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

Best Hostels in Buenos Aires, complete guide and overview for backpackersRight 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.

Your Shortcut:

  1. Caravan BA – great for solo travellers and digital nomads
  2. Benita Hostel – one for female solo travellers and friends
  3. Meridiano Hostel Boutique – top pick for couples

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • you’re tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • you’re happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
  • you no longer want the “young kids hostel”

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.

In this guide we cover:

As always, we included all accommodations and sights in the map. Just keep scrolling.

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 or

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.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

3 Top Hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina are…

The time has come to delve in to all things Argentinian. Let’s have a good look at the coolest hostels in Buenos Aires:

  1. Caravan BA – great for solo travellers and digital nomads
  2. Benita Hostel – one for female solo travellers and friends
  3. Meridiano Hostel Boutique – top pick for couples

1. Caravan BA (eco-friendly, intimate, pool)

Welcome to the cute, cozy boutique 5 star hostel known as Caravan BA.

With only 28 beds, you can expect an intimate yet quality experience during your stay.

Choices include 6-8 bed dorms, single/double and triple rooms. All of which come with linen and all those important home-from-home touches.

There are places where you stay, and places that stay with you.

This is certainly true for Caravan BA! There’s a lot to enjoy here that will surely make your stay a memorable one:

  • Beautiful garden with swimming pool
  • Garden bar selling cocktails + artisanal beers
  • Table-tennis + Foosball competitions
  • Library
Book Caravan BA here

Compare prices and read reviews at: | Hostelworld | Full Review

Good to know: Atm, Caravan can only be reserved via

Caravan BA one of the best hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caravan BA one of the best hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

As expected of any great hostel, Caravan BA has optimum space inside and out to relax, work, and play.

Chill out with a movie in the living room, or rustle up a treat in the fully fitted kitchen. Socialize in their common areas and meet new people.

Wake up and follow the smell of fresh bread to your free morning buffet breakfast. It comes with traditional sweet Dulce de Leche – yum!

If that’s not enough there are weekly events including pizza nights and bicycles for hire.

Read: 13 Creative Hostel Design Ideas to Steal

Located in Palermo Soho, you’ll be surrounded by 50+ cafes, 40+ bars and the nicest parks in the city.

There’s still so much more to discover.

Caravan BA is the best hostel in Buenos Aires for:

  • Solo Travellers
  • Digital Nomads
Book Caravan BA here

Compare prices and read reviews at: | Hostelworld | Full Review

Caravan BA one of the best hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caravan BA one of the best hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

2. Benita Hostel (communal, intimate and central)

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!

Book Benita Hostel here

Compare prices at: | Hostelworld

Benita Hostel one of the best hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Benita Hostel one of the best hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.

Benita Hostel is the best hostel in Buenos Aires for:

  • Female solo travellers
  • Those looking for a communal yet relaxed vibe
Book Benita Hostel here

Compare prices at: | Hostelworld

Benita Hostel one of the best hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

3. Meridiano Hostel Boutique (in-house rooftop bar)

If you’re looking for bright and spacious accommodation with 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.

Book Meridiano Hostel Boutique here

Compare prices at: | Hostelworld

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
Book Meridiano Hostel Boutique here

Compare prices at: | Hostelworld

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: | 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: | 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: | 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.

  • Art Factory Palermo Hostel
  • Rayuela Hostel Boutique
  • Reina Madre Hostel
  • Voyage Recoleta Hostel

Art Factory Palermo Hostel

The Art Factory Hostel is is located in the trendiest part of the city, Palermo. It;s where the best restaurants, night life, and art happens. It’s like the door to every good things of Buenos Aires.

It’s penthouse suite is quote spacious with its own bath tub and bath room. You cal also pick their dorms if you want to mingle with others.

This is a hostel for for backpackers who wish to have a good rest before embarking an adventurous journey the next day.

You can’t expect a fancy experience here but you will get the value that you paid for. Comfort, socialising, and the entry way to the city of Buenos Aires.

Book Art Factory Palermo Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: | Hostelworld

The Art Factpry Palermo Hostel, Best backpacker hostel in Buenos Aires Art Factory Palermo Hostel in Buenos Aires

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: | 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: | 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

Compare prices and read reviews at: | Hostelworld

Voyage Recoleta Hostel in Buenos Aires Voyage Recoleta Hostel, A great hostel in Buenos Aires

How to book?

We recommend using or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

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

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

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

Here is the overview for the best hostels in Buenos Aires:

  1. Caravana BA: | Hostelworld
  2. Benita Hostel: | Hostelworld
  3. Meridiano Hostel Boutique: | Hostelworld
  4. America del Sur Hostel: | Hostelworld
  5. Milhouse Hostel Hipo: | Hostelworld
  6. Sabatico Travelers Hostel: | Hostelworld
  7. Art Factory Palermo Hostel: | Hostelworld
  8. Rayuela Hostel Boutique: | Hostelworld
  9. Reina Madre Hostel: | Hostelworld
  10. Voyage Recoleta Hostel: | Hostelworld

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.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of accommodations in Buenos Aires
  2. Order the listing by price


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!

Any Discounts or Promo Codes?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Buenos Aires. So for now you can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

We also do have a 35€ discount for Airbnb here.

Map of Buenos Aires Hostels + TOP 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

Here are some more ideas of things to do in Buenos Aires:

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


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 are two sites that we use when we travel. We know how efficient booking in these sites can be. Search, click, and reserve!

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:

  • San Telmo
  • Recoleta
  • Palermo
  • Monserrat

You may want to avoid train stations late at night and other areas such as:

  • Pompeya,
  • Liniers,
  • Parque Patricios

What is the best tango show in Buenos Aires?

This is a difficult question because there are33 so many Tango shows in Buenos Aires. But one of the best is Senor Tango which boasts the voice of Fernando Soler.

Flights to Buenos Aires

We enjoy and to find cheap flights all over South America including Buenos Aires, Lima and Cordoba.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over South America and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

Cheap Flights in South America

More Epic Hostels in South America

Alright alright. By now you have found your coolest hostel in Buenos Aires and perhaps some of the best hostels in Argentina!

You know what, we gave written even more guides for you.

We at Hostelgeeks are here to help you to stay in safe and epic hostels around the world. Check out the finest hostels in the world, the 5 Star Hostels.

For more cool hostel guides around South America, check out:

Find all our hostel guides around the world here.

Over to you

Buenos Aires suddenly seems so much more attractive, right? By now, we hope you answered your question on where to stay in Buenos Aires.

We hope you love our handpicked budget accommodations as much as we do!

Are you left with any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Buenos Aires hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question(s) will help me to understand what I have missed to mention. You will have your questions answered and help me and your fellow travellers by improving this article further.

Therefore, do not be shy, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

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 ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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Your Smart Packing List

It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.

The most important things to pack are: Read the full packing list here. Download Hostel Packing List