The 12 Best Buenos Aires Hostels for Every Type of Traveler

The 12 Best Buenos Aires Hostels for Every Type of Traveler

Buenos Aires, the biggest city in Argentina and the capital, is a city full of life, culture, art and history and everything in between. Thanks to this guide to the 12 best Buenos Aires hostels, you’ll have a great home base in the coolest and hippest neighborhoods in this city so you can fully explore everything it has to offer.

Stunningly beautiful, Buenos Aires is a charming mix of past and present and most probably, the future. I’d say that Buenos Aires has earned its reputation as a little taste of Europe in South America. Honestly, there are so many things to do in Buenos Aires that you definitely need more than a few days to enjoy everything this massive city has to offer (we were there for more than a month!).

About Buenos Aires

Also known as The Queen of the Silver River or La Reina de la Plata, Buenos Aires’ name came the Spanish sailors’ devotion to Santa Maria de Los Buenos Aires for bringing them safely to shore. Aptly named, as is also translates as “fair winds” or “good air” thanks to the breeze coming from the ocean, which helps knock down the stifling heat and humidity in summer.

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This city is one of the most visited cities in Latin America with more than 3 million tourists visiting every year. The Portenos, as the locals call themselves, welcome visitors to experience their amazing food, enchanting tango, soccer, wine, asado, the mysterious Gauchos, and the exhilarating sport of polo.

Any of the best tours and activities in Buenos Aires are also worth joining if you have the time and the budget to experience one or two (or even all!) of them.

With Buenos Aires, it’s impossible to experience it all in a short period of time. You’ll need at least a week or two to be able to go through all the places and explore these to get the most out of this vibrant city.

Indeed, part of the lure of Buenos Aires isn’t doing anything in particular at all, but just walking the streets, taking in the architecture, enjoying the café life, and sitting in a plaza.

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Don’t forget to check out the Best of the Best of the Hostels list towards the end part of this article. And if you are a newbie to hostels, also check out this article about what you need to know about staying in hostels for the first time. But before we proceed, let’s talk about the hippest neighborhoods or barrios to stay in Buenos Aires.

Coolest Neighborhoods to Stay in Buenos Aires

Palermo

Palermo is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, which is characterized by mansions, wide avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings. The Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires or MALBA is in this barrio and is well-loved by locals. Another go-to of the locals is the Bosques de Palermo, which is the largest park in the city where locals and tourists can picnic, bike around, or wander about.

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Palermo is subdivided into sections like the Palermo Chico which is more residential with shopping areas and the MALBA. Another hip area is Palermo Soho with plenty of cool cafes and designer stores filled with shoppers. And the vibrant nightlife is in Palermo Hollywood with bars, nightclubs, and restaurants.

Recoleta

Recoleta is a fancy residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires with tremendous historical and architectural value to the city. The Recoleta Cemetery is its most famous landmark which was designed by French architect Prosper Catelin in 1822 upon the request of President Bernardino Rivadavia.

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The other buildings around the neighborhood are in Beaux-Arts architecture, and many of the mansions have been converted into embassies.

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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes of the National Fine Arts Museum is also found in Recoleta alongside with the Recoleta Cultural Center, National Library of Argentina, and many other venues that are for cultural and exhibition purposes.

San Telmo

San Telmo is the oldest neighborhood in the city and is one of the most interesting parts because it has well-preserved colonial buildings and a vibrant street life. There are plenty of quaint cafes, antique shops, and tango parlors that dot the cobblestone streets. Many artists and dancers can always be found in these timeless cobblestone streets.

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You can visit the museums, old churches, and antique fairs in Plaza Dorrego. You can also learn tango in this area, open to locals and tourists. This is a beautiful neighborhood to walk around and wander into the little stores and experience Buenos Aires daily life.

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Honestly, San Telmo is my favorite neighborhood in the city, although many long-term expats choose places like Palermo.

