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Buenos Aires for Christmas and New year!

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1. Posted by luke28 (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi, me and my girlfriend are going to be in B/A for this festive period....could anyone recommend the good areas for backpackers to stay in? do you think accomodation will get booked up? and where is the party!!? thanks luke

2. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I spent xmas/new year in BA coming up for 2 years ago.

We stayed a week in each of 2 hostels. I booked 2 so we could get different experiences. Turned out they were 300 yards apart lol.

Anyway, they were in San Telmo which I found affordable, good accomm quality and very friendly in the most part.

Tango was one of them and it had air con. The other didn't. It hit 42 degrees for 8 hours on new years day so as you can imagine air con is essential.

The hostel will have a few great parties and also organise trips to varous clubs etc for you. I made my way (not sure how) to a club 60 odd km's from the hostel and back. It was grat but I never knew how far it was lol. Top tip would be to check that out!!

Now as much of a good time as I had I would rather have spent my NY in Bariloche where I headed next.

Enjoy it whatever you do.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3859 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

San Telmo is a great area to stay in. I stayed in Sandanzas hostel which was a really cool, arty little place. It's not a party hostel though but I'm sure you won't have a problem finding somewhere to party in BA. Not far from the hostel is Plaza Dorrego which is a square surrounded by restaurants and bars, and is a great place to hang out. Tango dancing takes place in the square on Sunday nights.

I also stayed in Che Telmo guesthouse which was lovely - this is right in the centre in a great location near Plaza De Mayo.

I'd book accommodation in advance as it's the height of summer in Argentina at that time.

4. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Yes, I think I forgot to say I booked well in advance. The "better" hostels (ie. air con prob) will book up fast. It was one of only 3 things I booked well in advance during 6 months in SA, the others being a ferry down the coast of Chile and the Inca Trail.