About this listing
Old printing building recovered. Wide living-dinning room with table, armchairs & fireplace. 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Jacuzzi. Great kitchen. Private patio with table and chairs. Shared garden with swimming pool, chairs for sunbathing and barbecue.
Old printing building recovered and furnished in a loft style. Inside, under the high ceilings that make the place bright and spacious, the colonial decoration mixes antique furniture with modern comfort. On the ground floor, one finds the kitchen, dining room, living room with a fireplace, comfortable chairs and a desk, a bedroom with 2 beds, a bathroom, and a large window that opens to the garden and swimming-pool. The main bedroom is located on the mezzanine and has a private bathroom with hydro-massage. The swimming pool (heated from October until April) and solarium (which are shared with 3 other units on the property), turn the place into an oasis in the busy centre of Buenos Aires. In addition to the pool and gardin there is a BBQ grill, a picnic table, comfortable chairs and stools under a canape, a shower, a bar with appliances for mixing. Outdoor hidromassage - massage under request for only 30 USD. Maid and babysitting services are available for a fee upon request. Heating by hot air, stove and chimney heathen with woods.
Hidromassage available from 10 am to 7 pm.
Interaction with Guests
I live in San Telmo, dance in San Telmo, work in the neighborhood too!
You will see me around!
You have to know that TANGO IS MY PASSION: come and share it with me.
(If you become adictive, is not my fault .. JAJAJA)
You have to know that San Telmo is the oldest neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It is a well-preserved area and is characterized by its colonial buildings. Cafes, tango parlors and antique shops line the cobblestone streets, which are often filled with artists and dancers.
San Telmo's attractions include old churches (e.g. San Pedro Telmo), museums, antique stores and a semi-permanent antique fair (Feria de Antigüedades) in the main public square, Plaza Dorrego. Tango-related activities for both locals and tourists are in the area.
The apartment is very close to several public transportation and within a walking distance to many to many touristic attractions like Casa Rosada, Avenida de Mayo, Puerto Madero or the nearby parks!
It is really very safe: a walk alone during the nights returning from Milongas where I dance tango.
Rent an old colonial house and immerse yourself into a real Buenos Aires Experience!
The urban bus is commonly known as 'Colectivos' or sometimes 'Bondis' in slang. The service is very frequent -you will rarely have to wait more than five minutes during the day. The bus system is a service with 'stops' (a place where passengers are waiting to take a bus) spread on the streets with a distance 400 meters among each one of them. Before you even think of boarding a bus, you will need to make sure you have coins ('Monedas') for your journey. Banknotes are not accepted. Introducing coins into the machine, you get a ticket to travel. There is a prepaid card named SUBE, that works with every city bus or metro. If you are visiting Buenos Aires for a week or more, you should definitely purchase a Guia T. For sale at most news stands and often on the subway, the Guia T is a little pocket-sized book providing detailed maps of city streets and outlines how to get around by bus.
The 'Subte' (as it's called in BUENOS AIRES) or Metro, is the faster and more frequent (every 5 minutes), though it can be very crowded during morning and evening peak hours. The service runs from 5am to 10pm (8am to 10pm on Sundays). The ticket is electro-magnetic and it's dispensed in the same station. Large parts of the city are not served by the network, including some important tourist areas such as Recoleta and Palermo Viejo.
Taxis in Buenos Aires are reasonable priced and plentiful (except in rainy rush hours). Taxis are easy to identify because they are painted yellow and black (roof), and they are circulating in thousands through BUENOS AIRES. To take a taxi can be done from anywhere in the city, making signs to the driver or the Radio Taxi ( To request a taxi by phone ), it's the safer service to travel on taxi . Currently are circulating over 40,000 taxis by BUENOS AIRES
Other Things to Note
If you want authentic atmosphere rather than an antiseptic hotel then this is what we offer.
Tenants should conduct themselves in a manner that doesn’t unreasonably disturb other tenants or neighbors.
Parties in the apartment are strictly forbidden, since they that produce noise that disturb others in the building.
The trash needs to be disposed daily. You will find a trash on the street. Garbage should be wrapped securely, preferably in plastic bags, before placing it in the garbage cans.
What I loved most about staying at this apartment was the location! It was in a safe neighborhood with plenty to do during the day as well as at night. The host sent us plenty of information about places to go to have fun and dine. The loft itself was comfy with a vintage edge. It had everything we needed to spend our time in Buenos Aires. I would definitely book again.
I dont usually ever write bad reviews, i am myself an airbnb host so I am quite tolerant and understanding.
But I felt I had to warn the people who were planning on coming.
-first and foremost the hygiene, woaw.
Spider webs, stains on the couches, the pillows, bed sheets, the towels which are greyish with suspicious stains.
The whole house looks like it has been lacking care for a while, dust, dishes are gross (dried stuff, dead moskitos in them etc. ) the bathtub is yukk. Stains, body hair left in and around, dead little flies around the tub. We asked to get it cleaned it wasnt succesful at all.
Also the whole house is molding so on top of having mold and appearing deteriorated it smells bad.
The toilets were dreadful, you would fear a rodant or a roach would come out anytime.
- as I said the whole house is an advance state of decay.
The entrance door doesnt close, the windows are cracked so cold wind would come in. ( we were there during their winter)
The water pressure in the bath/shower of the masterbedroom is so low that if you are girl don't expect to be able to wash your hair easily. And the water does not drain from the bath...
We didnt meet Mercedes, but she seemed helpful, the appartement has a lot of potential, it s a shame it s handled this way.
Great place in the heart of San Telmo and really helpful staff. We loved the neighborhood and could walk to many bars and restaurants and tango milongas and shows. Right next to the feria on Sundays. Very spacious and felt like home!
Mercedes was a wonderful host, accessible and helpful. We loved the renovated and funky duplex - really an extraordinarily well- designed place. Mercedes took us all to a milonga on Sunday evening - really fun. Highly recommended.
La casa esta en perfectas condiciones, son ambientes amplios muy recomendables para pasar entre amigos.
Muy satisfecho con la estadia y con el barrio de San Telmo.
El departamento colmo mis expectativas...diseño, buen gusto y calidad. Todas nuestras demandas fueron respondidas prontamente y tuve el gusto de cruzarme con Mercedes un par de veces y ella forma parte de esta buena experiencia que tuve en el lugar aportando con su calidez y atención. El combo perfecto para estar dentro de este barrio tan encantador como es San Telmo. La ubicación, genial.
I stayed at the Old Printing House in San Telmo with three of my girlfriends. The decor was super fun and Mercedes was so accommodating. The very first night Mercedes invited us to an awesome tango club, we arrived an hour early for class and then listened to the orchestra long into the evening. Would definitely recommend. The apartment looks beautiful but no frills, the wifi is just so-so which we didn't mind because we were out and about so much. And the San Telmo neighborhood was our favorite by far. Would definitely stay again!
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About the Host, Mercedes
My name is Mercedes. I was born in Buenos Aires, where we attends daily to Milongas, a connoisseur of this city, "the capital of tango". I have 8 properties I rent and I manage an agency that rents apartments exclusively in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. As an architect, I am involved in preservation of heritage.