Belgrano

Belgrano was named after the politician and military leader Manuel Belgrano who created the national flag of Argentina. This upper-middle-class neighborhood can be divided into Belgrano R, Belgrano C, Central Belgrano, and Lower Belgrano.

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Avenida Cabildo is the heart and main thoroughfare of Belgrano. Along this long street which runs Northwest to Southeast, you can find grocery stores, movie theaters, cafes, boutiques, bookstores, and other retail outlets.

The residential part is located in Cabildo and high-rise luxury apartment buildings surround the Universidad de Belgrano. Belgrano R is the calmer part of Belgrano with mostly Anglo-Saxon styled family homes with spacious backyards with swimming pools, resided by rich Argentine families and expats.

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Belgrano C is where Buenos Aires’ Chinatown is and it is crowded with restaurants, Chinese herbs and pharmacies, grocery stores, and specialty shops catering to Asian-Argentines.

Montserrat

Montserrat is a narrow neighborhood between San Telmo and Downtown that runs between the Casa Rosada and the Congreso building, basically following along Avenida de Mayo.

There are very few buildings here that are less than 100 years old, meaning that this neighborhood holds some of the most important architectural treasures of the city. Avenida de Mayo is a major and important thoroughfare, and you’ll undoubtedly be spending at least a bit of time here, even if you don’t opt to stay in this neighborhood for your hostel.

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This neighborhood transitions seamlessly into San Telmo and provides easy access to many important areas, including Recoleta.

Downtown

Buenos Aires Downtown or Centro is a combination of the different neighborhoods in the center of the city. This brings a diversity of things to do, museums to visit, and restaurants to eat. There are plazas, shopping centers, colonial buildings, cultural and historic buildings and so much more to see.

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While there’s nothing wrong with Downtown, it usually isn’t the top of the list for most foreigners, and it is mostly a place that remains active during the working hours and is heavily trafficked by workers (which can be off-putting).

After learning about Buenos Aires and introducing you to the coolest neighborhoods to stay in this city, here are the 12 best Buenos Aires hostels so you can decide where you want to base yourself.

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Caravan BA Hostel Boutique

Neighborhood: Palermo

Caravan BA Hostel Boutique is the top-rated hostel in Buenos Aires and it can be found in the neighborhood of Palermo. This hostel offers a convenient location which is close to 50+ cafes, 100+ designer shops and art galleries, 40+ pubs and dance clubs, and 70+ gourmet restaurants. It is also a 5-minute walk to the nicest parks in the city like Plaza Serrano Square.

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Caravan BA Hostel Boutique room rates start at $23/night with Continental breakfast. They offer bunk beds in 6-, 8-bed mixed dorm rooms, bunk beds in 6-bed female-only dorm rooms and private rooms with garden view.

This hostel features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, garden, a bar, shared lounge, terrace, table tennis area, and a shared kitchen. If you would like to bike around the neighborhood, bike rentals are available at this property.

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This hostel is proud to embrace eco-friendly ways in the operations of the hostel. They use solar panels and a solar water purifier for the pool. Inside the property, they use energy-saving lights. They also have an organic garden where they get the veggies and herbs for the meals and guests can also get some if they prepare their own food.

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There are fantastic common areas for the guests and they also have large spaces both inside and out. You can choose to play ping pong or foosball with the other guests, and they recently opened up a market at the hostel selling Argentinian items such as food, sweets, and clothes from local entrepreneurs and social enterprises.

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There are organized trips to Bariloche, Iguazú, Salta, Calafate, and Mendoza so you can ask from their tour desk if you’d like to join any of the tours. Plus, there are arranged activities for the guests like an asado on Friday nights (paired up with some good wine too).

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Since Caravan BA Hostel Boutique is in Palermo, one of the hippest and largest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, it is a great place to stay. Hipsters, backpackers, artists, and travelers of different kinds are always around this area, so this is a great place to meet other people from around the world too.

