Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital city, offers a wide variety of accommodation. But you are advised to start looking for housing before your departure.
Searching for accommodation in Buenos Aires may not be an easy task. If you are settling there, make sure to study the real estate market well before your departure and determine your budget for accommodation. You can find apartments, studios or villas in Buenos Aires at affordable prices. Everything depends on the rent price you can afford to pay.
Above all, you have to determine in which neighborhood you would prefer to live and learn about the different types of accommodation available. Students often opt for university housing or home-stay while tourists prefer to stay a few days in a hotel or vacation home.
While choosing your type of housing, you should think about the accessibility of services and facilities such as schools, health centers and malls. Palermo remains the most popular neighborhood. You will find restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as parks and green spaces. Puerto Madero composed of renovated docks, is also a pleasant neighborhood.
Microcentro is an American type neighborhood which is very active during the day and almost deserted at night as during week-ends. As for Recoleta, it is very similar to Paris. San Telmo is considered as the city's most touristic area. You will not only find bars and restaurants, but also streets and folk fairs. If you are looking for a house with a patio, it is the perfect place to start your search.
If you have limited resources, you could opt for Belgrano and Las Canitas which offer quite a wide range of accommodation. These two neighborhoods are served by metro lines. A little further, in Colegio, you will mainly find houses for rent or for sale.
In Buenos Aires, rent is calculated as per square meters. Thus, to rent a studio in the city you will need around 7,291 pesos per month. Rent price for a three bedroom apartment can amount to some 12,000 pesos while that of a five-room apartment can reach up to 20,000 pesos. To rent a villa, you will need more than 25,000 pesos.
To stay in a luxury hotel, you will need around 2,430 pesos per person per night for a double room. In an average hotel, you will have to pay at least 500 pesos per person per night. On the other hand, you can consider room-sharing or home-stay for 500 or 800 pesos per month.
To find housing, you can stroll around the different neighborhoods if you are already on the spot. Word-of-mouth could also be of great help. Otherwise, you might check the classified ads in online local newspapers or real estate websites.