The best hotels in Buenos Aires from budget to blowout

Last updated on June 2nd, 2024

Digital nomad travel guides - the best hotels in buenos aires


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 home temporarily, these are the best hotels in Buenos Aires to suit every budget.



Buenos Aires budget hotels and hostels


America del Sur Hostel

This fun (and large) San Telmo hostel 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 Hostel also has a sister hostel in Calafate.


HTL 9 de Julio

Who doesn’t love luxe lofts at wallet-friendly prices? This affordable hotel is well-located within walking distance from numerous sites 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.


Art Factory

An immensely popular hostel chain with locations in San Telmo and Palermo. At  Art Factory Soho, there are stunning murals painted by local artists. All dorms have plugs and lights.


Selina Palermo

Hostel chain Selina landed 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.


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.


Circus Hostel

You get your money’s worth at Circus Hostel owing to the chic sun deck with pool and gardens. The whitewashed walls create an airy, clean ambiance and the prime location in San Telmo will delight. Plaza Dorrego is just three blocks away from the famous San Telmo Sunday market.



Buenos Aires digital nomad guide - Circus hostel outdoor swimming pool and leady green lounge area
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Buenos Aires mid-range hotels


Hotel Pulitzer

There’s a nautical theme throughout Hotel Pulitzer – after all, it’s close to the Naval Centre (and the Borges Cultural Centre too). The jewel in its crown is the 13th floor where you’ll find a 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.


Hotel Madero

Hotel Madero is a business and couple-friendly hotel in Puerto Madero. The rooms are flooded with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Don’t forget about the rooftop spa with panoramic city views.


A Hotel Buenos Aires

Part hotel, part gallery, purchasable paintings hang in each of the 34 rooms here. A Hotel is very well-priced in ritzy Recoleta and it’s conveniently located if you’d like to discover downtown Buenos Aires on foot as well as Palermo.


Esplendor by Wyndham

Enjoy the splendour of 4-star Esplendor by Wyndham which is a three-minute walk from Galerías Pacifico shopping mall in downtown Buenos Aires. 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.



Buenos Aires boutique hotels


Nuss Buenos Aires Soho

There are 22 spacious rooms in this 100-year-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.


Mine Hotel

Mine Hotel is a great place to drink in the sights and sounds of Palermo Soho. Staff members are bilingual, rooms are color-coordinated with spacious beds, the lobby and courtyard are warm and inviting, and you can enjoy a dip in the pool as well.


Hotel Legado Mítico

Regularly making it onto the list of Buenos Aires’ best hotels 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.


Hotel Legado Mitico Buenos Aires - books on a shelf in a lounge area
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Buenos Aires luxury hotels


Algodon Mansion

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 from Mendoza’s Algodon Wine and Estates Champion Club.


Alvear Palace

Expect world-class service and regal French decor at Alvear Palace in Recoleta. This glamorous 5-star hotel has extravagant chandeliers and 207 rooms, and it has won far 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.



A Leading Hotel of the World, this Phillipe Starck-designed powerhouse draws the fashionable crowd to Puerto Madero. Faena’s swimming pool is iconic with burgundy lounge chairs and a crown fountain in the water.


Palladio Hotel Buenos Aires

Palladio is an MGallery by Sofitel hotel in Recoleta. Fine dining enthusiasts should make the most of on-site Negresco Bistró and during downtime, escape to the heated rooftop pool or lounge at the spa. Palladio is located in leafy Plaza Rodriguez Peña.


Hilton Buenos Aires

You can expect the usual Hilton bells and whistles plus views of the city and the river in Puerto Madero. With three restaurants (El Faro, Alberto’s Lobby Bar, and Croutons Grab and Go), you’ll never go hungry here.


BE Jardin Escondido

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 as well.


casada rosada buenos aires from outside with Argentina flag blowing


To plan your trip to Argentina’s capital, read our Buenos Aires digital nomad travel guide.



What currency do you need in Buenos Aires?

The currency used in Buenos Aires is the Argentine peso. Argentina is experiencing massive inflation and there are different rates if you change your currency with a bank. It is advisable to bring as much foreign currency as possible (US dollars, pounds sterling, and euros) and exchange within the country (rather than before arriving) to get the best rates. 


Is Buenos Aires safe?

There is safety in numbers. If walking at night, stay with a group. There are some areas that are best to avoid entirely like Constituyentes. Most crimes in Buenos Aires involve petty theft. Palermo is probably the safest place to live overall. Like anywhere, you should keep your wits about you in Buenos Aires but for the most part, your trip should be smooth sailing.


What is the best travel insurance for Argentina?

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Can you drink the tap water in Buenos Aires?

The tap water is drinkable in Buenos Aires but it’s best to use a filter. Some people report that the water straight from the tap has a bit of an unusual taste. 


How can I travel around Argentina by car?

If you’d like to rent a car and drive around Argentina, use Discover Cars to compare different car rental companies. You can check ratings for different factors like efficiency, pick-up procedure, and overall value. Be aware of bumpy and incomplete roads in some rural areas. If you wish to drive to the San Blas Islands, you will need a 4×4.


What are the best tours to book in Buenos Aires?

Use Viator to plan ahead and search for highly-rated tours all around Buenos Aires. You can find tours with various price points and the site has a stellar 24-hour cancellation policy.


Do I need a visa for Argentina?

Nationals of the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, and European Union countries can enter Argentina without a visa. The maximum amount of time that you can stay in Argentina is three months.


How can I get a SIM card in Buenos Aires?

It’s quick and painless to get an eSIM (or digital SIM card) and data plan from Airalo that covers practically any country in the world before you get there so you never have to bother going into a phone shop. With the Airalo app, you can keep track of your data usage and top up easily.


How can I search for a hotel in Buenos Aires?

There are great deals to be found for short and longer stays (of up to 30 days) in Buenos Aires on Agoda,, Expedia US, or where you can search for accommodations and filter according to criteria like desks, air conditioning, private bathrooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi.


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Where can I take courses about location independence?

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