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Argentina is the 2nd largest country in South America. It has a population of 40 million, of which approximately 1/3 live in the capital, Buenos Aires. In such a massive area, the geography is immense and diverse, with an extremely varied climate. From the hot and dry northwest to the thunderous glaciers of Patagonia, from the staggering Andes mountain range to the fertile Pampas, it’s possible to find and do everything in this land of contrasts. Argentina houses several of the world’s natural wonders including the highest peak in the Americas, Aconcagua, and the impressive Iguazu Falls. Argentina must-tries include tasting some of the world’s best meat and wine, dancing a seductive tango and drinking the addictive mate, a traditional tea drunk from a gourd with a metal straw.


BUENOS AIRES ina ** formation about Argent In l efu Us ** General Tips • It is normal to kiss once on the cheek when you say hello and goodbye. • Be aware that lunch time is from 1-3 pm and dinner starts at 9 pm or later. Also, dancing clubs aren’t open until 1 am or later. • Make sure you have a spare coin handy to give the baggage handler at the nbus station, it’s normal to give them a small tip.

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BUENOS AIRES Buenos Aires is considered to be one of the most elegant and sophisticated cities in South America. Located on the shore of the Río de la Plata, it is a huge metropolis with a core of majestic architectural glories, wonderful museums, modern art galleries and numerous theatres. Don’t leave without having a tango experience!

Highlights 1 Plaza de Mayo: Visit the political centre of Argentina where people come to express their opinions. Thursdays at 3:30 pm, the famous Madres de Plaza de Mayo gather to remember those who disappeared during the dictatorship. Nearby is the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Casa Rosada (with Evita’s famous balcony), and the Cabildo – the colonial city hall. 2 The Obelisk: Go to celebrate Argentina’s next sporting victory at this city landmark located at the intersection of Corrientes and 9 de Julio avenues. 3 San Telmo: Wind through this charming old barrio* where cobbled streets, colourful cafes, numerous antique shops and live Sunday tango shows centre around Plaza Dorrego and Calle Defensa. 4 La Boca: Meander along Caminito, a pedestrian walkway lined with murals, statues and colourful corrugated metal houses, that is home to many artists’ studios. Catch a football game in La Bombonera (the chocolate box), home to Boca Juniors and Maradona, and/or pop into their museum during the day. 5 Palermo: Stroll through the Japanese and Botanical gardens and the Zoo, followed by the Bosques de Palermo, the lungs of the city. Palermo Viejo (old) and Chico (small) are more residential and have Spanish-style architecture. Palermo Hollywood and Soho are filled with lots of restaurants, hip bars, nightclubs, coffee places and design shops. 6 Recoleta: Walk by designer shops, posh restaurants and tree-lined avenues in this barrio* that has a distinct Parisian feel. The cemetery is renowned for its illustrious tenants including Evita. One should also visit the large arts and crafts market and the nearby Centro Cultural Recoleta, which hosts the latest art exhibitions. 7 Puerto Madero: Head to this century-long abandoned port which was rescued in the 90’s by an urban renewal scheme resulting in apartments, a promenade and elegant restaurants. 8 Tigre: Get out of town in El Tigre delta region, and take a boat trip along the meandering rivers and to Martín García Island - a natural and ecological reserve filled with birdlife and a maze of small inner islands.



To/from Ezeiza Airport

Florida 835, ground Floor - Downtown (011) 43314041

Hostel Shuttle is your cheapest way to get to and from Ezeiza International airport (Pistarini). They offer pick up and drop off from main hostels in downtown or the San Telmo neighborhood. Reservations must be made a minimum of 1 hr in advance from a hostel and 48 hrs ahead online. Large luggage items, such a bikes and surfboards, are allowed but at an additional cost. They transport everyday, year round, and their schedule is as follows: Buenos Aires – Ezeiza: 7.00 - 9.30 - 12.00 14.30 - 17.00 - 19.00

Ezeiza – Buenos Aires: 8.00 - 10.45 - 13.15 13.45 - 18.15 - 20.30

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(011) 1560949850 Grab your jersey and your beer mug because you’re about to experience some serious football (fútbol) craziness. The owner is a die-hard Boca fan and will arrange everything (ride, party, game) so you can fiesta like a local! In the van you’ll learn to belt out the game songs like a pro. The pre-game party kicks off at Juancho Bar, where you’ll feast on all you can eat pizza and beer (all included). Then off to the game! No hoity VIP section for these party animals. You’ll be right where the action is, in the fan section. These bilingual rock stars are the ultimate ticket to the world of Argentinean fútbol! Grab your Argentinean fútbol gear at T-SHOP: CHILE 636, San Telmo.

