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Defensa 821, Buenos Aires 1065, Argentina
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Ranked #67 of 242 Buenos Aires B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Once in a while you just have one of those great travel experiences and this was it for us. Perfectly located and very reasonably priced. It's a guesthouse not a hotel but the thing that sets it apart is the service. Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful and went so far beyond anything we could reasonably expect. If you... More

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Berlin, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Stayed there with a boyfriend. The hosts were very very kind and polite. This place is perfect to let you know the core of San telmo and very close to Buenos Aires downtown. this b&b is not fancy, but less expensive than a hotel too. Breakfast could be better but was ok. Bed was nice, during the night we had... More

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Berlin, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Our Hosts, Juan & Marcela were so friendly and we've again (after our visit in the last year) had a warm welcome despite of our late Arrival at 9pm. We've got the Room at the very top of the House, with a nice, separated terrace overlooking Defensa Street. Breakfast consists of Sandwiches de Miga and Medialunas, Coffe and Juice, so... More

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Home San Telmo resembled more a hostel than a B&B however the location was excellent to discover San Telmo and the hosts were exceptionally helpful with local knowledge,tips and advice to discover BA. We only wished there was a bar fridge in the room to keep our drinks cool and our snacks fresh. It's basic but it's well placed and... More

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Vienna, Austria
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We stayed there at the beginning and at the end of our trip. The hosts were really helpful and made a lot of valuable recommendations regarding our onward journey. Breakfast is good and served on the rooftop terrace or in your room upon request. On Sundays there's an antiques market right in front of the house (be aware of the... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We've had a very good stay here. This is a B&B so we knew not to expect all the facilities of a hotel. We had a comfortable bed and good shower with plenty of hot water whenever we needed it, everything kept clean and inviting. Everything looks better than the unmarked door and first flight of stairs might make some... More

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Manaus, AM
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

I made a reservation on Venere.com and received confirmation from property. A few hours later I received a message from the property stating that my reservation had been canceled as I had requested. In that message they attached the cancellation policies stating that I would have to pay for first night. The problem is that I never requested to cancel... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

This place could be so great, just needs to clean up the entrance way (it was quite dirty when we were there) put some plants in the hallways and on the terrace and properly fix the rooms. The owners were on hols when we stayed and their sister was looking after the place. She was really helpful, got more towels... More

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Pinamar, Argentina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Basically, the two more important things are: Location and Owners. Amazing, only 5 blocks of the Casa de la Rosada (pink house) and 2 blocks of Puerto del Madero. Really we stay in the hearth of Fair Market on defensa street. Nice owners, very helpful. We feel like our house. Use the room on the top of house, next the... More

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Pros: Owners are very nice and try to be helpful. The breakfast was simple (pastries, juice, ham/cheese sandwiches, coffee, tea, fruit) but nice. The locations is FANTASTIC for the San Telmo market. The place sits literally on the market route. You are also relatively close to Puerto Madero (good area for restaurants) and Plaza de Mayo (A historical place). Also,... More

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Address: Defensa 821, Buenos Aires 1065, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
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Home San Telmo, bed & breakfast and guest house in the real Soho of Buenos Aires. Contemporary amenities combined with the intimacy and tranquility of small property in the hearth of San Telmo is the first and only of its kind in Goa. We have four rooms with elegant private bathroom. All rooms with modern style. Home San Telmo is ideally located within one of the most traditional neighborhoods, which give Buenos Aires its indisputable flair. Here you can enjoy the wonderful colonial architecture, lavish history and unique art, which make San Telmo so culturally rich. Wake your spirit up and embark on a grand journey with the HOME to discovery the tradition of art, music, history and literature intertwined with style and comfort. ... more   less 
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