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.
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.
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.
1. Che Juan Hostel
2. Viajero Buenos Aires Hostel
3. Meridiano Hostel Boutique
At the end of this guide we added a big map for you. This way you can plan your trip easier.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! Remember to check availability of the hostels you want to stay in before booking.
What about cheapest hostels in Buenos Aires?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels.
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen. Although, keep in mind a bad location far away from the city center costs you more in transport.
Also important: A safe location is key in Buenos Aires. Do not underestimate this!
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Buenos Aires.
Open Hostelz.com with full list of accommodations in Buenos Aires
Order the listing by price
Hostelz is a hostel price comparison. Super easy to use and well, let’s you save good money.
You can then filter by ratings too. Make sure you check as well for the ratings, especially for the very cheap hostels in Buenos Aires. We recommend to read the absolute worst and best comments. These reviews will give you a great insight on what to expect.
Yet again, we recommend going with these Buenos Aires hostels we highlight above.
They are safe, clean, social; simply a great choice!
Ask all your questions and connect with like-minded wanderers 🔥
Before you even book that flight and room reservation, check out some of the FAQs we get.
What are the best hostels in Buenos Aires?
We've always been honest with our hostel picks because we don't want to disappoint you with our choices. You are safe with any of the hostels listed above. Some hostels are great for party, for backpackers, and for solo travellers.
What are the best sites for finding hostels?
Tested and proven, Hostelworld and Booking.com are two sites that we use when we travel. We know how efficient booking in these sites can be. Search, click, and reserve! On hostelz.com you can find every single hostel plus actually compare prices. A great hack to save money on hostels!
What are some of the weird things to do in Buenos Aires?
There are many things you can do in Buenos Aires. We suggest that you go on a Man Tour. Don't be fooled by the name for the tour is for both men and women. It's a great way to know more about the culture of the people and explore the city's great hidden wonders.
You get to dive the city's whiskey, cigar, beer, and empanadas.
You can also try the Spanglish Exchange. It's basically a speed dating scene where a Spanish and English speakers are paired to practice their speaking skills and maybe hit it off along the way.
What neighborhood in Buenos Aires is best for a young family for an extended stay?
It really depends on your preference. The city is generally safe so you don't have to worry about your safety.
Looking form a more modern area?Head to Palearmo. It's modern and the hipster neighborhood in the city nowadays.
If you want the more traditional area, you can go to Recoleta. It is home to the upper and upper middle class people of Buenos Aires.
What are the good and bad neighborhoods in Buenos Aires?
The touristy parts are safe, including:
You may want to avoid train stations late at night and other areas such as:
What is the best tango show in Buenos Aires?
This is a difficult question because there are so many Tango shows in Buenos Aires. But one of the best is Señor Tango, which boasts the voice of Fernando Soler.
Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!
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Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.
Safe travels, The Hostelgeeks
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CLOSED: Benita Hostel
Update: Sorry folks, this hostel is permanently closed. We keep this content here for your information.
Benita Hostel Buenos Aires a fully renovated and charming 19th- century house, is located in the popular area of Palermo.