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D821 B&b
Ranked #137 of 256 Buenos Aires B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We stayed at Defensa 821 in November at the beginning of our 8 week trip across South America. What a find it was. Juan and Marcela were the perfect hosts. There help and advice were priceless. Juan even arranged tickets for a Boca Juniors Soccer game.He supports River Plate so this really was going beyond the call of duty. We loved the conversations we had with him over breakfast.
The B & B is in the heart of San Telmo in a perfect location. Walking distance (I am in my Sixties) to Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madeiro and the Subte Station. The famous San Telmo Sunday Market is right on the door step, Plaza Dorrego is three blocks away. It really feels like the heart of Buenos Aires and there is always something going on. One night we came home and there was a parade of 40 Uruguayan drum bands going by our window. There are literally dozens of cafes , restaurants and bars within a few blocks. Neighborhood felt really safe and we were comfortable walking around both day and night. So much so that we spent most of our week in BA in San Telmo. We will definitely return to Defensa 821.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Very fantastic location. On Defensa with amazing view to the Fair of Sunday. Owners, the best!!!
Recommend because is close to Plaza de la Mayo, Puerto Madeiro, Recoleta and Boca. Chic and basic!!!

Breakfast nice and very good "Media Lunas"

Room Tip: 301, top of the house...next to Terrace!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 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 we've had everything we needed to start the day in BsAs. Room was very clean and the large Bed sleeps you very well. We will definetely go there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Hummel01
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

An amazing B+B in a great location close to all the markets, shops and cafes. The owners were wonderful, told us all the great spots to go and made us feel like part of the family – we stayed over the Christmas period and had a traditional Argentinean Christmas with the owners. The rooms are stunning, beautifully decorated and very clean.

We extended our stay here as we didn’t want to leave!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

The ownwers itself attend and the front desk and prepare the breakfest for the clients. The ambient is familiar and the " media luna " is delicious. The Location is perfect for those who wants to be close (few blocks) from downtown. It is also near to Puerto Madero and Caminito. There are buses lines who passes in front door, and can conect you to anywhere in Buenos Aires. If you want to go to a River Plate´s game, ask the enthusiastic fan and Defensa 821 owner Juan.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Akira K
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

The three of us have traveled the world and we can say this is one of the best places we stayed. Very Clean, Owners make sure all is good and even gave us advice of great things to do and visit. Just outside they close the streets for a out door flea market and really great deals. During our next visit we will stay here of course.

Room Tip: Even has a little grocery shop outside for all your needs.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Great location and super cool owners! Very comfortable rooms
The best tango music, restaurants and cafes, all within walking distance.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank rdelnero
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Additional Information about D821 B&b

Address: Calle Defensa 0821, Buenos Aires C1065AAO, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Telmo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #137 of 256 B&Bs / Inns in Buenos Aires
Price Range: $50 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NO)) WE ARE NOT A HOTEL. Defensa 821 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 D821 to discovery the tradition of art, music, history and literature intertwined with style and comfort. Our idea, only four rooms...chic & basic! ... more   less 

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