by Katrina Whitehead in Cool Travel on Friday 13 March 2009

Since the bottom fell out of the Argentine peso in 2001, Buenos Aires has gone from being one of the most unaffordable destinations in the world, to one of the most accessible. With stunning European style, an addictive Latino vibe, and steaks that will tempt even the most committed of vegetarians, it’s easy to see why the city is on every traveller’s hot list at the moment. However, if you’re planning a trip to Argentina’s über cool capital, it’s important to consider your accommodation options. While the city is flush with four and five star hotels, one of the best ways to get a true Porteño experience is to rent an apartment in one of the best barrios — Palermo or Recoleta. To cater for international visitors, a few enterprising agencies now offer short-term leases in some very slick and surprisingly inexpensive apartments. Check out Buenos Aires Habitat or BYT Argentina.