Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Mar del Plata, Argentina. You can choose from 13 Mar del Plata hostels. In total, there are 20 cheap places to stay in Mar del Plata such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $0 for a dorm.
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.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Mar del Plata? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Mar del Plata alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Mar del Plata. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 sandra
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?
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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!
We were surprised with this very exciting and beautiful city. We recommend visiting especially during the spring and summer months (September to March). If you want to be in the "green" we recommend the elegant area of Los Troncos.
Sybille Van der Emde
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t'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.