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Walking into Hostal Prisamata is a good experience in itself. You ring the doorbell and are let in by a friendly volunteer of the hostel. Behind them lies a quiet, relaxed environment full of bamboo, beanbags, and hammocks hanging from the rafters with an open-air roof. Hostal Prisamata is an amazing mix of chilled Salta vibes with a passion for getting down after midnight.
As it's a good walk from the bus station (it takes at least twenty-five minutes with a pack on), Prisamata isn't ideal for catching late-night buses out of Salta. However, Prisamata's location does excel for everything else that happens at late night. A mere minute's walk to the famous Balcarce Street, Hostel Prisamata is the perfect spot if you plan to experience a taste of Salta's lively downtown area on the weekend.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms and bathrooms are cleaned frequently, and there is always plenty of hot water. There are also hand towels in the bathrooms, which isn't common in hostels in this region and is always much appreciated. The showers are in a separate, gender-shared room with a row of sinks as well. There is a separate bathroom for women only, connected to the kitchen area.
In the dorm, each bed has its own outlet and light as well as a shade that you can draw to block out the morning rays that come through the living room's open ceiling. There is also a patio and lounge area out back with tables that is often used for smoking and is a great place to share a beer, which can be purchased at the hostel or brought in from the local grocery store without complaint.
The common spaces are relaxed and share a similar vibe to the rest of the hostel. You'll find plenty of people hanging out or napping in the hammocks or getting some rest on a bean bag. There is also ongoing music being played during the day and sometimes late into the night from the kitchen area, ranging from classic rock to Argentinian hits. This can occasionally be heard from the dorms.
The kitchen is well stocked, but the kitchen knives are dull to the point of being unusable, with no means to sharpen them. For the size of the hostel, the kitchen space itself is quite large, but with only four burners and a single fridge, it tends to feel very busy around dinner time. The included breakfast is basic including instant coffee, white bread, butter, and jam as well as black tea. Wi-Fi signal is good and available throughout the property.
Prisamata is a chill hostel and a great place to relax during the day and charge the batteries for a long night out in Salta. The price for a night in the dorm at Prisamata is almost twice that of the lowest option in town, but not close to the most high-end hostel either, so this can be named mid-range. This hostel offers good value and a great vibe in an excellent location in Salta.
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Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on Jun 8, 2017
Location and Contact
7 blocks from the main square and one block from the main night clubs on the Balcarce.