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Malevo Muraña Hostel

Neighborhood: Palermo

Malevo Muraña Hostel is inspired by the story written by world-famous Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges entitled “Juan Muraña” that took place at this very house. The design is eclectic, modern and all Argentine with inspirations coming from tango, the city of Buenos Aires, and Argentine culture.

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Located in the Palermo neighborhood, it is a few minutes walk to restaurants, designer shops, cafes, and bustling nightlife. The property is also accessible to numerous bus lines as well as the subway station Plaza Italia (D Line) which connects to the main tourist attractions of the city.

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Malevo Muraña Hostel room rates start at $17/night with Continental or buffet breakfast. They offer bunk beds in 6-bed mixed rooms, single beds in twin rooms with shared bathrooms, large double or 2 single beds in double or twin rooms, large double or 2 single beds in superior double or twin room with terrace, and double or twin rooms with private bathrooms. Some of the rooms even have balconies.

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The hostel features a spacious patio, a shared kitchen, dining room, darts/game room, garden, and a shared lounge. There is an elevator, so it is more accessible for those in wheelchairs.

You can enjoy the barbecue area where the guests can get together for the traditional ‘asado’ or go to the other terrace to enjoy the sun in the backyard for chill music. Have some drinks at the bar and enjoy some of the game nights with new friends from all over.

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Malevo Muraña Hostel is not a party hostel yet has a very sociable environment, plus very accessible to restaurants, nightlife, and tourist attractions. What more can you ask for?

Check the best rates for Malevo Muraña Hostel and book now:
Booking.com or Hostelworld.com

Benita Hostel

Neighborhood: Recoleta

Benita Hostel is located in the Recoleta neighborhood in a refurbished 19th-century mansion. It is a hostel with a friendly vibe and communal feel surrounded by plenty of cultural and historical sights to visit, perfect for any traveler.

What is nice is that everything you need from food to clothes to ATMs is just a stone’s throw away from the hostel. Also, this property is accessible to a metro station and various bus lines.

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Benita Hostel room rates start at $21/night with breakfast. They offer bunk beds in 4-, 6-bed mixed dorm rooms, bunk beds in 4-bed female-only dorm rooms, and large double beds in double rooms with private bathrooms.

Spacious rooms are painted with white but they’ve also got some interesting murals painted in the hostel. Snap a selfie or get some photos with the new friends you’ll meet in the hostel.

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This property has a currency exchange, a giant roof terrace, and common areas. If you would like to prepare your own food, there is a fully equipped kitchen for you to use. To chill, order some drinks and sit back and watch something on Netflix in the open lounge.

It has a medium-sized patio which is awesome to meet and mingle with the other travelers staying in this hostel. Not a rowdy party hostel but definitely a place where you can exchange some travel stories with other guests.

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The staff is accommodating and you can ask a local’s recommendations for places to eat or some things to do around Buenos Aires. They can point you to a bike path just about 100 meters from the hostel.

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Benita Hostel is located in cultural Recoleta but is also quite near the hip Palermo neighborhoods (great for nightlife). It is a gem if you want to enjoy the best of great places here in Buenos Aires.

Check the best rates for Benita Hostel and book now on Booking.com.

Rayuela Hostel Boutique

Neighborhood: San Telmo

Located in Belgrano, Rayuela Hostel Boutique is just a few minutes away to famous the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo, Palacio Barolo, Casa Rosada, and the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo.

Wander and explore the neighborhood of San Telmo for its unique antique shops, awesome restaurants, artsy cafes, and one of the biggest craft markets in the country.

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Rayuela Hostel Boutique room rates start at $12/night with Continental breakfast and they offer bunk beds in 6-bed mixed dorm rooms. Each room has a flat-screen TV, shared bathroom, and a patio with a city view.

The property has a billiards area, computers, and a library. The shared lounge has some musical instruments which you can borrow and probably join a spontaneous jam with the other guests, maybe even some Argentineans from other parts of the country.

