This Cuyo region is famed for Malbecs and others delicious red wines. It’s the perfect destination for taking a tasting tour around one of the many bodegas!
The hostel world in Mendoza is pretty great, too.
There are swimming pools to splash in, hammocks to swing the day away and large rooms to spread out to your heart’s content.
- Lagares Hostel – top pick for solo travelers
- Hostel Lao – ideal for couples
- Hostel Windmill – perfect for backpackers
Backpackers that are heading this way will enjoy these cool hostels in Mendoza, Argentina.
We’ve also found a few party hostels that are worth having a look at. They don’t have a crazy scene, but are ideal places to stay to meet other travellers.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
In neighbouring Cordoba there is a stunning 5 star hostel called Onas Hostel.
What we cover in this article?
- 3 best hostels in detail
- cheapest hostels in Mendoza, Argentina
- best hostels in Mendoza for solo travellers
- fun party hostels in Mendoza, Argentina
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
Quick Introduction to Mendoza, Argentina
Average price for a bed: Hostels in Mendoza cost 3€ – 9€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 18€ up to 35€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
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.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Mendoza, Argentina
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Mendoza, Argentina.
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Lagares Hostel
Lagares Hostel has been chosen by us as the absolutely best hostel in Mendoza.
It’s a small, family run hostel with a maximum quality of hospitality, cleanliness and safety.
“If you are looking for a chill and relaxing place to rest, to get to know travelers like you, Hostel Lagares is your best option in Mendoza.”
This hostel has quite a charming feel it, and we love the warmth of the red in the rooms.
And the staff! Each day is like they are born again, with so much energy and excitement to make your time memorable.
Let’s have a closer look at the room options on offer:
- 6-bed mixed dorm
- Double or twin private
- Triple room
- Quadruple room (1 bunk, 2 singles)
Every room comes with air-conditioning and heating for added comfort. Otherwise, the rooms are pretty basic.
It’s not unusual for guests to come together over food around the big dining table. Join in!
There’s even cold drinks, including wine and beer, for sale at the hostel – this makes the socialising easier, right?
Enjoy a free breakfast each morning with homemade buffet of cake, jams, cereal and eggs.
For chilling purposes, there is a great TV common room. This happens to hold over 1000 DVDs.
There is, of course, free internet access.
Location: Situated in the historic city center, two blocks from the main avenue San Martin. In the immediate neighbourhood there is a handy supermarket and shops. It’s also only around 8km from Mendoza City Airport.
This is one of the best hostels in Mendoza, Argentina for
- Solo travellers
- Older travellers
2. Hostel Lao
Hostel Lao is a proper old school hostel that offers a wonderful balance of social, friendly vibes and that home-away-from-home feel.
This laidback feel spreads itself around the 9 unique rooms, into the communal meals and around the spacious social areas.
“We aim to be honest, sustainable, clean, independent, give the best possible service and rooms for a moderate price and maintain our sense of humour.”
Good to know: reception here is NOT open 24/7 – make sure you get your welcome email before arrival.
One of the lovely owners also runs her kitchen from the hostel.
When there is enough demand she will cook up communal dinners, and often organises fun hostel events.
Just have a chat with her and she will be happy to divulge in what’s happening during your stay.
One thing’s for sure: there is always a homebrew on tap, plus local wines to try.
Note: there are rescue dogs on the property. Learn more about pets at 5 star hostels.
Choose between mixed dorms or private rooms – it just depends on what you fancy.
We’d highly recommend for couples to stay here as the double rooms are large and come with a private bathroom.
Make sure you speak to the lovely staff regarding hiking, food, wine tours and anything else local. They know their stuff!
Location: In a busy corner of downtown Mendoza, surrounded by cafes, shops and bars. The central plaza and main bus station are 10-minutes by foot.
This is one of the best hostels in Mendoza, Argentina for
- Female solo travellers
Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld
3. Hostel Windmill
Let’s just say right now that Hostel Windmill has pet dogs! Enough said.
Ok just kidding; there is a lot more to say about this lovely hostel. So don’t worry if you’re not a huge dog lover.
What else is there to look forward to?
- Best free Wifi the city has to offer
- High pressure showers
- Social activities (free wine hour)
- Rooftop terrace
See? We knew what we were doing when we decided to include this as one of the great hostels in Mendoza, Argentina.
