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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.


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 :: 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. :: 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. :: 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 Defensa street. :: 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. :: 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. :: 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. Visit the large arts and crafts market and the nearby Centro Cultural Recoleta, which hosts the latest art exhibitions. :: 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. :: Tigre: Get out of town to 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. They transport everyday, year round. Book directly from hostels or at their office. Buenos Aires – Ezeiza: 7.00 - 9.30 - 12.00 - 14.30 - 17.00 Ezeiza – Buenos Aires: 8.00 - 10.45 - 13.15 - 13.45 - 18.30 HI TRAVEL

Hostel Travel EVT. Leg Nº: 12.903

HI Travel is a travel agency for backpackers offering bus & plane tickets, hostel reservation and hostel packages including excursions. They have group departures from BA to main tourist destinations. Send them an email or pop into their office for more information! BABEL ARGENTINA - Spanish School Struggling to say more than “una cerveza por favor”? To really get the best out of your experience in South America, you need to talk the lingo. BAbel Argentina’s language school is conveniently located in the centre of Buenos Aires, where you can immerse yourself in the language and culture. Intensive courses are designed to get your spanish up to scratch in no time and teach you more about South American culture, with themed classes on literature, sports, 1 5 % OFF tango and cooking as with well as immersion and Get South backpackers courses.


Av. Rivadavia 1157 6ºA Downtown (011) 43820860

Dynamic and professional teachers will equip you with all you need to know and help you with advice to enjoy your time in BA to the máximo! Credits Cards - Wi-Fi


(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.

10% OFF with Get South

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ONCE IN MOTION - Helicopter Flight Want to see Buenos Aires from a different Suipacha 1031 5th floor, Of. 44 Downtown view? How about from 2,000 feet up in (011) 43140875 the air, in a helicopter? With accessible rates but still feel like a VIP as you work your way over the big city skies taking snapshots of River Plate and Boca Junior stadiums, Palermo, Puerto Madero, Tigre and anywhere else you want to go. Whether you want a quick 15 minute view or want to take you time with an hour in the sky – the option is yours, Once in Motion’s staff will work to your agenda, any day, any time. Enjoy a luxurious service where you can enjoy sushi, picadas* and champagne with one of the best views of the city. Credit cards, dollars & euros accepted

Transfer included.


1 free bottle of Champagne per person with Get South!

BUENOS AIRES CULTOUR - Turismo con identidad

(011) 1563656892 (011) 1556247368 Facebook: Cultour

Cultour is a young tour company that specializes in original tours and activities in Buenos Aires. Check out Cultour and their unique walking tours, aimed at a younger, backpacking crowd. Most tour guides are sociologists, historians, teachers and students of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and speak Spanish, English and Portuguese. Find out what happened in the streets, plazas, buildings and neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and get to know the history, culture and politics of this vivid city. Visual elements (videos, photos, etc.) are thrown in to keep history fun. Cultour also offers conventional bus city tours and can also take you to see the famous football (or play it!), dance or watch the tango, and really see where BA is coming from and where it is going to. 10% off Buenos Aires traces walking tour with Get South! Dollars, Euros and Brazilian reales accepted!


Chile 680 - San Telmo (011) 43629639 / 43002535

A unique hostel located at the historic neighbourhood of San Telmo, in a totally recycled XX century building that combines old structure with fine minimalistic design. They have clean and functional dorms with lockers, single/double rooms with private or shared baths and even a loft and a Penthouse with en-suite bathroom, microwave, fridge, A/C, Wi-Fi and spectacular views of BA! Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, rooftop terrace with BBQ grill and a small pool, ping pong table, a TV/DVD room, a wine cellar and a mini-cinema. All in all Ostinatto offers something for everyone, close enough to be near all the action but far enough to chill out away from the bustle of downtown. Free activities (per week): 2 yoga classes Breakfast Pay 1 week in advance and get 2 tango classes Internet a 10% off and a free asado (on 1 walking tour & tip tours Wi-Fi Thursdays) with Get South! 1 Tai-Chi class



Hip贸lito 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. N潞 Leg.: 11320


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

In Rosario check out their sister hostel Posada Juan Ignacio !!!


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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.

Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, Hostel Parada is only 10% OFF steps away from Av. de Mayo and 9 de Julio avenues and 4 with blocks from the Obelisk. Even though you’re located smack in the centre of the Get South city you won’t hear a sound from the street and will be able to get a good night’s rest. The majority of the rooms are private (single, doubles, twins and triples) with ensuite bathrooms and the 2 dorms have lockers and shared bathrooms. With free cleaning service in the rooms you can be sure that everything will be neat and tidy. Open 24/7, it is ideally located for seeing the highlights of Buenos Aires as the hostel is within walking distance from most sights (some only a couple blocks away) but if you want to delve further into the excitement of the city or rest those tired legs, there are great transport links from here. When you want a break from the buzz of city life and sightseeing, chill out with other travellers by joining in on a game of pool, watching TV or a DVD in the communal living room or hanging out in the sunshine on the patio or terrace. If you want to see some of the local football matches or go to some of the famous tango, the friendly staff will sort you out with tickets. And don’t worry about any language barriers, the staff speak English so you can be sure to get the best recommendations in a language that you will understand. Breakfast - Wi-Fi



