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Apr 7th, 2017, 11:12 AM
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AirB&B in Buenos Airies

I will be staying in Buenos Aries for 3 nights/4 days after a cruise next March. I would like to rent an apartment. How is AirB&B working out in BA? There are many lovely inexpensive places showing. I know some cities have been cracking down on AirB&B rentals for cutting into hotel bookings. Is it a success in BA? Does anyone who has used the service here have any feedback or nice apartments to recommend?
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Apr 8th, 2017, 06:29 AM
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We have stayed in apts. thru HomeAway and FlipKey. They were also on the Air B&B lists. We were very satisfied with them.

You will get better suggestions for apartments if you specify the barrio, number of rooms and conditions you require/desire. For example, in March, although it's the beginning of Fall, I would be sure to have air conditioning
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Apr 8th, 2017, 08:59 AM
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I was satisfied with the service and locale of this agency https://www.bytargentina.com/ but that was a decade ago. Its list remains huge and looks easier to navigate, especially for choosing a district. My landlord then explained that in the country's international financial meltdown there had been nowhere trustworthy to put money and so many people bought apartments to rent out. There are lots of competing companies on the web. One curious note: Often websites show maps but the top of the map may not be north, as many other parts of the world assume. (There once was a famous map showing Australia at the top of the world, fine by me. But I digress.....)
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Apr 14th, 2017, 08:31 AM
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I will have 3 nights in BA, March 1 2 3. I will be disembarking a cruise ship in the early morning of the first day so being able to at least drop off the bags for the first night will be important. We depart BA at 8:00pm the last day so being able to leave the bags at the apartment until going to the airport will help. I probably need to look for an apartment that has the owner living in the same building to be able to help me out.

I am looking to stay in Recoletta or maybe Palermo area. We are in our mid 60's so not party people. We do need a quiet neighborhood. I 'm looking for a 1 bedroom 1 bath or studio. I'm trying to stay under $75 a night. I have seen a lot office apartments on AirB&B but many are not available for reserving in 2018 yet.
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Apr 14th, 2017, 03:59 PM
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Be careful with Palermo, it encompasses a lot of territory and some parts are not that great. Thanks to the barking dogs which no one shuts up, and the traffic, don't expect any quiet unless you can find an air conditioned hotel with sealed windows.
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Apr 22nd, 2017, 01:32 PM
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Palermo - There is Palermo Botanico which borders Recoleta .
Palermo Soho - funky , cobblestone streets, single story shops and homes and great shopping, restaurants and cafes and atmosphere. We spent our Sundays there, brunching and shopping ..
Palermo Chico ... next to Recoleta ... posh.
I think I remembered them all
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Apr 22nd, 2017, 07:57 PM
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Because I must have a quiet neighborhood to be able to sleep I think I will stick to looking in Recoleta. I need to find an apartment on a quiet side street that does not have a bar or restaurant on it. And one that has AC so if it is noisy I can close the windows, turn on the AC, and have quiet.
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Apr 23rd, 2017, 05:15 AM
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Remember this .. if you have a room/apt on the street side of the building, you will be hearing noise. BA is not a quiet city.
Recoleta and Palermo are good areas but they both have their fair share of large streets that are crowded with autos that have drivers who like to honk their horns : )
See if your apt choice has the bedrooms at the back of the apt, not on the street.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 08:15 AM
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I still think you'd be happier in a hotel. My cruise friend stayed in the Park Hyatt..because he had points!
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Apr 26th, 2017, 05:40 PM
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We have stayed in BA 4 different times in hotels, BnB and an apt. All have been ok as far as noise goes in a big city. I don't think that staying in a hotel will really make a difference. Just choose carefully as suggested above.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 11:59 PM
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I am perhaps assuming incorrectly that it's easier to find modern construction in s hotel as well as more interior rooms and or higher floors which get you away from street noise. The B&B where I stayed in Palermo Soho, although I had an interior room and air, was still quite noisy, old construction, only two floors, with air and light wells as opposed to fully enclosed interior spaces. That has been my experience in Lima and Bogota as well, old buildings are noisier than newer hotels, So yes if you can find an apartment in a high rise, that may work also.
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Apr 27th, 2017, 06:13 AM
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You are also likely to find it easier to drop your bags early and retrieve them late if you stay in a hotel. I need dark and quiet to sleep, and I slept well at the Duque.

http://duquehotel.com/eng/index.html
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Apr 27th, 2017, 07:52 AM
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I like peace and quiet at night, but have never found this to be a problem in BA, perhaps because on both occasions, our bedrooms were towards the rear of the apartments. Our last place in Palermo was in a relatively quiet street anyway, so I don't think it is the case that everywhere in BA is noisy.

If a quiet area really is a primary requirement then perhaps look at somewhere in Puerto Madero, the regenerated dock lands area, which seems to get a lot less traffic than many other parts of the city. Perhaps not as convenient from a transport perspective but good for many areas a short taxi ride away, although many would argue it is not the "real" BA.
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Apr 27th, 2017, 10:12 AM
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More of a barking dog issue than traffic noise, for me, plus with "quaint" old construction as you often find in South America, the rooms open into light wells and sound carries from staff or other guests. So do chose wisely if you need sleep...
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Apr 27th, 2017, 11:24 AM
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I've had barking dogs elsewhere in SA and it's awful. I find the newer bldgs sometimes are not built as well as the old ones. I dislike the rooms that all look onto an open area - it's noisy and light sometimes. In a new hotel (at the time) in San Telmo I was kept up most of the night by some guys deciding to talk in the open area. I imgaine they kept the entire hotel up well into the early morning.
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Apr 27th, 2017, 12:29 PM
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It's funny how sometimes new construction models after the old plan. That light/air well thing in particular. I think it is practical on skinny lots where high rises aren't practical or economical. I'm afraid there is only so much one can do about inconsiderate guests, but that happens in regular construction, along with the slamming doors. That's really something the hotel staff should handle, although there wasn't a lot of sympathy for late night noise in BA...I guess it's part of the 'culture' especially if you stay in an area known for nightlife.
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Apr 27th, 2017, 12:30 PM
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Didn't crellston have a good story about yelling at the loud people in one of his lodgings in SA..maybe it was part of his Colombia trip?
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Apr 28th, 2017, 10:16 AM
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You have a terrific memory mlgb!! However, it was Ecuador not Colombia and, by a bizarre coincidence it was at Casa Montavlado as recommended by Yestravel

"Sonia is a great host and a talented artist who has put some great design ideas into restoring the place. It walking distance to the main plaza but in a quiet side street making for a peaceful nights sleep, at least until the last night when a group of four, very loud Ecuadorians arrived. Bad enough to have to listen to their very loud conversation and music being played on their phones all evening but at least after a few polite words they quietened down. However, at 03.00am one of the men rolled in very drunk, crying and shouting that he had lost his phone. He managed to wake everyone up, including me. I suggested to him, non too politely, that no one cared about his phone and he should go to bed. After a few more words from the owner, he did go to bed. At breakfast a few hours later surprise, surprise he was all smiles, phone in hand! I was sorely tempted to shove it where he would never lose it again!"
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Apr 28th, 2017, 10:49 AM
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The slamming doors -- what is with that? It's everywhere in hotels. Can't people just close the doors quietly?
In Colombia and Ecuador last year I tried to avoid those courtyards, but it wasnt easy. Thankfully for us Casa Montavlado was as quiet as could be nd fairly emtpy as I recall.
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Apr 29th, 2017, 06:39 PM
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I think some of the door slamming is due to those door closer devices, you almost have to push back against them to slow down the slam. Might be related to fire safety codes.
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