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The northern part of Buenos Aires includes hip Palermo and affluent Recoleta.


Palermo is a hip residential neighborhood of tree-lined streets and intersections packed with restaurants, bars, and boutiques. Palermo covers a large swath of residential Buenos Aires, including Palermo Viejo, Palermo Alto, and Palermo Chico as well as Palermo Park. Palermo Viejo is a large area that can be further subdivided into Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood. Palermo Hollywood is home to the trendiest restaurants in Buenos Aires.

Recoleta is one of the finest and most expensive areas of the city. It boasts many French style buildings, large green spaces, and first class restaurants. The famous Recoleta Cemetery is well worth a visit.

Get in[edit]

Map of Buenos Aires/Palermo & Recoleta

By metro[edit]

The Green Line of the Subte stops at Scalabrini Ortiz or Plaza Italia for Palermo Viejo and the parks. Get off at Palermo for Palermo Hollywood and Ministro Carranza for Palermo Alto.

By Mitre[edit]

If you're coming from near Retiro station, Mitre may be cheaper and more convenient than Subte. Some Mitre trains leaving from Retiro stop at Tres de Febrero station in the middle of Palermo.

By bus[edit]

Take any bus to Plaza Italia and you'll be in the heart of Palermo.


Church tower of Recoleta cemetery
  • 1 Recoleta Cemetery. An elegant last resting place for eminent residents. The elaborate tombs were built above ground because the bodies would float to the surface in the marshy land. Home to Eva Perón and other dignitaries. Tombs that have fallen into disrepair are often not maintained, so be prepared to see a few coffins! Well worth a visit. Recoleta Cemetery (Q831322) on Wikidata La Recoleta Cemetery on Wikipedia
  • Parque de la Memoria (English: Remembrance park) a public space that is situated in front of the Río de la Plata estuary in the northern end of the Belgrano section of Buenos Aires. It is a memorial to the victims of the 1976–83 military regime during the Dirty War which was part of Operation Condor...pack some sandwiches and perhaps something stronger to relax on the hillside behind the exhibition hall in contemplation (and watch the planes landing overhead at the airport nearby) after learning more about this tragic yet important part of Argentina´s history that is a must visit for any visitor. (Open everyday 10:00-18:00, Free)
  • 2 Museo Evita (Evita Museum), Lafinur 2988, Palermo, +54 11 4807-0306, . Tu-Su 11:00-19:00. The museum provides a good overview of the life of Evita Peron. Many of her personal belongings are displayed.
  • 3 National Fine Arts Museum (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes), Avenida Libertador 1473 (located in the Recoleta neighborhood), +54 11 5288-9900. Tu-F 11:30-19:30, Sa Su 09:30-19:30. A top-notch museum - some well-known impressionists are represented, including some wonderful Degas ballerinas. The museum brings home to you the fact that BA was a rich part of the European mainstream for much of its history. It has offices in the City of Buenos Aires and in the city of Neuquén. This museum was founded in December 1896, it has approximately 12000 pictures and it is a public museum. The works of El Greco, Goya, Rodin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Chagall and Picasso are among the international art heritage of the museum. Among the most important Argentine paintings, it has works by Cándido López, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Fernando Fader, Benito Quinquela Martín, Xul Solar, Antonio Berni, Carlos Alonso and Antonio Seguí. The museum has a photography room, an art and a pre-Columbian art room, two terraces of sculptures and a library with 150,000 copies. Free entrance. National Museum of Fine Arts (Q1848918) on Wikidata Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires) on Wikipedia
  • 4 El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore, Av. Santa Fe 1860. If you like books (or even if you don't), don't miss this beautiful bookstore. Back in the old days used to be a theater; now it is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world [1]. El Ateneo Grand Splendid (Q1323870) on Wikidata El Ateneo Grand Splendid on Wikipedia
  • 5 Buenos Aires Botanical Garden (Jardín Botánico). The trees and other plants, organized by part of the world, fill the park densely enough that you may almost forget you're in the middle of a city. The quintessential "cat" garden is also filled with many flowers and a 19th-century glass house. Buenos Aires Botanical Garden (Q831148) on Wikidata Buenos Aires Botanical Garden on Wikipedia
  • 6 Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens (Jardín Japonés). A public space administered by the non-profit Japanese Argentine Cultural Foundation. One of the largest Japanese gardens of its type in the world outside Japan. Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens (Q604930) on Wikidata Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens on Wikipedia
  • 7 Palermo Viejo. Old part of Palermo. Most of Palermo is filled with high apartment buildings, Palermo Viejo is the only part of the district which has low houses and a more "tranquilo" feel to it. It has also become extremely trendy with many bars, restaurants and designer boutiques. Palermo Viejo (Q6058876) on Wikidata es:Palermo Viejo on Wikipedia
  • Bosques de Palermo. Palermo is famous for its parks. Go take a nice stroll!
  • Palermo chico. Expensive (very elite) area of Palermo where many diplomats and VIPs live.
  • 8 Palermo Las Cañitas. The most exclusive and beautiful side of Palermo, and even inside of this sub-neighborhood, there is "La Imprenta" a couple of city blocks, with axe in migueletes and maure streets. Las Canitas remarks: It's an area with lots of nice restaurants, parrillas (Argentinean beef), sushi, specialized/ ethnic restaurants (Thai, Mexican, Greek, lyrical, custom, international, Chinese, Italian, French, German, etc.) Modern buildings, nice cars on the streets, upscale people, in general it's quiet especially during daylight. Close main avenues are Libertador Ave. and Luis Maria Campos. El solar de la abadia shopping mall has also cinema, food court and clothes like any shopping mall. Outdoors close to Las Canitas: Golf course, polo fields, race, Palermo lakes, bosques de palermo (crossing Libertador Ave). Las Cañitas (Q5970313) on Wikidata
  • Del Pilar Church (Iglesia del Pilar). A beautiful church close to the cemetery with a lot of history.
  • 9 Alvear Palace Hotel, Av. Alvear 1891. One of the most traditional and luxurious hotels in Buenos Aires, it has been home to notable guests such as Sofia Loren, and Nelson Mandela. Its restaurants (La Bourgogne and L'Orangerie) are among the top ones in Buenos Aires for eating. You can also go for tea time. Alvear Palace Hotel (Q448626) on Wikidata Alvear Palace Hotel on Wikipedia
  • 10 Palacio Duhau (Park Hyatt), Av. Alvear 1661. Inspired in the Chateau du Marais in Paris, it is one of the finest properties in Buenos Aires. Its interior is amazing, with the garden designed by Carlos Thays, who has also designed many parks in the city, such as El Rosedal, in Palermo. Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt (Q1137687) on Wikidata Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires on Wikipedia
  • Libertador. Huge avenida
  • Avenida Santa Fe/Alto Palermo. Shopping


