About this listing
I am renting an independent room in my home, in an old, beautiful and well conserved building, in the nice and safe neighborhood of Balvanera (border with downtown). The apartment has vaulted ceilings, wood floors, character; it’s very warm and cozy. It has a nice window overlooking the street. There are 6 rooms and a terrace, two people live here but only one room is available for rent. The location is great because it’s close to downtown, but not in the most hectic/commercial part. You are also very close (30 m) to a subway station (Venezuela) and you can combine with the other lines. Also you have a lot of different Bus Lines that connect to many different destinations. It is within walking distance of anywhere downtown or Recoleta, one block from Av Belgrano, and a few miters from Av Jujuy, close from the main faculties of the University of Buenos Aires. Ideal for students or foreign travelers, for short or long stay.
I’m a senior academic in Social Sciences and I use to study my PhD at the London School of Economics in London. Also I’m a Spanish teacher. Perhaps could be helpful for your studies or your work. Also I can give you advice about the city and about travel all over the region. We have two dogs.
• Your own bad room
• Internet Wi-Fi 24 hs
• Refrigerator at your room
• Weekly cleaning.
• Free telephone to make or receive local calls.
• Use of the fully equipped kitchen.
. A bike
Solo esperamos que vivas como en tu casa. Tenemos un perro que es buen guardián y amistoso con los huéspedes. No queremos sumar más mascotas y se puede fumar en el balcón al lado de la habitación. Las eventuales visitas deberán ser de suma confianza. No hay problemas de horarios.
Mario has a beautiful home, and he's an attentive host. Located less than a block from the historic H line, it's only minutes from the city center. A very European feel, particularly the shared shower/ bathroom. I did not feel threatened in the neighborhood, but it was sketchy, even a cabbie told me to be careful.
Mario was a helpful and welcoming host. He is very flexible with arrival/departure times and is also not picky about times coming and going from the apartment. Whenever I had questions he was happy to help and even lent me pesos to take the subte into town so I could exchange money when I arrived. The apartment was comfortable and full of character - not to mention extremely conveniently located to stores, shopping, the subte, and even a nice (longer) walk to city center.
I had a wonderful stay in Marios House. It is excatly as decribed. No luxury but everthing you need is there. It is next to the metrostation Venezuela which makes it very easy to discover the city.
Mario is a very nice and polite person and is always willing to help you. He helps me a lot to plan my next steps in Argentina and he has also a lot of insights for Buenos Aires and for the whole continent. Highly recommended :)
Mario is a kind, genuine and easy-going host. His flatmate Carlos and Toby the Dog, also make you feel welcomed and at home. The room is as pictured; simple, functional and clean. The rest of the apartment is comfortable, well-maintained. Balvanera is not an area known for having tourists, and while it felt safe walking around day and night, I was warned by some to exercise caution. I look forward to returning and catching up with the house and their residents when I am next back in BA.
Mario est un hôte tout à fait charmant qui fait que sa maison devient la vôtre.
Il est capable de vous faire visiter un quartier de la ville ou de cuisiner pour vous sans que vous lui demandiez.
La chambre est agréable, à côté d'une station de métro. C'est parfait !
Me quedé 8 días en Buenos Aires y mi estadía en la casa de Mario fue muy buena. La zona es muy tranquila. Además de la estación del subte cercana hay muchas líneas de colectivos que pasan cerca y te llevan a todos lados. También hay un mercado muy cerca. Me atendieron muy bien en la casa de Mario y me sentí muy cómoda y en un ambiente familiar. El pequeño Toby es una muy buena compañía.
Overall, it was a good experience staying at Mario's place. He is a gentle and intelligent man, and a lovely host who made me feel very welcome. The bedroom is just as it looks in the pictures - clean and comfortable. I was able to use the kitchen, which was handy. The house is located just steps away from the metro station, which is handy - but people should be aware that this isn't the nicest neighbourhood in BsAs (several local people warned me to be careful in this area). However, in my week there I never felt nervous walking around alone.
About the Host, Mario
Hablo inglés, portugués y español. Comprendo el italiano y el francés. Soy sociólogo, profesor universitario de historia, política Latino Americana y también de español. He publicado numerosos libros y artículos sobre el tema y pueden encontrarse en internet.
Me gusta mucho el fútbol, viajar y navegar en el delta del río Paraná. Conozco bastante bien Argentina y América Latina y puedo darte sugerencias para tus viajes. Hace más de veinte años que tengo alojados en mi casa, sobre todo estudiantes. He disfrutado y aprendido mucho con la experiencia