The Best Bed and Breakfasts in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Be Jardín Escondido is the former home of director Francis Ford Coppola
Be Jardín Escondido is the former home of director Francis Ford Coppola | Courtesy of Be Jardín Escondido by Coppola / Expedia
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Writer26 February 2021

The ebullient capital of Argentina welcomes visitors with flair. Live it up in a grand 19th-century mansion, a belle époque building or a casa chorizo – so-named for its thin sausage-like shape, set around an elegant courtyard. Better still, the owners of these Buenos Aires B&Bs will greet you with open arms. Here’s our pick of the best.

Be Jardín Escondido by Coppola

Hotel, Luxury
4.7/5 (78 Reviews)
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From $234 Per night per room

Rest where Francis Ford Coppola did while filming Tetro (2009) – in the legendary director’s stunning home in Buenos Aires. Sitting in hip Palermo Soho, luxurious rooms are tastefully designed, sporting plenty of gaucho (cowboy) chicness, while Coppola generously shares his private videoteca (cinema library) in the well-appointed living room. A small swimming pool and flower-filled patio complete this very personal stay.

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Posada Gotan

Bed and Breakfast
3.7/5 (7 Reviews)
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From $50 Per night per room

Close to the offbeat neighborhood of Parque Patricios, this charming 19th-century property is centered around a delightful courtyard lined with potted palms. Exposed brick walls in the rooms and terracotta tile floors throughout ensure an authentic Buenos Aires stay, while common areas include the bijou kitchen and breakfast room, where organic delights, sourced from small local producers, are served. Owners Thibaud and Gabriela created the B&B in the house their Italian great-grandparents built and go out of their way today to make sure this familial legacy lives on.

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Posada de la Luna

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In the heart of the historic San Telmo neighborhood – Bueno Aires’s oldest barrio – Posada de la Luna is a stone’s throw from many of the city’s main sights. Its interior courtyard, wooden floorboards and high ceilings speak to a strong colonial heritage. Unwind in the library or on the leafy patio with a glass of malbec; there is even a parrilla (grill) that you can use to rustle up some Argentine asado (barbecue).

Palermo Viejo Bed and Breakfast

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Lofty ceilings and walls decorated with works by local artists await you at Palermo Viejo – a former factory-turned-B&B set in a casa chorizo where its owner was born. Retaining much of its original architectural details, the stylish rooms – some spread across two floors – are adorned with artistic flourishes. Take the continental breakfast in the chandeliered reading room or outside on the bijou patio.

Optimus BA Bed and Breakfast

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On the top floor of an early-20th-century belle époque building, this charming guesthouse is a cozy bolthole in the heart of sophisticated Recoleta – a short walk from the famous cemetery where Eva Perón, the first lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952, is buried. Each room has an eclectic character, with stacked traveling trunks and quilted throws, while shared spaces include a vibrant living room with a fireplace and a delightful roof terrace where you can enjoy the continental breakfast.

Lugar Gay de Buenos Aires

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This B&B opened exclusively for gay men in the heart of bustling San Telmo and has become a reference point for LGBTQ travelers. Communal spaces at Lugar Gay de Buenos Aires include a jacuzzi, mini-gym and sunny roof terrace with loungers, while there’s a range of rooms to meet all budgets – from singles to four-bed dorms with shared bathrooms.

La Boca Bed and Breakfast

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This first-floor, adults-only B&B is in the heart of La Boca, within walking distance of the Caminito (an open-air art gallery painted by Argentinian muralist Benito Quinquela Martín in the 1950s) and La Bombonera (the Boca Juniors football stadium). Simple yet elegant rooms make good use of space to create a mezzanine-style loft tier. Communal areas, such as the comfy living room and intimate patio, are shared with the owners, who also live at the property and are on hand for any tips you need.

Bed and Breakfast Polo

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With a small yet welcome outdoor swimming pool, garden and patio, and rooms set within a 19th-century house in Belgrano, Bed and Breakfast Polo offers an authentic residential-area experience. Homey rooms are compact, though some include a balcony. Our tip? Take the simple continental breakfast served on fine china in the sunny garden.

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  • Altos de Agronomía

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    Sitting in Bueno Aires’s smallest barrio, Parque Chas, Altos de Agronomía offers a peaceful stay in an undiscovered leafy neighborhood. Owners Mercedes and Néstor opted for a traditional look, with the three spacious rooms decorated with hand-knit throws and rugs. Enjoy the continental breakfast in the lush garden. Using public transport or taking taxis is a must if you’re keen to discover other districts.

    Defensa 821

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    Honest prices and affordable style are on the menu at Defensa 821, a unique property with a fantastic location; it’s a block from the famous Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo, known for its lively open-air tango performances. Simple yet spacious rooms are accompanied by breakfast, while the terrace provides gloriously unadulterated views of Buenos Aires. The friendly and helpful staff complete the service.

    06 Soho Suites Bed and Breakfast

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    This casa was built in 1910 as a family home and later transformed into a conventillo (boarding house). Today, it’s the 06 Soho Suites Bed and Breakfast. Only two blocks from Plaza Serrano, it’s conveniently placed for taking in Palermo’s nightlife and dozens of restaurants. Alternatively, walk downstairs to La Cabrera, a legendary steakhouse where nightly lines snake around the block. Contemporary and minimalist rooms have wooden shuttered windows, allowing abundant natural light to flood in, and many have stylish wrought-iron balconies overlooking the tree-lined street below.

    Posada Palermo Buenos Aires

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    Live the casa chorizo architectural experience at the 19th-century home, Posada Palermo. This delightful property in the heart of Palermo Viejo (Old Palermo) is within walking distance of the bustling nightlife scene of Palermo Soho. Spacious rooms maintain original features such as wooden floors, while lofty ceilings ensure plenty of light and space. Communal areas include the garden and loft-style, exposed-brick dining room. The architect-artist owner has pets, so you’ll feel like one of the family in no time.

    These recommendations were updated on February 26, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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