  • Behold the Floralis Generica, a giant mechanical sculpture of a metallic flower which closes when the lights of the day disappears.
  • Go to the zoo!
  • 1 [dead link] Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori, +54 11 4774-9452. At Av. Infanta Isabel 555. The Museum of Fine Arts Eduardo Sivori was founded to cherish Argentine artistic production, gathering works that could lead the public to a direct knowledge of expressions of spirit. Eduardo Sívori Museum (Q5340780) on Wikidata Eduardo Sívori Museum on Wikipedia
  • See an art film or art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) Av Figueroa Alcorta 3415. If you are a true lover of modern art, this is a must-see.
  • Teatro Ciego, Zelaya 3006. Literally, "Blind Theater", it offers a unique experience: you can go and both enjoy a dinner and a theater performance in complete darkness. Recommended is the "A ciegas con Luz" show.
  • Ahin Spa, Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Hotel, Avenida Alvear 1661, +54 11 5171 1234, .
Palacio Pereda
  • Walk along Avenida Alvear:. Right after seeing Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), you can walk along Avenida Libertador until it splits in two. At this point, take the right path, which is the starting point of Avenida Alvear. Walk until it ends (around 7 blocks), where you'll find the French and Brazilian embassy. In between, there are also many beautiful buildings, like the Alvear Palace Hotel, Duhau Palace, the Ralph Lauren House, fine art shops, among others.


  • 1 VOS Buenos Aires, Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear 1459,, +54 11 4812-1140. offers Regular and Intensive Spanish courses, Exam preparation CELU, DELE, and Immersion programs in Argentina. Vos Buenos Aires offers a wide range of cultural activities every day of the week. The school's main attributes are the excellence of their teachers, the cultural approach, and the great atmosphere. At VOS, Spanish is learned by speaking, feeling, thinking, writing, laughing and living in Spanish.
  • 2 Ibero, Av. Cnel. Díaz 1736, +54 11 3264-4289. This school has received attention in guide books. Their method of education is TEFL, a highly regarded method. You can expect, given their foreign press, a higher concentration of the younger backpacker crowd and a higher turnover of students. There has also been observed a high turnover of teachers and other difficulties.
  • 3 IntoWords Spanish School, Paraguay 3479, 3 A,Palermo, +54 9 11 5481 5456, . Provides face-to-face and online Spanish courses individually and in groups.
  • 4 Vamos Spanish, Av. Cnel. Díaz 1736, +54 11 5984-2201. An all-rounded and eco-friendly Spanish school offering customized group and private classes supplemented with cultural immersion workshops and activities.


Books in Spanish from the book fairs in Palermo.

Arts and crafts, mate cups, jewelry and lots of leather goods (somewhat cheap) at many other fairs on Saturdays and Sundays throughout Palermo.

  • Galería Mar Dulce, Uriarte 1490 (2 blocks from Plaza Cortázar (formerly Plaza Serrano)), +54 15 5319 3597. Tu-Sa 15:00-20:00. Galeria Mar Dulce is the latest addition to the sizzling Buenos Aires' art scene. Housed on the ground floor of former town-house in the heart of the trendy Palermo Soho district, with light streaming in from large windows onto the street and a lovely little garden out back, it’s more like your trendy friend’s living room that a traditional white-cube gallery. Mar Dulce specializes in artworks by Argentine and Uruguayan artists (hence the name, a former term for the River Plate which runs between the two countries). Artists include some big names on the local art scene, such as Tulio de Sagastizábal, Santiago Porter, James Peck or the father and son Raoul and Ral Veroni. Nearly all artworks are small format however, so well within a traveling budget. The gallery changes exhibitions every 6 weeks or so and always presents 2 shows simultaneously: a solo exhibition and what they call their +COLLECTIVE, so there’s always plenty to browse. Up to date info in Spanish and English is available on the and also on facebook and twitter. The gallery is just a few blocks away from the new hub of Palermo art in Humboldt and Cabrera, and round the corner from the famous La Cabrera steakhouse, so present shopping and dinner plans made easy! free entry.
  • 1 Malambo, Thames 2098 (Thames and Guatemala), +54 11 4778-0870. M-Sa 10:00-14:00, 16:00-21:00. Malambo is a great wine shop with a small cheese and deli section. They also stock a range of sauces, conserves and other similar luxury products. The owner is knowledgeable and speaks excellent English. If you are staying nearby and need decent wine, this is a great place to shop; they are also good at recommending wine, cheese and meat combinations. Other shops (mostly small supermarkets) in the area offer cheaper wine selections with a lot in the 10-30ARS range, but these bottles are of a much lesser quality than what you will find here. Credit cards are accepted. Moderate.
  • Santa Fe Avenue features many fashionable clothing stores. Recoleta also has many antique and interior decoration shops.
  • The Antique Bookshop, Libertad 1236. This small bookshop offers many rare, hard to find very old books about topics like Buenos Aires urbanization, French/English/Argentinean literature, British publications about things going on during the early days of Buenos Aires, etc. The store has a very nice atmosphere.
  • Patio Bullrich:. Originally an auction house dating back to 1867, Patio Bullrich is now an upscale shopping center, offering brands like Ermenegildo Zegna, Hugo Boss, Ferragamo, among others. It is located at Posadas 1245.
  • COTO Hypermarket, multiple in Barrio Norte. 08:30-22:30. The COTO chain is akin to Super Target and Walmart Supercenters. For expats living abroad, you'll find everything from groceries and paper products to electronics, bed and bath, and children's books. This chain has several locations in Barrio Norte, a section that's on the edge between Recoleta proper and Palermo.
    • One great feature of this and other supermarkets in Buenos Aires is the availability of home delivery (envio a domicilio). It's a boon to anyone buying multiple jugs of water, beer, wine, etc. How it works: you'll shop in the store, and choose the checkout lines with "envio a domicilio" on the sign above. The clerk rings up your purchases, and when you pay, you give your address, telephone number and preferred delivery time. The groceries are then packed into plastic tubs. If the delivery will be made much later, or even the following date, the stores place the tubs containing your order into cold storage.
    • Time is a fluid concept in Buenos Aires, so give a time for which you can be home an hour before and an hour after. The delivery person will ring the bell for your apartment and come up in the elevator with a wheeled cart with your containers of food.
    • Tip: check the website for daily credit card discounts. Post-2001 crisis, the Argentine government, banks, and major retailers are partnering to give discounts for placing transactions on credit cards. Some of the discount comes from an instant reduction in the 21% VAT. This benefits the government by encouraging more transactions to come into the white economy.
  • 2 [dead link] Uru Recoleta, Vicente Lopez 2132, +54 11 4804-9844. Large leather goods showroom featuring jackets, gloves, handbags. Also has a nice selection of sweaters. Small selection of wallets, cuff links and similar accessories. Jackets are tried on in the showroom to choose the design and find your size, but can be custom fit to your taste. This shop offers a wide selection of leathers for each coat, and will alter a design to suit your preferences (such as shortening the length of a coat, if you're petite). Service is high-touch, attentive, and available in both Spanish and English. This is one of the most hassle-free places to browse for leather in Buenos Aires.
  • Feria Plaza Francia (Recoleta cemetery). Weekends during daylight. One of the more popular street fairs in Buenos Aires, the Recoleta Feria sprawls across Plaza Francia, just outside the famous cemetery. Most items are artisanal designs. Among the things you'll find here are leather belts; clothing; musical instruments, oft of African origin; stained glass; handbags; and more. Clothing is typically one-size-fits-all ("unica"), or comes in Size 1 and Size 2. If you want to shop for clothing, plan to pull it on over your clothes and assess in a handheld mirror. As most Portenas are quite slim and weight-conscious, a "size 2" seems to equate to a US size 4 or 6. Skirts and dresses are also noticeably shorter, owing more to the petite stature of the locals.
  • 3 El Ateneo, Santa Fe 1860, +54 11 4813-6052. originally a theater (Teatro Grand Splendid), has now become in one of the top 5 most beautiful bookstores in the world. It has a reasonable offering of books in English.


