathrooms for men and women, and complete kitchen. On the second floor there are more full private bathrooms. Most of the rooms surround a great roofed patio, a...
"Ostinatto Hostel is situated on the edge of the hip San Telmo district. There is a great little supermarket very near to the hostel and the launderette next door is very cheap. The hostel is a quiet, non-party hostel. There is no smoking in the hostel -- a godsend for those that don't smoke. They allow smoking on the balcony. There is supposed to be a non-drinking policy too, but the odd bottle of wine or two for a civilised drink goes...
Vi Luz y Entré
"… best things of Buenos Aires. It's located in a tradicional "porteño" neighbourhood, Balvanera- where neighbour still have "mate" outside their home at sunset. However, Vi Luz y Entré is really close to the city's light, main avenues, and political centre, with all the cultural and entertainment activities that Buenos Aires offers to the visitors. Vi Luz y Entré is the perfect combination of living in a quite neighbourhood, although...
Hostel San Telmo
"Out of the five hostels we've visited in Buenos Aires, this was the best for meeting people who were looking for more than parties and drugs. People were constantly coming and going, even in the off-season. It's only one block from the subway. They have several new computers in the common area. They have several bilingual employees. It's right next to a bunch of great San Telmo restaurants. And it's among the cheapest hostels. However,...
"If you are planning to come to Buenos Aires we can offer the possibility to spend your days at Serrano 1111. We are located in Palermo Soho. The house has 3 floors, 7 bedrooms, all of them have windows and are very luminous,2 complete bathrooms to be shared for the 3 rooms without private bathroom we have. We recycled old things for give an ECO-Decoration. Breakfast included WIFI, PC Phone and Fax for local calls Free. TV Cable, DVDs, Books....
Donde Clodo Hostel & Residence
"… of different restaurants, as well as clothing boutiques, interesting scenery and ample opportunities to participate in the true "porteña" nightlife. It is located 6 blocks away from Plaza Cortazar. Buses: 15, 57, 106, 109, 110, 141, 151. Subway: Station "Malabia" line B. *** Palermo es el barrio de la movida cultural y nocturna por excelencia. Tiene una amplia propuesta astronómica, de indumentaria, decoración y opciones para...
"It's great! - I loved this hostel! Excellent location, amazing staff, free internet access, people from worldwide, clean, and excellent breakfast! I do recommend this Hostel!" … "Very good - Amazing! The staff are very very very kind and the rooms are very clean. I recommend!" … "Dirty - Very dirty, not enough bathrooms, computers do not work half the time and only two of the five work. A few times there was no hot water. The...
"Very poor hostel - I booked this hostel for 2 nights after reading good reviews on the internet. Booking a room was not easy as when I called I was told to send an email and when I emailed I received no reply. I then had to call again to get them to confirm that my emailed booking was ok. At arrival they only had the room at the rate I had booked (private double with shared bathroom) for 1 night but I was offered a more expensive room for the...
Palermo Soho Hostel
"Not worth the money - I stayed at this hostel for five nights due to an emergency. I needed to fly back home and needed a nearby, nice, cheap place to stay. Like others who write the reviews in here, I checked in based on the photos on the internet. Overall, the place is kind of nice. The living room, the balcony, dining room, patio, it's cute. However, the rooms are a disaster. I asked for a private room with a private bathroom and they gave...
"The best Hostel in the world! I've visited like one hundred hostels all around the world, and seriously, El Firulete is the best!" … "… street of Buenos Aires, is "El Firulete Hostel". A building of the 19th century totally restore in 2005, that offers all the confort and services for the traveller. Having private rooms with private or shared bathroom, and dorms ; Bar open 24hs and front desk from where you can make...
La Menesunda Hostel
"In La Menesunda we want to mix the stories of the old Buenos Aires with the energy and hospitality from today. Located on the heart of the tango, in our hostel you will live and dance this sensual melody, listen to the classic Quintetos or listen to some solo singers. In la Menesunda we want to offer you the Buenos Aires lifestyle. We want you to enjoy with us a typical a good Argentinian BBQ, and of course, at night a party with friends,...
Downtown Mate Hostel
"perfect. Manuel and Leandro are the best. I stayed one month and i'll go back!" … "Will try to rip you off if you pay in Pesos - we booked through Agora, price confirmed in Pesos. They tried to say we had to pay US which we did not have, tried to charge us over 600 pesos more, we left and went to another hostel. We were later informed it is forbidden to do business like that." … "… days, you won't resist the tempatation...
