Puerto Iguazú is tucked away in a remote northeast corner of Argentina, at the junction of two rivers just over the water from Paraguay on one side and Brazil on the other. It’s hot, tropical, and quite unlike the vast, arid open spaces that many travelers will be accustomed to in the rest of the country. Bring plenty of mosquito repellent as they’re fierce here.
There is one, and only one, real reason to come visit Puerto Iguazú hostels: Iguasú Falls. Whether you choose to see the falls from the Argentine side or the Brazilian side or both, they are spectacular; it may take you several days to pick your jaw up off the floor. The town primarily exists to accomodate travelers seeking the falls – there’s no real sense of “community”, but it’s quiet, safe, and a decent enough place to hang your hat while you gape at one of nature’s marvels.
Puerto Iguazú hostels are mostly located within a few blocks of the bus station. Though there are a few scattered on the outskirts of town if you’re looking for that getting-away-from-it-all feeling. Lockers, free breakfast, free internet access and Wi-Fi are standard; if you pick the right place, you may even end up with a pool and a patio lounge. The bus station is in the center of town and within easy reach of most hostels.