It’s a super cute backpackers place with plenty to keep you entertained.
There’s a total of 24 beds spread out over mixed dorms of different sizes. They’re pretty basic, yet clean and comfortable. There is also air conditioning!
We suggest dropping your bags and hanging out on the rooftop, or in the games room where you’ll find the ping-pong table.
Make use of the shared kitchen, dining area and chill out zone.
Good to know: After 11pm there is a quiet rule in place.
Oh and how could we almost forget: breakfast is free! Many travellers claim it to be the best in South America.
Location: Just 3 blocks from the bus station and the main avenue where you can find great restaurants.
This is one of the best hostels in Mendoza, Argentina for
What about cheapest hostels in Mendoza?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget hotels in Mendoza!
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.
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 Mendoza.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Mendoza
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Best Hostels in Mendoza for Solo Travellers?
What is seriously the best hostel in Mendoza for solo-travellers?
There are actually a lot of nice hostels in Mendoza for the solo traveller community.
As we already mentioned, we deem Lagares Hostel a great choice for solo travellers looking for a more relaxed, please-yourself kind of place.
Here are some more options to tickle your fancy.
Mora International Hostel
This is run by the owners and they take great care in offering you personalised attention and help with anything you need.
It’s a small place with a lovely patio. Ideal for meeting other people in an organic way.
More often than not the garden is a gathering place for evening family dinners and a beer in the afternoon.
Hostel Alamo Mendoza
The house that now holds Hostel Alamo was built in 1944 and still maintains its colonial style.
“The lovely enclosed garden, outdoor terrace, fireplaces, and numerous windows throughout help to create the positive and cozy environment.”
There is also now a small pool in the backyard!
It has a total of 14 rooms spread over female-only and mixed dorms, plus basic and deluxe private rooms.
Hostel Estacion Mendoza
On an even smaller scale, with just 7 rooms, is Hostel Estacion Mendoza.
There is a lot on offer here to keep solo travellers of all types happy:
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Free breakfast
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Library with book exchange
It has a top notch location, right in the centre of Mendoza, just 15-minutes from the airport.
Party Hostels in Mendoza, Argentina
So, what is the best party hostel Mendoza has to offer? Honestly, it really depends on what kind of atmosphere you’re after.
There isn’t a crazy, up-all-night scene in the hostels here. Rather, there are social events and amenities that encourage putting the screen down and socialising.
This makes these ‘party’ hostels great for adults as well as the younger crowd.
Let’s have a closer look at 2 hostels we wanted to include here. Each offers a unique vibe.
Hostel Internacional Campo Base (upbeat, lively)
Ok, so Hostel Internacional Mendoza is the most ‘crazy’ party you’ll come across, though it’s still not unbearable.
There is a lot of fun to be had here thanks to the:
- Bar & lounge
- Organised parties
- Empanada and wine nights
Each social space has bags of friendly atmosphere and everyone naturally gravitates together, especially after a good old family dinner.
There’s a mix of dorm rooms and private options which come with an en-suite.
Compare prices and check availability at: Hostelworld
Gorilla Hostel Mendoza (outdoor pool)
Gorilla Hostel is more like a big house, located in the heart of Mendoza.
The main draw of this place has to be the outdoor pool – open between November and May.
This is certainly more of a chilled vibe, with no organised parties or events. It’s more about having a nice time with new friends made easier with the great amenities.
Enjoy a communal kitchen, BBQ, Netflix and table tennis during the day.
In the evening you can go and explore the famous nightlife which is less than 200 metres by foot. Reception is always open so there is no curfew.
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com 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:
- Lagares Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Hostel Lao: Hostelworld
- Hostel Windmill: Booking.com | Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Mendoza best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Mendoza. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.
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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Mendoza hostels on a map.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.
Looking for things to do in Mendoza?in
We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:
- Plaza Independencia
- Lago Del Parque General San Martin
- Mercado Central
- Plaza España
- Area Fundacional
Flights to Mendoza?
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.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Mendoza. Which Mendoza hostel have you chosen?
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Over to you
We hope you’ll agree that Mendoza in Argentina offers up some great hostels. Possibly some of the best hostels in Argentina…?
Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?
Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Mendoza hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.
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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 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. Our promise is to 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:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries