Abasto, Balvanera & Boedo


These are the traditional tango districts. Staying in any of these areas will probably give you a “real neighborhood” feeling. They are all very well connected areas of town with a very busy commercial life. You should be able to find loads of supermarkets and cheap eateries.
Abasto is the Jewish district, where you will be able to find a lot of Synagogues and regional restaurants; it also hosts one of the biggest malls in town, the Abasto shopping center.

In Boedo you will be able to find some of the most important tango shows and milongas.
Balvanera is right in between.

Esquina Bed & Tango

This is also a great option for long term stays. Mostly used by local and foreign students. Weekly stays available for US$220. The onda (vibe): small, homey and quiet.

General Urquiza 294
Tel: (+54 11) 4932-7285
US$35- US$45

Hostal Don Sancho

Two childhood friends opened this hostel looking forward to meet and have fun with travelers. The name of the hostel is actually after one of the owner’s grandfathers, so tradition is a good word to describe this place.
The onda: big and comfortable, beautiful patio, long term stays for students available.

Constitucion 4062
Tel: (+54 11) 4923 1422
US$9- US$19

Hostel Plaza

It’s not only the only hostel in Abasto but one of the biggest in the whole city! It can host up to 80 people, which makes it a great option for those traveling with groups. They also offer packages that include your meals. So if you feel lazy, your fee can include one or two full meals a day. Hostel Plaza also offers very affordable long term stays, usually hosting both local and foreign students.

Corrientes Ave. 3973
Tel (+54 11) 4865 0100
US$10- US$50


A small (34 beds) and friendly hostel run by young people who claim to be able to know the names of each single one of the travelers staying with them! A beer and a game of pool would be waiting for you upon arrival. This is one of the hostels where you FINALLY won’t miss out on the free breakfast…They don’t have a time limit to serve it!

Once a week they organize a big free dinner for everyone to give you the chance to meet other travelers or just have a nice chat with the locals that work at the Hostel.

Other options in the area include LA MENESUNDA HOSTEL and CHE HOSTEL

Avenida Entre Rios 1222
Tel: (+54 11) 4304-7571

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