3 Best Hostels in Buenos Aires – From Maradona, Swimming Pool, and Ping Pong

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Right then, it’s time to slip in to your tango shoes and dance your way to the 3 best hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina! No doubt you’ve already started planning your South American trip and wondering where to stay in Buenos Aires.

Whether you’re backpacking Buenos Aires or in search of great party hostels; Hostelgeeks has you covered.

Our favorite hostels in Buenos Aires are:

  1. Che Juan Hostel - best for Female Solo Travelers
  2. Viajero Buenos Aires Hostel - best for Backpackers
  3. Meridiano Hostel Boutique - best for Couples

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  • are tired of crappy hostels!
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  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

There is so much to see and do in this city. Our handpicked coolest hostels are rich in modern design, comfort, and social vibes. Don’t take our word for it and check out the 25 coolest things to do in Buenos Aires.

Quick Introduction to Buenos Aires Hostels

Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 8€ up to 11€ per night. A private room in a hostel in Buenos Aires starts from 20€ up to 62€ per night.

This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays.

Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

On Hostelz.com you can actually compare hostel prices. A great way to save money!

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Hostel Quality: The quality of hostels in Buenos Aires has risen a lot in the last 2 years. You have now really cool backpacker hostels in Buenos, and also nice Boutique Hostels. That being said, we also enjoy some B&Bs and even a few, neat hotels here.

Of course, hostels are usually the more social place to meet and greet.

The 3 Best Hostels in Buenos Aires are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Buenos Aires.

  1. Che Juan Hostel – best for Female Solo Travelers
  2. Viajero Buenos Aires Hostel – best for Backpackers
  3. Meridiano Hostel Boutique – best for Couples

These are our favorite hostels in Buenos Aires. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.

At the end of this guide we added a big map for you. This way you can plan your trip easier.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Che Juan Hostel
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Che Juan Hostel
🥳 Party Hostel:Milhouse Hostel Hipo
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: Meridiano Hostel Boutique
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Reina Madre Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Viajero Buenos Aires Hostel
🧘 Cozy Hostel: Rayuela Hostel Boutique
🎒For Backpackers:Viajero Buenos Aires Hostel

1. Che Juan Hostel

We couldn’t resist putting Che Juan Hostel as our #1 choice in the city, mainly because the overall design is incredibly attractive and stylish!

“Enjoy a unique place. Connect with Argentine customs, in a fun and comfortable way.”

Without doubt the most impressive part of the place is the rooms. Check out the cool family room that has bunk beds above the main double bed!

But that’s not all! There are so many choices we know it will be hard for anyone to be disappointed.

Choose between:

  • 6, 8 and 12-bed mixed dorms
  • 4 and 6-bed female only dorms
  • Double room w/ shared bathroom
  • Quadruple room w/ private bathroom

The bunks in the shared dorms are truly awesome.

Each bed comes with a privacy curtain, light, mini locker, charging sockets and luxurious bedding that adds that wow-factor.

There are also bigger lockers in each room to store your backpack and other larger items. Yet, we love that it’s possible to keep things like your phone, money and passport above your head at night.

As for the social side of things, the living room is a great place to meet new friends. It even has Netflix, yay!

You can save money by using the communal kitchen, and even make use of the BBQ on fine weather days.

To top it off, there is even a dedicated working area at Che Juan Hostel. The dedicated space has charging sockets, a lamp for each space and is set away from the rest of the hostel to help you concentrate.

For a few extra coins you can join in on the simple buffet breakfast each morning.

One last thing… reception is open 24/7 and the staff are renowned for offering personalised attention to each and every guest.

Location: Che Juan is very central and super easy to find. It’s just 700 metres from Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, 1.4 km from Centro Cultural Kirchner and 2.1 km from Palacio Barolo.

Che Juan Hostel is the best hostel in Buenos Aires for:

  • Female solo travellers
  • Digital nomads
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2. Viajero Buenos Aires Hostel

Viajero Buenos Aires Hostel has some of the most vibrant interiors in the city, and we think it’s perfect for backpackers. 