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Breakfasts here are sumptuous with homemade cakes and warm croissants with cereals, fruits, juices, and coffee. Though you can also use the fully equipped kitchen if you want to prepare your own.

By the way, if you are a vegan you can ask for alternatives. But if you aren’t, then Buenos Aires has the best steaks and they do a mean Asado treat every Sunday grilled by the owners themselves. Share a beer and enjoy the asado!

The 12 Best Buenos Aires Hostels for Every Type of Traveler

The friendly staff wants you to make the most out of your stay in the hostel and this city so they offer recommendations on the best spots. Ask them about live Tango shows or the underground bar scene or the free walking tours, they will surely point you in the right direction.

Try opening up a conversation about football and you will get them all riled up and you will see their passion for this game. And do we need to ask them about where to find the best steak and malbec? Yes, we do!

The 12 Best Buenos Aires Hostels for Every Type of Traveler

Rayuela Hostel Boutique is run by its passionate owners with the goal that you feel at home in their hostel in Buenos Aires. The only way to find out is to stay there for yourself…

Check the best rates for Rayuela Hostel Boutique and book now:
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America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Neighborhood: San Telmo

America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires was named the Best Hostel in Buenos Aires in 2011 and 2012 by the Hoscars (Oscars of the Hostels) and indeed it lives up to its reputation. The hostel is alive with colors and murals and is purposefully designed to be an amazing hostel.

Located off the cobblestone streets of San Telmo, this hostel is in the vicinity of historical houses, the famous Colon Theater, The Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Plaza Dorrego, and the Puerto Madero neighborhood.

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America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires room rates start at $18/night with Continental breakfast and they offer single beds in mixed dorm rooms, 1 double or 2 single beds in double or twin rooms, 2 bunk beds in triple rooms, and 4 bunk beds in quadruple rooms. The breakfast is served at the inner patio but there is also a communal kitchen which is equipped with an oven, microwave, and refrigerator to prepare your meals.

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The rooms are wheelchair accessible (although the streets, not so much) and the hostel has two elevators. There is a TV room and shared computers if you need to check your email.

Plus, they’ve got an amazing open area for barbeque time. If you are up for any adventure, you can ask any of the friendly staff to give you a recommendation: a free walking tour, VIP night at the best clubs, tango dance classes, or learn a little bit of Spanish.

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The hostel arranges weekday walking tours around Buenos Aires. Since it is also near interesting restaurants, you should feel free to just explore the neighborhood. On Sundays too, there is an incredible and massive market close by. But if you like to chill and relax, the property has a nice big lounge and backyard where you can hang out with a few beers.

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Styled in modern decor and artsy murals, America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires does not disappoint even the pickiest of budget travelers.

Check the best rates for America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires and book now:
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Milhouse Hostel Hipo

Neighborhood: San Telmo

Located in the San Telmo neighborhood, Milhouse Hostel Hipo is just a 5-minute walk from the Obelisk. Featuring French windows, stylish wooden floors, charming atrium with a spacious central courtyard, and a curved staircase inside the 19th-century building makes it an extra charming place to stay in. This hostel is very easy to find in Avenida 9 de Julio, near the Casa Rosada and is accessible by subway or bus line.

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Milhouse Hostel Hipo room rates start at $15/night with Continental breakfast and they offer single beds in mixed dorm rooms, single beds in female-only dorm rooms, double bed in single or double rooms with private bathrooms, 2 single beds in twin rooms with private bathrooms, 3 single beds in triple rooms with private bathrooms, and 4 single beds in quadruple rooms with private bathrooms.

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They offer tango classes if you would like to learn a little tango while you are in Argentina (which you should definitely do!). You can also try to ask at the front desk for Spanish classes, guided city tours and their organized activity or excursion for the day. They offer discounts to football games, local shows, and VIP passes to nightclubs and bars.

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They’ve also got happy hours with an in-house DJ that plays music every night if you feel like staying in. There is a bar with a pool table for those like to play. The property has TV/DVD and game rooms to chill. A nice chill-out terrace is also a good place to tuck yourself to relax.

