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Hotel Babel

Balcarce 946 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1064AAT, Argentina
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Ranked #105 of 445 Hotels in Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent five days at Hotel Babel. It's a small property in a converted old house in the oldest part of Buenos Aires - San Telmo. There are only nine rooms, but the room in which I stayed is spacious and provides all that I needed. Breakfast was a nice surprise too. I was told that Argetinians usually skip breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay in Babel, great acomodations with helpful staff in a great and artistic neighborhood. I definitely recommend it. There you are in the heart of san telmo where you can found great restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this hotel has it all - great location in the middle of San Telmo, easy to walk anywhere in BA if you are so inclined, clean room and comfortable bed, wonderful breakfast especially the french toast, wifi, good price particularly when booked directly through the hotel, friendly and helpful staff (Jose the manager, Lauro at night, Carlos on weekends) -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I wanted to stay a few days, but left after 1. The staff is lovely and so is the place. Unfortunately it seems to happen that in BA the power goes out in a few blocks every now and then (not a fault of the hotel and nothing they could have done). This was the case after I checked in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in Hotel Babel. It's in a great location in the heart of San Telmo and a 20min walk to Plaza de Mayo. The atmosphere and decor of the hotel is really unique. The room was extremely clean and over looked a courtyard in the center. As there are only 9 rooms in the hotel the... More 

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Melissia, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The location is fantastic! San Telmo is the perfect place to stay in Buenos Aires; bars, restaurants, night life.. The personnel was very kind, speaking English very fluently. They were eager to help with everything (suggestions for going out, money exchange etc). The rooms were rather clean, very quiet and the hotel was elegantly decorated. I definitely suggest it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stay there 2 nights and we really appreciate the place. Good location , a good breakfast , nice room , maybe a bit of noise but its in the city. They have a bar at the reception. The staff is perfect bilingual. Normally I ll gave a 4 for the hotel but the staff was so nice , I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We booked into Hotel Babel because of the very good reviews. We had seen a few reviews on Tripadvisor that said that the hotel overbooks and others have ended up at the Hotel Babel Suites - the sister hotel which is not in as good an area and does not receive very good Tripadvisor ratings. We took the risk, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Boutique type hotel. Good value for your money. One of the most comfortable beds I have slept in at a hotel. The only complaint I'd have is we were on the top floor and while in that big rainstorm 2 weeks ago there was some sort of plastic on the roof that was flapping in the wind that made it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is quite a unique hotel. You have to ring the doorbell to be allowed in and you also have to wait for the front desk staff when you step out. In a way, it's nice to have that personalized service, but sometimes, you just want to get in and out without bothering anybody. The room was small and I'm... More 

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Staying in San Telmo

Neighborhood Profile
San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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