Sleep for Less with 10 Great Budget Hotels in Buenos Aires

Hands down, travel is a wonderful experience unlike any other. While there are many expenses involved in traveling, airfare and lodging tend to take the biggest bite. Luckily, Buenos Aires is a city built for many types of budgets. There are certainly a lot of beautiful, fancy luxury hotels, but there are also many economical and mid-range accommodation options as well where you can sleep safely and soundly without breaking the bank or ruining your budget.

Inexpensive, however, is not necessarily synonymous with short on amenities or fun. Breakfast is often included, which is convenient and can save you some money. Also, some of the hotels still have features like pools, which are great for enjoying a southern hemisphere summer in Buenos Aires.

Try the charming small hotel Boho Rooms in Palermo Soho, the modern Pop Hotel in Villa Crespo decorated with plenty of bright colors, the funky and friendly Circus Hostel & Hotel in San Telmo, the eminently eco-friendly Eco Pampa Hostel in Palermo, the downtown basic Hotel Siena Buenos Aires or the beautiful mid-range favorite Own Palermo Hotel. Otherwise, read on for other tips on great budget hotels in Buenos Aires. You are bound to find the right hotel for your personality and budget. 


If you are looking for a good place to sleep in downtown Buenos Aires without spending a lot of money, Hotel Siena Buenos Aires delivers. The rooms are basic but clean and have heating, air conditioning and cable TV. Depending on the room chosen, they can accommodate from one to five people. Though downtown Buenos Aires can get chaotic during the day, the hotel is quiet at night and has foam beds. There is free Wi-Fi access available in all the rooms. The daily rate at Hotel Siena Buenos Aires includes a simple breakfast and the reception desk is open 24 hours a day.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: The hotel is a good, basic choice in downtown Buenos Aires.

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Located next to the Plaza de Mayo and the Presidential Palace (Casa Rosada), Hotel Turista is a low-priced option for accommodation in Buenos Aires. The rooms are not fancy, but they have everything you need for a good stay in the Argentine capital like Wi-Fi, heating, air conditioning, a safe and a private bathroom. Breakfast is not included in the daily rate, but if you would like to have breakfast at the hotel, that can be easily arranged. The staff can also arrange tours, trips and private transportation (remise). However, the subway (subte) is nearby and you can always find a taxi in the area.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Hotel Turista is a good value hotel near the Plaza de Mayo.

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Located on Cordoba Avenue in Buenos Aires' Barrio Norte, Luco B&B is a reasonably-priced hotel option. It is within walking distance of Buenos Aires' favorite bookshop, El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and the Sante Fe shopping corridor. The single, double, triple and quadruple rooms are basic but bright. When staying in, guests can also relax in the TV room, play the available board games or curl up with a book. The daily room rate includes a simple breakfast buffet and Wi-Fi. Reception is available 24/7 and the staff can help you book tours, sports tickets, tango shows, bicycles and car rentals.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: The hotel is a cheap option in BA's Barrio Norte.

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If you want to stay in downtown Buenos Aires, the Hotel Milan Buenos Aires is a reasonably-priced choice near the Carlos Pellegrini subway station. A full continental breakfast is available from 7:30 to 10:30 am every day. All single and double rooms are equipped with a TV, small fridge, safe, heating, air conditioning and Wi-Fi. The hotel's apartment also has a kitchenette with a microwave. If you need help with something, reception is open 24 hours a day. Children up to two years old stay for free. Don't forget to sit and relax in the common area or on the garden patio.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: The hotel is an inexpensive choice located in downtown Buenos Aires.

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Located in the neighborhood of Palermo, Eco Pampa Hostel is all about the environment. You can see it in the green paint of the hotel's exterior, the choice of furniture, their emphasis on the responsible use of resources, their reusing and recycling efforts, the bicycle parking and the green-themed workshops that are free for guests. Also free is the daily breakfast, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and use of shared ecological computers. There is a common area where you can relax and meet other travelers. You can also relax on the roof, where the organic garden is, when the weather is nice.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Eco Pampa is a unique, green-themed hotel found in Palermo.

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True to its name, Pop Hotel is a homage to pop art with its loud, bright colors and modern atmosphere. Even more modern though is the hotel's mantra of being a budget boutique hotel, combining the low-cost movement with things you usually only find at more upscale hotels like iPod docks and a business lounge. Though you won't find fancy digs here, you will get big, clean rooms with contemporary d├ęcor. There is no restaurant on site, but there are lots of restaurants and cafes in the area. Be sure to check out the hotel's movie lounge and the library lounge.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Pop Hotel is a modern and low-cost place to rest your head.

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Rendez-Vous is an attractively decorated boutique hotel set in a French-style building from 1904. The hotel's current decoration is modern and smart, with bold accents, and the color schemes vary from room to room. (I'm not sure if it will affect your stay or not, but all the rooms were decorated by the owner according to Feng Shui principles.) Though not strictly a romantic choice, Rendez-Vous is a better option for a getaway with your spouse or lover than for a business stay. Rendez-Vous is located in Buenos Aires' Palermo Hollywood neighborhood near a number of restaurants and bars, but the rooms are soundproofed for a good night's sleep.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Rendez-Vous is a reasonably-priced boutique hotel with a great vibe.

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Located in the neighborhood of San Telmo, Circus Hostel & Hotel is funky and reasonably priced. Rooms are simple but clean and modern, and the common areas are great for hanging out and meeting people. The hotel has billiards and a TV room, as well as an outside patio and deck with a small pool. Choose a private room for more privacy or a shared room if you are on a tighter budget. The daily rate includes a continental breakfast. For groups, there are also apartments with a full kitchen. To catch up on your email, you can use the Wi-Fi or the shared computers.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: The hotel has a good vibe and the right price in San Telmo.

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Located in Palermo Soho, Boho Rooms is a great choice for budget accommodation in Buenos Aires. The hotel is clean and comfortable, and a stone's throw away from some good restaurants and bars. As you will notice at once, the hotel's decor is cute, informal and charming. The thirteen rooms are spacious and bright. (In case the name leads you astray, think urban boho chic, not boho hippy.) The hotel serves an Argentine-style breakfast every day from 9 to 11 am. If you would like, the front desk can help you book things like airport transfers and tango show tickets.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Boho Rooms is a charming, sensibly-priced place to stay in Palermo.

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Located in Palermo Hollywood, Own Palermo Hollywood is a reasonably-priced mid-range boutique hotel with plenty of comfort and style. The sixteen bright, spacious and beautifully decorated rooms have Wi-Fi as well as a mini wine bar, bathrobes, LCD TV and safe. Daily breakfast is included in the room rate and is available in the lounge or delivered to your room. If you need to do some work, the hotel has a business center open 24 hours a day. The front desk and concierge are also available 24 hours a day. Note that there is no smoking allowed anywhere on the premises.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Own Palermo Hollywood is a stylish choice that does not break the bank.

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Born and raised in northern California, Sarah grew up to become an expat, traveler and wordsmith. She spent seven years in Madrid, Spain and now calls Buenos Aires, Argentina home. She has had...  More About Sarah