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Milhouse Hostel Hipo is a good place to wind down after a long, tiring day. After all, your accommodation should be a place to do just that.

Check the best rates for Milhouse Hostel Hipo and book now:
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Malala Hostel

Neighborhood: Recoleta

“It feels like a palace” isn’t unusual to hear when talking about Malala Hostel. The main hall is grand and designed with vintage lamps and stained-glass windows. Filled with high ceilings, wide corridors, wood floors, and spacious rooms are what you’ll find in this elegant hostel.

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Located in Recoleta, this hostel is walking distance to museums, restaurants, and is practically next door to the most beautiful bookstore on earth, El Ateneo Grand Splendid. It is also a 15-minute walk to the famous Recoleta Cemetery. It is within easy reach of the Palace of the Argentine National Congress and Teatro Colon.

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Malala Hostel room rates start at $10/night with Continental breakfast and they offer bunk beds in mixed dorm rooms, bunk beds in 8-, 10-bed mixed dorm rooms, and bunk beds in a 6-bed female-only dorm. Inside the rooms, you’ll also find an in-room safe, dressing area, wardrobe, and a sofa, along with a patio.

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The hostel has a library, garden, shared lounge, darts/game room, currency exchange service, and a communal kitchen. There is also a sun terrace for you to hang out in.

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If you are interested in staying in a 19th-century mansion with a homey and social vibe then Malala Hostel is the perfect place to be.

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Milhouse Hostel Avenue

Neighborhood: Montserrat

Milhouse Hostel Avenue is a budget hostel on Avenida de Mayo, in the historic neighborhood of Montserrat which runs in the area surround the Casa Rosada and Congreso and seamlessly transitions into San Telmo. It is set in a refurbished and beautifully restored 1905 house with parquet floors and modern paintings.

This property is about 600 meters away from the Obelisk of Buenos Aires and other Buenos Aires tourist attractions. It can also be reached through the Lima Metro Station which is just a 3-minute walk away.

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Milhouse Hostel Avenue room rates start at $15/night with breakfast and they offer bunk beds in mixed dorm rooms, bunk beds in female-only dorm rooms, single bed in single room with private bathroom, 2 single beds or double bed in a double room with private bathroom, single bed and a bunk bed in triple room with private bathroom, and 2 bunk beds in a quadruple room with private bathroom.

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In the property, you can enjoy the bar and barbecue on the terrace or maybe a game of pool perhaps? Or if you want to sneak in some pages of your book, you can go to the reading lounge to do just that. Of course, there is a fully equipped kitchen if you would like to do some cooking.

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Just like in Milhouse Hostel Hipo, its sister hostel, the tour desk offers tango lessons, football tickets, and VIP passes for nightclubs and bars. Every day in Milhouse Hostel Avenue is fun and entertaining because of the unforgettable experiences and fantastic excursions that they offer.

Try any of these: walking tours of the city (either by bike or minivan), on-site Spanish language classes, Argentine culinary classes, amazing football matches, polo lessons, or a tango class. At night, join the fun with quiz nights, game nights, live bands, open-mic sessions, Asado nights, and more rooftop parties.

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In Milhouse Hostel Avenue, you certainly won’t have the excuse that you are bored. There are so many things to do in and outside this hostel. Plus, you get to meet a lot of cool people!

Check the best rates for Milhouse Hostel Avenue and book now:
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Reina Madre Hostel

Neighborhood: Recoleta

Located in Recoleta, Reina Madre Hostel is a cool hostel in a quaint refurbished building. It is a safe area where you can walk or bike around, near Palermo Soho also, which is one of the best nightlife areas in the city. The location also offers good connectivity for both bus and metro stations. There is a small park around the hostel where you can explore or jog at any time of the day.

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Reina Madre Hostel room rates start at $10/night with breakfast and they offer bunk beds in 4-, 6-, 8-bed dorm rooms, bunk beds in 4-bed female-only dorm rooms, single beds in single rooms, and a private standard double room with shared bathroom.

