Córdoba is a vibrant and fascinating city in northern Argentina. With one of the country’s largest student populations, it pulses with a youthful energy on the streets and in a variety of cafes, restaurants, bars, and clubs that keep the party going to the wee hours of the morning.
Córdoba is staunchly rooted in tradition, too. 17th century Jesuit ruins stand cheek-by-jowl with crowded student hangouts, and art galleries. Argentina’s most exciting alternative film scene is alive and well in Córdoba, and young up-and-coming designers ply their wares at a variety of artisan markets and shops throughout the city. Staying in a Córdoba hostel gives you great access to a city with something for every interest.
If you want to get out of the city for a while, you can easily use Córdoba hostels as a home base, and go for day trip (or longer) diversion: you can go pay homage to the home of Che Guevara in nearby Alta Gracia, or get a dose of unreality, Las Vegas style, in Villa Carlos Paz. If history’s your thing, tiny Jésus Maria has some of the best Jesuit ruins in the country.
Córdoba hostels are mostly clustered in the center of town, radiating out from the central Plaza. Many are walkable from the bus station, and offer the usual Argentine-hostel amenities of free breakfast, Wi-FI and internet, lockers, hot showers, and pleasant common areas. Good transit links from Córdoba to the rest of the country and beyond make it easy to plan your next destination.