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a VirtualTourist member from Bricktown asked on May 28, 2015

Buenos Aires

where to stay

I'm a single, American female traveling solo to learn tango in Buenos Aires. I plan to go to milangos which means I'll be staying out late at night. I'm not sure about which salons I'll be going to, so I'm not sure which sections of the city I should look for lodging that would be safe to travel to and from late at night. I welcome any suggestions. Thank you!



16 Answers


answered on 5/29/15 by
a VT member from Santander

We rented an apartment in San Telmo and we were very happy
You may contact MarĂ­a and see if she has something that suits you
www.airesantelmo.com.ar

Buen viaje !!!




answered on 6/4/15 by
a VT member from New York State

Palermo is great at night, its the area I felt the safest. But if you're going to milongas, you might need to stay somewhere like San Telmo, or Boedo, where there are more milongas. I think it depends what milongas you want to go to.

As for milongas, can't help you too much with that but there is La Viruta in Palermo(I took a tango lesson here and had great fun) and La Catedral in Almagro.




answered on 6/5/15 by
a VT member from Austin

Hi [VT member 14fd26],

Hopefully I am not too late to assist you.
Most of the information depends upon your travel budget. Many of the neighborhoods here are very dangerous after dark.
Wherever your milangos are, I would recommend staying in Palermo( any of their 4 "barrios" are safe during the day. At night, always take a taxi to and from your late night adventures! Call for a taxi, radio taxi premium, 5268-0000. A very well run short term apartment agency is BA4U. They require very little deposit and are very helpful. Owned and operated by a German man, Rolf. Short term rental apartments are nice as they have fridges, cooking abilities, and nice amenities. For sure, they can assist you with a reputable Tango/Milango location. Again, I am just seeing this so....
Best of times for you!! Please do be careful. The economy has collapsed, again, making many people here desperate....




answered on 6/5/15 by
a VT member from Austin

I forgot to mention, short term apartment rentals are much cheaper than decent hotels. Their idea of 5 star is more like a four and so on, with a few exceptions, like the Alvear but it is quite pricey.




answered on 6/5/15 by
a VT member from Bricktown

Thanks. I'll keep your info in mind as I continue my planning.




answered on 6/5/15 by
a VT member from Bricktown

Cool and yikes!
Now my main concern is how to pay for stuff. For me, atms are out, because I experienced fraud as the result of using one during a trip to Europe which then left me woefully short of funds. Do vendors take argentine travelers checks, assuming there is such a thing... any suggestions? While there, I am taking classes which require cash payment.




answered on 6/5/15 by
a VT member from Austin

Same here, my card was cloned at atm in BA and the next day 800+ Dollars was spent in Brazil before BOA safeguards caught it and shut it down. When our friends come to visit, we always recommend that they bring the max amount of cash. The Dollar and Euro are VERY strong here. As of yesterday, we traded at 12.5/1. Using CC's one gets the bank rate at 9.01/1. A big difference. All decent hotels and short term rentals have 24 hour security and safes within the rooms. I can recommend several short term companies, we prefer BA4U as they require the smallest security fee of any of the 7+ companies we've used. ( only $200 ) and we found them to be very helpful. Including 24 hour help. We lost our keys out at the night clubs and staff came over at 4:30am. Again, I don't know what type of budget you have in mind, but always the most costly expense in this city is accommodation. Decent hotels are 150 and way beyond per night. You are coming in low season, winter, so be sure and bargain with whomever. Also, if you do choose BA4U, we recommend the Palermo Uno high rise. It has lovely views, great gym, excellent rooms and superb security and you are in the heart of the best dinning in the city in our opinion. Every type of food option. I am married to an Argentinian and have lived here for 7 years. Again, I do stress safety. For a late night activity person, San Telmo may have more tango, no doubt, but it is far more dangerous at night. I have several Argentinian friends who live there, two have been robbed of cellulars, money, etc. coming back from nightclubs. This can happen anywhere, in any barrio, but we have lived in many, know many people who live in others, and have found first Puerto Madero to be the safest and it is very close to San Telmo where many tangos are. However, it is very pricey. Second safest we feel are the Palermo neighborhoods, then Recoleta. You are safe using your CC with decent hotels and rental companies, shopping, and upscale restaurants, although you will only get the official or bank rate. I can recommend a very safe place to change money. Stay away from Florida Street!! It is a tourist trap, many robberies, and many, after leaving the exchange places there, are mugged. The thieves here are smart. They even managed to steal one of the Bush girl's purse right under the noses of her Secret Service Detail! Well, any questions don't hesitate. We just wish you a wonderful, memorable, safe trip! :)