Here, you’ll find:

  • TWO pools (one indoor, one outdoor)
  • A shared kitchen (it’s very small)
  • An outdoor terrace
  • Dorms with private bathrooms
  • A bar-restaurant (Casa Jaguar)
  • A lounge

We love how social the atmosphere is throughout all the different shared spaces. This hostel also organizes daily free activities that travelers can partake in, including walks in the cities and cooking classes to parties.

One thing to note is that although their bar-restaurant serves nice and tasty food and cocktails, their prices are very high compared to nearby, similar establishments.

This Buenos Aires Hostel also offers bicycle rent as the area is popular for cycling.

Location: In the center of San Telmo, in an area full of bars, restaurants, and clubs. 

A great choice for:

  • Backpackers
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3. Meridiano Hostel Boutique

If you’re looking for bright and spacious accommodation with a trendy boutique design, Meridiano Hostel Boutique is the choice for you.

Once again Meridiano is located in the Palermo area of Buenos Aires, so you’re never too far from awesome nightlife and balcony infused cafes.

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Meridiano Hostel Boutique one of the best hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Meridiano Hostel Boutique one of the best hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

As for getting a good night’s sleep, it’s all possible in the:

  • 4-8 bed dorms w/ linen + plenty of room space
  • Female only dorms
  • Private rooms w/ TV + wonderful views

Each room has its very own private bathroom, and some come with a balcony with garden and city views.

Possibly the main attraction of this hostel is the in-house bar. Enjoy a drink amongst the lively atmosphere and get chatting to other travellers.

It’s also located on a rooftop terrace – perfect for sunset!

The staff here want to make your stay memorable. The front desk is open early ’til late so there’s always a chance to pick their brains.

Meridiano Boutique is the best hostel in Buenos Aires for:

  • Couples
  • Solo travellers
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Meridiano Hostel Boutique one of the best hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Best Hostels for Solo Travellers Buenos Aires

Travelling solo and searching for where to stay in Buenos Aires? We’re here to help with just that.

In case you skipped straight to this part, here’s a quick recap of awesome hostels for solo travellers Buenos Aires:

As always we’ve taken that extra leap to bring you yet another option.

If you’re a solo traveller that enjoys historic buildings then America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires is a good choice.

America del Sur Hostel

Located in the Monserrat neighbourhood, iconic buildings and primary interests make up the area.

It’s away from the tourist hub of Palermo and offers a much more ‘local’ experience.

There are mixed and private rooms available to choose from, all of which have their own bathroom and air-conditioning.

If you’re feeling sociable join one of the free walking tours, or have a chill day in front of the TV with a coffee.

Book America del Sur Hostel here

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

America del Sur Hostel one of the best hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Best Party Hostels in Buenos Aires

It’s time to check out the party hostels in Buenos Aires for those looking for a fun, lively time with new friends.

We’ve actually narrowed it down to the best party hostel in the city: Milhouse Hostel Hipo.

This 19th-century colonial building has been transformed in to a lively and fun hostel with groovy facilities.

Alongside a beautiful atrium and courtyard built for socialising there is a:

  • Chill-out terrace
  • Popular bar area
  • In-house travel agency

Join in arranged activities, BBQ feasts and numerous parties. Milhouse Hostel Buenos Aires is THE place to meet people!

Super cool: stay a minimum of 4 nights, show your Australian passport, and pay for only 3.

Book Milhouse Hostel Avenue here

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Milhouse Hostel Hipo one of the best party hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cool Hostels for Backpackers?

Backpacking Buenos Aires is popular and for good reason.

It is cheaper than say European cities and getting around is easy thanks to the numerous public transport options.

As a lovely all rounder designed with experienced travellers in mind, we recommend Sabatico Travelers Hostel when backpacking Buenos Aires.

Dorm rooms are intimate with 4-5 beds and there are private options, too.

