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Published: January 19th 2009
Iguazu - Argentina
Hostel Inn - just like a resort!
I know this may not apply to many of you back home who read my blogs, but for those fellow travellers who do read what I write and are either currently on the South American continent or about to arrive, I thought I would put together some information about some of the best hostels I have stayed in. They are not in any order just the best 10 so far along with whatever information I could remember for each. Most of these can be found on either hostelworld or hostelbookers and the prices include breakfast and internet access. The dorm prices are for dorms no bigger then 6 beds.
PERU - Arequipa
La Casa De Los Penguinos
This is a new hostel with all mod cons. The Dutch lady who owns it is a champion as she woke Giss and I up so we didn´t miss our bus since we slept through our alarm after a massive night out.
CHILE - Iquique
International Youth Hostel
Great place to meet people and 10 meters from the sand. Awesome for chilling on the beach.
Massive old mansion with huge rooms and
pool. Great for meeting people and hitting the nightlife.
Little out of town but clean and can store luggage for when you trek Torres Del Paine.
Clean and new. This is the second option if the International hostel next door is full. You can also bargain the price.
Pioneers Hostel (or similar - I can´t remember the full name)
Brand new and awesome. Got all facilities you need right in the heart of town. A bit too close to the only pub in town (a German Microbrewery) which may cause a few hazy days as it did us.
This is the cheapest bed I have had so far and one of the best. The place is an old Casino so it´s like a resort. Great pool and easy to meet people.
New hostel run by two lovely young Uruguayan guys (Martin & Nachos) who will help you with all bus and transport tickets. Located in lovely Pocitos near the beach which is a much better option
The beautiful Joachina Beach
Awesome hostel. Great food and only 1 year old. Friendly staff - you could stay here a week or two easily.
Casa Brasil Hostel
Only 2 months old and run by a mother and daughter team. Very clean and they even offer you homecooked food. Is only 1 street away from Tucano so good option if Tucano is full.
Ipanema Beach House
I am yet to stay here but all reports say it´s great even though it may be a little more expensive than others. I´m booked for a few days here so thought I would include it. It is also located In Ipanema which I am told is better than next door Copacabana.
I hope this helps all my fellow travellers. Also, with regards to Patagonia keep the questions coming as I am happy to answer them!!!
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