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1. Posted by hahaha2000 (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

im gonna stay in End-of-World(the hostel chain) San telmo hostel, anyone knows this hotel, is it good?

and how much to rent a bike?

how much is the taxi per kilometer/mile?

if you know, tell me something about mataderos district?

when i go to a bar, wat drinks can i order normally?
honestly i seldom been to bars, im from country side.

who can sugesst me some nice restaurants for medium price?

much thanks


[ Edit: Edited at Nov 10, 2006 7:18 PM by hahaha2000 ]

2. Posted by bentivogli (Respected Member 2398 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

re hostel: never heard of it

re bikes: not recommendable, the Bonairese drive like madmen. MUCH safer to go on foot

re taxis: don't know exactly, but it's sure cheap. The stretch from Obelisco to the far end of Cordoba once cost me only ARS 10. Be sure you only take official (numbered black-and-yellow) cabs, btw

re Mataderos: you have no business there as a tourist except for the fair, which is silly if you ask me.

re drinks: everything and more. Try the Argentine wines and beers, and don't skip the cocktails

re restaurants: if you want cheap, stay in San Telmo or the poorer barrios around it. If you want traditional, get WAY outside the city center. If you want international food, consider Palermo and Pto Madero.

3. Posted by BobFrassinetti (Budding Member 64 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

ello JAJAJA,

Thanks for your post.

I don't know that hotel in San Telmo, but it looks nice from the outside...

check this place for bike rental:

Taxis have a minimum of $2,16 and it charges 24 cents per 200 meters (two

Mataderos is a working class neighborhood christened after the most important economic activity that takes place there: slaughter houses.
However it is well known among travelers for its amazing traditional open air market and fair that takes place during the weekend. There you will enjoy great food, live folk music and lots of craft shopping...It is about
25 minutes by bus from San Telmo without traffic on Sunday or may be more during the week... You can go by bus or by taxi...

Let me know if I can help in anything more, hope you enjoy your trip to BA, BOB