Poramba Hostel




The Hostelz.com Review

Once you come to see the Iguazu Falls, you will notice that everything there is nature and green, and this also continues on the property of Poramba Hostel. The family-run hostel has a lot of plants and vegetation on the property. This is really nice when you are relaxing in the pool or you are having your delicious breakfast on one of the outside tables and the sun is shining through the leaves.

The Location

The hostel is located close to the bus station, around a five-minute walk. You have to walk down the hill, past the gas station, and turn right at the second street. Walk for around eight hundred meters before you will find the hostel on the right side. Since it is a small town, everything is in walking distance except the waterfalls, where you have to take a bus. When you arrive at the hostel, you will first see the reception and the social area. Here you can play pool and ping pong. The bar also sells drinks and is open twenty-four hours.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are very spacious and provide good comfort with the mattresses and the air conditioning. There can be days when it's very warm and humid, so it's great to have air conditioning to cool down the room. Besides that, the nights can get cold, therefore the hostel provides extra blankets for its guests.

The dorms have an en suite bathroom with toilet and shower. Unfortunately, there is no separation between shower and the rest of the room, so there is a little flood after the shower. The hostel provides a mop to dry the floor a bit. The hostel provides also soap and shampoo for your convenience.

Common Spaces

The common area is mainly within the reception area, where you have sofas and some chairs and tables to sit down and socialize. Besides that there is a big kitchen area where you can sit down and have your food. Unfortunately the kitchen is not too well equipped. Besides the kitchen and the reception area, the pool is a big people magnet and it's great after a warm, sweaty day at the Iguazu Falls.


The family-run hostel Poramba Hostel is a good choice for a traveler -- it provides everything you need and a little bit more as in case of the air conditioning, and the great breakfast with warm bread. The hostel and its staff will make sure you have a good stay.
by Martinthegerman
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Poramba Hostel" at El Uru Nº 120.)


El Uru Nº 120, Puerto Iguazú (Puerto Iguazu), Misiones, Argentina
-25.595854, -54.567975 (accuracy not guaranteed)
+543757 423041
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Basic, nice staff
we got a basic room with A/C, liked it. Bit outside from 'downtown', 3 blocks from main bus station.
Age 31, Switzerland
Value for money
In reviewing anything you have to bear in mind the price, which, in this case was cheap. I had a room with a private bathroom for little more than a dorm bed would cost in some other places, and with that in mind, it certainly was value for money. The room was clean, albeit very sparsely furnished (think bed and nothing more!), the bathroom was small and when you showered everything in the room got wet. The biggest downside for me was that the advertised air con in the rooms, although present, wasn't working, which led to two very very hot and fairly sleepless nights in the middle of the summer in Iguazu. This may well not be the case in all rooms. On the plus side, there's a small pool which was welcome, breakfast was fairly standard, but I'm a coeliac and when I told them that, they offered an alternative and fruit which was fairly unusual. The guys on reception didn't all speak great English, but they were more than willing to try and communicate and with a mixture of spanish and English we managed. Despite the language issues, they were keen to advise on where everything was and how to get to places. So, both pros and cons, but overall, value for money!!
Age 35, British

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