When you really gotta go or just want to be ready, it’s good to know where the public toilets are in Buenos Aires. I’ll tell you why there aren’t many public toilets there and give you some other options and tips in this post.

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Public toilets in Buenos Aires

You won’t find many automated self-cleaning toilets or public toilets in the city; and even if you do, I wouldn’t suggest using them as your first option.

My top recommendation is to head to a museum. Their toilets are usually clean and well taken care of. If that’s not an option, try a hotel. They often have good English speakers and are trained in hospitality, so they’ll help you out. Third, you could try a café, but be warned, they’re usually not very clean but for sure a very good option when taking a break.

Only hit up places like McDonald’s, Mostaza, or Starbucks if it’s an emergency.

You might wonder about restaurants – yeah, that’s an option too. But honestly, they can be disappointing when it comes to cleanliness too.

There’s a rule in Buenos Aires by the government that cafes, restaurants, and other food places can’t refuse you access to their bathroom.

Below I made a map with toilets around in Buenos Aires.

Essential tips!

It’s worth knowing that the men’s bathroom is marked with “Hombre,” “Caballero,” or “Ello” on the door. So, the “M” doesn’t mean men; it actually stands for “Mujer,” which means women in Spanish. For the ladies’ room, you’ll see signs like “Mujer,” “Damas,” or “Ellas.”

And don’t forget to bring along some toilet paper. You might be surprised how often there’s none available. Guys, it’s a good idea to have a cleaning wipe for the toilet seat too. Lots of Argentinian men prefer standing while peeing in a regular toilet, so you can imagine what might end up on the seat.

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Where to find public bathrooms in Buenos Aires?

Here’s a map with the public toilets in Buenos Aires that I’ve verified. While there are others available, I’ve omitted them as they’re either unclean or not adequately maintained. All the toilets marked on the map are freely accessible.


My roots in Buenos Aires started as a tourist. After some great adventures in Argentina, I moved in 2017 to the metropolitan city of Buenos Aires. I felt a need for correct and honest information for tourists. That's why I love to write to you. Sharing my discoveries in Buenos Aires. I hope you enjoy the city as much as I do! Buenos Aires ❤️

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