Bonito Buenos Aires
Budget hotels in Buenos Aires
tend toward down and dirty hostel dorms or bare-bones modern hotels that have seen better days. Bonito, a handful of unusually shaped rooms on the third floor of a four-story 1914 building located in Montserrat near the center, is an exception. The old building was just waiting to be turned into something grand when a local architectural firm put its mark on it, inviting various contemporary Argentine artists to each decorate a room without interrupting the original layout. Every space is quite unique. While all units have private bathrooms, LCD TVs, and Wi-Fi, the overall feel of each varies greatly. One has a sitting area with elegantly curved windows. One has a lofted second bed. One has whimsical hand-painted wallpaper. One has a wine cellar. A common living area, anchored by a bar, is the social center of the property, and it occasionally plays host to cultural events like readings or film showings. There is also an on-site art gallery, 15 Litros.