Buenos Aires at a Price That's Right
We've picked reliable, affordable places to stay in a wide variety of neighborhoods in Argentina's capital. Here are eight properties worth considering, from upscale hostels to apartment-style hotels.
First Impression Feel like roughing it in a 1920s cabaret/bordello overlooking a cemetery that's crammed with Gothic mausoleums? If not, read no further. But budget-conscious Goths and their admirers will be delighted. Climb up one flight of tile-adorned steps to reach a floor of dorm rooms and one private room. Climb another flight for more of the same. But now look out the window—or, better yet, climb one more flight to the lounge deck—and: Wow. It's a view you won't soon forget. Cupolas, columns, angels, crosses, and stained glass compete for attention over every square inch of the walled city of the dead.
Rooms Plain, clean, bright, Trip Recoleta offers four dorm rooms equipped with five to seven beds and two additional rooms that are singles or doubles, depending on the day. No private bathrooms. Families or groups of friends could take over a dorm room with a bit of negotiating with the owner.
Plus For a sumptuous mid-afternoon splurge, wander into any one of Recoleta's nearby high-end hotels, such as Alvear and Park Hyatt. For about $25, sample teas and decadent pastries in sumptuously formal settings.
Minus It's a hostel with shared bathrooms. The noise-averse and couples over the age of, say, 30 will want to stay away.
Free Wi-Fi? Yes, in all rooms and public areas.
Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.
Details Vincente Lopez 2180, 011-54/11-4807-8726, triprecoletahostel.com.ar, single bed in a dorm room from $14, including taxes, discounts for staying multiple nights.
Hotel Type Hostel.
Relevant Lifestyle Youth, Noise-tolerant adults.
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