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More than half an hour from Buenos Aires' main airport, and within walking distance of the sights in Palermo and La Boca
Livian Guest House is located in Palmermo, an area famous for its designers, artists and restaurants. This is an ideal choice for those who want to avoid chain hotels close to central sites. Since the area is mostly residential, guests can take the subway or a taxi to the city hub. The neighborhood stays quiet, and tree-lined streets are pleasant for walking. The trendy Palermo Soho, a boho-chic district with restaurants and designer stores, can be reached in about 20 minutes, as can museums, monuments and other neighborhoods in the city.
This quaint, artsy B&B is housed in a French-inspired 1920s building in the upscale shopping district of Palermo. Its decor reflects Buenos Aires' eclectic charm: The warm lobby, for example, has aqua-splashed walls and a collection of colorful paintings. Each of the eight simple, unpretentious rooms has a unique name and accompanying style; all feature quirky art. Although the rooms are generally clean, some of the bathrooms could use a scrub and are quite outdated. None of the rooms have TVs or other basic amenities, but the communal area has a flat-screen TV. This area is adjacent to the business center (with only one computer) and the quiet breakfast room, which serves a free daily breakfast. Outside, guests can relax on an upper- or ground-level terrace/garden. Overall, Livian is cozy and sweet, but a few improvements and deep cleanings could give the place an extra boost.