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.
- 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