Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in San Juan, Argentina. You can choose from 7 San Juan hostels. In total, there are 8 cheap places to stay in San Juan 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 San Juan, 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.
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 San Juan. To help you make friends with San Juan before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
San Juan is a quiet city in Argentina and is the capital of the San Juan administrative region. It has been completely rebuilt after a recent massive earthquake. It is not as famous or as visited by backpackers as its neighbor: Mendoza, however, it's worth seeing for its new cathedral with its interesting architecture, the natural history museum with the oldest dinosaurs on earth, and to simply stroll the streets. We recommend trying some parillada al fresco (but be ready to have to wait until very late, since the typical restaurants open after 9 or 10 pm).
The local San Juan wines are excellent and very cheap, so go for a winery tour if you get the chance (but avoid the champagne, which was very disappointing for us). You can learn a lot about wine from very friendly wine makers who are proud of their work. San Juan hostels can also serve as a hub to the nearby mountains for fans of the great outdoors, or to the fantastic scenery of the badlands which can be compared to their US counterparts, only much less crowded.
Make sure you pick a hostel in San Juan which is centrally located because public transport is not the best, and the suburbs are very quiet. We also recommend that you choose your hostel in San Juan in advance since some are very quiet and might not be suitable for lively backpackers, or gap year kids wanting to party all night.
When staying in a San Juan hostel, we found that the region is best enjoyed if you have your own transportation, even though getting there is easy by bus.
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in San Juan. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in San Juan. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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