Hostal Prisamata, Salta

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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.

The Location

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.

Common Spaces

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.

Summary

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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Prisamata's yellow exterior
Front Desk
The front desk
Central Lounge Area
Dorm Room
Queen room with 2 twins behind
Dorm Room
Dorms
Patio Lounge
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James
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on 2017-06-08

Friendly and helpful staff in a really cool hostel

The staff were really friendly and helpful. We needed to get something delivered there and the staff were really accommodating when we asked before we had even arrived.

The hostel itself is really nice. Good chillout area with hammocks and beanbags, huge kitchen with a massive table.

Cool bar out the back. The night we arrived there was a gig on and they were also selling home made pizzas from the parilla at the back.

Good wifi.

A really cool hostel with a really cool vibe. Worth the taxi from the bus station.

Mario
2014-05-06
Age 29 | UK

Hostal Prisamata shares a city block with the clubs on Balcarce, but you'd never know it from the relaxed atmosphere inside and the constant, more-or-less soothing strains of indie rock.

The Location

The hostel is probably a twenty-five-minute walk from the bus station, but there is safe parking on the street, and it's well worth the hike. Clubs are right nearby if you want to go out, and the grocery store and several plazas are within ten minutes' walking distance away. In short, it's a little quieter than the center, and perhaps safer, but has all the same amenities.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There is one large dorm (twelve beds), two smaller (six beds, one for women and one mixed), and some private rooms. The bedrooms are all pretty dark, because this row house has a large patio in the middle that has all the windows, and the bedrooms open onto this patio. It makes for good sleeping, but you may not want to hang out in the rooms during the day. It does look like the beds in the women's dorm might be more comfortable; the others are pretty standard for Argentina -- foam mattresses on creaky bunk beds. The three bathrooms and additional shower room are spacious and tastefully decorated in tiles and wood paneling reminiscent of a sauna, respectively.

Common Spaces

The first common space is set back from the street, and the whole ceiling opens as a skylight when it's nice outside. There are three fabulous hammocks, a beanbag chair area, several benches, and some ficus trees -- it's delightful. In the back, outside, is a laundry area, separated from a courtyard with a little bar, some tables, and a folded up ping pong table. At night, the courtyards inside and outside are lit up by dim but colorful lights, and the music continues (never too loudly, though). The kitchen in between this courtyard and the indoor common space has the most massive table ever seen in a hostel, as well as a decent cooking area.

Summary

This is a very pleasant place to spend time in Salta! It's worth the walk from the bus station, which may be why it's not always packed. Breakfast is small for the price, but asados (BBQs) tend to be more reasonably priced here than at other hostels, and are well worth attending.

Tracy T
2013-04-23

I loved this hostel

Prisamata means something to the effect of "against the hurried life" ... On the outside of the building is a small picture of a man in a suit, looking at his watch, as if he is needing to rush off somewhere. As soon as you enter the hostel, you are made to feel the exact opposite of the picture of the rushed man. There is a super mellow vibe here, and yet, efforts are made to make everyone feel at home and like all are one family. From the hammocks and beanbags, to the huge and mostly well-stocked kitchen, the hostel is designed for a traveler who likes to relax and feel mellow. At any given time, music is playing, and often times, it sets the tone for either a chill moment or a get-ready-to-party vibe. Damien, the owner, is around quite a bit, and is the reason for the awesome music that is playing. He has clearly culled his music from his own travel experiences and/or the people from all around the world that stay at Prisamata. The group dinners that are cooked (for a fair but additional price) are not to be missed. I like to cook, I like to cook my own meals, and yet I was more than happy to fork over some cash for one of the meals cooked here. Marcos' Asado dinner was literally the best meal I've had so far in 5 months of travel. The location of the hostel is great as well, since it is not directly in the chaos of downtown and yet, is very walkable. There is wifi throughout the hostel, and the grocery store is 4 blocks away ... two essential needs of travelers. laundry can be done for you onsite, or you can take it a few blocks away to drop off and pick up later. All in all, I really loved this hostel, and would recommend it to any chill travelers that wish to get a good night's sleep in a great environment.

