Student Accommodation in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires can be considered one of the best cities to study in Latin America, so you might find it a little bit tricky to secure a place to live there. No worries though, because Casita has got your back. At Casita, we work hard to make finding your perfect student accommodation in Buenos Aires easier and more convenient. You can contact our 24/7 accommodation experts and let them help you, or visit our website to browse hundreds of different types of rooms and utilize its simple yet advanced filters to show results about specific room types. Besides granting you access to fitness centres and many other common areas, almost our rooms feature free high-speed Wi-Fi, large screen TVs, wardrobes, secure smart access, and CCTV. Also, our services are 100% free.
Why Book Student Accommodation in Buenos Aires?
Famous for its juicy steaks, local drinks and sultry tango, Buenos Aires offers an exciting backdrop for your study abroad adventure. The city’s European roots are still evident in stunning architecture and grand plazas that wouldn’t look out of place in Paris or Madrid, but the vibe is pure Argentine. Edgy art galleries, chic boutiques and inviting cafés line the bustling streets, side-by-side with ice cream shops selling every flavour you’ve never heard of, parrillas (steakhouses) and milongas (tango dance salons).
Buenos Aires is ranked the best student city in Latin America by QS Top Universities for both its academic excellence and its great student life, and 24th worldwide. The city’s universities and colleges pride themselves on developing creativity and business insight in their students. According to QS, Argentina’s universities are renowned across Latin America for the quality of the graduates they produce, and this is reflected in Buenos Aires’ high score in the Employer Activity category of the Qs Best Student Cities index. In addition, the city boasts more than 40 public and private universities, so there are plenty of options to choose from.
Universities in Buenos Aires
Casita has two accommodation options within walking distance of the university.
More than six bus stops surround the campus; Metrobus - Córdoba is just a three-minute walk away.
Both Woman's Bridge and Galeria Del Asombro are within a nine-minute car ride away from campus.
Our two accommodation options are all within walking distance of the university.
More than four bus stops surround the campus; Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 1516-1560 is just a minute walk away.
Cartoon Ride - El Loco Chavez is just a 15-minute walk away from the university.
Casita’s accommodation options are within walking distance of the university.
More than five bus stops are close to campus; Avenida Santa Fe 1166 is just a four-minute walk away.
Plaza Dorrego is just a 14-minute walk away from campus.
Is Buenos Aires good for students?
Buenos Aires can be perfect for students. The city has a large multiethnic and multicultural community, and it’s a fascinating and welcoming place for students choosing to study abroad. The quality of education is excellent and also very affordable. About 90,000 students from around the globe come to Buenos Aires to study. For anyone looking to learn and enjoy a laid back lifestyle while surrounded by flora and fauna, Buenos Aires, Argentina is the go-to place.
How expensive is everyday life in Buenos Aires?
Life in Buenos Aires isn’t expensive. You will notice that some products in the supermarkets can be slightly more expensive than they would be in other places, such as Spain for example, but everything else, including restaurants and cafes, on the other hand, is much cheaper.
Can I study in English in Buenos Aires?
Luckily, English isn’t uncommon in Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires, so the language barrier shouldn’t present too much of a problem. Buenos Aires welcomes numerous travellers, international students and businessmen all coming together to create an atmosphere friendly to English-only speakers.
It is also possible to study in Argentina in English. However, to get a real taste of Argentina and everything Buenos Aires has to offer, you should do your best to pick up the local language and get familiar with some slang.
Must-Visit Places in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is elegant yet always bustling; the city encapsulates the very essence of Argentina. South America's second-largest city, Buenos Aires is the political, economic and cultural capital of Argentina, as well as the gateway to the rest of this large nation.
Among the most popular places to visit are Palermo, La Recoleta and Belgrano, with their wide boulevards lined with palatial mansions, luxury high-rises and large parks. Also, places fun to explore are San Telmo and La Boca with their distinctively colourful artistic flair. In the downtown core, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of entertainment and activity, while Avenida Santa Fe is the city's most fashionable shopping area.
La Recoleta is no ordinary cemetery. It’s a place of rest for the rich, famous and powerful of Argentina. There, you’ll find impressive, ornate tombs packed tightly in this little corner of the city where you can wander for hours amidst a maze of the family graves. The most “popular” site there is first lady Eva Perón’s tomb, where people still leave flowers and tributes. After paying your respects to Evita, snapping some haunting photos and petting a few stray cats, have a peek inside the Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar next door.
Get back to the time of peace before WWI in Plaza de Mayo. Established in the 16th century, this delightful two-block-long plaza has been the stage for many important events in the city's history, from the uprising against Spain in 1810 to the continuing vigils held by the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (Mothers of Plaza de Mayo) whose children "disappeared" during the military junta's reign from 1976 to 1983. The popular Florida and Lavalle Streets, and numerous attractions can easily be included in a fun walking tour of the area. As a result, Plaza de Mayo is the perfect place to begin your Buenos Aires sightseeing adventure, acquainting yourself as you take in such important landmarks as Casa Rosada. This famous pale pink Presidential Palace was the place from which Eva Perón would address the enormous crowds eager to see her.
When you feel in the mood for some art, drop by El Caminito, the colourful street museum in the historically Italian stronghold of La Boca. Meaning little street, the brightly-painted walkway is a lesson in the life and history of the early immigrant Italian community in Argentina. What began as an independent collaboration between artist Benito Quinquela Martín and the local community in the 1950s is now a major tourist attraction showcasing the work of numerous local artists.
Transportation in Buenos Aires
The best way to get around Buenos Aires is by subway, also known as "the subte". The subte is quick, affordable and easy to navigate with maps, which can be easily attainable at subte stations. You can buy single tickets for 1.20 ARS (about $0.25), but a multiple-journey travel pass might be the most cost-effective option. Available in two, five, ten, or 30-journey increments, the card grants you access to the subte's six lines. Trains run Monday through Saturday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Subte passes can be purchased at all subte stations.
The city buses, known as colectivos, are cost-efficient and run 24/7. Within the city, fares start at 1.10 ARS (about $0.25) and increase according to distance. Prices outside the city vary between 1.75 and 2 ARS (roughly $0.50). You will need to bring exact change to purchase your ticket, which can be done on the bus. Many bus drivers do not speak English but they are very friendly and always try to help. For more information on routes, you can purchase the Guia T, a comprehensive route map available for purchase across the city; you can also consult the Los Colectivos official website.
Taxi services are also available in the city through Radio Taxi. Easy to spot with their clearly marked signs, these taxis are metered and feature a red "libre" sign when available. The meters start at 3.80 ARS (about $1) and increase by time and distance. Typical fare from downtown to San Telmo costs between roughly 16 and 20 ARS (roughly $3.50 to $4.50).
Nearby Student Accommodation In Argentina
Casita offers student accommodation in other Argentinian cities besides having facilities for student accommodation in Buenos Aires. Some of these cities are:Córdoba, La Lonja, Palermo, and San Carlos de Bariloche.