Buenos Aires is a very big city, full of people going from one point to the other, all day long and I won’t lie, sometimes it gets messy. You can choose to use the buses, but nothing guarantees that you won’t be stuck in traffic for a while, especially in the peak hours of 8-10am and then again from 5-7pm, when most people go to and from work.
The fastest way to move from one point to the other is with the underground subway, known as the Subte. During peak hours, travelling this way can tight, with too many people and not enough trains. But, if you avoid this time, you’ll probably have a good experience. Putting this issue aside, the subway usually takes half an hour to do a complete tour, and it’s the fastest connection between the neighborhoods.
A good location means being close to the Subte, so you can move around the city easily and get to know it well.
Find a strategic place to stay in Buenos Aires!
If you want to fully understand the essence of Buenos Aires, San Telmo is where you should stay. Explore tango culture and the amazing parrillas, or grills, to have a proper Argentinian asado.
Granados hostel has amazing reviews when it comes to location! It’s very close to Puerto Madero, Plaza de Mayo and the Retiro Station where you can connect with other spots of the city, by train. The subway is also within a 15-20 minute walking distance. If you prefer, there are many bus lines that make their way through the city, easier.
What you get in Hostel Granados, besides location, is free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast, a restaurant, a common kitchen, and a terrace with BBQ facilities.
Live the San Telmo experience!
La Morada could be in one of the best locations in Buenos Aires, just 900 meters (2952.8 feet) from Plaza Italia Square. Plaza Serrano Square is 1.1 km (.7 miles) away and it’s near Santa Fe Avenue and amazing connections with the buses.
A plus of this hostel is that is has a terrace with a beautiful view of the city and a BBQ, to make asados with the people in the hostel - a great opportunity to make new friends and go out in one of the most alive areas of the city.
Guests can enjoy the on-site bar where there’s room for local bands to play.
Address: Guatemala 4168
Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Games room
This hostel has an excellent location, at the beginning of Corrientes Avenue., in what is known as the commercial and business center of the city. Many landmarks are just around the corner, like the Government Pink House, the famous Plaza de Mayo and, as the name says, the Obelisk monument.
Besides the location, this hostel offers spacious shared rooms, private suites, a library, a DVD room to watch movies, a game room with a pool table and free wifi in the entire facility.
If you stay in this hostel you can reach, within minutes, neighborhoods like San Telmo (a popular tango spot), the docks of Puerto Madero and Palermo (with its great parks and shopping centers). The subway lines A, B, C and D are just a few minutes away.
It’s a great place to start your Buenos Aires adventure!
Again, near the Obelisk monument and Plaza de Mayo, Hostel Fiesta is a great option for low budget backpackers. This accommodation offers a fully equipped kitchen for guest use, continental breakfast included in the price, and a big terrace with a BBQ to enjoy your first Argentinian asado.
The C-line metro station and 9 de Julio Avenue are 100 m (328 ft) from the hostel and it is within walking distance to other subway lines like A, B and D, which connect to the most touristic spots of the city.
Recoleta is one of the favorite areas among tourists. The architecture of the many buildings here, have a strong French influence. It’s also known as the uptown neighborhood and you can tell that by the luxury of the houses, some shops and restaurants.
It’s near green spaces like the Plaza San Martin and it’s close to Retiro Station and Plaza Francia (where there’s an artisan market and the Recoleta cemetery). It’s only a few meters away from Santa Fe Avenue, where you’ll be able to connect with practically the whole city with different bus lines. The 9 de Julio Avenue is also within walking distance and that makes the subway lines A, B, C and D very easy to reach.
The Hostel Recoleta is very accessible, considering the expensive location. Your stay includes a continental breakfast and the facilities have a lounge with a TV set, and an inner patio to relax.
The Petit Recoleta Hostel is located in one of the best locations in Buenos Aires, just a few meters away from Santa Fe Avenue where you have all the bus lines that connect with the city. It’s a very commercial area, full of shops and restaurants. Many touristic spots are within walking distance.
The green area of Plaza Francia is just 1 km (.6 miles) away. You can take the time to visit the brand new Recoleta Shopping Mall, which features one of the best cinemas of the city.
The Petit Recoleta Hostel is a French-style building in upscale Recoleta. With your stay, you get breakfast included and a common kitchen that you can use for your other meals.
Choose the room you desire and start exploring the city!
If you want to submerge into the heart of San Telmo, this is the perfect hostel for you. It’s right by the popular Dorrego Square, where you will enjoy the San Telmo Sunday market, the tango shows and milonga music that are a symbol of Argentina and the many restaurants that are the best, when it comes to asados.
Hostel Inn Buenos Aires is very close to 9 de Julio Avenue, where you can take the Metrobus, a straight line that goes all the way through the avenue and then turns to different spots in the city.
The hostel is a classic mansion with a great vibe, full of colour and charm. You will surely make a lot of friends staying at this hostel, that is perfect for backpackers.
Enjoy your stay, the facilities and the breakfast are included!
Many tourists choose Palermo as their area of preference and it makes sense! The biggest neighborhood in Buenos Aires has a lot to offer. From shopping areas, amazing restaurants, fun bars, clubs, nightlife every day of the week and much more. Besides that, almost all the bus lines connect with Palermo and it’s fully covered by the D line subway.
The Art Factory Palermo Bed & Breakfast is located only 100 meters (328 feet) away from Armenia Square and 600 meters (1968.5 feet) from Plaza Serrano and Plaza Italia. These are very nice parks surrounded by markets, clothing stores, bars and great restaurants. It’s a part of the city no one should miss out on.
The hostel has very artistic decor, appropriate for Palermo, as you will see when you stroll down the streets. Your stay includes breakfast but also features a kitchen for guests, a games room and an outdoor space to relax.
The location of the Belgrano Hostel is great because it’s right at the junction of three neighborhoods: Palermo, Colegiales and, as the name suggests, Belgrano. This means that just walking, you will get to see a good portion of the city and the differences you can find between the districts when it comes to residences, activities, commercial areas and more.
The location is also great because it’s connected to the rest of the city by bus lines, the D line subway and the train.
The Belgrano Hostel street is very quiet and enjoyable. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and garden with BBQ facilities.
Hostel Keves is in an amazing location for exploring the cultural spots of Corrientes Avenue. Theatres, restaurants, vintage bookstores and cheap clothes, all on one big street.
It’s very well connected to the B line subway, with which you can visit many neighborhoods like Almagro (and the Abasto shopping mall), Villa Crespo (full of markets and traditional canteens), Chacarita (you can visit the Chacarita Cemetery), going all the way to Villa Urquiza and Parque Chas (a very residential and beautiful district to visit and get lost).
Hostel Keves is a great option for women travellers who wish to have a bit more privacy, in a female shared room. The facilities include a shared kitchen.
Address: Riobamba 267, Balvanera, 1025 Buenos Aires, Argentina (see map)
Price: from 8 USD
You'll feel like a local Porteño very soon!
Buenos Aires is a very big city and doesn’t have the best public transportation in the world, but it’s very easy to understand and it definitely connects with the most touristic points of interest. You can use this interactive map of Buenos Aires to see what is the best option to get where you want to go. You’ll get the hang of it very quickly and feel like a local. And in case you get lost, don’t be afraid to ask. Most young people know at least basic English and will help you find your way. Have a great stay!
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