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Buenos Aires - Apartment Rental (Buenos Aires Stay)

Buenos Aires - Apartment Rental (Buenos Aires Stay)

Old May 22nd, 2009, 03:34 PM
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Buenos Aires - Apartment Rental (Buenos Aires Stay)

I'm a student studying in Buenos Aires for a semester. I've traveled to a lot of foreign cities, but Buenos Aires is my favorite by far.

I'm living in a homestay arranged by my study abroad program, but I thought it might be helpful sharing my experience with renting an apartment for my mom and sister when they visited, especially because I didn't find all that much stuff when I was looking for information about what companies are legitimate. I looked at a lot of different apartments and companies on Craigslist and ended up choosing bastay.com. I was nervous because I hadn't found much about them online and I knew that things like this are not guaranteed. I definitely lucked out, though.

For a small fee, Buenos Aires Stay picked up my mom and sister from the airport and took them to the apartment. I was glad that we did this, given that neither of them speak Spanish and some of the taxis at the airport are not safe.

We rented this apartment, at Malabia and Guemes: http://www.buenosairesstay.com/basta...82&carpeta=ing. It helped that I have been here for awhile and know some about the layout of the city, but we were very happy with the location: 3 blocks away from the Subte, and walking distance from tons of bars, restaurants, and fantastic shops.

The apartment was nice and clean, with a kitchen and a large living/dining room, which was really nice for when we did not feel like going out to dinner. My family was really glad to have the extra space: my mom is an early riser and my sister is definitely not, so my mom would putter around in the kitchen and living room while my sister stayed asleep in the bedroom.

I would absolutely recommend BAStay if you are going to be staying in Buenos Aires. Most of the hotels in Buenos Aires are in the center of town, and we found ourselves spending most of our time in Palermo which could have meant a 15 minute taxi ride every night for dinner. Also, the price we paid for two weeks would have covered only a few nights at a nice hotel. The staff at Buenos Aires Stay were on the whole very professional and easy to work with, and we got our deposit back without problems. I was very happy with my experience and I'm booking another apartment with them for when my dad comes in another two weeks.

*This is also posted on TripAdvisor and Frommers*
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 03:48 PM
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Hi, Samantha!

Welcome to the Fodor's Argentina forum!

It's great that you had such a good apartment rental experience. It must have been REALLY great to make you feel the need to become a new member of THREE forums to post about this in ALL THREE!

We hope you'll tell us more about your BA experience, from the point of view of "a student studying in Buenos Aires for a semester", which is not common in this forum.

Go on having a great time in BA and let us hear from you.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 06:57 PM
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Well, here is a link to my blog (although I'm a bit behind, I think my mom is going to do a guest post about her trip here)

http://temportenos.blogspot.com/

Buenos Aires has been the perfect choice for study abroad. It's inexpensive in comparison to the US (and especially compared to all of my other friends who are studying in Europe). Overall, the porteños are super friendly (and SUPER attractive). I go to a small college that is sort of in the middle of nowhere, so this is pretty much the opposite experience for me, which I find very valuable. But mostly my objective for this semester was to work on my castellano, which has improved infinitely since I've been here.

If you have any more specific questions I'd be glad to answer them.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 09:01 AM
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Well, Samantha, I just hope you will comment here on various subjects, just like you are doing on TA, as I'm sure our readers will also value your input.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 12:14 PM
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Hi Samantha!
I was really happy to hear that you have found an apartment rental company that works well. Almost a treasure!
As avrooster said, I hope you keep on posting and commenting from your unusual experience of a semester student!

PS: Nice blog! & great pics!
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