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 Posadas. To help you make friends with Posadas before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Posadas is a small town situated in the Missiones region in northern Argentina, and is a good rest stop for trips between Iguacu Falls and Buenos Aires, and Iguacu Falls and Salta. The town itself is small, but has many restaurants, a post office, and a few small museums. There is also a walking path that runs along the river, which is enjoyable, if the weather is good. The main bus terminal is on the outskirts of town, and a local bus or taxi has to be taken to get to the town center or river front. The town center can be explored in just a few hours on foot. Restaurants are inexpensive for Argentina, and sell mostly local food, such as asados (barbecued meats), empanadas (a pastry usually filled with meat, however vegetarian ones are also sometimes sold), pizza, and bread. There are also some supermarkets and fruit and vegetable stalls.
If you wish to spend a day or two exploring the town and the surrounding areas, there are some Posadas hotels and hostels within the town. Both are reasonably priced and include hot water showers, with complimentary Wi-Fi, linen, and sometime towels. Breakfast usually isn't included in the price. Hostels in Posadas sometimes also have a communal kitchen. All accommodation is usually within walking distance to the town centre, as well as a supermarket and restaurant. Most staff will only speak Spanish, with a few words of English, so a Spanish phrasebook would definitely be beneficial and appreciated. Posadas has a humid subtropical climate; summers are usually hot and humid with frequent thunderstorms and winters are mild to warm.
Written by local enthusiast for Posadas hostelsKelly Sheldrick