Buenos Aires, where to stay

Feb 21st, 2008, 04:17 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 490
Buenos Aires, where to stay

I have been thinking of going to Buenos Aires, by myself, since no one wants to go with me. What is a good area to stay in for a solo 65 year old women? I prefer less expensive lodgings, if available, and in a safe area.
Nlingenfel is offline  
Feb 21st, 2008, 05:15 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 24,892
I haven't been, but if I were going I'd head for the nearest bookstore and take a look at the Footprints and Lonely Planet guidebooks - as well as checking the destinations section of this website, of course! You might also look for podcasts of Samantha Brown's shows on iTunes.
thursdaysd is offline  
Feb 21st, 2008, 01:48 PM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 490
Thanks, have bought the books, watched the TV shows, but in the past the advise on this forum has helped me plan european trips easier.





Nlingenfel is offline  
Feb 21st, 2008, 06:42 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 274
You are more likely to get more replies if you post on the Latin America forum, since the solo forum is one of the least frequented forums on Fodor's. Goodluck.
mnss is offline  
Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:10 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1
Buenos Aires is a really extended city with lots of things to see and do. I recommend Barrio Norte or Recoleta, both are very safe, unlike other areas.
Da Vinci Apartments is a good place to stay in that area, reasonably priced, and there are lots of restaurants, cafes, food stores, anything you may need, nearby.
You can also check the internet for short term rentals, BA is very tourist friendly. Just stick to the downtown areas!
gagarino is offline  
Feb 22nd, 2008, 06:51 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,841
Definitely post this over on the Latin American branch. A poster named Scarlett recently moved to BA. Hopefully she'll see your post.

Solo Traveler forum does not have as many participants as Europe or Latin America boards.
suze is offline  
Mar 5th, 2008, 04:31 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9,285
In case you didn't get any help over in the other sites, Buenos aires is very inexpensive to visit. Hotels, meals, and cabs are very cheap. Do your routine hotel searches but you can also look at places on vrbo.com. That's where I stayed when I went there and it was fine. I like Recoleta but looove Soho. That's where I'll stay next time.
ncounty is offline  
Apr 20th, 2008, 09:06 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,525
We stayed last year at the Hotel Lafayette in Buenos Aires and loved it. It was very reasonable,safe area and lovely hotel. One of the top grocery stores was directly across the street and it was in the major area for shopping,dining,etc. without all of the hassles of the crowds. The hotel has a very nice breakfast buffet too. I will look for its address and phone but check out tripadvisor too.
Cabs were very inexpensive for the Recollecta cemetery area,etc.so when we did not walk we cabbed it and it worked out great. BA is one of my favorite cities!
dutyfree is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mdm3f
South America
5
Apr 3rd, 2015 10:53 AM
mellyhard
South America
14
Jul 12th, 2010 02:49 PM
MrSter
South America
4
Aug 5th, 2009 04:50 AM
SusieQQ
Mexico & Central America
6
Sep 19th, 2007 01:36 AM
brot
Mexico & Central America
9
Jan 16th, 2003 05:50 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:41 AM.