Giorgio's House Buenos Aires
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGiorgio's House Buenos Aires
While Giorgio's House was being renovated, we stayed with friends of one of the hostel owner, Ana. Claudia and Fernando were our most excellent hosts. They welcomed us into their apartment in a residential neighborhood of BA. We felt safe walking around at night. There are plenty of restaurantsand grocery stores nearby. The apartment was spotless, the WiFi strong, the water hot and the hospitality top notch. We left feeling like we had family in BA. On our last night, Fernando and Claudia cooked up the BEST empanadas we had ever eaten for me and my family, We are planning to return to BA and will stay here again!
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... hop on hop off bus tour. It left from downtown which was perfect as we needed to exchange our Chilean pesos for Argentinian pesos and were told this was the best area for that. We tried to change them on Sunday but lots of shops were closed. So we walk down to the right place and walk around until we find a guy saying he does money exchange. Most places we've been to the money exchanges are little counters in a shop, or a guy on the street holding a big wad of cash. Here it's just ...
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