Palermo is crawling with restaurants, cafés, and parrillas. Almost every intersection has a restaurant on at least one corner, and often three or four. Most cafés have outdoor seating and serve staples such as thinly cut steak sandwiches (lomitos), ham croissants (media luna) and malbec wine.

  • 1 La Biela Cafe, Av. Presidente Manuel Quintana 600. A great place to settle in for a few hours outside under the huge ancient tree. Apparently, the Biela is part of a car necessary for it to run, and racers used to gather here a long time ago.
  • El Parillon de Recoleta. Excellent selections of meats, salads and pasta with an Uruguayan influence. Specializes in roast baby pig. Dependable and friendly service, moderate prices.
  • 2 Los Inmortales, Paraná 1209, +54 11 4803 3328. Su-Th 09:00-01:00; F Sa 09:30-01:30. As a consequence of the Italian immigration, Buenos Aires has a strong tradition in pizzas (pastas as well). 'Los Inmortales' is considered one of the most traditional pizza restaurants in the city, and one of the first 'pizzerias' to offer the "pizza a la piedra" (thin crust). One of five locations.
  • 3 [dead link] La Madeleine, Santa Fe 1726, +54 11 4813-8400. 24 hours. Open 24-hours and offering pizza, empanadas, salads, pastas and grilled meats. Also offers delivery.
  • 4 Club Sirio, Ayacucho 1496, +54 11 4806-5764. 20:30 until 01:30. Unique Arabian food restaurant complete with belly dancers in a beautiful 19th century building.
  • Gran Bar Danzon, Libertad 1161, . A legendary restaurant/pub in Buenos Aires that still maintains its style. Great place to go for some drinks at night or also for couples looking for a romantic dinner.
  • Circolo Italiano, Libertad 1264. For those looking for Italian food in Recoleta, Il Circolo Italiano is one of the best options for its price/atmosphere/food value. The place offers an executive menu during weekdays at lunch worth trying. You can also go for dinner inside this beautiful house.
  • [dead link] Palacio Balcarce. Av. Presidente Manuel Quintana 161, 1st Floor. This is a nice place where you can go and have dinner or also a brunch/tea while enjoying a beautiful atmosphere. Recommended for couples.
  • 5 Bio Solo Orgánico, Humboldt 2192, +54 11 4774-3880. Organic restaurant, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • 6 Lotus, Av. Córdoba 1583, +54 11 4814-4558. Vegetarian/Vegan


