The city of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, holds in both its downtown and suburbs almost a third of the total population in the country. A tourist and historical center, as well as the main gate into the country, it offers lodgings for all tastes, ranging from the traditional hotels to the Buenos Aires hostels with privileged locations in the city.
Known for its political, economic and cultural importance, Buenos Aires is also a city that arouses passions, like tango and football; a city that invites meeting with friends at bars and cafés; and a city that, due to its extensive choice of theater plays, museums and art galleries, is considered the meca of art in Latin America. Buenos Aires can be tasted in its squares and parks, its avenues – luxurious and noble, or of historical significance, its open markets, its neighborhoods and its gastronomy. Due to the proximity to tourist points of interest for travelers and easy access to other parts of the city by means of public transport, such areas as Microcentro, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta stand out as the favorite accommodation sites among tourists.
With an extensive chain of Buenos Aires hostels, Hostelling International offers a wide choice of youth hostels in those neighborhoods to spend the night and meet people from all over the world.