A quiet, artsy, residential area. The up-and-coming barrio (neighborhood) Barracas is surrounded by San Telmo (the established bohemian barrio) and La Boca (the gritty, yet funky, port area), both of which are top tourist destinations. Though La Boca is not an area I would stay in, just go there for a quick visit. It’s a bit rough around the edges and more crime.
San Telmo is the area between the streets Chile and Caseros to the north and south, Tacuari and Paseo Colon to the east and west. The map below shows you the outlining streets and the location of The Guesthouse, which lies one block just outside of the San Telmo border.
Caseros is a beautiful treelined street that reminds me of New Orleans. Three wonderful restaurants serve delicious Buenos Aires cuisine with a twist (one is more natural, another more hip, and the third is home cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients).
Finochietto is a short residential street that starts at Parque Lezama and has some amazing homes. Most of the homes in this area are about 100 years old and architecturally known as chorizo style. In other words, there is one main floor for the entire home, but the spaces can be separated so to rent them out in times of need. The Guesthouse is a big chorizo.