Three Fabulous Rooms in The Guesthouse

The Guesthouse


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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Each vacation rental is different. Read through these details to make sure you’re choosing the one that is right for you.
Type Private Room in House
Bedrooms Three
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
Internet WiFi
Elevator No
Floor # Second
Air Conditioning No
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.

Guesthouse Location

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We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have had such amazing guests over the years and we’re delighted to know they’ve loved our spaces and our services.

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 Kindgom

The 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, USA

The 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, Sweden

The Finochietto Room

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18 Comments To This Article… add one

  • Danielle March 19, 2014, 12:38 pm

    I am coming to BA in late August/Early September 2014 with my family, all adults. Would it be possible to rent out the entire guesthouse for one week? If so, what would the charge be and do you have any availability during that time? Thank you. Sincerely, Danielle

  • Julia January 18, 2014, 11:29 am

    Hello….wondering if you have any rooms available Feb 16 – 20th?
    Thank you!


    • Angela January 18, 2014, 11:01 pm

      Hello Julia…. thank you for your interest in our spaces. The Guesthouse is full, but The Hideaway is available. I’ve sent you an email with the details. Muchas gracias!

  • Arnulf December 18, 2013, 2:07 pm

    Hello Angela, is your room “Finochieto” available for 3 nights starting from february 09>>leaving 12.02.2014? As we do not have a Paypal account:is it ok without prepayment? we would love to stay there regards Arnulf & Karin from Germany

    • Angela December 18, 2013, 5:39 pm

      Hola Arnulf and Karin,

      All three rooms in The Guesthouse are booked in February. The only place we have available at that time in The Hideaway. I’ll send you an email with the details.

      Many thanks,

  • Clarissa November 8, 2013, 2:30 pm

    Hola Angela,

    your guesthouse looks so pretty and I wonder if you´ve a vacant room. I´ll be traveling to Baires on Nov 24 and would love to stay for 3 or 4 nights. Thank You C!

    • Angela November 8, 2013, 8:42 pm

      Hi Clarissa,
      Thank you for contacting us. We are completely booked in November. I’ll send you an email in case you don’t see this comment. Hope you have a wonderful trip!

  • esther October 25, 2013, 11:56 pm

    hola srta Virginia, voy a realizar varios cursos en el museo de la historia del traje y la escuela argentina de moda a mediados de enero del 2014 por espacio de tres meses extenxibles, me los recomendos la srta.
    Rakel Baires tendra disponibilidad entre el 15 de enero al finales de abril 2014, ya estuve en san telmo en dias pasados. gracias de antemano

  • Barb Warriner October 9, 2013, 2:02 am

    Hola Virginie. Maureen Brown from Toronto highly recommended the Guesthouse for when I come to Buenos Aires. It looks perfect. I am arriving on Dec. 27th. I am going to be catching the bus to either Neuquen or Zapala after a few days and then will be returning to BA on March 30th for approx. one week. Would the Finochietto be available? This will be perfect! I am a single woman travelling on my own. Thank you.

    • Angela October 9, 2013, 3:15 pm

      Hi Barb… We loved having Maureen stay with us. Please send her our best. Virginie will send you an email with some details. Thanks for contacting us.
      All the best,

  • Sonia September 25, 2013, 12:57 am

    Are guests allowed to stay for more than 1 month? If so, do you provide a discount?

    Many thanks,

    • Angela September 25, 2013, 9:04 pm

      Hello Sonia,

      Thank you for contacting us. We do not typically accept reservations for more than a few weeks in The Guesthouse and we do not have discounts for long-term stays. The owners often come to Buenos Aires and they enjoy having the house to themselves.

      Do let me know if I can answer any other questions.

      All the best,

  • Ant September 9, 2013, 7:47 pm

    Hello, I am looking for a room in the guesthouse starting 17/09. It would be great to hear back via my email address. I tried to get in touch via email before, however it seems that the message does not get through. Thanks.

    • Angela September 9, 2013, 8:40 pm

      Hello Ant,

      I’ll send you an email now. Thank you for writing to us here. I’ll have a look at our contact form to see what the problem is.

      Many thanks!

  • Romana August 27, 2011, 9:38 am

    Casa Piedras is a stunning house. The type of house that takes you instantly into the Buenos Aires of a bygone era with its high ceilings, beautiful doors, wooden floors and old tiles ( azulejos?) Angela, the host, is the final touch: she is the one who brings life, charm and warmth to the place with countless attentions that made me feel not only welcomed, but spoiled.
    She cheerfully greeted me upon my arrival at a very early hour and took the time to share her tips, advice and favorite addresses in the area. Throughout my 10 days stay, she was always available to advise, help and recommend. The area is one of my favorites: away from the crowds and traffic, it has many spots worth a visit for lunch, dinner or just the delight of the eyes!
    I couldn’t have been happier with the choice of my home away from home and all guests felt the same way. And by the way, sharing the house with other guests is by itself a great addition to the experience.
    Thank you again Angela and John, I had a wonderful stay and can’t wait to be back!

    • Angela May 24, 2013, 10:55 pm

      Thanks, Romana. So, when are you coming back? We miss you and you need to go visit the Nature Reserve :P

  • Jennifer July 9, 2011, 3:22 pm

    My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights while in BA. Quiet, warm and spacious….it was the perfect home base to wander the busy city. With a grocery store on the same street, it was easy to keep the kitchen stocked with fresh food for cooking each day. We met two other great couples in the Guesthouse during our stay and even cooked one night with them. Location is just down from Caseros, so easy to explore San Telmo…..definitely coming back!

    • Angela @SanTelmoLoft July 10, 2011, 2:41 pm

      Thanks, Jennifer. It was great having you guys with us at the beginning and again at the end of your trip. Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

      Besos to you both!


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San Telmo Loft is a boutique vacation rental service in Buenos Aires. We've hand picked each apartment in our small collection so that you don't have to spend hours weeding through the blah and mundane. Quirky and stylish, comfortable and quiet (a big plus in this noisy city), each listing is well-located and comes with our stamp of approval.

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