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Known for its European architecture and booming cafe culture, Buenos Aires is among the most visited cities in South America. Chic neighborhoods like Palermo and Recoleta offer easy access to the city’s large green spaces and vibrant food scene, while San Telmo allows you to see Buenos Aires on a tighter budget and Palermo is the gateway to Argentina’s best nightlife. Fun, unique home rentals are everywhere in the city, and no matter which neighborhood you decide to stay in, Airbnb has many options. To give you a helping hand to choose, here are some of the best Airbnbs in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires is all about relaxing and taking in the experience. There’s no better place to do so than at this elevated apartment with a balcony view of downtown. It’s luxe — the spacious living room opens out to the city view, while upstairs the two bedrooms are equally charming. The rental is on the 23rd floor, so guests can see for miles. The unit is within walking distance of the Palermo Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and renowned restaurants like Don Julio and La Alacena.
Price: $120 per night
This Palermo Soho home is referred to as “La Casa.” Creative, we know — but it’s an impressive property that’s perfect for spending a week in the city’s hottest neighborhood. Renovated in 2010, the house has a minimum stay of five nights. The three-bedroom house has a BBQ area and a wrought-iron spiral staircase that brings visitors to the rooftop terrace. Located a short walk from Plaza Serrano, “La Casa” is close to all the action and ideal for up to five guests.
Price: $350 per night
From the art on the wall to the color schemes, this three-level duplex employs a modern, pop-art theme — and it works. The first level contains a living room, dining area, kitchen, and guest bathroom. The sofa bed handles extra guests. Level two hosts the master bedroom and a sitting area with a leather armchair. The third level is the rooftop terrace overlooking the neighborhood and the beautiful city beyond.
Price: $95 per night
This loft is located on a quiet street in Palermo Hollywood. With rustic wooden furniture and a modern aesthetic, this apartment wouldn’t seem out of place on an interior designer’s Instagram page. Take advantage of the backyard, perfect for chilling over a meal or drinks, and the hidden pool that’s as intimate as the property is stunning.
Price: $90 per night
Bright is the decor of choice at this studio that combines the best of both a hotel and an apartment. It’s small and cozy, super comfy, and within walking distance of some of Buenos Aires’ best cafes including Placido and Cafe DUO. Also nearby is the Paseo de la Recoleta, which is one of the most photographed squares in the city for its unique floral decor and greenery, and multiple open green spaces including Plaza Francia and Plaza Mitre.
$30 per night
In the heart of Palermo and the center of the city, this small apartment is perfect for a couple or solo traveler who wants to be close to everything Buenos Aires has to offer. It’s simple and comfortable — one bedroom with a quiet living space. It is a quick walk to restaurants, clubs, museums, Wysocki Park, and a quick Uber ride to the airport. Palermo is unique in its forested park areas alongside trendy nightlife and cafe districts, and no apartment in Buenos Aires puts you closer to the action.
Price: $21 per night
Staying in the heart of a major city is all about two things: access to amenities, and an epic view. This apartment has both, to excess. The apartment itself is modern and open, with a wall-size window looking out from the living room to the urban expanse beyond. Chill on the other side of said wall in the swinging chairs, take some selfies, and then head out to walk to Avenida 9 de Julio and the cafes, bars, and restaurants surrounding it. Everything else is a quick subway ride away, available just a moment’s walk from the front door. One bedroom and up to four guests can split this very affordable apartment.
Price: $44 per night
In the beautiful building known as La Editorial, near Lezama Park, this loft sits above the Museo de Historia and a very walkable part of the city. The outdoor common area atop the apartment has a pool and deck chairs, along with a grill — so don’t be surprised if an impromptu barbecue takes place over beers. Nearby are some of the city’s best restaurants including LOBI, Napoles, and El Viejo Vulcano.
Price: 28 per night
If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re staying in a mountain A-frame in the heart of a big city, this loft in San Telmo is the spot for you. The loft is in a historic building in the neighborhood’s most charming quarter, near both the San Telmo Market and Calle Florida as well as Puerto Madero and Plaza de Mayo. On the first floor of the building is a bar and restaurant an d gym — though you’re sure to do plenty of walking about San Telmo during your stay.
Price: $23 per night
A cabin might not be where you’d expect to stay in Buenos Aires, but this is a city that constantly surprises. Up to 11 guests can stay in this large, spacious wooden home in the Tigre that’s elevated on stilts to be on par with the trees (hence the name casarbol, or treehouse). Here, you’re just north of the heart of the city on the edge of the delta, and the tides occasionally come up below the house, offering a feeling of being out at sea — although the home remains accessible.
$171 per night
This villa in the residential town of Acassuso, about 13 miles from the city center, has three bedrooms and four bathrooms, an organic vegetable garden for those looking to cook healthy cuisine, and a bbq for grilling. It’s ideal for larger groups who like to pregame before heading out for the night. With the pool and ping-pong table on the grounds and an expansive villa big enough for six, you have plenty of room to roam on site and the heart of the city is just an Uber ride away.
Price: $443 per night
A version of this article was previously published on October 23, 2014, and was updated on March 15, 2021, with more information.