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Where to stay in Buenos Aires

If you're a first time visitor to Buenos Aires, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Buenos Aires.

What's the best area of Buenos Aires to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Buenos Aires are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Stay in Palermo, it's a beatiful neighbourghood, well connected to the rest of the city by subway and bus, it's safe, has a lots of restaurants and bars."  See More

"I would much prefer to stay in Palermo."  See More

"That being said, Recoleta is pretty cool too and not a bad choice either but I would personally choose Palermo everyday!"  See More

"But Recoleta is also beautiful, I used to live there until a few years ago, so any choice would be ok."  See More

"Just to add something else, in terms of galleries/museums, Recoleta is better, you would be closer to Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes , Malba and others."  See More

"Recoleta is comparable to Pac Heights, whereas Palermo is more similar to Valencia Street or Hayes Valley."  See More

"Recoleta and Palermo are ok, but you need to be prepared to travel around the city."  See More

"I would definitely stay in Palermo - they are both reasonably close to each other but for food and nightlife I definitely think that Palermo is better and Recoleta will quiet down quite a lot of a night time."  See More

"Then you can visit Recoleta, San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Boca, the city center, Retiro."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Buenos Aires?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Buenos Aires, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"The other most notable neighborhoods are Recoleta, home to probably the most beautiful cemetery in the world (where Evita is buried), and Puerto Madero, a very modern, upscale section of the city on the water with the amazing Faena Hotel And Universe."  See More

"Hostel Suites Florida also offers twin and double bed rooms."  See More

"Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral near the Cabildo and near Florida street (full of tourists) and Plaza San Martin."  See More

"At the Suburbs Palermo (either Esplendor Palermo Hollywood or Soho Point) will be great."  See More

"Tigre is a neihbourhood of islands where Río de la Plata begins and Paraná River ends, an hour from Buenos Aires (by train from Retiro Station)."  See More

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Cara Whitehill from San Francisco asked:
Where to Stay: Palermo vs Recoleta  (15 answers)

profile  Vonn O c from London asked:
Alone to Buenos Aires for a week - where to stay, what to do?  (4 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Buenos Aires.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

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Where can I find out more about Buenos Aires?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Buenos Aires locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Buenos Aires.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Buenos Aires? There are 2 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Buenos Aires.

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