is a house with 2 bedrooms, plus my studio.
we share one full bathroom and a second small one.
We have a little Patio and the rooms are with with balcony to the street.
It is very well located
in the center of the city.
Near 2 subways lines!
DONDE VIVI. house.
10 mts from Plaza Almagro. (Park)
2 blocks from La Catedral. (Milonga Tango Dancing)
1 block from El Bar de Roberto.(Tango singuers)
1 block from Av. Medrano.
3 blocks from Av Corrientes.
3 blocks from Av. Rivadavia.
4 blocks from Subway "B" , "Medrano" Stop.
4 blocks from Subway "A" , "Castro Barro" Stop.
The only problem is the street noise... the busses in the city are noise and all over !!! some of them sound a bit like trucks... so if you don't have problems to sleep it will be fine!
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|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$5 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$140 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$550 /month|
|Check In:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
Foi uma experiênca interessante e agradável para mim. Pois, nunca havia feito aluguel de quarto de imóvel com o proprietário morando na casa. Quanto ao espaço alugado, ficou dentro do que planejei para o período em que estive estudando em Buenos Aires. O único incoveniente que me incomodou foi o ruído contínuo de veículos passando pela rua. Abs.
My holidays in Vivi's flat and in Buenos Aires were splendid. Vivi is that kind of person that simplifies your life and brings things in the right prospectives. Thanks Vivi!
Solamente decir que fue una excelente experiencia en Buenos Aires!... Vivi es una excelente anfitriona y su casa es muy acogedora, cómoda y bien ubicada para desplazarse por todo Buenos Aires. Almagro es un barrio seguro y agradable, con buena disponibilidad de comercio (restaurantes, kioskos, supermercados, etc). Definitivamente muy recomendable para alojarse en Buenos Aires.
Vivi's place is the definition of BUENA ONDA. I wish I had had more time there, in fact. The place is taken care of with amor, and you can really tell. Vivi and her roomate Vanessa are the best company to sit around with and drink a couple of mates. Vivi, you're always welcome in New York (or wherever I may be)!
We enjoyed an amazing stay at Vivi´s for 2 and a half weeks. The bedrooms are spacious and there is a lovely and light dining room to use as well. The kitchen is small but has everything you need. As described on the listing there is quite a lot of noise from the road outside, but we never found it to be a problem.
The apartment is in a great position to explore the city and local Almagro highlights such as the Catedral tango hall, El Boliche di Roberto historic bar, and Las Violetas cafe.
Vivi is a wonderful person and a perfect host! Her partner Tommy was there at the time too and they both gave us loads of advice about where to go and lots of knowledge about Buenos Aires and Argentinian culture :) Not to mention some invaluable tango training! We really hope to see them again :)
Muchos gracias Vivi y Tommy!!
Viviana is a wonderful person and a great human being, she has deep knowledge about argentina's music, art, politics, culture, food and geography that will share with you if you want, she is also a Tango dance teacher (wow). She speaks English and has toured Europe and USA ensuring hours of enjoyable conversation. On the other hand if you just want your own space, silence and quiet you do not notice that she is around. The house is an old house in a very good shape, the room has a lot of space and it is nice, maybe you will have some trouble if you have too much clothes, but Viviana will help with that. The room is front a big avenue with lines of buses and you will hear some noise but in the night is quiet. The neighborhood is safe, beauty and is close to a big mall, few restaurants, pubs, markets and a metro station. I walk late night on the streets and i think is a safe place. If you want spend good time in Buenos Aires in a beauty and safe place i sincerely recommend Vivi's home, once you're there you do not want to leave. Deseo agradecer a Viviana la hospitalidad que me brindó en el momento en que un extranjero como yo mas la necesité. Viviana es una persona maravillosa y una gran hospedera y tiene conocimientos en todo lo relacionado con Argentina y Buenos Aires (comida, cultura, musica y geografia) y te puede sacar de las dudas que tengas sobre la ciudad si así lo deseas (también es una de las mejores profesoras de Tango, asi que aprovecha!). Vivi es una gran conversadora y habla bien el inglés, ha viajado mucho por Europa y Norte America por lo que tiene mucho que enseñar y compartir. Por otro lado si lo que deseas es quietud y silencio no te va a molestar para nada. La habitación es espaciosa con una cama grande en la segunda planta de una casa antigua pero bien conservada, hay espacio para todo y dentro de tu habitación tienes tu mesa y un par de sillas con un closet pequeño y percheros para tu ropa, si tienes demasiada ropa puedes tener problemas con el espacio pero nada grave que Vivi no te ayude a solucionar. La habitación esta frente a una calle principal con muchas rutas de buses por lo que hay bastante ruido en el día, en la noche es bastante calmado. El barrio es antiguo, bonito y bastante seguro (caminé varias veces por las calles en la noche y la madrugada sin ningún problema), esta rodeado de varios restaurantes, bares, ventas de alimentos y esta cerca a un Shopping (Abasto, que es grande y muy bonito) a la vez que tienes varias rutas de buses y una estación del metro. Si deseas pasar un buen rato en buenos aires en un sitio bonito y seguro te recomiendo 100% la casa de Vivi. Una vez que estas ahí...