answered on 6/5/15 by
a VT member from Austin

Forgot, as far as I know the big hotels and some rental companies take travelers checks. No where else as far as I know and I don't know where one can exchange them? Again, you'd only get the lower bank rate. I/we have never used them and have lived all over the world. Silly I guess. Cash is king here...




answered on 6/5/15 by
a VT member from Austin

Same here, my card was cloned at atm in BA and the next day 800+ Dollars was spent in Brazil before BOA safeguards caught it and shut it down. When our friends come to visit, we always recommend that they bring the max amount of cash. The Dollar and Euro are VERY strong here. As of yesterday, we traded at 12.5/1. Using CC's one gets the bank rate at 9.01/1. A big difference. All decent hotels and short term rentals have 24 hour security and safes within the rooms. I can recommend several short term companies, we prefer BA4U as they require the smallest security fee of any of the 7+ companies we've used. ( only $200 ) and we found them to be very helpful. Including 24 hour help. We lost our keys out at the night clubs and staff came over at 4:30am. Again, I don't know what type of budget you have in mind, but always the most costly expense in this city is accommodation. Decent hotels are 150 and way beyond per night. You are coming in low season, winter, so be sure and bargain with whomever. Also, if you do choose BA4U, we recommend the Palermo Uno high rise. It has lovely views, great gym, excellent rooms and superb security and you are in the heart of the best dinning in the city in our opinion. Every type of food option. I am married to an Argentinian and have lived here for 7 years. Again, I do stress safety. For a late night activity person, San Telmo may have more tango, no doubt, but it is far more dangerous at night. I have several Argentinian friends who live there, two have been robbed of cellulars, money, etc. coming back from nightclubs. This can happen anywhere, in any barrio, but we have lived in many, know many people who live in others, and have found first Puerto Madero to be the safest and it is very close to San Telmo where many tangos are. However, it is very pricey. Second safest we feel are the Palermo neighborhoods, then Recoleta. You are safe using your CC with decent hotels and rental companies, shopping, and upscale restaurants, although you will only get the official or bank rate. I can recommend a very safe place to change money. Stay away from Florida Street!! It is a tourist trap, many robberies, and many, after leaving the exchange places there, are mugged. The thieves here are smart. They even managed to steal one of the Bush girl's purse right under the noses of her Secret Service Detail! Well, any questions don't hesitate. We just wish you a wonderful, memorable, safe trip! :)




answered on 6/5/15 by
a VT member from Austin

Oops, don't know how my cell posted that comment 3times :/




answered on 6/6/15 by
a VT member from Santander

You may delete 2 times the comment




answered on 6/6/15 by
a VT member from Bricktown

How funny. I used them in Greece, and they treated me as if I was trying to get something over on them at the bank where I cashed them. Seems odd.
Thanks for the info. Much appreciated!




answered on 6/6/15 by
a VT member from Austin

Thank you for the tip! We did not realize that. We've been playing at deleting the extra two, but can not figure out how?




answered on 6/8/15 by
a VT member from Santander

Sorry!!!
You are right
May be that only the person who started the thread may delete some comments




answered on 6/8/15 by
a VT member from Bricktown

I don't know how to delete the duplicate comments. Does anyone know how?
Sharon




answered on 7/2/15 by
a VT member

Hi there!
Best area if you are going to Tango mainly is San Telmo. There are hostels, hotel boutiques and temporary apartments. The area is not very nice some times at night, so please be careful, go always by taxi or with someone else.
I am not sure how you will plan your trip, but if you are in Buenos Aires, and you will dance tango, you will also have to go for Polo and visit Tigre!





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