Whether you want to…

  1. Chill in a hammock
  2. Chat on the terrace
  3. Join in a pub crawl
  4. tango the night away

It’s all possible at Sabatico Travelers Hostel!

There’s also a low cost gourmet breakfast (including pancakes) on offer, Foosball, and well-stocked library.

Book Sabatico Travelers Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Sabatico Travelers Hostel one of the best backpacker hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Other hostels worth a mention

Buenos Aires is a lively city. You can expect tourists to flock the place all year round. You’ll see so many hostels you’d want to stay. We didn’t really want to flood you with more hostel but let us squeeze in just a few more.

  • Rayuela Hostel Boutique
  • Reina Madre Hostel
  • Voyage Recoleta Hostel

Rayuela Hostel Boutique

Rayuela Hostel Boutique is quiet and cozy and really gives off that traveller vibe.

It’s homey and the staff are extremely well-mannered. This is a one of the best long term hostel Buenos Aires has.

It has had good breakfast that includes cereals, homemade bread and cake. coffee, milk, juice, and fruits. The owner also makes a sick pizza and empanadas that’s worth the taste!

If you play some instruments, they have some lying by the common areas that you can play. If you want to do people watching, you can do so from their terrace overlooking the streets of San Telmo.

Book Rayuela Hostel Boutique here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Rayuela Hostel Boutique, best hostel breakfast in Buenos Aires

Reina Madre Hostel

A refurbished house to make you feel at home in a faraway land. Reina Madre Hostel is exactly that. This hostel has three huge common areas where travellers can hang out and chill – there’s the living room, the dining, and the kitchen.

We love the idea that the offer Free Spanish learning here the moment you arrived.

The highlight in your stay is the cat really that stays in your bed in some nights. The purry thing is so cuddly.

Reina Madre has a rooftop bar where you can chilla, jam with other travellers, and appreciate the sunset.

Book Reina Madre Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Reina Madre Hostel in Buenos Aires

Voyage Recoleta Hostel

This is the hostel for the student travellers and younger tourists. Voyage Recoleta Hostel is pretty old at over a hundred years old building but the integrity of the building is pretty much intact.

The hostels has various events you can join:

  • Ma-te time
  • Mini burgers
  • Traditional dinners
  • Free tango lessons
  • Caipirinhas night
  • Free Yoga class

We love that free tango lessons best!

Book Voyage Recoleta Hostel here

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What about the cheapest hostels in Buenos Aires?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Buenos Aires.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Buenos Aires
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Buenos Aires best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Buenos Aires put on a map + sights

We love a good old handy map, and I’m sure you do too. Below you’ll find all of the hostels mentioned in this article, plus top sights in Buenos Aires including:

  • La Boca
  • Cementerio de la Recoleta
  • Casa Rosada
  • Plaza de Mayo
  • Obelisco
  • Teatro Colon
  • Tres De Febrero Park
  • Jardin Japones
  • Plaza Dorrego

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If you’re keen for even more you’ll love our guide to the 25 coolest things to do in Buenos Aires.

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CLOSED: Benita Hostel

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Benita Hostel Buenos Aires a fully renovated and charming 19th- century house, is located in the popular area of Palermo.

There’s a wonderful choice of rooms including:

  • 4-6 bed mixed dorms
  • 4-bed female dorm
  • Private room w/ bathroom

Read: Why Female Dorms? 7 pros and 3 cons

You’ll surely have a great rest with their high quality mattresses, comfy duvets and pillows (ready made),  and a ceiling fan. The room lockers are also super spacious!

Although there are plenty of restaurants nearby, you may want to make use of the fully-equipped, modern kitchen. This is also where you can enjoy your free breakfast to kick-start the day.

At Benita you really get the communal vibe; the social area is completely integrative, consisting of a dining/drinking area, sofas and a TV with Netflix.

If you want to socialise, you’ll almost certainly become part of the Benita Family.

It’s the ultimate space for socialising and/or relaxing in your own company.

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