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There is a big living room and dining room to meet other guests. The shared kitchen is well equipped if you would like to prepare your own food or store your food. There is a solarium and rooftop garden too if you would like to take in a little bit of the Argentine sun.

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And of course, you can enjoy a steak in the barbecue area. You are in Buenos Aires and meat is a must!

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Reina Madre Hostel is an accessible hostel within the city limits and located where you can easily reach any of the main tourist attractions of the city by foot, by bus, or by subway. Isn’t that convenient?

Check the best rates for Reina Madre Hostel and book now:
Booking.com or Hostelworld.com

Hostel Estoril

Neighborhood: Montserrat

If you see the views from the rooftop of Hostel Estoril, it would not be a surprise if you book right away. The perfect location for a hostel means being in the right place which is accessible to other tourist attractions and public transport.

And this is what this hostel offers, being located right on the Avenida 9 de Mayo just down the street from the National Congress and a few blocks from the Obelisk or the historic Tortoni Café (a must-visit).

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Choose any of these key sights in Buenos Aires: Florida Street, Teatro Colon, The Obelisk, National Congress building, Casa Rosada (or the Presidential Residence), San Telmo, Recoleta, La Boca, and many other popular parts of the city. All of them are walking distance from the hostel.

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Hostel Estoril room rates start at $11/night with breakfast and they offer bunk beds in 4-, 6-, 8-bed dorm rooms with shared bathrooms, bunk beds in 4-bed female-only dorm rooms, 2 single beds in a twin room with shared bathrooms, a private double room with shared bathroom, and other options The other rooms feature wrought-iron French balconies and parquet floors.

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A rooftop sun terrace offers the most splendid city views. You can either enjoy a few beers here (or cocktails for that matter) with the best steaks you have ever tasted in your life. It is Buenos Aires remember? Asado is to die for.

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You can still have some quiet time watching TV in the common living room or spend some time in the patio or common areas. And if you want to get out and explore but don’t know where to go, the tour desk will help you with recommending a day tour or an excursion for you to take.

Or how about checking out the best tours in Buenos Aires that I highly recommend? Although I prefer going around independently in places that I travel to, there are just some tours and activities that are so well-curated and run that you can’t resist.

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I just have to repeat: Hostel Estoril has the most stunning views of the urban scenery of the city center. If this is not a huge reason to book, then just think you have your own drone-like view of Buenos Aires. You should at least drink some Malbec wine under the stars here. (Cue the tango music…)

Check the best rates for Hostel Estoril and book now:
Booking.com or Hostelworld.com

Art Factory Palermo

Neighborhood: Palermo

Trendy Palermo is home to the colorful and flamboyant hostel Art Factory Palermo. Art Factory Palermo is a chic and lively hostel designed with modern contemporary arts on its walls. Art Factory Palermo is 100 meters from Armenia Square and about 600 meters from Plaza Serrano Square and from Plaza Italia Square.

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Art Factory Palermo room rates start at $13/night with breakfast and they offer bunk beds in 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-, 14-bed mixed dorm rooms, bunk beds in 8-bed female-only dorm rooms, 1 double bed in a double room with private bathroom, 1 double bed or 2 single beds in a double room with balcony and shared bathroom, and a double room with shared bathroom.

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The property features game rooms and comfortable common lounges for guests to chill and relax. There is also a balcony and outdoor seating area where you can spend their downtime.

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Each corner of this hostel is filled with art, giving it a fun and energetic vibe. Even the shared kitchen is colorful and interesting to spend time in.

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If you are an artist or an art lover, this should be right up your alley. You might even get a chance to meet the amazing artists while they are working on a mural. Art Factory Palermo is bohemian inside and outside and the people who come around to make this their temporary art hub are definitely worth knowing.