Hostel Plaza Buenos Aires
"… and covered patio. WI FI is available 24 hours, lockers, safe box, towels and free activities to do during the day and night. A warm combination of shared spaces, spacious rooms with many accommodation options to choose, perfect for those who like to socialize Those who prefer privacy may opt for a private room with bathroom and TV. All in a historical and refurbished building, on Corrientes Avenue, in front of the subway...
La Rocca Hostel
"La Rocca, arises as a new concept in hostels. Here the style and a distended and cheerful environment, convine with the comfort of an only and incomparable way. It is located in tha heart of one of the most beautiful cities inthe world. Among its numerous services, it provides Internet wireless, coffe and coctails, 24 hs attention , cable television, room service, playroom, tango lessons , etc. A different place, which invites to enjoy."...
"A very nice hostel, with a very nice people. I spent there nice three weeks. Recommend to everybody." … "It is a great place! everything is new and they have people cleaning all day. It is the best location hostel in Buenos Aires, I totally recommend it 100%. Great people! and for sure i will come back!" … "Location excellent. Reception staff helpful and nice. Rooms comfortable. Facilities good except their restaurant. Price...
06 Central Hostel
"06 Central Hostel, in downtown Buenos Aires, is a basic but budget-friendly hostel that has undoubtedly seen better days but still has a reasonable array of amenities. The Location The hostel is located in the downtown Microcentro area of the city, close to various metro lines and it's very good for bus routes. Calle Florida, the shopping street where the money changers base themselves, is just a block away. A number of key Buenos...
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Buenos Aires Travel Tips & Suggestions
I lived in Buenos Aires for six months and I truly fell in love with the people, the cafes, and the whole experience. The city itself is a great mixture of European style and Spanish mannerisms and traditions. The language "Castellano" is a beautiful language that sounds like Spanish and Italian. You must experience an authentic asado (steak) grill out somewhere. You must find your favorite cafe and restaurant and sit and eat amazing food, drink the best coffee, and people watch. Also, embrace the life of the people -- go to dinner late, go and dance even later! After all Buenos Aires has Mate tea and Medealunas (sweet croissants) to energize your entire day!
The central Buenos Aires is the heart of the city. Recoleta is a boring place where all you see is cars passing, embassies, and rich Argentinians paying twice what you would pay anywhere else in the city for a lunch that is pretty much the same. Same thing happens with Palermo, except for a couple spots that are good for shopping and having a beer. Downtown is not unsafe at all. Anyway don't be scared in Buenos Aires or pretty much anywhere in South America -- people say a lot of crap but you only discover the places by digging deep inside them, so go ahead and use your common sense.
I lived in Buenos Aires for three months. The cute train up to Tigre offers a nice day trip but not much more, jump out at the odd beach or shopping mall. I'd recommend staying in Palermo or Recoleta as they're a bit more like suburbs. Don't stay in Central, it's full of beggars, crap food, and you can feel a bit unsafe, similarly with San Telmo. It's cheaper to get a taxi to Desnivel in san Telmo, eat and return than it is to eat in Central, and the food in central is tourist rubbish. These are the places you'd visit, but getting taxis is easy and they're cheap. Argentinians prefer salsa and Reggaeton, Tango (and Evita) is namely for tourists (try it in San Telmo or watch it in a cafe in La Boca). Never go to La Boca at night. And the newest barrio, Puerto Madero is a bit cold (and pricey in US dollars) and dull, like Canary Wharf in England, but it is close to the park where you can hire a bike which is a nice break from a crazy city. If you have time, take the buquebus across the river to Colonia, the most beautiful place I've ever seen, and it's very safe too.
I loved San Telmo. It was vibrant and cultural with great cafes and excellent restaurants and of course it is the home of Tango. I spent two weeks there and it became home from home.
Tigre and Delta is one of the best attractions of Argentina -- nature, great architecture, and cool places. I live ten minutes away from Tigre and I love it. It's a unique landscape. The world has few deltas, Tigre is one of them, and this has urban area, ecological area with thousands of rivers, and nautical sports -- rowing and yachting among them. If you don't like the nature, you can to go at the Parque de la Costa (funfair/amusement park) -- it's one of the greatest in South America. Don't forget to walk on the Paseo Victoria promenade -- a street on the coast of the river. The place has many historical clubs of rowing, the Argentine maritime museum, where you can watch the naval history through model scale ships, and an amazing, really wonderful art museum on the historic palace, with a balcony that crosses over the street and to the river. Don't forget to travel to Tigre on Tren de la Costa (tourist train) -- a cool ride through the river de la Plata coast, the surroundings of the north side of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires is amazing! We spent a week there and were completely entertained. Don't miss Recoleta. The food and shopping are fantastic -- and cheap. Do not waste a day going to Tigre -- it's boring.
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