El barrio es bastante céntrico, a 10 minutos andando del mercado Abastos, por donde está el museo Carlos Gardel. Es cierto que el barrio de Almagro no viene en los mapas de las guías turísticas, pero, insisto, es bastante céntrico y viene muy bien para visitar toda la ciudad.
La casa es amplia y hay todo para preparar la comida.
Puede haber ruido de los vecinos entre 10 y 12 de la noche y ruido de los coches de la calle Salguero. Este es el único inconveniente.
Por lo demás, tanto Viviana como Karin son muy serviciales y amables, aunque no las haya conocido personalmente.
The room is very nice and there are 2 rooms and its private, in other words her apartment is separate(but same entrance). the bed is a double and its very large. The room and the apartment are very nice, very well decorated with modern paintings. Karina is very cool person with an amazing life, but the problem was that she is so busy that I never got to see her. All together I saw her only 5 minutes. thats too bad because i was hoping to spend a little time with her, but no. But she was helpful and answered any questions i had by leaving a notes. Also she had some travel books available. also i like the neighborhood even though its funky. there are some nice tango clubs near by with live music very closeby. thats nice. also plaza almargo is very interesting. there are hundreds of people there at night. its about 3 blocks from the subway station medrano on line b. i like karinas attitude. its like we are sharing an apartment, share food, share things. the bathroom and shower are just ok. She put a big fan in my room which was nice and also there was a balcony also. there is a lot of noise from the street but the fan drowned out the noise.
For the price, this place was good. Close to one of the subway lines, Medrano station (B or red line), clean bathroom, and a comfortable bed (soft mattress, may not be good for those with a bad back, but fine for me). It was a secure location with private entry. 2nd floor, street level locked entry, up a private staircase, another locking thick glass apartment door, and a locking bedroom door (good for those who may feel nervous about sleeping soundly in a foreign country). Karina provided a clean towel for showering. WiFi was available. It worked about 85% of the time during my 16 night stay. It would stop working sometimes throughout the day and evening for periods of time. Not a router issue, but an ISP issue. I was told this could be common throughout Buenos Aires. Internet access was very important to me during this trip because I was travelling for school and writing a research paper which required an extensive use of Internet, but when it didn't work I resolved the issue by using free WiFi available at the McDonald's 3 blocks away at Avenida Corrientes or at Grotto on the same block, a nicer restaurant. Many restaurants/business throughout Buenos Aires have free WiFi, which helped. The kitchen has a medium sized fridge, sink, toaster oven, and twin hot plates. It's a bit small but nothing you can't get used to. I didn't do any heavy cooking. Mostly cold foods, drinks, take-out, and restaurants. The neighborhood is mostly locals as far as I could tell. Not many tourists. English was not widely spoken in the shops I entered. If your Spanish is not good, it may be difficult. I speak enough Spanish to get by. Didn't have any problems making purchases for basic items and food. Try to speak the local language where ever you travel. It's respectful!!! The pizza shop 1 block to the left when exiting the building "Pizza de Antes" was good and the staff friendly. It's not at all like pizza in the States, which I expected, but good. Gelato shops are everywhere and really good! Like other reviews mentioned...yes, the street is very noisy. I knew this going in. I'm from NYC and used to the noise, but if you're a light sleeper, it may be a problem. Also on some evenings you could hear loud drumming from a neighborhood band playing from the park down the block "Plaza Almagro." It's a good beat and entertaining, but it does go on for an hour or so. Overall, it wasn't a flawless stay, but for the price, very good. Also, Karina was very accommodating when I was arriving. I had some difficulties travelling (delayed flights and exiting the airport). I kept in contact with her frequently to update her regarding my whereabouts so she still knew I was coming. She waited for me patiently until I arrived to give me the keys and to show me around the apartment. I'd stay here...
Vivi was so nice, so helpful and so understanding with everything. I loved her apartment, the neighborhood, and have no complaints. I would recommend staying at Vivi's place! She's an excellent tango teacher, taboot.