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ESPANOL ANDANDO A truly unique way to learn Spanish!

Buenos Aires

Walk and learn! Español Andando is not a school. There are no grammar exercises or even role plays. The material is the city. The school is the streets of Buenos Aires. Your teachers are Argentinean travellers who know how hard it is to get by in a foreign country. Their solution? Don’t study it… Do it! They will show you BA and at the same time show you what to say and when to say it, interacting with native Porteños*. The gap between knowledge and ability shrinks to zero and before you know it you’ve begun to communicate. Or are you already communicating? Then let them show you the streets, sharpen up those skills and blend in with the crowd. Beginner and intermediate levels available. Contact them for more details! HOSTEL CARLOS GARDEL

Carlos Calvo 579 – San Telmo (011) 43072606 / 6358

Right in the heart of the Buenos Aires’ historic tango district, San Telmo, is Hostel Carlos Gardel. Its attractive layout, fantastic location, great price and friendly staff make it the ideal all-in-one traveller stop. On the ground floor you will find the reception and living room, with computers, TV and DVD player. The upper floors house the community kitchen, the dorms which range from 4, 6 or 10 beds with private or shared bath, and one private double room with bath. They also have fully furnished apartments for 1 to 4 people. The rooftop patio is perfect for throwing back a beer or barbequing juicy Argentine steaks. So spin, sashay or leap to Hostel Carlos Gardel for a memorable tango masquerade! Stay 3 nights and have 1 day bike rental FREE!


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Chile 374 – San Telmo Hostal de Granados & Bar will blow (011) 43625600 / 43070562 your mind away with its location, service and superb 24/7 on-call staff. It's in the heart of historic San Telmo, a typical Porteùo quarter close to many tourist attractions. This 19th century-house has been recycled to comfortably accommodate you in any of its sparkling clean dorms for 8, 6, or 5 people with shared baths; or double and private rooms with private and shared baths. 5% OFF A fully equipped kitchen is with available, but you have the chance Get South to let your hair down and meet new people at Granados Bar, their trendy next door bar and restaurant, where a free delish breakfast is served daily. Don't let it go by without a try! Breakfast - Wi-Fi - Internet

KILCA HOSTEL Especially catered to international travellers, Kilca Hostel is a comfy house with a homely atmosphere, located in a convenient area with shops, bars and restaurants nearby. They have dorms and private rooms with shared bathrooms and large windows that lead onto a colonial patio with lots of greenery. They have spacious common areas with cool music to chill out and meet fellow travellers, including comfy couches, TV/DVD, 20% off booking tango shows or Spanish lessons for Get South readers!

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Mexico 1545 - Monserrat (011) 43811966 board games and book exchange. Facilities include a bar, a self catering kitchen and a shady courtyard with hammocks, sun umbrellas and a splash pool. The owners are always there and will help you decide among the endless possibilities to do in this city.

BUENOS AIRES BYT ARGENTINA Travel & Housing Break out of that backpacker bubble and get down with the locals! If you are hanging around for more than a week in BA, we recommend you rent an apartment and experience Porteño* life for real. Gossip with the neighbours, talk football with the doorman and go shopping at the local store. ByT is a travel agency that specializes in alternative living arrangements.

