What area to stay with an apartment?

Jul 8th, 2010, 08:41 AM
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What area to stay with an apartment?

Hey all,

We are planning on a week in BA the first week of NOV 2010 and are considering which area. We are not great tourists or shoppers, but love to infiltrate a culture. This means daily cafe time and meandering as well as an evening of chamber music or dancing--not watching.

Also, we plan on medical Spanish school.

Any comments on why one area over another would be welcome!
fetchwood is offline  
Jul 8th, 2010, 12:24 PM
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San Telmo great for wandering eating lots of antiques

Careful lots of apartment scammers always pay with CC

Best to just pay a deposit prior to on site inspection

www.saexplorers.org good info also school discounts

Have fun
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Jul 8th, 2010, 02:38 PM
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I stayed in Recoletta in an apartment that I booked through Buenos Aires Habitat. I was quite happy with the location and would definitely stay there again.
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Jul 8th, 2010, 03:56 PM
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And I'll recommend Palermo Soho, where we stayed. Everyone has different ideas on where to stay, and that location worked out great for us. We rented through VRBO instead of an agency. Again, it worked out perfectly for us.
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Jul 9th, 2010, 07:15 PM
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I've stayed in three different apartments in RECOLETA all rented from three agencies. I had no problems. ...just wanted to survey.

I am very partial to Recoleta because three of my guides (all independent) happened by chance to reside in this barrio and applaud it for its accessibility, its relative safety, its venues, its parks, etc. Check out www.bairesapartments.com. Go through the list of available apartments in Recoleta, a centrally located place for walking and taking taxis...

In 2007 Martin was the manager; I emailed him with a list of five apartments that I'd checked via the website and asked him to select the better one for me. He did (irrespective of price per week)!
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Jul 12th, 2010, 02:52 PM
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Where is the school?
I always suggest Palermo or Recoleta for longer stays.
They are well established, residential neighorhoods and it is very easy to get anywhere in the city from either one as a base.
www.buenosaireshabitat.com.ar are also good rental websites.

Most established rental companies ask for a deposit and almost all rentals want USD cash.
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Jul 13th, 2010, 05:01 PM
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San telmo is your best bet.. i did a lot of research and thats where I decided to stay. here is a link to the company I used


Hope that helps
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