Check the best rates for Art Factory Palermo and book now:
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Hostel Suites Florida

Neighborhood: Downtown

Hostel Suites Florida is one of the most popular hostels in Buenos Aires and it is the top reviewed hostel in the city. Location wise, it is strategically located in the popular Florida Street and which is also a 5-minute walk from Puerto Madero.

It is next to the well-known Corrientes Avenue and around the hostel are a good number of famous shops, cafes, bars, and interesting restaurants. The Obelisk is just a few minutes walk from this property.

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Hostel Suites Florida room rates start at $11/night with breakfast and they offer bunk beds in mixed dorm rooms, bunk beds in 6-bed female-only dorm rooms, single bed in single rooms, 4 bunk beds in budget twin rooms, 1 double bed in double room, 2 single beds in twin room, 1 double bed in superior double room, 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed in triple room, 2 bunk beds in quadruple room, and 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed in a family room.

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The hostel has a bar and diner in the basement where they serve breakfast every day. There is a game room with a billiards table if you fancy a game with fellow hostel-stayers.

There are also computer terminals where you can check your email or update your Facebook photos of your travels. Or you can always watch a movie in the mini-cinema and lounge around the bean bags while you’re at it.

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The tour desk and staff can recommend an itinerary for you or other fun things to do. There are also arranged activities for guests, whether day tours or excursions out of town. Or if you would like to bike around the city center, then you’ve got bike rentals on-site.

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Fusion Bar, the on-site bar, has been opened to the public so there is a chance you can meet other travelers visiting Buenos Aires and locals alike.

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Hostel Suites Florida is in the heart of Buenos Aires and you’ll enjoy more of your time if you like to be in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires.

Check the best rates for Hostel Suites Florida and book now:
Booking.com or Hostelworld.com

Best of the Best Hostels in Buenos Aires

You can’t go wrong with any of these top Buenos Aires hostels, but the best thing for you is to also know what you want from this trip to Argentina and make sure one of these hostels best fit your character or your needs. Again, I have written extensively about what to expect in hostels especially if you are staying in one for the first time.

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Buenos Aires or BA is a massive city and it is easy to get overwhelmed (or just confused) with how to tackle this humongous city. But just like what they say, you have to be at the right time and the right place. Right place means you have to be in a location which is perfect for you and you alone. Follow your instinct and book the best hostel for you in Buenos Aires…

If your instincts need a little more guidance, then this should help you better decide on where to stay based on where and what is most important to you…

Top Reviewed Hostels in Buenos Aires:
#1 Caravan BA Hostel Boutique
#2 Malevo Muraña Hostel
#3 Benita Hostel

Most Reviewed Buenos Aires Hostels
(combined number of reviews from Booking.com and Hostelworld.com):
#1 Hostel Suites Florida with 8,506 reviews
#2 America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires with 6,207 reviews
#3 Milhouse Hostel Avenue with 4,339 reviews

Best for Solo Travelers:
#1 Caravan BA Hostel Boutique
#2 Malala Hostel and Milhouse Hostel Avenue
#3 Hostel Estoril 

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Best for Couples:
#1 Malevo Muraña Hostel
#2 Hostel Suites Florida

Most Friendly to PWDs:
#1 America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires
#2 Malevo Muraña Hostel

Party Hostel: Milhouse Hostel Avenue

Best for Groups: Hostel Suites Florida

Best On-Site Restaurant: Rayuela Hostel Boutique

Most Eco-friendly Hostel: Caravan BA Hostel Boutique

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Most Pet-Friendly Hostel:
#1 Caravan BA Hostel Boutique
#2 Rayuela Hostel Boutique

Best Bathroom:
#1 Caravan BA Hostel Boutique
#2 Malala Hostel

Best Location in Proximity to Tourist Attractions in Buenos Aires:
#1 Hostel Estoril 
#2 Caravan BA Hostel Boutique

