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Banks & Currency Exchange -- Most banks exchange currency, including Banco de Galicia, Moreno and Quaglia (tel. 02944/427125), and Banco Frances, San Martín 332 (tel. 02944/430315). Banks close at 1pm, but have 24-hour ATMs outside. Try also Cambio Sudamérica, Mitre 63 (tel. 02944/434555).

Hospital -- Hospital Privado Regional is located at 20 de Febrero 594 (tel. 02944/423074).

Internet Access -- Internet cafes are on just about every corner -- and almost every hotel has Internet access, which is usually free for guests. Try CyberFirenza, Quaglia 262, Loc. 20 (tel. 02944/422038), or Net & Cappuccino, Quaglia 220 (tel. 02944/426128). The cost is less than $2 (£1.35) per hour.

Laundry -- There are two reliable laundromats here: Mileo, at Villegas 145 (tel. 02944/422331), and Lavadero Huemul, on Juramento 36 (tel. 02944/522067).

Pharmacy -- The three main pharmacies in the city center are Angel Gallardo, A. Gallardo 701 (tel. 02944/427023); Zona Vital, Moreno and Rolando (tel. 02944/420752); and Nahuel, Moreno 238 (tel. 02944/422490).

Police -- For emergencies, dial 101. For other matters, call tel. 02944/423434.

Post Office -- The central post office (no phone) is in the Civic Center, next to the tourist office.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.