For centrally located, long-term stays that won’t break the bank, Art Deco Hotel — close to the landmark Obelisco monument — offers no-frills, decent digs with such helpful extras as a small business center, and traditional Argentine breakfast. Friendly front desk personnel are extremely helpful to BA newbies, especially when asked where to buy fresh food. Because each of the 50 accommodations offers a full kitchen, on-premises cooking is encouraged — a true money saver for visitors on a budget. Warning: Be careful not to book a room with a balcony overlooking the busy street below; while you will get ample light, you will also welcome noise and car exhaust, too — so much for “buenos aires.”

Libertad 446
+54 11 4383 5049
www.artdecohotel.com.ar