We rent out three private rooms in this large very porteño home. Rent the entire house (sleeps six) or rent just one room (each sleeps two). Each room has its own set of keys both to the house and to the individual room. The doors between the rooms remain locked unless someone has rented the entire house and wants them open. Your belongings are safe.
Besides the great price, what makes this house so special is the architecture. Barracas is a more residential area than San Telmo. You’ll find private homes like this one all of the surrounding streets. They’re called casas chorizo. The Guesthouse sits above another home laid out exactly the same, one long house with an open space in the middle to allow for more air circulation.
The three bedrooms are in the back of the house which means you won’t hear the noise from the street while you sleep. Two of the rooms, Caseros and Piedras, share the turquoise bathroom (with a tub and a shower). The third room, Finochietto, has a private bathroom en-suite.
For additional photos and information, read our blog post introducing The Guesthouse to our collection.
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|Type||Private Room in House|
|Bed Type||Two twin or one king in Finochietto, double in Piedras, queen in Caseros|
|Bathrooms||One en-suite with shower, one shared with tub and shower|
|Accommodates||Six, maximum two guests per bedroom|
|Kitchen||Fully-equipped, pantry often includes spices, herbs, vinegar, oil, coffee, tea, and mate|
|Heater||Throughout the entire house|
|Fans||Ceiling fans in each bedroom and in living room|
|Rental Includes||Greeter, Guidebook to Buenos Aires, sheets and towels|
|Amenities||Cell phone available for rent, land line, hairdryer, speakers, CDs|
|Notes||This is a shared house, you can rent the entire house or an individual room.|
All rates are in US dollars. For each rental, there is a $30 USD charge for cleaning and laundry. It’s a one-time fee. There are no administrative fees.
|Room||Nightly Rate||# of Guests||Notes|
|Caseros||$30 USD||maximum 2||3-night minimum|
|Piedras||$30 USD||maximum 2||3-night minimum|
|Finochietto||$40 USD||maximum 2||3-night minimum|
Methods of Payment
Cash – We prefer that you pay in cash (US dollars) at the moment of check-in. There are no transaction fees or banking fees when you pay in cash, so this is the cheapest route.
Wire Transfer – You can pay by wire transfer to a US or European bank account. In this case, there is a $10 US banking fee to be paid by the renter in addition to the full rent. This should be paid before your arrival to ensure that it has reached our bank account by the time you are checking in.
Credit Cards – Credit cards can be used through PayPal. There is an additional 5% transaction fee charged by PayPal that will be added on to the rental amount. If you’d like to use your credit card or pay through PayPal, you will need to let us know in advance so that we can send the request (rent + 5%) to you before you leave home. You’ll have to pay this before leaving home because PayPal blocks access when you try to use your account while overseas.
We ask for a $50 USD deposit for short-term bookings. Please see our Rental Terms and Conditions for further details.
A residential neighborhood right on the edge of San Telmo, Barracas surprises most of our guests. Shopping for food from local vendors is much easier. There are no kitschy tourist shops. And yet, we are one block away from the beautiful Caseros Street where you’ll find four lovely eateries with sidewalk seating.
Adriel and Sofia
“I was sceptical in the beginning to rent a shared flat. However, my girlfriend pushed for it and I’m glad she did. Overall, this was one of the best holidays I’ve ever experienced and it is largely due to staying at the Guesthouse and to the amazing hosting skills of Virginie. The location is on a quiet street, located very close to buzzing San Telmo. That flat itself is incredibly clean, spacious and very comfortable. Virginie, and her detailed guide to the city will not disappoint. Buenos Aires is massive and as we speak minimal Spanish, we would have been lost without it and her knowledge of the city.
She was accommodating and so friendly, very eager to to provide advice on the best places to visit, eat and how to maximise our time while in Buenos Aires. We were even invited for dinner and a night of Tango with her and some of her friends!
Again, this is one of, if not the most pleasant experience I have ever had visiting a city. Thank you Virginie for all of you help and advice, it would not have been the same without you. When we are back in Buenos Aires (and we certainly will be), we will definitely hope to stay at the Guesthouse again!”
London, England, United KindgomThe Caseros Room
“Virginie is the most caring and enthusiastic host I have ever stayed with. Sociable, energetic and, well, cool.
She will go to great lengths to make sure you know not only all you need to know, but also what you might want to know, before you head out to see the city. In a chaotic and huge city like Buenos Aires, it means a lot to have someone like her around to teach you all the tricks.
Also, the apartment is huge (5 meters under the roof), the kitchen is great, there’s a nice little terrace, and as if that wasn’t enough – chances are high that you’ll be staying with some really nice flatmates.”
New York, New York, USAThe Piedras Room
Erkam and Josefina
“I had a 5 star experience at Angela’s guest house. She’s gone much beyond my expectations by thinking of every detail (even lended me a mobilephone with local SIM in it!)…
The house was amazing! It’s a refurbished colonial property with the highest ceilings and largest doors I’ve ever seen in a residence. It was very clean throughout and Angela provided everything one can need. The room was very spacious with own bathroom both newly refurbished to a very high standard.
Overall, it was a great experience as I got to stay in an authentic Argentian house and meet with gorgeous people. The neighbourhood (San Telmo) had a lot to offer and would definitely be “the place to stay” if I ever go back (hopefully)…”
Stockholm, SwedenThe Finochietto Room
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