  • 7 Pizza Vegana, Fitz Roy 1962. Headquarters of the vegan & gluten-free pizza chain.
  • La Dorita, 1905 Costa Rica (at Honduras). There are two sections of this restaurant, one on both sides of the street. An outstanding Parilla, excellent selection of beef and sausages. Wine is outstanding and cheap, and the service is great too. If you can stomach it after so much quality beef, the crepe desserts are outstanding. Worth every peso, not that you'll need to spend many for what you receive!
  • 8 Cumaná, Rodriguez Peña 1149 (w/ Santa Fe), +54 11 4813-9207. 12:00 - close. Rustic, reasonably priced Argentinean food, tamales, empanadas, calzones, locro, pizza, different stews. They also have mate w/ toasts in the afternoon. It's usually crowded with young people. Prices are really cheap.


  • Cluny. A nice restaurant with French-Argentinean fusion cuisine.
  • La Cabrera (corner of Thames and Cabrera). A highly recommended Argentine steak house, but feels a bit touristy. Service is decent, serves tapas style veggie platters along with your steak.
  • Marini Buffet, Santa Fe at Scarabrini Ortiz. Some would say its one of the best buffets in the world and not to be missed. Steaks, pork ribs, sushi, pasta, pizza, pastries, dessert, cheese and fruit.
  • Di Tommaso, Avenida Del Libertador 4884. Di Tommaso is an Italian, family-owned restaurant. The family is originally from Caserta, and has kept the recipes from generation to generation. Try the pizzas, risottos or pastas, specially the lasagna.
  • Cadereyta, Nicaragua 5802, +54 11 4775-9777. Excellent Mexican meat and fish dishes in a fun space. Small outside courtyard. Bar.
  • 9 Las Cholas, Arce 306, +54 4899-0094. Great parrilla specializing in Northern Argentine found in Las Cañitas. The rooftop seating upstairs is a great environment. Don't expect to see many tourists here, just a lot of Porteños out for a three-hour weekend meal. Try the Humita (made with mashed corn, cheese and spices) and Tamales (a sort of flour with minced beef) or anything off of the parrilla is great. Do not skip dessert.
  • 10 La Biela, Av. Pres. Manuel Quintana 596 (near the Recoleta cemetery), +54 11 4804-0449. Very nice cafe just outside of the cemetery, shaded by an enormous rubber tree. In very ancient times, it was a saying: If you are not greeted at La Biela, you do not exist. When the bill comes, remember that the largest part of the cost was not the meal, but the right to show yourself there.
  • Siga la Vaca. Several locations throughout the city, notably in Puerto Madero and Costanera, offers buffet-style asado fresh off the grill and includes a well-stocked salad bar. Including wine, approximately $80 per person.
  • 11 The Night Market, Gorriti 5612. M-Th 20:00-00:00, F-Sa 20:00-01:00, closed Su. Excellent Asian food in a wonderfully decorated space. You purchase tokens (Yuan) which you use to pay for dishes at one of three of the market's "vendors" located in the back of the restaurant. Place your order, grab a table, and wait for the food to be delivered to you. This is not an "Argentinian" restaurant but it is an experience you won't find anywhere else on the continent.


  • Le Restó, Montevideo 938, +54 11 4816-6711. Lunch daily and dinner on Thursday and Friday. Call to reserve, since it's really small (just 8 tables). There are 5 menus, vegetarian, white meat, fish and red meat.
  • 12 Sudestada, Guatemala 5602 (corner of Fitz Roy). Asian fusion dishes from Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. Exotic twists on Argentinean meats including beef, pork, and rabbit. Vegetarian friendly. Reservations recommended
  • 13 Miranda, Costa Rica 5602 (corner of Fitz Roya), +54 11 4771-4255. High-end but friendly parrilla shows off the best of Argentinean meat. Pasta dishes, grilled vegetables, and salads for the side or a meal.


