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Cheap areas to stay in Buenos Aires

Microcentro is Buenos Aires’ vibrant downtown district, where you’ll find an abundance of cheap hotels scattered amidst its stately public buildings, laid-back cafés and bustling shopping streets. Stay here and you’ll be within walking distance of many of the city’s major attractions, ensuring you’ll save money on transport. San Telmo is another budget accommodation hotspot, packed with friendly guesthouses and no-frills hotels. It’s also a joy to explore, with charming cobbled streets and vibrant nightlife. Palermo Soho is one of the city’s most cosmopolitan hangout spots, where hip hostels fuel a lively backpacker scene.

Cheap hotels in Buenos Aires

The Bet Hotel is the perfect choice for travelers on a budget, offering lovely home comforts like flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and a free breakfast to tempt you out of bed each morning, all at unbeatable prices. The Hotel Mundial, housed in a stunningly restored historical building, boasts a convenient central location, and offers great perks like free toiletries and airport shuttles. The Hotel Reina is another central gem, with antique furnishings, spacious guestrooms and modern bathrooms complete with rainfall showerheads.

Where to find cheap food in Buenos Aires

When it comes to cheap eats in Buenos Aires, San Telmo is always a great bet. From irresistible street food at the weekend flea market, to fiery Thai curries and authentic Italian pizza, a world of culinary adventure awaits. Palermo may have a reputation for high-end dining, but it’s also packed with casual eateries catering to a young, cash-strapped crowd. Take your pick from vegetarian cafés or Mexican diners. Colorful La Boca is where you can feast on local classics like empanadas, or heaped plates of homemade pasta, all for bargain prices.

Cheap things to do in Buenos Aires

Widely regarded as one of the city’s most astonishing attractions, the Cementerio de la Recoleta is also completely free to experience. The resting place of many of Argentina’s most notable citizens, its chief draw is its amazing collection of architecturally eclectic statues and marble mausoleums. One of Buenos Aires’ very best museums, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, also offers free admission to all. Here, you can while away hours enjoying Latin America’s largest public art collection, which includes masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Monet and Van Gogh, as well as work by the most prominent Argentine artists. The city’s marvelous outdoor markets are packed with alluring stalls vying for your cash, but soaking up their incredible atmosphere won’t cost you a penny. Head to San Telmo market on a Sunday for free street performances and tango shows.

Cheap ways to get around Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires’ easy-to-navigate grid layout and vibrant street life make exploring by foot a viable and appealing option. Should your feet start to get weary, the cheap and efficient Subte metro train service is a great way to hop between attractions. Buses also offer great value for money, and run 24 hours a day, so there’s no need to fork out on private transport after a night out. However, should you find yourself craving comfort and convenience, metered taxis are easy to flag down, and inexpensive when compared to many other major cities.

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