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1. Posted by gordons (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm planning to travel to BA next month and would appreciate some information about hostels there, if possible, located in San Telmo. I've been told is one of the best hoods in the city...
many thanks!

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Check out Tango City backpackers. Pretty nice one. ;)

Also I recommend staying a couple of nights at Tango Backpackers in Palermo. Another great hostel. :)

3. Posted by juanka (Inactive 48 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Gordon:

As a local I can tell you that San Telmo is the "touristic" old quartier of tye city. But by far not the best hood...

If you will stay just few days it's OK. Like Palermo area, it's good for people who want to go every day to a different bar to get drunk. But BA has 47 neighbourhoods, and many of them are better.

To stay longer many fioreigners prefer a quiet place with well connected transportation. Our good public bus net give to you the freedom to stay at any place in the city and to move as you want, at any time (many bus lines runs all night, and taxis are very cheap).

I think you can search more in internet, and enhance your possibilities.

Juan Carlos

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4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Depending on how long you stay in town, San Telmo may not be the best choice. It's more or less authentic, and quite charming, but also dirty, overly touristy in certain spots, and it's one of the barrios that has the worst noise pollution in town.

I'd recommend Caballito or Villa Crespo; both are central-ish, clean and non-touristy, but there's very few hostels in that area. For the Soho-feel, take Juanka's advice and head over to Palermo, esp. Palermo Viejo.


5. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I shall be spending xmas and new year in Bs As this year so I too will be looking for a nice place to stay. Don't want to be in amongst all the bars and noise though.

I will check out all the hostels mentioned on here.

When booking for that time of year I guess it will be important to book well in advance if I want a twin or double room.

Would 2 or 3 months ahead be plenty?

6. Posted by BobFrassinetti (Budding Member 64 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi gordons,

Thanks for your post.

Indeed you're right, San Telmo is a great place to stay when in BA, not only because this bohemian and artistic quarter is very lively filled with artistic and cultural options, dining and lodging facilities, but also because this neighborhood is well located in terms of moving around the city... You're at walking distance from downtown BA, there's plenty of public transport to take you anywhere in the city and it has a lot of options within the own "barrio"...
Tango Hostel, Sandanzas and End of the World are three of the best known hostels in the area... but may be I can help you more if you have a price range or any other must have feature so I can recommend...

Hope I've been of help, warm regards from lovely BA,

Bob Frassinetti

7. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Got a new profile, Bob?

The hostels that Bob mentioned are very nice indeed (I stayed in all of them, liked Tango best), but slightly overpriced in my opinion. There's a couple of others that are cheaper (or were so last august at least); they're a wee bit seedy, but somehow feel less touristy. I'd absolutely recommend Hostel de San Telmo (Carlos Calvo 600s) because of Frida, the lovely owner/launderlady, and Nómades (Carlos Calvo 300s), though you don't want to be in their dormitories (smaller rooms are excellent, though).

8. Posted by BobFrassinetti (Budding Member 64 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Yes, renovated my profile, which was easy to do. Easier than in real life! Cheers. Bob

9. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

i loved the clan hostel by the oblisk.