Last updated on September 13th, 2023
Buenos Aires is South America’s most visited capital city with good reason. Whether you wish to savor art at MALBA, sip on fine Malbec, work remotely from a 100-year-old cafe, or find yourself at one of the many meat Meccas, this charming city will deliver. For digital nomads looking to call Argentina’s capital (and one of the top remote worker destinations in South America) your temporary home, these are the best hotels in Buenos Aires to suit every budget.
Buenos Aires budget hotels and hostels
America del Sur Hostel
Arguably Buenos Aires’ most charming area, San Telmo is teeming with cobbled streets and colonial houses with glory days well behind them. It’s the city’s oldest neighborhood and Plaza Dorrego is its beating heart while Mercado de San Telmo indoor market keeps stomachs full. A stroll around these parts feels like paying a visit to the days of yesteryear.
America del Sur is a fun (and large) San Telmo hostel that will pad your itinerary and your social circle: evening activities include pub crawls and tango lessons. Should your travels take you up north, America del Sur also has a sister hostel in Calafate.
HTL 9 de Julio
Who doesn’t love luxe lofts at wallet-friendly prices? This affordable hotel has a covetable location in Montserrat within walking distance from numerous sites (including Avenida 9 de Julio) and a delicious breakfast is served right to your room by friendly, multi-lingual staff. The rooms at HTL 9 de Julio are sizeable and clean, and there’s reliable Wi-Fi to boot.
Hostel chain Selina arrived in Buenos Aires in 2019 with this Palermo Soho hot spot a stone’s throw from the throbbing nightlife of Plaza Serrano (also known as Plaza Julio Cortázar). Expect Selina’s typical uber-hip decor with everything from reggaeton classes to yoga sessions and dining options under one roof as well as co-working facilities. Private rooms range from suites to deluxe rooms with queen beds.
Play Hostel Soho
Play and stay at Play Hostel in Palermo Soho which has music-themed dorms and private rooms. It’s located just six blocks from Plaza Serrano and you get your money’s worth with a buffet breakfast each morning. Guests also rave about the convivial atmosphere and congenial staff.
You get your money’s worth at Circus Hostel from the chic sun deck with a pool and garden. The whitewashed walls create an airy and clean ambiance, and the prime location in San Telmo is also convenient for strolls to discover charming streets. Plaza Dorrego is just three blocks away from the famous San Telmo Sunday market.
Buenos Aires mid-range hotels
There’s a nautical theme throughout Hotel Pulitzer which makes sense given its proximity to the Naval Centre (and the Borges Cultural Centre too). The jewel in its crown is the 13th-floor rooftop pool with an inviting sun lounger (open seasonally). Hotel Pulitzer is also home to one of Buenos Aires’ most fabulous rooftop bars, Sky Bar.
NH Buenos Aires 9 de Julio
Outdoor pool, bar, fitness center, abundant breakfast options, and faultless service are all within walking distance from pretty much everything – what’s not to love about this NH hotel? Take a dip on the rooftop pool while Evita towers over from the Ministry of Health building.
French architecture, grand mansions, Recoleta Cemetery, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, leafy parks, and tons of well-heeled Porteños are what you’ll find in the Recoleta neighborhood. Additionally, there’s the Recoleta Cultural Centre, which has plenty of exhibition rooms and breakaway areas for working, reading, and leisurely letting time go by. A Hotel is very well-priced in ritzy Recoleta. Part hotel, part gallery, purchasable paintings hang in each of the rooms here.
Esplendor by Wyndham
Enjoy the splendor of 4-star Esplendor by Wyndham which is a three-minute walk from Galerías Pacifico shopping mall in downtown Buenos Aires. It’s housed in an 1880s classical heritage building and there’s the added elegance of immensely high ceilings, avant-garde decor, and (lovable) oddball triangular cushions garnishing the beds.
Exe Hotel Colón
Stay at Exe Hotel Colón to sleep a stone’s throw from the widest avenue in the world and for rooms literally overlooking the Obelisk. Fret not, however, there’s soundproofing. Another added benefit is a gym so you can keep up with your fitness goals while devouring the city.
Buenos Aires boutique hotels
Nuss Buenos Aires Soho
There are 22 spacious rooms in this century-old year Spanish-style convent-turned-boutique hotel. Nuss Buenos Aires Soho is set over four floors and the in-house chefs bake fresh bread each morning. Guests here enjoy an airy terrace and a state-of-the-art gym.
Hotel Legado Mítico
Regularly making it onto the list of the best hotel in Buenos Aires is Legado Mítico, an intimate boutique property in Palermo. Each room is themed and as such, is a dive into Argentina’s history. Legado Mítico is worthy of your leisure time even just for the garden area, but you’ll particularly be enthralled by the library and reading rooms, which are a bibliophile’s dream.
Buenos Aires luxury hotels
Naturally, Buenos Aires has a wine hotel and Algodon Mansion is it. This 5-star property in upscale Recoleta boasts a swimming pool and complimentary wines. The building is an opulently restored French-style mansion. You may recognize the name of the hotel from Algodon Wine and Estates Champion Club in the province of Mendoza.
Alvear Palace in Recoleta is one of the best hotels in Buenos Aires for luxury travelers. You can expect world-class service and regal French decor at this glamorous 5-star hotel which has extravagant chandeliers, 207 rooms, and too many awards to count. Enjoy spectacular views at the Alvear Roof Bar or afternoon tea at L’Orangerie with service from white-gloved waiters. Alvear Palace is the Buenos Aires hotel you pick when you want butler service and flawless everything.
BE Jardin Escondido by Coppola
BE Jardin Escondido by Coppola has quite the back story. It was once the home of The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola and all seven rooms are named after a Coppola family member. ‘Francis’ is the best and largest room. There’s an outdoor kitchen with a lush garden and a parilla (grill) as well.
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