it has come to the time in my trip when i have to stay somewhere and try and earn some money to keep travelling. i thought BA would be the best. so i need to find an apartment one or two bedrooms and cheap. dose anyone have any experence in getting an apartment in BA and could tell me the best way to go about getting settled?
Expect to pay big time, unless you have argentine friends or relatives who own a property, and would be willing to give you 'garantia'. In the end it might even be cheaper to make special arrangements with a hostel; many are prepared to offer massive discounts if you pay for, say, 1 or 2 months in advance.
Without any connections in BsAs, your best bet for finding an appartment is a realtor. There are many in the city; if you select one in a cheaper barrio (i.e. anything but Palermo/Recoleta/San Telmo/Belgrano), you'll probably find something affordable.
This web site might help; www.yesba.org
I would gladly help you find a suitable apartment for not too many US $$$...
How many months are you hoping to stay?
How many people?
Have you been to BA, do you have a whish location?
All this will help in the referral of a good place...
Hope I can help, cheers, Bob
neils i would be up for a long learm hostel do you know of any that offer single rooms that are decent?
i was thinking of staying in plarmeno and at least for a month or so. between myself and maybe one other person. i´m really up for staying anywhere though, just somewhere thats central and not in that bad of a neighborhood. thanks for the help
For apartments to share check on Real Estate Agencies they have plenty of options to check for varied prices...they can rent to travellers
Also online check in Clarin news paper for alquiler temporario if you speak Spanish...
Palermo is good, so is San Telmo, Barrio Norte and even Parque Patricios....
Hope I've been of help...
Try nomades hostel in San Telmo (Carlos Calvo 400-something), or else hostal de San Telmo, Carlos Calvo 600. The latter is a bit run down, but friendly and cheap. Ask for Frida, who's in charge, and the only one who can give discounts.
I agree with Bob; Parque Patricios has nice parts, so do Caballito and Villa Crespo (which are still pretty central). If you want cheap, Palermo's really not an option; all foreigners want to live there, so prices soar (a friend of mine who's a realtor there quoted increases of 200% over the last 3 years).