I'm planning to stay for 3,5 weeks in Buenos Aires. I don't want to spend more than 1000 dollars for the stay.
I've had two experiences in the past renting through Baires Apartments.
The first was alright: It was a safe neighbourhood, a clean appartment and there were functional facilities.
The second was an appartment 5 blocks away from the first spot. There were unpleasant looking people and prostitutes walking around at night, the appartment looked like it hasn't been cleaned properly for a very long time, and an owner who kept promising the cleaning lady would show up and not keeping up her promise.
She seemed very nice, polite and all, but in a typically argentinian " non-functional " manner if you know what I mean...
I have to say that I did check the appartmant on arrival, the first spot being the bathroom, which seemed clean and well taken care of. The covers of the bed were very old and I didn't make the effort to check the sheets which were in a very disappointing state. The bed was not comfortable to say the least. In short, there were a lot of details I couldn't have discovered on the spot on arrival, and I just got "sunk in".
I looked around on these forums and concluded that the most important element is not the agency but the owner, therefore I thought you might be able to suggest a nice clean appartment for one person (or two) - a studio would be just fine - preferably 35 square meters or bigger, with a trust-worthy owner, anywhere between Palermo and Belgrano (or Recoleta if its a good neighbourhood).
Any tip is welcome!