Travel to Buenos Aires inexpensively. A guide to travel to Buenos Aires saving money

Viajar barato a Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina, is a fascinating destination full of culture, history and unique flavors. Like any capital city, Buenos Aires offers a range of options for all budgets. However, with proper planning it is possible to explore it without ruining your budget. Here we present a guide with tips to enjoy Buenos Aires economically.

Low-cost accommodation in Buenos Aires

When we talk about accommodation, Buenos Aires has options for all tastes and budgets. But if your idea is to look for affordable accommodation, hostels are the best option.

Neighborhoods like San Telmo and Palermo offer a wide variety of hostels. In this type of accommodation you will find good prices and it is the best option for travelers who want to socialize.

If you are wondering what you should take into account when selecting a hostel, we recommend reading the article “How to choose the best hostel for your trip”.

Efficient transportation.

To move around the city economically, the public transportation system is your best ally:

  • Public Transportation: The subway, buses and trains are economical options to get around the city. The SUBE card allows you to access these services and you can get it at various points in the city.
  • Riding a Bike: Buenos Aires also has bicycle rental systems.

Choose your location well

The location of your accommodation will be key to saving on transportation and being able to walk to the main points of interest in the City of Buenos Aires. The Palermo neighborhood is the most recommended to be close to all the important points. If you have questions about where to stay, we recommend reading the article “Where to stay in Buenos Aires?”

Savor the Gastronomy of Buenos Aires without spending more

Food is a fundamental part of the experience in Buenos Aires. The City has a wide variety of options and prices. If what you want is not to spend a fortune on meals, here are some recommendations:

  • Menus of the Day: Many restaurants offer economical menus during lunch. They call it “Menú del día” and they usually have several options. Take advantage of these offers to savor authentic Buenos Aires cuisine.
  • Pizza and empanadas: The number of pizzerias in Buenos Aires usually attracts the attention of many tourists. In many of these gastronomic establishments, you can eat pizza by the slice and Argentine empanadas at very affordable prices.
  • Sushi: Buenos Aires has sushi options for all budgets and if you order delivery you can find some chains specialized in sushi with excellent prices.
  • Burgers: Whether in “Fast Food” format or gourmet burgers, in the city of Buenos Aires you can find a wide variety of options and affordable prices.
  • Try Milanese from Buenos Aires: Milanese is a dish that you must try in Buenos Aires and its affordable price makes it an excellent option. You choose whether to accompany it with mashed potatoes, French fries or salads.

If you are looking to save even more on your trip and your chosen accommodation is a hostel, they usually have common spaces to prepare your food, you can even find hostel options with breakfast.

Discover the City of Buenos Aires without Spending More

There are many free or affordable activities to discover the culture and history of Buenos Aires:

  • Free or Low-Cost Museums: Visit museums like the MALBA or the National Museum of Fine Arts, which offer access at reasonable prices or even free on certain days.
  • Parks and Public Spaces: Relax in the city’s beautiful parks, such as the Palermo Forest, ideal for a day outdoors at no cost.

Smart Shopping:

Make purchases without spending more:

  • Craft Fairs and Markets: Explore local fairs like San Telmo or Palermo, where you can find authentic souvenirs at lower prices than in tourist stores.
  • Outlets: In the Palermo neighborhood you will find everything from luxury stores to the main outlets in Buenos Aires.


Prior planning will allow you to maximize your experience without exceeding your budget:

  • Research: Research online to discover deals, discounts, and free activities that fit your budget and tastes.
  • Self-Guided Tours: Download free apps or guides to take self-guided tours of the city instead of opting for expensive guided tours.

Follow these tips and enjoy your visit to Buenos Aires to the fullest without spending a fortune.

Discover the cultural wealth of this beautiful Argentine city in an affordable and memorable way!

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