Speaking no spanish, but having already formed an opinion about Buenos Aires by descriptions of the city neighbourhoods and stories of the argentinean soul you only get if you read too much literature and dig into the meaning of tango songs, I arrived full of confidence to the vibrant mega-city. Day time Bs.As. reminded me of the dirtiest, busiest and most chaotic capitals of Europe, with the atmosphere of the Mediterranean, and, unfortunately, its dust too. Thankfully, I took a friend's good advice and looked for accommodation in one of the trendiest areas, that had a county feel and was quieter than the centre, not to mention not dangerous at all! I have chosen the hostel by chance online because it seemed to be welcoming and suitable for young people. It proved to be much more than that. The accommodation included clean rooms every day, basic essentials like shampoo and conditioner (!!) provided any time, huge fresh breakfast and Sunday meals -Argentinean Style - on the house, but most importantly, a friendly environment that went beyond exquisit host ethics: In Venite a casa I immediately made friends with the VaC managers and with the rest of the VaC guests.
It was a lovely experience and I can't wait until I go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Venite a Casa! is located in Palermo Hollywood, that is one of the coolest places of the city. Just a few short blocks from us you can find more than 100 bars, pubs, and restaurants. Venite a Casa! is your best choice when visiting Buenos Aires because of our rates, location, quality and the kindness of our service. We are opening in September 2007. ... more less