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Internet access

Locutorios, internet cafes or telephone offices are very common all throughout the city, both in the center and outside the center. If you walk a few blocks in any direction you will have no problem finding one. The rates are really good; one hour of internet costs between 1.50 pesos and 3.50 pesos.

Post offices in Buenos Aires

Correo Central
Open: Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Address: Sarmiento 151, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Telephone: 5411 4894-9191
How to reach: Subway line B, L N Alem Station.

Correo Internacional
Open: Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: Avenida Antartida Argentina
Telephone: 5411 4316-1777
Website: No website

How to reach: Subway line C, Retiro Station.
Description: For international packages that weigh more than 2 kilos. A 5 kg package to North America or Europe costs around 85 dollars.

DHL
Open: Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: Avenida Cordoba 783
Telephone: 0810 222 2345
How to reach: Line C, Lavalle Station.
Description: This is a very good and trustworthy international packages courier. Prices are slightly higher than the Correo Internacional.

Telephone in Buenos Aires

The easiest way to make a phone call in Buenos Aires is by using one of the locurios, a small telephone office. You can find them almost everywhere though most times they are located in small shops or kiosks. Local calls cost 25 centavos and international phone calls are approximately 1 peso per minute. Telephone cards with discount tariffs for long distance calls are also widely available. Street phones do require coins which are hard to come by in Buenos Aires; however telephone cards are sold in nearly every kiosk.

Libraries in Buenos Aires

Biblioteca Lincoln
Open: Mon-Fri from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: Maipu 672, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Telephone: 5411 5382 1536
How to reach: Subway line C, Lavalle Station.
Description: This library is very good for those in search of English books, magazines and newspapers. It is located in the Instituto Cultural Argentino-Norteamericano.
Biblioteca Nacional
Address: Aguero 2502
Telephone: 5411 4808 6000
Website: No website
How to reach: Subway line D, Aguero Station.
Description: The largest and most well known library in Buenos Aires.

Money in Buenos Aires

There are hundreds of banks and money exchange offices (called cambios) in the city center and around. Normally banks in Buenos Aires are only open between 11am and 4pm which is pretty limited, so make sure to stop in if you pass one that is open during that time. Though there is often a longer waiting period to be seen, the exchange rate is usually better. It is very important to compare the rates between offices as they can differ in exchange rates.

For people who still use travelers’ checks, it is very difficult in Buenos Aires to change them and find a favorable rate. However, you can still find that certain hotels like the Mariot and Hilton will change them for you.

ATMs are located at nearly every street corner in Buenos Aires. Every ATM dispenses pesos, although several will give you dollars. A debit card will only allow you to withdraw 300 pesos (100 dollars) at one given time. If you have a credit card you can withdraw 1000 pesos (a bit over 300 dollars) at one given time.


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