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susang
2013-04-12
Age 44 | USA

A fantastic place to stay, highly recommend

Comfortable beds, attentive staff, relaxed and social atmosphere, and very affordable prices, one of the better hostels i have stayed. Damien and his staff are great fun and breakfasts with freshly made croissants and jam made on site are a great way to start the day -- the dinners are also well worth staying for and are a great platform to chat with other travelers. Very flexible with my travel plans and always willing to help out with advice on places to go, day tours.

douglas
2012-11-16
australia

It feels like home from the first moment... plus breakfast and free Internet, but that's not important. They have the greatest people I have met in Argentina (and that's quite a lot!!!).

Anonymous
2005-07-22

This hostel has an excellent staff! They are very energetic and know a lot about the surrounding areas. When I return to Salta someday there is no place like home....el estar!

Emily Kirchmer
2003-09-10

Hostal Prisamata Reviews from the Web

Beautiful atmosphere, incredibly peaceful and ambient during the day. Perfect for unwinding after a long tripif not for the noise. It is very difficult to sleep because noise leaks through all the rooms.

The facilities are old and things definitely dont work as well as you expect in the West or even in the other provinces of Argentina, but I appreciate the rustic feel with modern inspirations. The staff do their best to help. I probably wouldnt stay here again, but I did enjoy my time.

haleynsands5296
2022-07-16

Prisamata is easily one of the nicest places we stayed in during our 2-month travel throughout Argentina. The staff is super nice and helpful and they clearly take a great care of the place. The hostel is not only clean and tidy but offers everything a traveller needs: well-equipped kitchen, hot water at all times (which is not the case in many hostels in the north of the country), clean and comfy beds, cool interior design, especially in the really nice lounge and patio.

tinykars3801
2022-06-17

We absolutely loved our stay at Prisimata. The staff were incredibly helpful (especially Shana, Gabriel, Agustn & Max) in helping us plan our trip up north of Salta. The atmosphere was also amazing for meeting other travellers, as well as just chilling in a hammock when required. They also have lots of day trips on offer if car rental isnt your thing. The location is super close to restaurants, supermarkets and the main square. Fast internet, comfy beds, hot water, yum breakfast! Perfecto!

caylestephens7210
2022-06-03

Prisamata was an excellent hostel that I can recommend 10/10. The vibe is excellent, great for connecting with people. The staff and owners were all really kind and were extremely helpful with tours and helping me figure out the next steps of my trip. Special shout out to Maxi the manager who went above and beyond to help me a number of times including in stressful situations.

roscoeskywalker
2022-05-26

Best hostel I've stayed in in Argentina. Staff and volunteers are friendly. Good variety of social areas. Comfy beds and clean bathrooms. I stayed here twice and extended my stay both times. Close the the Pena street but a littler further from the centre. Salta is completely walkable. I bought some eggs to make the free breakfast go further. Great stay!

hesaunders6838
2022-05-26

I had a great time here. I was supposed to stay for a few nights but ended up extending over and over again. Staff is super friendly. It is also quite clean.

aiDGr1SgqZpdTzMz
2022-05-19

Nice hostel, good location, big and clean kitchen with social atmosphere, locker for every bed with curtains and everything. Common area is outside and very cozy, there is also BBQ nights.There is kind of a hippie vibe and weird music is played 24/7 but good stay overall

shanibla764
2022-05-13

Beautiful hostel with a chilled atmosphere. Staff were friendly and helpful.

amyhopkins
2022-05-09

The staff were brilliant, especially Max! We had a group cookout type thing and it was honestly the best food Id eaten in all of Argentina. Whole hostel was vibes.

hannahmayfoley
2022-04-17

Common areas of the hostel are very warm & charming. Hostel is just one block over from a very nice street with outdoor-dining restaurants. Only complaint would be that the wifi coverage is not consistent throughout the hostel, but this was not a big deal to me.

