Hostels in Mar del Plata, Argentina

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Get to know Mar del Plata (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Mar del Plata. To help you make friends with Mar del Plata before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Mar del Plata is one of the most popular cities on the east Argentinean coast, where the Atlantic Ocean bathes its shores. Mar del Plata is a modern, highly populated city, offering all the comforts to spend the most wonderful time during your visit to Argentina. At first sight, the city gives you the impression of power, elegance, and glamour. A short walk by the coast will tell you that is not just an impression.

Mar del Plata always has something interesting to offer. The weather is very warm in summer, allowing visitors to enjoy the sandy beaches. However, many tourists choose to visit Mar del Plata in winter months. During this time, the city has also many options for its visitors. The city center, near the beach, has restaurants, shopping malls, and souvenir shops where it is possible to get typical Argentinean products (for example, high-quality leather products). The casino, also located at the city center, is another option for tourists. When the weather is not good enough to enjoy the beach, many tourists choose to visit the port. There, beside the view of the ships and the small fishing boats, visitors will find many restaurants offering mainly seafood dishes, which are very popular and usually available at low prices.

For those with a low budget who want to stay in the city, there are many affordable Mar del Plata hostels that are either close to the beach or distributed around the city. Despite the luxurious look of the city, you will find economic prices for meals and accommodation, especially if you prefer to stay in Mar del Plata hostels.

Written by local enthusiast for Mar del Plata hostels

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FAQ about Mar del Plata Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Mar del Plata. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Mar del Plata. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 12 Hostels in Mar del Plata. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 12 hostels in Mar del Plata, Argentina. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Mar del Plata such as
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Your Packing List for Mar del Plata

Your Packing List for Mar del Plata

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Mar del Plata and Argentina.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Mar del Plata Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Mar del Plata, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
12 Total number of hostels
$18 Average dorm price
$19 Cheapest hostel in Mar del Plata
9 Party hostels in Mar del Plata
6.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Mar del Plata - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Mar del Plata. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Mar del Plata. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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