Paraguay 1571 - Downtown (011) 48765000 Mon to Fri from 9 am to 7 pm Sat from 9 am to 1 pm

From plush, luxury apartments to ultra-cool studio flats, their listings are diverse, extensive and designed to suit your needs. ByT can set you up in a homestay or an apart hotel in your favorite barrio*, be it Recoleta or Palermo. They also do B&Bs, university residences and even cabins! ByT also offers great excursions around BA as far as El Tigre. Get inspired on an art tour or pretend you’re a horseback riding gaucho* while spending a day on the farm. They are also experts in trips to all parts of Argentina, including Iguazu Falls, Mendoza, Salta and Ushuaia. Rent an apartment and get a free city tour showing this guidebook! N° Leg.: 11105

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I: Hipólito Yrigoyen 959 - Downtown (011) 43459604 Millhouse Hostel (I) is a legend II: Av. de Mayo 1249 - Downtown amongst the backpacking fraternity (011) 43839383 and for years has been one of the best places to meet up, hook up, bunk down and party in BA. The hostel centres around a great social area: large and with lots of varied sitting spaces, bar and restaurant. The design and atmosphere is stylish, young and pretty cool. That’s not to mention the energetic staff’s complete (almost obsessive) Get a drink on the commitment to you having a good time. house and let the As well as the usual free tango and salsa, good times roll they help you out with football outings, bike with Get South! tours, barrio* visits, boliche* tours and they even throw in some VIP tickets to some of BA’s top nightclubs. There’s something happening every day!

They recently opened a new location in downtown BA: Milhouse Avenue (II), another fantastic party hostel where you will feel guilty sleeping! They offer the same concept and quality and it’s a great place to meet people and have heaps of fun!! They have rooms to suit everyone from ensuite doubles for that extra privacy, to dorms for backpackers that want to mix and mingle. Bed linen is provided and the rooms are serviced daily. Breakfast Wi-Fi Internet Credit Cards

If you’re feeling a little homesick (shame on you!), they even provide English breakfasts and curry nights. All this with the happening centre of this great city at your doorstep.


BUENOS AIRES HOSTEL SUITES OBELISCO & FLORIDA Hostel Suites Obelisco (I) is set in I: Corrientes 830 - Downtown (011) 43284040 a beautifully restored 100-year-old II: Florida 328 - Downtown building, with spacious rooms and (011) 43250969 traditional high ceilings. You can meet people in the large loft-style common area, relax in the quiet reading room or party the night away at their cool bar. Hostel Suites Florida (II) is their brand new hostel situated on the major tourist pedestrian street of the city. It combines hotel quality service with a fun hostel atmosphere, and all of their sparkling clean rooms have private bathrooms, heating and A/C. Their huge downstairs bar is open to the public, so you can meet new friends and begin to discover BA’s culture and nightlife. Free welcome drink!

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HOSTEL SUITES PALERMO & TANGO BACKPACKERS III: Charcas 4752 - Palermo Hostel Suites Palermo (III) is placed in an (011) 47730806 old restored house with a stylish interior, IV: Paraguay 4601 - Palermo nice furniture, and a decoration that stands (011) 47766871 out. There are private bathrooms in most rooms, as well as an open terrace and a big backyard to enjoy on beautiful days. Tango Backpackers (IV) is made up of several recycled, old-fashioned houses connected by hallways and stairways that lead to a great terrace where you can relax, sunbathe and enjoy the outdoors. Their bar is in the lobby and reception area, the meeting point in which travellers from all over the world share their experiences and make plans for heading out. All these hostels boast great facilities; bars, modern guest kitchens, cozy TV/DVD rooms, game rooms, and more. Different types of rooms are available: dorms, private single, twin, double and triple with shared and private bathrooms; and they include all linen, individual lockers and maid service. Each hostel has its very own travel information desk with outgoing English-speaking staff. Don’t forget to check their weekly planner! Something exciting is happening every day!



Chacabuco 1080 – San Telmo (011) 43619649

Puerto Limón Hostel is the ideal stopover to enjoy the broadening of the mind and the awesome times that come with travelling.

Located in a fab area for eating out and drinking up, just 3 blocks from Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo and a skip away from downtown BA; you’ll be amazed by the comfort, cleanliness, freshness and staff of this neat site. There are private, double and dorm-style rooms with private and shared baths, ceiling fans, lockers, heating and comfy beds. Ready to mingle? There are plenty of opportunities to do so while checking out the social areas. Cool vibes, fun styling and lots of light characterize the common room and the full kitchen overlooking the breezy patio.

