San Telmo


This neighborhood is the traditional and bohemian district of Buenos Aires.
Within walking distance of Buenos Aires’ most attractive and visited tourist stops, including: the Obelisk, Plaza de Mayo, Plaza Dorrego, Avenue 9 de Julio, Puerto Madero, the historic neighborhood of La Boca, the Nature Reserve on the bay, museums, antique shopping, the “Broadway” of Buenos Aires on Corrientes street, and the pedestrian only Florida street.
At night, the area lights up with laid back pubs and music shows.
San Telmo is close to the city center but it’s very special vibe gives you a taste of the authentic city culture and life.

Carlos Gardel

A red wall full of Gardel’s pictures is the first thing to greet you. This hostel is built into a renovated old house, and though it has been severely gutted, a few charming elements, such as marble staircases, wall sconces, and stained-glass windows, remain.
The onda: comfortable atmosphere in the traditional tango way.

Carlos Calvo 579
tel: (+54 11) 4307 2606 / 6358
US$7- US$35

Che Argentina

This hostel is in an elegant building and features spacious rooms and quiet, yet fun atmosphere. A book and DVD library is available.

Piedras 708
Tel: (+54 11) 4362-6949

Garden House

A hostel made by and for travelers. This is a big house where travelers can feel at home. Run by its owners, Anna & Javier, two young people who after backpacking around the world, decided to open their own place in Buenos Aires, the city they love.
Busy social life that includes pizza and BBQ parties and folklore shows on their garden/ roof area. A book exchange and DVD collection is available.

San Juan 1271
Tel: (+54 11) 4304-1824
US$9- US$26


A stylish option in the traditional district of San Telmo and within a budget! Ostinatto is in a recycled 20th century building that combines an old structure with a fine, minimalist design.
They also offer an “OSTINATTO LOFT” for US$80 a day, for those looking for the VIP treatment!

Chile 680
Tel: (+54 11) 4362 9639/4300 2535
US$10- US$46


Sandanzas is also known as the “cultural hostel.” Their staff is made up of people in art, photography, the social sciences, and education. The staff facilitates cultural exchanges among guests using the local cultural scene, ranging from the arts to the social sciences and humanities. The house was envisioned as a meeting place for local cultural expression and the people of the neighborhood or barrio.

Balcarce 1351
Tel: (+54 11) 4300-7375 / 4362-1816.
US$10- US$25

Telmo Tango Hostel Suite

This tango-themed hostel is a 130-year-old house completely restored with a great glazing dome, one of the only ones of San Telmo. A must see.

Chacabuco 679
Tel: (+54 11) 4361-5808
US$15- US$50

Other options include: Che Lagarto, Puerto Limon, Hostel Inn Tango City, Carlos Gardel, End of the World, Ayres Portenos and Domus.

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