Stop at any cafe for an espresso, cafe con leche (milk) or cortado.

  • 1 [dead link] The Shamrock Bar & Basement Club, Rodriguez Peña 1200, +54 11 4812-3584. Irish pub.
  • La Biela, Quintana 596 and RM Ortiz. Luxurious. You can sit outside underneath a huge ancient ficus tree for a little extra cost.
  • 2 [dead link] Casa Bar, Rodríguez Peña 1150 (off Av. Santa Fe), +54 11 4816 2712. Open from 19:00 nightly. Popular Recoleta bar with a fantastic international beer and liquor selection, excellent American-style bar food, DJs and live music and all international sporting events on two floors. Happy hour specials 19:00-23:00.
  • 3 [dead link] The Spot, Ayacucho 1261, +54 (11) 4811-8955, . Tu–Sa 18:00–03:00. The bar invites visitors for a drink, especially if you are from far away lands.
  • Milion, Parana 1048, +54 11 4815-9925. Classy bar and restaurant in a renovated mansion in Recoleta. Come earlier in the evening for dinner and to get a table in the gorgeous enclosed garden. Expect upmarket prices and a good DJ, but don't expect to dance. This is a place to relax with a cocktail or linger over dinner.


  • Finisterra, 5190 Honduras (Corner of Uriarte - Palermo Soho), +54 11 4832-1240, . 10:00-17:09. Finisterra on the corner of Uriarte and Honduras in Palermo viejo (towards Santa Fe) has an incredible European ambiance with good food and lots of newspapers and magazines to read. Also try the community center across the street named "Club Eros", after the local football club, that serves great lunches and dinners for ridiculously low prices.

Bars / Clubs[edit]

  • Sonoman Bar y Resto, Fitz Roy 1655 @ Honduras. Pretty hip and trendy bar with loads of Argentines dancing and drinking the night away till around 06:00 on weekends (maybe later who knows). There's a restaurant as well as an outside area, but you can smoke inside and outside, so prepare!
  • Bar Antares, Armenia 1447, +54 11 4833-9611. By far the best beer in Argentina in an interesting and fun location in the heart of Palermo. They have happy hours.
  • Zizek Urban Beats Club. Which was nominated “Best Party in Buenos Aires” by the nation’s largest newspaper, Clarín. It was established in order to showcase local talent along with international sounds and offers a platform for Argentina’s most unique and innovative DJs and musicians to showcase many different types of urban music including cumbia, hip-hop, dancehall, grime, electro, baile funk, and reggaeton. From its inception in 2006 Zizek has grown into an international phenomenon which has spawned a record label that has put out 6 albums since its SXSW appearance in March 2008.
  • 4 Magdalena's Party, 1795 Thames y Costa Rica, +54 4833-9127. A social bar with an "indie" crowd in Palermo SOHO with live DJs on weekends. They serve American style brunch on weekends.
  • 5 crobar, Paseo de la infanta, Palermo, +54 4778-1500. A large night club located near the Palermo lakes. Known for their international DJs and electronic music.
  • 6 La Choppería de Palermo, 1711 Gurruchaga, corner El Salvador. Usually 18:00-03:00 but from 13:00 Sa/Su and open to 05:00 F/Sa nights. Newish brewpub that turns a street corner into a bustling party every night. A range of beers, light food, and games.


The Palermo Soho/Viejo area is home to some of the trendiest small boutique hotels in Buenos Aires. These hotels offer the amenities of their larger international chain counterparts, plus a more personal style of service often at a fraction of the cost. In addition to hotels and hostels Buenos Aires is a place where furnished apartments can be a great luxury at a cheap price. Palermo is a popular area for many expats, and there are many stores that cater to just Americans in this part of Buenos Aires.


