For those after the latest fashion and design trends, places where to stay are Palermo - a mixture of boiling in artists, gastronomy, fashion and exoticism - Palermo Viejo and Palermo Soho - so-called for the many creators living there - and Palermo Hollywood for its great TV studios, producing companies and radio stations concentration. The meeting point, also a good starting point for tourists, is Julio Cortazar Square, locally known as Plaza Serrano. It offers to all, different types of art craft during its fair, and is surrounded by some of the most well-known pubs of the area such as El Taller, Cronico and Tazz. From here, the best is to wander around amongst streets sellers, shops defying all senses and narrow streets like Russel, Santa Rosa and Soria, which hide mansions, cafes and restaurants with international, ethnic or auteur cuisine.
More traditional, we have a visit to the zoo, the botanical Garden, and the huge green spaces of the Palermo forest.
In these informal and fun neighbourhoods, Buenos Aires hostels offers you the Hostel Suites Palermo (Charcas Street) and the Tango BackPackers (Paraguay Street), 2 Hostels of Hostelling International Argentina network, built in old renovated houses.
The Tango Backpackers Hostel offers dormitories and private rooms, breakfast, Internet and Wi-Fi, bed linen, TV and DVD, private lockers, laundry service and bar with happy hour.
Hostel address: Paraguay 4601 - CP 1425, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: Tel. (011) 4776-6871
How to get there:
The Hostel is located 3.5 km away from the centre, you can get there by bus, underground, train or taxi. National flights arrive at Jorge Newbury airport from where you can take the bus 160 which will get you to the hostel in 15 minutes. If you travel on a long distance bus, you will arrive at Retiro bus station, from their their is a 20 minutes underground journey to the hostel (Palermo Station). Buses (38; 39; 67; 59; 29; 93; 111; 152) will get you to Thames and Santa Fé street junction, 300 m from the hostel.
How to get there from local bus station:
Subway: “D" Plaza Italia