The next level of hostels in Argentina started in January 2016 when Onas Hostel& Suites opened its doors for the world. Located in a residential area of Córdoba, the Onas Hostel comes with high-end facilities such as a large, green garden and an outdoor pool as well as a world-chic design. Follow us at Hostelgeeks through one of the worlds most impressive hostels.
What we cover:1. The 5 Stars of Onas Hostel
2. How to book and compare rates
3. Neighborhood and location
The Onas Hostel & Suites in Córdoba simply wowed us. Walking through the hostel, wandering around the large back and frontyard, this upscale hostel is without a doubt the new generation of hosteling.
Onas Hostel is above and beyond your average hostel and ticks all the boxes of the highest hostel standard: the 5 Star Hostel award. We are Hostelgeeks, and we award 5 Star Hostels around the world, based on transparent criteria.
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The experience at one of the best hostels in the world starts already from the outside, before checking in. The building itself is beautiful masterpiece with a huge frontyard, hammocks to chill at, and a well-designed bar. The entrance complex out of glass, iron, and a wooden door itself is remarkable as well. And the wow just keeps getting more and more.
Let’s join our walk through Onas Hostel.
We will experience arabic eclectic design, special lighting, admire some Berlin-London influenced touches, and come across endless plants and seating areas. And if that’s not enough, the big outdoor swimming pool in the backyard is the place to just linger after a long day exploring Córdoba.
Onas Hostel & Suites is a 5 Star Hostel because …
1. High-end, yet sustainable
Onas Hostel started their accommodation with combining two existing buildings into an impressive complex of frontyard, main building, building on-site for accommodation, and backyard – swimming pool included. One important element for the design of Onas is the lighting.
The hostel works with companies providing efficient electrical installation to minimize the co2 foot print. Additionally, after 6 month of opening, the 5 Star Hostel decided to change the whole lighting system to a full LED light system.
This allows the hostel to reduce their carbon emissions.
Currently in process is their own organic farm project. Goal is to grow in-house plants providing the hostels mint, basil, and other herbs for self-supply at the bar and restaurant.
The hostel concept is based on noble, high quality materials and recycled elements to bring the guests an international, eclectic flair. The term luxury is here more than accurate!
2. Top-Notch design jungle
The villa of Onas is located in two former building complexes, built in the early 19th century. The initial plan was to take both buildings down and start from scratch. That was until architect Juan Manuel Roque Allende and the two designers Maria Eugenia Beltran and Pilar Carranza decided to take a challenge. They united the two complexes, and the interior designers found a way to upcycle existing elements to a prominent interior.
Onas Hostel is a high-end, luxury hostel which is awarded with the 5 Star Hostel award, only 6 month after opening.
Although the design is remarkable in every sense, this may cover the fact that Onas Hostel&Suites is actually quite a small hostel. With only 9 rooms, only 35 travelers can call this 5 Star hostel in Córdoba home at the same time.
Curious what’s up with the different hostel room types? A quick introduction to the different hostel room types.
Onas Hostel is a design jungle where one corner comes with a deep, arabic influence whilst others are a reminder of European interior. This eclectic designs highly aesthetic and an experience itself. All different design elements from street art, hammocks, wooden thick tables, and minimalistic lights fall together into one well-grounded hostel concept.
Here you can find the ultimate list of +101 design hostels.
3. Unique: New Level of Hosteling in Argentina
All 5 Star Hostels are unique, and it can be anything from special events, quirky design details, inspiring background stories, and more. Here at the 5 star accommodation, well, everything is actually unique. The whole hostel is based on a well-grounded, though through concept, as pointed out in #2 design.
Onas Hostel is unique in Argentina and South America, taking hosteling to a new, superior level of quality. Their concept breaks the paradigm of the old hostels image, and lets budget traveler choose from scratch between cool backpacker hostels, or this new 5 Star Hostel.
Another remarkable budget accommodation is the WE Design Hostel in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The service delivered by the Onas Team is also worth it a mention as a unique part. They go the extra mile to ensure a supreme hostel experience. At Onas you find a local team of Córdobeses, making everybody feel at home.
4. Vibes: intimate feel-good!
The Onas Hostel & Suites is a small, intimate hostel where travelers really slow down, enjoy a dip in the swimming pool, and a cold cocktail at the bar. Whilst Onas Hostel is not the typical backpacker accommodation, it is certainly a social hotspot for travelers looking for a tranquil hostel experience with good vibes only, and a chill out ambiance.
We put together an overview on all 7 different hostel types.
Currently there are no weekly organized events, same as Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse in Hobart, Tasmania. However, there are different events such as fashion shows, birthdays, and book presentations. Locals and travelers alike mingle at the in-house bar and restaurant.
The accommodation is that popular among locals that even wedding celebrations are hold here. In only 6 month after opening, Onas Hostel hold already 3 different weddings. The wedding celebrations are always private parties. That’s actually not a problem for you as a traveler, because for the wedding celebrations the rooms and dorms are actually occupied by the wedding party itself.
Fancy a movie? Go up to the cosy in-house cinema.
5. Small hostel, big family – the staff
There is something special about the staff: Every single team member at Onas Hostels started its hospitality experience right here. Nobody had any real experience in hospitality, and it all came down to this hostel opening.
So, what’s the verdict? Well done, keep it up!
Although the lack of experience, it is even more impressive to see what great job the Onas Team is doing; every day! The team receives plenty of compliments for their friendly, good vibes.
„We are all like a big family thats learning together a new skill and it happens that we are good at it.“
Christopher, Manager at Onas Hostel
Also, we highly recommend to ask the staff for any secret tips around Córdoba. They know their city off the path as well, so make sure you pick their brain. The best way to do just that? During a drink at the in-house bar. Cheers!