Great, you want to travel to Buenos Aires but the question is “where to stay in Buenos Aires”. Let’s say that the city is big! Of course, it’s how you compare it. The metropolitan city is 203km² or 78.37 square miles big with 2,8 million inhabitants. When it comes to comparing the size, it is two times the city center of Paris. The capital city of Argentina is pretty dense.

Read also: Is Buenos Aires safe for tourists?

Where to stay in Buenos Aires (the map).

We are straight forward. Below we show you a map of where to stay in Argentina’s capital city. We worked with icons to make it easy. Some neighborhoods don’t have icons because it’s just not that touristic area. The map is just an indication and can help you during your search.

For your stay, we focused on attractive neighborhoods that give you a lovely feeling during your stay in Buenos Aires. Are you wondering if the city is safe for tourists? Check our article about that topic: how safe is Buenos Aires?

Where to stay in Buenos Aires map
Map: neighborhoods and areas to stay in the city

Neighborhoods, where to stay?

The city is big. For example, traveling from Palermo to the city center, let’s take the presidential palace will take you around 25 minutes with the metro. During your stay, it’s easy to have easy access to public transport.

Retiro is a nice area but it depends where in Retiro. Some hotel companies such as Sheraton are located in front of Retiro train station, an area where you need to take just that little bit extra precaution. Once you move further away, it is ok.

San Telmo
The oldest and smallest neighborhood to stay in Buenos Aires. Certainly, after sunset, it is getting quite calm there. Walking in a group is just fine.

It is the biggest neighborhood to stay in. Palermo can be split into smaller areas. As a tourist the best place to stay in Buenos Aires.

Palermo Soho is chic. Small and gives you the real local identity of Buenos Aires. During your stay in Palermo Soho, you will discover local restaurants and the nightlife of the city.

Palermo Hollywood is characterized by its high apartment buildings. The busiest area to stay in Buenos Aires. Always something to do.

Palermo Viejo or also called Palermo Chico is the oldest part of the Palermo district. Close to the Malba museum. A quiet neighborhood in a big city. On the other hand, there are not many hotels here.

Central and calm location to stay in the capital of Argentina. Famous for the cemetery but also for its statues buildings.

Puerto Madero
The newest neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Closer to the water and central location, that is Puerto Madero. At the docks, you can find a couple of restaurants and bars. Easy access to Plaza de Mayo. No metro stations in Puerto Madero.

This neighborhood will give you more the feeling of suburbs. High apartment buildings and a good connection with public transport. Further, Chinatown is there and the neighborhood to find the statue of liberty!



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 we created this content for you. I hope you enjoy Buenos Aires as much as I do!

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