Let's say a big ‚Hola! to our brand new boutique 5 Star Hostel; Caravan BA. Situated in trendy Palermo SOHO in Buenos Aires, this family passion project will surely entice you. The hostel is an old refurbished house, designed completely by the owners.
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Location Advantage of Caravan BA
Caravan BA is located in the heart of Palermo Soho; one of the trendier parts of Palermo and a favorite of backpackers, hipsters and designers. If you come to Buenos Aires, this is the place to live.
Take advantage of the endless cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs; not to mention the infinite number of parks, museums, galleries, shops and artisanal markets.
Caravan BA is a 5-10 min walk from all of the above, including the bus and metro stations that will get your further afield.
Wherever you’d like to go in the city, just ask the staff to help and ideas!Caravan BA, Uriarte 1642, C1414DAR CABA, Argentina
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All room types at Caravan BA
Private Room Types available: Double Room, Premium 4-pax private room, Superior 4-pax private room
Shared Room Types available: 6-Bed dorm, 8-Bed dorm, 6-Bed female only dorm
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Okay, but back to Caravan BA.
We at Hostelgeeks certify 5 Star Hostels based on transparent criteria. Criteria that every hostel, including Caravan BA hostel, meets with flying colours, standing out from the crowd in more ways than one. In Córdoba, Argentina, you can also stay at another remarkable hostel accommodation, the Onas Hostel & Suites.
With just 28 beds on the premises, Caravan BA is a fairly small, intimate hostel. Slap bang among all of the excitement of the city, enjoy cafes, restaurants, markets – a real slice of Argentinian culture. Stay at the hostel and equally enjoy the swimming pool, big garden + bar, and stories from a well-traveled family.
Join in one of their many charity projects, learn Spanish or join a free walking tour – all options at Caravan BA Hostel. And it’s only starting. We also curated a cool list of the best 25 fun things to do in Buenos Aires.
So come on, let’s have a wander around and see why Caravan BA hostel has made it on to the 5 Star Hostel list.
Caravan BA is a 5 Star Hostel because …
1. Eco-friendly installations and charity collaborations
The owners of this boutique-style hostel are super creative, and you will see what we mean when you have a walk around. Many of the decorations are made of old things that have been up-cycled!
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There are also plenty of Eco-friendly installations within Caravan BA Hostel. It is solar panel central, including the use of a solar water purifier for the pool. This allows for clean water only all year round; avoiding chemicals and saving your skin all at once.
Keep those lights turned off thanks to the many windows and natural light, and enjoy guilt-free electricity in the evening thanks to energy-saving bulbs. As for during the day, why not grab a rental bike, save on fuel and head off into the city to discover what is has to offer on two wheels?
The bikes at Caravan BA are cool! They look like the bikes at the Most Art Boutique Hostel.
But wait; there is another fantastic sustainability effort from this amazing hostel. Their links with social charity projects are strong, and they want their guests to get involved too. So, if you fancy helping build homes for the needy, or have unwanted clothes to donate during your stay – you’ve come to the perfect place.
If you time it right you may well also catch the Argentinean market that is held at Caravan BA once a month. There’s no doubt you’ll love the food, sweets and designer clothes on offer.
2. Porteña home with multicultural environment
The design of Caravan BA is full of love and passion, created by the owners themselves. With design in mind, they wanted to create both a cosy ‘porteña’ home and a multicultural place, which everyone is welcome to enjoy. It’s always great when the owners of a hostel are well traveled, and it is no exception here.
You may be asking “why”? Well, experienced travelers know what is expected, necessary and important within a hostel. Book yourself into a room here, and you’ll find comfy beds with a lamp and plugs, your very own locker and exclusive bathrooms.
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Buenos Aires is an amazing, yet slightly chaotic place and a little nature wouldn’t go amiss. That’s why at Caravan BA you not only have a swimming pool to cool off in, but a garden to enjoy. The tables are a perfect place to sit after a big day out exploring, or feel free to grab a book from the library and let the chill-axing commence!
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Whether you are in a dorm or private room, you will enjoy the terrace, balcony and/or garden views. Once again the large windows allow for plenty of natural light, and the bold paint scheme will really brighten your day.
To quote the décor in one of the rooms:
“Out your bad vibes”– we love it!
3. Modern, cool and homely
Caravan BA is a beautiful mix of a hotel and porteña home. Taking important aspects of a hotel – modern, cool, clean facilities and safety – and mixing it with a family atmosphere of a porteña home, is truly wonderful. In fact, it is what makes this boutique hostel so unique.
However, we haven’t mentioned the third ingredient: Hostel magic, none the less!
And this 5 Star Hostel has a lot of magic up its sleeve. Throw together special events, a garden bar, swimming pool, a big kitchen and a meeting place, and it is a recipe for some seriously good times.
When the day comes to a close, rest assured that the variety of private and shared rooms will satisfy your needs. Try not to oversleep in the comfy beds and make it down in time for the buffet breakfast.
What makes this breakfast unique is that it is prepared with local ingredients, and homemade by the ‘Mama’ of the hostel, aka Viviana.
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4. Plunge into the Argentinian Culture
The social space at Caravan BA is ready for travelers and locals alike to get to know each other. Their super cool garden-bar is just one amazing space. Here there are yummy cocktails and a variety of domestic and international beers on offer.
For the staff at Caravan BA, all guests are welcome, whether it is an intrepid traveler or a porteño (local).
Within the hostel walls, special events are organized each week such as ‘asado’ (a typical Argentinian barbecue), Sunday-soccer and movie nights in the comfy TV room. Talking about movies, some of the 5 Star Hostels have even a cinema room:
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If however, you fancy stepping outside to continue the social vibes then look no further. Locals and friends of the owners organize free walking tours for their guests, so now you can discover the city in a more relaxed manner.
There are also Spanish lessons provided by a cool, local language school. Either arrange to join in at the school itself for a small amount or learn a new language in the comfort of the hostel.
Here are as well 25 fun things to do in Buenos Aires. It includes pizza marathon, football and even some tango with no tourists.
5. Passion for connecting people from all over the globe
There is a real team atmosphere at Caravan BA. It is in fact brand new, boutique and bursting full of passion from the inside out. How do we know?
Well, the staff tell us so through their beautiful design of the place, and their wanderlust spirit. In fact, we are going to stop right there and finish with a quote from the family themselves:
“We are absolutely sure that a place, a route, a story, a person, can change a journey and a destiny.”
– Caravan team
Furthermore, they say:
“It happened to us. And that’s why we are here; building our dream. We bet on our city, and while our guests come to visit it, we focus on what we think is one of the most impactful parts of traveling: connecting and meeting with people from all over the globe.
We work as a team and with real passion, creating a happy environment and always wanting to make every guest feel the best possible way!”
Enough said, right?