I: Hipólito Yrigoyen 959 - Downtown (011) 43459604 When we talk about party hostels II: Av. de Mayo 1249 - Downtown around the world, Milhouse has (011) 43839383 become a legend among the backpacking fraternity and for years has been one of the best places to meet up, hook up, bunk down and party in BA. Both Milhouse hostels center around a great, large social area, 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 committed to you having a good time! Free tango lessons, football outings, bike tours, “barrio* visits”, incredible walking tours, and everyday activities for everyone. Get to know the fantastic BA nightlife in deep. This youth hostel offers you tickets to top nightclubs in town and four Milhouse private parties per week! You can choose between the two Milhouse buildings, both offering exactly the same concept and quality and are really close from each other. Milhouse Hostels occupy stunning, five-storey 19th-century houses, built around a charming, colonial-style atrium. Very high standard dorms with private bathrooms and really amazing private rooms for those who prefer that extra privacy. A great place to get your strength back from last night. Breakfast - Internet Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

Party and breakfast is this youth hostel’s philosophy! It’s a must to top your holidays with a week at Milhouse! Get a drink on the house and let the good times roll with Get South!

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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!


BUENOS AIRES THE RITZ FOR BACKPACKERS The historic and famous Ritz Av. De Mayo 1111 - (011) 43839001 - Hotel in BA has been converted into a relaxed hotel with a hostel vibe for international travellers to meet and enjoy the city. There are private rooms and some dorms, and you can chill out with over 100 films or play a game of pool in the common rooms. Centrally located, the Ritz is in the heart of theatre land with plenty of restaurants and great transport links. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi


Av. De Mayo 1117 - Downtown

Moving Travel Bar in BA is a meeting place for backpackers to share their experiences and tips on BA and beyond. Enjoy almost any drink you like and tuck into some tasty tarts and salads. Located right in the centre on Av. de Mayo. Wi-Fi 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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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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BUENOS AIRES 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. There are spacious common areas with cool music to chill out and meet fellow travellers, including comfy couches, TV/ DVD, board games and book exchange. Pay for 5 nights & stay for 7 with Get South!

Mexico 1545 - Monserrat (011) 43811966 Facilities include a bar, a self catering kitchen, motorcycle parking 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. Wheelchair access! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

Apartments are also available to rent.


Angel J. Carranza 1717 Palermo Hollywood (011) 39803797

If you are looking for style and comfort in the heart of the trendy ‘going out’ district Palermo Hollywood, Mystic House could be the place for you. Rest up in one of their 5 private, attractively decorated doubles and twins (some Breakfast - Internet en suite) equipped with comfy spring box Wi-Fi - credits Cards mattresses, LCDs with cable TV, big wardrobes, heating, air con, and access to the terrace or balcony; or make yourself at home in the living room with cable TV, DVDs and a library; throw a dinner party in the fully equipped kitchen or BBQ; grab a cocktail from the bar as you catch some rays on cushioned sun loungers on the terrace overlooking Palermo… sounds like it’s out of your budget, right? Wrong. The owners offer privacy, great service and comfort of a boutique hotel at hostel prices and spirit! 10% off with Get South, or 7th night free!


BUENOS AIRES LA ROCCA HOSTELS Rock up to La Rocca, a hostel chain conquering South America!

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

With two ideally located hostels in Buenos Aires, you can take your pick between downtown or trendy Palermo. If you are travelling further afield, they recently added 2 new hostels to the chain. One in tropical north Brazil - Porto de Galinhas, and another in sizzling Cali in Colombia. La Rocca Hostel (downtown) 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. 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. 5% off at all LA ROCCA PALERMO hostels with Get South!! Av. Córdoba 3872 - Palermo Internet (011) 48666423 Breakfast Wi-Fi La Rocca Palermo is 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 jacuzzi 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! 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).

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

Chacabuco 1080 – San Telmo (011) 43619649

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. Cool vibes, fun styling and lots of light characterize the common room and the full kitchen overlooking the breezy patio.

10% OFF in Dorms

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Junín 1631, 1º C - Recoleta (011) 48027916 / 1530354206 Having tooth problems while travelling? Or maybe you want to get that sparkly white smile you have always dreamed of? Whether it’s an emergency, or a pre-planned cosmetic tooth surgery, Shaydent Dental Clinic, in the historic neighbourhood of Recoleta, is waiting with the tooth floss ready for you! This professional clinic has all the latest technology and performs dental implants, total and partial oral rehabilitation, dental whitening, esthetic fillings and lip augmentation among other health services. Contact them in an emergency by phone or in advance by email and request a free treatment plan, consultation and cost estimation. Whatever your dental 10% OFF needs while on holiday, Shaydent with can help you get back your smile! English, Spanish and Hebrew Spoken!


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Argentina introduction, Distance chart, Buenos Aires

2. Intro Argentina & Buenos Aires 12º edition  

Argentina introduction, Distance chart, Buenos Aires