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Av. Callao 341 1st Floor - Downtown (011) 43728898

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Location! Location! Location! La Rocca Hostel is situated on Callao and Corrientes streets. Not only is this close to 4 subway lines and 45 bus routes, it’s in the heart of the city, closest to the city’s best theaters, bars and restaurants. The word hostel doesn’t do this place justice. With its stylish lobby, fish tank check-in counter and spacious rooms you know you’ve arrived at a hostel a cut above the rest. They have a wide selection of rooms; from private doubles to dorms, some of them with private bathrooms. Get South readers LA ROCCA PALERMO get seven nights for six! Av. Córdoba 3872 - Palermo (011) 48666423

They recently opened a smaller, more relaxed hostel a few blocks from trendy Palermo Hollywood. Take your pick from private rooms & dorms, all with shared bathrooms. Best of all is their roof top swimming pool for those hot summer days!! At both hostels facilities include 24 hr reception, self catering kitchen, spacious common areas, laundry service and a funky bar open 24/7. A great place to meet strangers and make friends for life. Asados or other meals prepared together every day at cost!

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On the other hand, if you decide to stay longer and would like the privacy of your own apartment, La Rocca can provide it. They have plenty of options for you to choose from so give them a call (they speak English).



Hipólito Yrigoyen 855 - Downtown (011) 43428788 / 43422825

Portal del Sur Hostel is located right in downtown; set in a XIX century 4-story building which has been carefully refurbished and decorated to keep the historical charm 10% Off of its architecture. It has many ensuite private rooms with A/C in and cable TV, and comfortable dorm-style accommodation. Dorms There is an onsite travel agency that offers excursions around the city including football games, tango shows and skydiving jumps. Their neat facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, a bar & lounge, and a rooftop terrace perfect for asados* and great views of the city! Breakfast Wi-Fi Internet

Free activities every day, including tango & Spanish classes, make it easier for you to make new friends from the moment you get there. Say Hueque. Nº Leg.: 11320


Rivadavia 1291 - Downtown (011) 43816399

Finding great hostels in Buenos Aires isn’t difficult, but sometimes it’s the little things like strong showers, comfy lounges and peaceful surroundings that really make the difference. At Hostel Parada, even though you’re located smack in the centre of the city - just a few blocks from the main tourist attractions - you won’t hear a sound from the street. 10% OFF

The majority of the rooms are private with with ensuite bathrooms and the Get South 2 dorms have shared bath. Join in on a game of pool, watch a DVD in the living room or hang out on the patio or terrace. It’s relaxed and informal, and the staff speak English so you’ll feel welcome and cozy.




Lerma 476 - Palermo (011) 48991547

A perfect blend between a nice quiet area and a step away from trendy Palermo, Hostal El Candil invites you to enjoy a warm, personalized and safe environment. This small colonial-style hostel offers the ideal atmosphere for relaxing after a day of touring passionate Buenos Aires. There are clean and comfortable single, double/matrimonial, triple and dorm rooms; all with shared baths, lockers, bed linens and towels. Chill out in the common areas or meet up new friends in the gorgeous terrace with solarium and grill. The staff is on-call 24/7 to help you sort out the endless possibilities BA has to offer. 10% OFF English is spoken here! with Get South

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Mexico 1410 - Montserrat (011) 43811138

At Sabรกtico Travelers Hostel you can start exploring the city from a fantastic, safe location, just ten blocks from the famous Obelisk and within walking distance to San Telmo.

Choose from their clean and comfortable double rooms (en suite or shared bath) and the dorms that fit 4 people each (shared bath). This hostel was designed by and for travellers, and has great amenities like a cool rooftop patio with a Jacuzzi and parilla*, kitchen open for guest use, lounge / jam room, excellent bilingual staff, bar, dart board, ping pong table, board games, guitars and drums to play, and organization of group outings and in-hostel activities. Get ready to have a great time! 10% OFF with Get South

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