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“Just as good second time around!”
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Hotel Babel
Ranked #138 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
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Croudace Bay
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Just as good second time around!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This was our second trip and we really looked forward to reaquainting ourselves with the Hotel Babel. As expected, we were met by friendly, professional staff who welcomed us, and responded to our requests promptly and with good results. Breakfast was a really good start to a day spent exploring Buenes Aires. We were then able to refresh ourselves in our room before venturing into the streets of San Telmo to one of the many nearby restaurants/bars/cafes for a good meal.

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Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Had a really great time, the staff were sincere, friendly and professional.
Really enjoyed discussions with the staff and would not hesitate to go again, worth the higher prices than I normally pay for a room.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in Buenos Aires for two days in this hotel. On our arrival we we're welcomed by Miguel who directly offered something to drink while checking in. The free coffee, tea and orange juice during our stay completed our experience.
The room was clean and the bed long enough for us (dutchies)

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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ABQ NM
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

There are reasons why I don't stay at chain hotels when I travel and Hotel Babel is the perfect expression of why I seek out privately owned, independent hotels. The accommodations are clean, full of unique character and appropriately quirky for a hotel located in the heart of the old bohemian district (San Telmo) of Buenos Aires. Additionally the staff is very helpful both in terms of the hotel itself and in terms of suggesting places to see, places to dine and ALWAYS the must-sees that are off the beaten (tourist) trail.

I can't wait to return to Buenos Aires and to my new friends at Hotel Babel!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Belfast, Ireland
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Stayed here twice in one trip. Bit on the expensive side if you're on a budget but the staff couldn't be nicer, the breakfast is the best I had while in Argentina and it's a good location in San Telmo

Room Tip: I got one of the more expensive rooms(Sorry, cant remember what they called it) that opened onto the...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is an extremely funky hotel in the heart of BA. The hotel is located in the arty end of town near the famous weekend markets. Service is amazing with Miguel and the team looking after your every need. Little touches such as the list of daily local events made our stay in BA really memorable. Will definitely stay here again when we are next in BA.

Room Tip: While the street front rooms offer a nice view of the street below the traffic can be noisy so I wou...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed at the hotel Babel for three nights in late August as part of a tour arranged for us by Imagine South America Travel. The hotel is unique in the fact that you do not feel you are staying in a hotel, but in a family home. Although the rooms are small, they are full of character and very comfortable. The hotel staff are friendly and make you feel welcome. Breakfast was relaxed and tasty. If ever we visit Buenos Aires again this will be our first choice. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Babel
Address: Calle Balcarce 946 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1064AAT, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Telmo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Best Value Hotel in Buenos Aires
#89 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#93 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Babel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Babel Hotel Buenos Aires
Boutique Hotel Babel

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