All of the major car rental agencies were completely booked up during Semana Santa so the hostel manager called all of the various independent agencies to find me what turned out to be the last available rental car in Salta.

chericks
2022-04-11

Such a nice hostel! Really felt like home, a little peaceful paradise

aidatavakoliir9708
2022-04-10

Super vibey Hostel !

alexdegen77009
2022-04-06

Staff were very helpful, and chill area with hammocks is very nice. Downside is only a fan to keep you cool and quiet hours are far too long, and you end up tip-toeing around at 8am

rishidesai945052
2022-03-28

Great atmosphere, chilled and friendly at the same time. Made couple of friends immediately. The staff is super kind and helpful, they even helped me planned my long road trip to mendoza! Bed are perfect, you have your privacy and feel safe.

eleluc
2022-03-26

Probably one of the best hostels weve stayed in during our trip to Argentina! The staff were so so lovely and made us feel at home, letting us eat their delicious bbq and try the famous Argentinian tea! The beds were perfect and the atmosphere was so friendly. The hostel helped us organise day trips and we were fed breakfast before we left. Some of the kindest people weve met on our travels - 10/10 recommend!

molly_learoyd
2022-03-12

Good hostel, nice common area, breakfast is way too small, kitchen could be cleaner, bathrooms are all right, you have to ring the bell and wait until someone opens the door for you and the staff doesn't really know who's supposed to be there and who isn't, (most) beds have curtains, lights, a power socket and a locker.

peterbollons7154
2022-02-23

Hostel is in a good location which is fine as you probably wont spend most of your time there anyway - but staff werent the friendliest with us whilst we were there

jdowley19995652
2022-02-21

Good hostel with a very sociable atmosphere an easy walk to the centre of Salta.

Can do day trips to nearby locations these are good value but can be long hours in a minibus.

mikensal7617
2022-02-11

Probably the best hostel in northern Argentina! A strong family feel to the extent that when we left we were hugging and kissing the whole gang on our way out! Miss you guys already! Maxi was super helpful and sorted us out with a car for our northern roadtrip and we used this hostel as our base throughout, stopping in on 3 separate occasions! Such a friendly atmosphere and if you have any issues I guarantee youre in great hands!

joshnokes953
2021-12-13

Great hostel! Really lovely staff and a excellent atmosphere. The kitchen was very well equipped for cooking. Would 100% stay here again.

The staff helped to organise tours to ensure you maximised the time in salta!

Breakfast is basic toast with marmalade

:)

phoebebint
2021-12-03

Description

Prisamata is a HOSTEL with a young atmosphere, located in Bartolome Miter 833. All lodging rates include: Free Internet (with a powerful signal), a good breakfast and the use of all our facilities.
The house also has shared shared bathrooms, an exclusive bathroom for women with shower included, and finally a sauna-type dressing room with 3 showers and 3 lavatories with hot water available 24 hours a day.
There is a shared refrigerator, the kitchen is large and equipped to cook any food: it has 4 burners and an industrial oven. We also have a microwave.
In the background there is a grill and a clay oven where many people have cooked all kinds of meals.
We have several common spaces where you can socialize (outdoor chairs and tables, entrance hall where there are puffs and Paraguayan hammocks), books and board games.
Ideal to share experiences and tips with other travelers.
Prisamata is a colonial house with spacious environments where you can enjoy the tranquility of the house, or the company of people who visit us from all over the world.
It is exactly around the corner of Balcarce Street, which is the area where all the nightlife is concentrated: from bars, clubs, discos, to artisan fairs on Sundays.
Among the different activities and places of interest we can find near our hostel:

- Train of the clouds to two streets
- Main square seven streets (8 minutes on foot)
- ATMs to a street
- Terminal at 15 streets (18 minutes on foot) a taxi
- The airport is 35 minutes away.

We have a lot of experience in our city and we would like to help you in what you need so you can organize your trip and make the most of the time.
We have economic and personalized tours where you can visit: Cachi, Cafayate, Humahuaca and Salinas Grandes among other places.

General:
- Breakfast included.
- There is no curfew.
- Reception available 24 hours.
Policies and Condition of Prisamata:
- Check in from 2:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
- Departure before 11:00.
- Payment on arrival in cash or credit card with a 10% charge.
Taxes included.
- Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Location and Contact

Location

7 blocks from the main square and one block from the main night clubs on the Balcarce.

Map

Map

Address: Bartolomé Mitre 833, Salta, Salta, Argentina

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Website

Website Hostal Prisamata Salta (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +54 3874091550
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Parking

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Towels

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Nightclub

TV

Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Credit Card Payments

Service Animals

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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