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Where to Stay in Buenos Aires?
While finding a cheap flight to Buenos Aires can sometimes prove difficult, the low cost of living in the city means it is still possible to find a cheap hotel deal.
The area known as El Microcentro (the heart of the city) is popular with visitors due to its proximity to the major attractions, making the tourist sights easily accessible by foot.
The main square, Plaza de Mayo, is home to La Recoleta Cemetery, Evita’s final resting place. La City is the financial district, best for business travellers, and Calle Florida and Lavalle are pedestrianized shopping areas boasting top boutiques. If it is theatre you are after, head for the lively Corrientes district.
Buenos Aires also offers a great selection of budget hostels, with beds for backpackers dotted in each barrio, most within walking distance of the city centre.
Buenos Aires Accommodation Options
Room availability in Buenos Aires can be tight in the peak season (March to May and September to November). If you want to secure a room at the city's best hotels, it is advisable to book well in advance.
It's easiest to find best hotel deals in Buenos Aires during its winter months -- June to August -- and if you're flexible, it's not hard to get your hands on some good last-minute bargains.
There are plenty of no-frills guesthouses and hostels to choose from, especially outside of El Microcentro. Business travellers might want to head to La City.
If money is no object, Buenos Aires offers a great selection of deluxe places to stay, from international 5-star hotels to chic boutique retreats.
Buenos Aires Hotel Recommendations?
If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury, try the central 5-star Claridge Hotel. The Alvear Palace Hotel impresses with a blend of carved marble and gilded French furniture, complete with butler service.
For something a bit more affordable, opt for the sleek and stylish Soho All Suites in Honduras or the hip -- and reasonable -- Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta.
When it comes to cheap and cheerful Buenos Aires accommodation, Hotel Ibis is a good budget option, offering efficient service and a nice location overlooking Congreso.
Transport in Buenos Aires
Argentina's main international airport is Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini (EZE), located 26 miles to the west of Buenos Aires. The journey from Buenos Aires airport to a central hotel will take approximately 45-60 minutes by car, more in rush hour.
Taxis from the airport to the centre of town cost from $30-$40 (£21-£28). Take official transport from the taxi kiosks; do not accept a private taxi. Manuel Tienda León offer reliable and cost-effective bus transfers to and from the airport.