  • Back in BA Hostel (Palermo Soho), El Salvador 5115 (y Uriarte) (Nearest Subte Line D 'Plaza Italia'), +54 11 4774 2859. Check-in: 13:00, check-out: 11:00.
  • Charlie's Hostel, Darwin 825, Palermo Queens, +54 11 4856-9852. Cozy and fun hostel in Buenos Aires City. It is a relax and quiet hostel. They also work as Student Residence for long term stays. You can find services such as: daily breakfast, daily cleaning service, terrace with solarium, study room, wi fi internet, full equipped kitchen, tvs, dvds, cable tv, staff 24 hr, and laundry.
  • 1 [dead link] El Sol Hostel, Marcelo T. de Alvear 1590, +54 11 4811-6802. Located in the Recoleta on the corner of Alvear and Montevideo, El Sol Hostel is a friendly hostel with nice staff. It is close to many tourist attractions and only one block away from Avenida Santa Fe where it is easy to catch many different bus lines. It is a 20 minute walk from Retiro Train Station and Bus Terminal as well. There is free wifi, free breakfast, a common room, a kitchen, and dorm rooms or private rooms are available. This hostel hosts a mainly younger crowd.
  • [dead link] Hostel Suites Palermo, Charcas 4752, +54 11 4773 0806, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00.
  • Luba Tango, Gascón 1744, +54 11 4831 2654. Cosy and comfortable bed & breakfast for tango lovers in Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires. The rooms, both with private and shared bathrooms are in an ample and luminous apartment. Individual suite with private bathroom US$30 per day. Single room with shared bathroom: US$26 per day. Double room with shared bathroom: US$45 per day. Wi-fi, cable TV, air conditioning/heating in all rooms.
  • Play Hostel, Guatemala 4636, Palermo, +54 11 4832-4257, . Just 6 blocks from Serrano Park and nearby Palermo Soho's chic cafes and shops, the hostel offers pop music-themed décor in a renovated colonial-style house. Massage session are available. Wi-Fi is free. A continental breakfast with regional jams and treats can be enjoyed at the patio, decorated with traditional colonial-style painted glass. Guests can also make use of the common kitchen to prepare their own meals. Rates start at US$12 (dorm for 10 people).


  • [dead link] The Clan House B&B. An excellent house located near by most touristic attraction (not far from the obelisk) They have a nice terrace and lovelies common spaces. Breakfast is included (08:00-12:00) free access to Internet (Wi-Fi) and the staff is very helpful.
  • [dead link] BA Soho Rooms, J.A. Cabrera 5004 2º B, . Two suites & three double rooms with Wi-Fi, cable TV, AC. US$65/75 & US$35/45/55.
  • 2 Caserón Porteño Tango Guest House, Ciudad de la Paz 344, +54 11 4554 6336, . Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 10:00. An oasis in the city of tango, Caserón Porteño offers daily tango lessons, warm hospitality and charming accommodations in a tranquil garden setting. With only 10 rooms (all of them with private bathroom), this B&B located in Palermo neighborhood offers breakfast, free internet access, maid service and tango lessons. US$50-95.
  • Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa, Guatemala 4364, . This 4-star boutique hotel in Buenos Aires's historic Palermo Soho district offers individually designed rooms, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, full spa facilities and easy access to the city attractions. Four blocks from the subway (Line D Green) and a few blocks from the heart of Palermo. Duque's wonderful staff is its best asset. They are ever patient and helpful in booking reservations and providing directions and advice in excellent English if needed. There is always someone at the front desk.
  • Hotel Home Buenos Aires, Honduras 5860 - Palermo Hollywood, . An amazing modern yet warm boutique hotel that has won several design awards. Also contains a bar that is very popular on weekends and features DJs. Wonderful spa also on site. Wi-fi, cable TV, AC and breakfast are included in the price. US$100-225.
  • 3 Alpino Hotel, Cabello 3318, Barrio de Palermo, +54 11 4802-5151. Offers highly comfortable, spacious, carpeted, and with large windows rooms all fully equipped with air-conditioner, cabinet, LCD TV, and minibar. It offers facilities and services such as valet parking, dry cleaning service, free Wi-Fi, and a ballroom with capacity for 50 people. Room rates start at USD 98.00.
  • 4 Tesorito B&B, Ecuador y Charcas 1250, +54 11 5778-1039, . A nice B&B located in safe, central of Buenos Aires
  • 5 Ayacucho Palace Hotel, Ayacucho 1408, +54 11 4806-1815. Three star hotel with an excellent location, on a relatively quiet street in upscale Recoleta. Three blocks from the cemetery, and walking distance from several of the city's best museums. Very helpful staff. Rooms: 185-259 pesos (US $50-70).
  • 6 Howard Johnson Boutique Hotel Recoleta, +54 11 4800-1992. Built in 2009 includes 28 deluxe rooms and one fully equipped executive suite.
  • 1054 Apartments, +54 11 5007 3122. Offers temporary apartments located in the city’s most fashionable neighborhood. The clean, furnished Recoleta apartments feature a range of desired amenities similar to an apart hotel, and present an inexpensive alternative to hotels.
  • 7 [dead link] Didi Soho Hotel, Honduras 4762, Palermo Soho, +54 11 4831-2595.


