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Located in San Telmo -- a bohemian neighborhood with seedy parts -- close to major tourist attractions
The Ayres Portenos Tango Suites stand in the heart of San Telmo, a few blocks from some of the main thoroughfares in Buenos Aires, like Avenida 9 de Julio, Avenida Belgrano, and Avenida de Mayo, and close to the subway ("Subte"). There are cafes, shops, restaurants, and a couple of small museums within a three-block radius.
San Telmo is the oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, home to some of the best tango shows in the capital. Its cobblestone streets, popular weekly market, antique shops, and bohemian vibe, along with its numerous restaurants and bars, and its fading grandeur, make it one of the most visited places in Buenos Aires. It might sometimes feel a bit of a tourist trap, but only in the main areas -- others can be somewhat seedy at night.
This area offers easy access to most of the major tourist attractions in the downtown area, like the Casa Rosada, the Obelisk, and Puerto Madero, plus proximity to four subway lines.
Ayres Portenos Tango Suites is a 28-room hostel located in the touristy-yet-seedy San Telmo neighborhood. Rooms are clean and comfortable, with tango-themed wall murals, bright colors, and unexpected modern touches such as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. This quirky hotel -- with its laundry facilities, on-site bar, and free breakfast -- appeals to the backpacker or budget traveler crowd. While the price point and fun vibe are appealing, common complaints include noise from the busy street, cramped bathrooms, and unsettling mannequins of Argentine personalities.