Best for Women Travelers: Art Factory Palermo

Best Buenos Aires hostels Benita Hostel

Most Socially Responsible Hostel: Caravan BA Hostel Boutique

Best Hostel in Palermo: Caravan BA Hostel Boutique

Best Hostel in Recoleta: Benita Hostel

Best Hostel in San Telmo: America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Best Hostel in Downtown Buenos Aires: Hostel Suites Florida

Great for Walking Around: Hostel Estoril 

Best Buenos Aires Hostels Reina Madre Hostel

Cheapest Rooms:
#1 Malala Hostel and Reina Madre Hostel – $10
#2 Hostel Estoril  and Hostel Suites Florida – $11
#3 Rayuela Hostel Boutique – $12

Best for Digital Nomads:
#1 America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires
#2 Benita Hostel
#3 Caravan BA Hostel Boutique

Best Bunk Beds: America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Best Breakfast: Rayuela Hostel Boutique

Best Vegan Food / Food Options: Rayuela Hostel Boutique

Best Buenos Aires hostels Art Factory Palermo

Most Instagrammable:
#1 Art Factory Palermo
#2 America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Best Garden: Caravan BA Hostel Boutique

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Best Pool: Caravan BA Hostel Boutique

Best Bar:
#1 Milhouse Hostel Avenue
#2 Hostel Suites Florida

Best Buenos Aires Hostels Hostel Estoril

Best Rooftop: Hostel Estoril

Most Peaceful and Quiet:
#1 America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Best Kitchen to Cook: Malevo Muraña Hostel

Most Spacious Rooms:
#1 Malala Hostel
#2 Milhouse Hostel Avenue
#3 Milhouse Hostel Hipo

Best Buenos Aires Hsotels Milhouse Hostel Hipo

Best Lounge/Common Areas:
#1 Caravan BA Hostel Boutique
#2 Malevo Muraña Hostel
#3 America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Hostel with the Best Social Events and Arranged Tours:
#1 Caravan BA Hostel Boutique
#2 America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Best Patio:
#1 America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires
#2 Caravan BA Hostel Boutique

Best Rooftop: Hostel Estoril

Best Buenos Aires Hostels America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Most Artsy:
#1 America Del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires
#2 Malala Hostel

Got any more suggestions for other hostels? Don’t see your favorite on this list? Leave a comment below with your suggestions of why it deserves to be included…

Map of the Best Buenos Aires Hostels

Here’s a little map of the best Buenos Aires hostels to help you locate yourself and get oriented in terms of where you might want to stay.

More About Buenos Aires

By now, you’re probably itching to book your flight and your hostel to Buenos Aires. I have said several times before that Buenos Aires is my favorite city in all of Latin America, really! I have stayed there for more than a month with my girlfriend and we frequently talk about going back and staying for another month or more.

Buenos Aires Hostels

Whether you enjoy walking or biking around, this city offers a lot of open spaces and European-style buildings. If you are a romantic and love to go dancing day in and day out, then the Milonga tours and milongas for tango dancing are perfect for you.

Buenos Aires Hostels

And don’t get me started with the food: asado, Malbec, empanadas, choripanes, more steaks…and another round of steaks?! Top it all off with a lovely sidewalk café accompanied by medialunas and an alfajor. Yeah, I liked Argentina, and especially Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires Hostels

Whoever you are and whatever you may fancy, Buenos Aires has something special for you. Have fun! I know we did…

Traveling to Buenos Aires soon? Be sure to check out the coolest things to do in Buenos Aires or the best tours and activities in this city. And don’t miss my comprehensive guide for traveling to South America with all the information you need to plan a better trip.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to book your lodging in Buenos Aires now via Booking.com to save money and secure your reservation. If you are staying for more than a few weeks, I highly recommend looking up units in Airbnb. New users can get credit for their first stay by using my link.

And finally, don’t travel to Buenos Aires without getting your travel insurance for Argentina. I use and recommend World Nomads to protect myself against illness, injury, and theft, and would suggest you do the same!

Read Next: Best Buenos Aires Tours and Activities

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