You are looking for hostels in Argentina? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Argentina hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Argentina.
We list every single hostel in Argentina and the world. In total, we have 98 cities in Argentina for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.
Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Argentina. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
Argentina, famous for tango, soccer, amazing hiking, meaty barbecues (asados), and Argentinean steaks. The country is situated in the South East part of South America, and borders Chile to the west, Uruguay to the north east, and Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil to the North. Hostels are a popular accommodation option in Argentina, and Hostelz.com is the only source of complete information on hostels in Argentina.
Buenos Aires is the country's capital, and cultural centre. If you want to watch a soccer match, join in with some tango classes, or just party with some locals, then Buenos Aires is the place to go. There are also some very good markets, and laneways where couples dance tango through the streets. There are many good (and mostly free) walking tours around Buenos Aires, it's definitely worth joining one to get the best local knowledge. If staying at a hostel, ask the receptionist for information on walking tours - most hostels provide free walking tours.
Mendoza is also a popular tourist stop. Mendoza is a very popular wine region in Argentina, famous for high quality red wines, particularly, Malbec wines. Another popular wine region is Salta.
Iguazu Falls, can also be found in Argentina. The falls are on the border with Brazil and Paraguay, and can be accessed from both the Brazilian side and the Argentinean side. The closest hostels are in Puerto Iguazu. Wildlife, particularly bird spotting, is also amazing in and around the falls.
Some visitors head down to Ushuaia to catch a cruise to the Antartica. Ushuaia is also the most southern country in the world. There are many hostels there, but it is quite isolated. Though it can be accessed by bus, it's far easier and quicker to fly to Ushuaia.
The Patagonian region, in the south of Argentina, is famous for mountainous hiking during the summer months, and skiing (especially off-piste skiing) in the winter months. The region is stunning, and attracts loads of visitors every year, however is still far less touristic then many of the other famed hiking spots. If you head out on a hiking in Patagonia you will likely have the trails to yourself.
Spanish is the official language spoken in Argentina. Some people are also conversational in English, and sometimes even German, however it is definitely worth learning some basic Spanish before visiting Argentina. If you already speak some Spanish, or have travelled to other Spanish speaking countries, you will notice the Argentinean Spanish accent is very different, and they pronounce some letter combinations very different.
If visiting Argentina (unless of course you are a vegetarian), then you should try a traditional Argentinean asado (or barbecue). Argentineans love their meat, and do a good job of cooking it.
There are many different accommodation types in Argentina. In the larger cities and touristic towns, there are usually backpackers or hostels, along with other types of accommodations. Most accommodation, including hostels, provide at least a simple breakfast, which usually consists of coffee and tea, and medialunas (similar to a croissant) with butter and jam, and usually dulce de leche (a caramel spreading sauce). Hostels usually provide daily optional activities, and can help arrange Spanish classes, tango lesson or obtain football tickets. Hostels are generally fun, social and relatively cheap in Argentina. If visiting Patagonia, hostels tend to be simpler (if found at all). Staff in most accommodation (except guesthouses), speak a good level of English.
Handwritten by local expert for Argentina hostels Kelly Sheldrick
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There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Argentina here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.
There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.
There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.