HOSTEL IGUASSU FALLS, IGUASU: $150 PER PERSON, DORMS
This hostel was situated about 20 minutes from the entrance to the falls by taxi.The hostel has a pool however that is about the only bonus to this place.
It wasn’t the most inviting place and really could do with a revamp. The kitchen is outdoor and pretty much non existent. Free breakfast but I got told off for helping myself to some water out of the cooler as it is for staff only. “Well cheers a lot I’m parched”
The beds were pretty comfy and they had computers with internet.
MERIDIANO HOSTEL, BUENOS AIRES: $200 (DORMS)
This is a really friendly hostel In the heart of Palermo (my favourite area in BA)
The house dates back to 1809 and has beautiful features such as high ceilings and huge open rooms.
The owner sets up the breakfast for you and although it’s just bread and coffee she really makes an effort to make it a nice sociable atmosphere.
The receptionist is also a very friendly guy who recommended us a great sandwich stall that we hit up straight away and that didn’t disappoint.
The beds are quite small here so not great if you’re tall.
MILL HOUSE HOSTEL, BUENOS AIRES: $150 PER PERSON PER NIGHT, STAY 3 NIGHTS GET 1 FREE!
This is the party hostel although it was low season for us so we didn’t experience it at it’s craziest. The staff are super friendly and the rooms are pretty spacious.
There are lots of tours and things going on too so you can just wait to be invited to things.
It has a bar and does ok food and it also has a kitchen for guests to use.
This place has a roof top (not the best but good for a chill)
Also has a sofa on the same floor which is good if you want somewhere to go to watch something on your laptop because downstairs can be quite loud with music playing all the time.
Over all a good backpackers hostel. Also if you stay for 4 days you pay for three which is always a bonus.
LAS GNOMOS HOSTEL, EL CALAFATE, PATAGONIA: $480 (private room)
Just outside the centre of town this quiet hostel ticks all the boxes for me however it did lack a communal area which can be important for single backpackers. The breakfast was pretty simple just your usual toast with butter and jam. Oooh although one day they did a pretty decent lemon drizzle. They love a cake for breakfast over here. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful although it did seem like there was a different person on reception every time you went up.
The showers here are amazing hot and powerful-just what you want after a day hiking till your feet fall off.
All in all expect to pay a lot higher prices in Patagonia as it is such a big tourist attraction that they have totally cashed in on it. But fair enough as it is pretty epic.
MENDOZA LODGINGS, MENDOZA: $290 (PRIVATE ROOM) DORMS AVAIABLE