Ayres Portenos Tango Suites Rating: 2.0 Pearls
San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Pros

  • Affordable and quirky hostel in the tango capital of Argentina
  • Clean and comfortable rooms with bright tango wall murals
  • Excellent modern touches include flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast and convenient laundry facilities
  • Perks include balconies, mini-fridges, and on-site bar
  • Great value for backpackers or travelers on a budget
  • Rooms vary in configuration; some have multiple twin beds

Cons

  • Some furniture is flimsy and bathrooms are cramped
  • Some guests complain of unsettling mannequin decor
  • Complaints of street noise
  • This historic neighborhood can feel run down or seedy at night

Bottom Line

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.

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 Location

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.

  • 20-minute drive to Jorge Newbery Airport
  • 32-minute drive to Ministro Pistarini/Ezeiza International Airport
  • 12-minute walk to popular San Telmo Market
  • 12-minute walk to Plaza Dorrego
  • 12-minute walk to the Metropolitan Cathedral
  • 14-minute walk to Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace
  • 15-minute walk to the Museum of Modern Art
  • 20-minute walk to the Obelisk, one of the most recognizable sights in Buenos Aires
  • 21-minute walk to Calle Florida, a main shopping area
  • 23-minute walk to Puerto Madero, full of bars and restaurants
  • 9-minute drive to Colon Theatre
  • 11-minute drive to the Boca Juniors stadium
  • 12-minute drive to upscale Retiro neighborhood
  • 13-minute drive to iconic Caminito, a colorful neighborhood
  • 13-minute drive to Recoleta neighborhood, home to interesting architecture and historic sights

 Bottom Line

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.

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Address

  • Chacabuco 615

Room Types

  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Double Twin Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Triple Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 27
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: San Telmo, Buenos Aires
Address: Chacabuco 615
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