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Hotel Babel - Buenos Aires

3 star Hotel Buenos Aires

Balcarce 946 - San Telmo - Buenos Aires

Price starting from ARS 544 .98
If what you are looking for is a 3-star hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, then Babel boutique hotel is the perfect accommodation for you. With an excellent location, Babel is only steps away from the city center and is well-connected by public transport. It is also in the city's business district.

Babel hotel is located in a recently renovated historic building in the mythic San Telmo neighborhood, one of the oldest in town. Combining the traditional Buenos Aires' porteño essence with a modern style, San Telmo is a must-see attraction. Thousands of locals and tourists gather in the Plaza Dorrego square, particularly on Sundays, to visit its fantastic antiques market, restaurants and coffee shops, or to enjoy a street tango performance.

Babel hotel offers all the services you need in order to experience a relaxing and comfortable stay. The front desk is open for 24 hours. Babel's staff will also do their best to help you explore the so-called Reina del Plata city and the rest of Argentina by giving you the opportunity to book city tours and bus tickets to other wonderful destinations at the hotel's reception.

The hotel offers a lounge bar as the best option to plan your journeys and tours while sipping a cocktail. For those looking to get a taste of the Argentinian culture, tango classes can be arranged as well. A personal trainer, roundtrip airport transfers, and free wireless Internet access are available. No pets or service animals are allowed.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 11 hotel reviews © 2014

The hotel staff is a very mixed group. Some are very good, others are almost negle...

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Facilities at Hotel Babel

  • Bar
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Health club
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport

Know before you go

  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 3 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.










Hotel Babel reviews

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

I can't say enough about how warm and welcoming, knowledgable and helpful the staff is at Babel. The hotel is small and has the feel of a bed and breakfast. Coming back after a long day and evening in Buenos Aires is like coming home to family. There is always a smiling face behind the counter/bar. No matter how late it is, you want to sit down and chat about the day, ask questions, and plan the itinerary for the next day over a glass of wine. The rooms are quite small, but very comfortable and clean. The breakfast is cooked to order and very good. The front door is kept locked at all times, but is usually opened in greeting before you have a chance to ring the bell. Because we were told that the rooms with windows facing the street can be a little noisy, we opted for a room with no window but with shuttered French doors facing the courtyard. Since we felt so safe and secure there, we were able to leave the French doors open on warm nights with just the shutters closed for privacy. This may not be the most luxurious hotel in B.A., but I'm sure it is one of the most homey and welcoming. I would definitely recommend Babel to anyone who is looking for a home away from home in Buenos Aires.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Augustina and Juan were super friendly and particularly helpful with info on places to go and things to see

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We loved our stay and the staff made it even better. They were very friendly and helpful. The last day we didn't have a flight until late that night, so they took care of our bags and allowed us to hang around for several hours in the afternoon until it was time to head for the airport. The only real downside was the street noise - we had a room overlooking the street and traffic was noisey. I suggest you stay away from rooms 8 and 9. Overall though, a great place.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel is located in an area where you can easily walk to Plaza de Mayo, anything in San Telmo, and Puerto Madero. Clean and stylish facility with very comfortable bed, huge bath with large walk in shower, and since the outside temps were in the 90's, the air conditioning was a lifesaver! Staff were very helpful and helped us arrange for a Tango show, as well as transportation to the airport. We would definitely stay here again.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Hotel Babel is comfortable, clean, and good value for money in an excellent location for San Telmo restaurants and antique shopping, particulary art deco. The Sunday market is very close and a must see. The Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada are also within walking distance.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

The rooms were very nice and clean, as well the bathroom. The cheaper one we've been were in the front and a little noisy some times and had a regular bed. I think the larger and more expensive ones at the back are athe better choice. It's 5 minutes to Porto Madero and 3 min to the santelmo's plaza. 10 pesos to florida and 25 pesos to Palermo Soho by taxi, and 3 minutes to the new tourist bus stop. Certainly i'll use the hotel again in a next time. The price/ quality is very good! Thanx for all in the staff!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Overall this was an excellent hotel , great value for money, very friendly and efficient staff, breakfasts all natural and unprocessed foods, I recommend it without reservation

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Excellent service, comfortable rooms, very good breakfast. Overall, very good value, and I would go back without hesitation.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

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9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

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Room Details

Hotel Babel offers 9 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with digital channels. Corporate travelers visiting the San Telmo area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as complimentary newspapers, laptop-compatible safes and phones.

Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. A good night's sleep in pillowtop mattresses with premium bedding and down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with superior features such as shower/tub combinations, rainfall showerheads, bidets and hair dryers. Rooms also include minibars and air conditioning.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • High speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Hotel Babel

By airplane
From Buenos Aires Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport:
Book a taxi or remís (private taxi) at the arrivals terminal. The hotel is 30/45 minutes away approx.
Take a private bus shuttle into town and get off near Retiro underground station. Take Line C and get off at Independencia station. The hotel is 600 metres/0.37 mile away.

Distances from Hotel Babel

Plaza Dorrego - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Museum of Modern Argentine Art - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Argentine Cinema Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Lezama Park - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Ethnographic Museum - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Illuminated Block - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Cabildo - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Plaza de Mayo - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Casa Rosada - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Banco de la Nacion Argentina - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Women's Bridge - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Cafe Tortoni - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Babel are:
Buenos Aires (AEP-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) - 8.2 km / 5.1 mi
Buenos Aires (EZE-Ministro Pistarini Intl.) - 26.5 km / 16.5 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Babel is Buenos Aires (EZE-Ministro Pistarini Intl.).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Babel

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport