Buenos Aires at a Price That's Right These hotels and inns range from homey to stylish to downright cosmopolitan—all at rates that are reasonable for Argentina's capital. Budget Travel Thursday, Dec 18, 2008, 11:00 AM The exterior of Art Hotel. 011-54/11-4821-4744, arthotel.com.ar. (Courtesy Art Hotel) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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The exterior of Art Hotel. 011-54/11-4821-4744, arthotel.com.ar. (Courtesy Art Hotel)
A gallery inside Art Hotel. 011-54/11-4821-4744, arthotel.com.ar. (Courtesy Art Hotel)
A public area at Art Hotel. 011-54/11-4821-4744, arthotel.com.ar. (Courtesy Art Hotel)
A guest room at Art Hotel. 011-54/11-4821-4744, arthotel.com.ar. (Courtesy Art Hotel)
The interior of Axel Hotel Buenos Aires. It's part of a Barcelona-based "heterofriendly" hotel chain for gay travelers. The top-floor swimming pool has a glass bottom that gives an eyeful to people five stories below in the lobby. 011-54/11-4136-9393, axelhotels.com. (Courtesy Axel Hotel Buenos Aires)
A guest room at Axel Hotel Buenos Aires. Clever wood sliding doors alternately conceal and reveal features in the compact rooms, blocking out, by turns, the sun or the closet, the bathtub or the minibar. 011-54/11-4136-9393, axelhotels.com. (Courtesy Axel Hotel Buenos Aires)
The exterior of the Babel Hotel. 011-54/11-4300-8300, hotelbabel.com.ar. (Courtesy Babel Hotel)
The bar at the Babel Hotel. 011-54/11-4300-8300, hotelbabel.com.ar. (Courtesy Babel Hotel)
A "superior" guest room at the Babel Hotel. The hotel's nine rooms vary in carpet and tile colors, but little else. 011-54/11-4300-8300, hotelbabel.com.ar. (Courtesy Babel Hotel)
A public area in the Babel Hotel. The co-owners promise a 24-hour bilingual staff who can book you a table at a fine restaurant, a tango lesson, or a horseback ride in the country. 011-54/11-4300-8300, hotelbabel.com.ar. (Courtesy Babel Hotel)
The exterior of Bo-Bo Hotel at night. The elegant, early-20th-century mansion has a stately façade, black-and-white marble floors, a central staircase, and lofty ceilings. 011-54/11-4774-0505, bobohotel.com. (Courtesy Bo-Bo Hotel)
A guest room at the Bo-Bo Hotel. 011-54/11-4774-0505, bobohotel.com. (Courtesy Bo-Bo Hotel)
The restaurant at the Bo-Bo Hotel. 011-54/11-4774-0505, bobohotel.com. (Courtesy Bo-Bo Hotel)
One of the 19 guest rooms at Hotel Home. Each is tricked out with vintage wallpaper, llama-wool throws, and double-paned windows. 011-54/11-4778-1008, homebuenosaires.com. (Courtesy Home Hotel)
The outdoor fireplace at Home Hotel. 011-54/11-4778-1008, homebuenosaires.com. (Courtesy Home Hotel)
The public area of La Cayetana Historic House in the neighborhood of Monserrat. In back is a flower-filled courtyard garden with birds singing from branches of a century-old fig tree. 011-54/11-4383 2230, lacayetanahotel.com.ar. (Courtesy La Cayetana Historic House)
A guest room at La Cayetana Historic House. 011-54/11-4383 2230, lacayetanahotel.com.ar. (Courtesy La Cayetana Historic House)
A public area at La Cayetana Historic House. Old Italianate tiles adorn many rooms. 011-54/11-4383 2230, lacayetanahotel.com.ar. (Courtesy La Cayetana Historic House)
An exterior view of the 1930s mansion that houses Mira Vida Soho. 011-54/11-4774-6433, miravidasoho.com. (Courtesy Mira Vida Soho)
One of the six guest rooms at Mira Vida Soho. 011-54/11-4774-6433, miravidasoho.com. (Courtesy Mira Vida Soho)
The breakfast area of Mira Vida Soho. 011-54/11-4774-6433, miravidasoho.com. (Courtesy Mira Vida Soho)
The exterior of Trip Recoleta Hostel. 011-54/11-4807-8726. (Courtesy Trip Recoleta)
A dorm room at Trip Recoleta Hostel. 011-54/11-4807-8726. (Courtesy Trip Recoleta)
The famous Recoleta Cemetery (where Evita is buried) is across the street from the Trip Recoleta Hostel. You couldn't get closer without dying. 011-54/11-4807-8726. (Courtesy Trip Recoleta)
A bathroom at Trip Recoleta Hostel. 011-54/11-4807-8726. (Courtesy Trip Recoleta)
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