The Splurges in this barrio are small, design conscious, boutique hotels and B&Bs.

  • 8 Ilum Experience Home, Bonpland 1762, Palermo Hollywood, +54 11 4776 8667, . Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 10:00. A unique proposal inspired by Zen philosophy and Buddhism.
  • 9 Atempo Design Hotel, Arévalo 1564 - Palermo Hollywood, +54 11 5297 3333. 20 suites and 8 lofts.
  • 10 Fierro Hotel Boutique, Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood, +54 11 3220 6800, . 27 spacious rooms, a spa area with a swimming pool, sauna for six people and an incredible view of Palermo, both from its relaxation areas and from its suites. A great restaurant with a private garden and an amazing wine cellar.
  • 11 Nuss Hotel, El Salvador 4916 - Palermo Soho, +54 11 4833-6222. Once a classic Spanish-style convent, Nuss Buenos Aires Soho has been fully refurbished to become the most innovative premium hospitality option in Buenos Aires. Conveniently located in the trendy Palermo Soho area. Wi-Fi, spa, sauna, gourmet dining, terrace pool.
  • 12 Magnolia Boutique Hotel, Julian Alvarez 1746 - Palermo, +54 11 48674900, . Located in the renowned Palermo quarter, this emblematic and historical house offers all you need to enjoy a real “Argentine” experience.
  • 13 Synergie Hotel Boutique, Malabia 1568, +54 11 4832-0979. Located in Palermo Soho. Offers stylish, modern rooms and suites, room service, Wi-Fi, and airport transfers.
  • 14 Vain Boutique Hotel, Thames 2226/8, +54 11 4776-8246. Wi-Fi and Jacuzzis in Palermo Viejo.
  • 15 Palo Santo Hotel (Palo Santo Hotel Buenos Aires), Bonpland 2275, Palermo Hollywood, +54 11 5280 6100, . Green and Design Hotel in Palermo Hollywood. 24 designer-decorated rooms and suites, each with a private balcony or terrace. Chef's restaurant, gym, spa.
  • 16 Alvear Palace, in Recoleta. Up scale 5 star hotel, with traditional and timely furnishings. It is considered the best and most luxurious in Buenos Aires, and one of the top destinations in South America. Alvear Palace Hotel (Q448626) on Wikidata Alvear Palace Hotel on Wikipedia
  • 17 Design Suites Hotel, Marcelo T. de Alvear 1683, +54 11 4814-8700. Luxury boutique hotel with the ultimate expression of design, blending with the green spaces of Buenos Aires. Located near the Obelisco close to all the most important places. Best rates on official website start at US $115.
  • 18 Hotel de Diseño, Marcelo T. de Alvear 1695, +54 11 5237-3100. Designed by renowned architect Ernesto Goransky, this spectacular new 28 suite hotel with patio and plaza rooms, plaza and balcony suites, and balcony lofts. Best rates on official website start at US $110.
  • 19 Hotel Plaza Francia (Esplendor), E. Schiaffino 2189 esq. Av. del Libertador, (1129 ACC), +54 11 4804-9632. American buffet breakfast, bar and lobby lounge, dry cleaning and laundry, business centre, gym, and bilingual personnel.
  • 20 Melia Recoleta Plaza, Posadas 1557, +54 11 5353-4000. 5 star, within walking distance from the financial and commercial centre.
  • 21 Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt, Avenida Alvear 1661, (C1014AAD), +54 11 5171-1234, fax: +54 11 5171 1235, . Opened in 2006, 5 star hotel, situated in a restored Palacio (built in 1934). The hotel is also home to the Ahin Spa, one of the leading spas in Buenos Aires. With its own art gallery. Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt (Q1137687) on Wikidata Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires on Wikipedia



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