South America: List of Hostels

Below is the list of the places we crashed at night.

Country Town Hostel name Price (per person) Type of room Grade Comment
Bolivia La Paz Tinka ~30€ double +++ High End Hotel in Sopocachi.
Argentina Humahuaca Giromundo 100ARS dorm ++ Backpacker style
Argentina Tilcara Tierra Andina 150ARS dorm  +
Argentina Salta Backpacker’s home 100ARS dorm  +
Argentina Cafayate Road runner 70ARS camping  + Camping in the backyard of an hostel
Argentina Belen Vilma 80ARS camping  — Camping in the backyard of a house. Dark and dirty.
Argentina Chilecito Hotel Hermoso 250ARS double  —  Couldn’t find  a hostel or a camping within the city. Expensive hotel instead
Argentina Mendoza Independencia 150ARS double  +++  Welcoming staff, nice ambiance. Free wine @night!
Argentina Uspallata Huellas andinas 200ARS double  +
Argentina Cordoba Rupestre 260ARS double  +++  Include a boulder climbing room within the hostel.
Argentina Buenos Aires Palerno 250ARS AirBnB  ++  Friendly owners.
Uruguay Montevideo El Viajero US$15 dorm  +  A little bit noisy at night
Uruguay Punta del Diablo del Diablo US$12.5 double  ++  Welcoming staff. Huge breakfast.
Uruguay Cabo Polonio El Viejo Lobo UR$300 dorm  ++ Pleasant.
Uruguay Salto Dayman Posta del Dayman UR$200 camping  —  Unpleasant staff and common area really dirty.
Argentina Puerto Iguazu Victor 125ARS Chambre d’hôte  ++  Friendly owners
Brazil Paraty Geko 25R$ dorm  +++  Friendly. Good trip advices
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Cacaia 60R$ double +  Fat breakfast. Simple
Brazil Belem Belem Hostel 50R$ double  +++ Fat breakfast. Friendly
Brazil Oiapoque Kayna 17R$ triple  — Dirty, creapy, cheap, like all the places in town
French Guyana Kourou Cabret Kalawashi 10€ hamac  ++  Amazing owner
Suriname Paramaribo Die Kleine Histoire US$15 double  ++
Colombia Leticia Casa de las Palmas 33,000COP double  ++  Swimming pool.
Colombia Medellin Yolo 26,000COP double  +++ Feeling like home
Colombia Guatape Lake View 20,000COP dorm  +
Colombia Jardin Montemar 15,000COP camping  +  Backyard with a nice view
Colombia Salento La Floresta 28,000COP double  +++  Helpful and friendly staff
Colombia P.N. Los Nevados La Primavera 20,000COP dorm  +  Book ahead!
Colombia Villa de Leyva El Manzano 30,000COP double  +
Colombia Sogamoso Arrayones 30,000COP double  ++
Colombia Bogota Yepeto 25,000COP double  ++ Welcoming. Nice location, but no kitchen
Colombia San Gil Open House double  ++
Colombia Santa Marta Arbore 20,000COP dorm  +
Colombia Rioacha Bona Vida 30,000COP dorm  +++ Amazing dorms with own space with curtains. Helpfull for preparing the La Guajira trip
Colombia Cabo de la Vela Bujuru 15,000COP hamac  – Simple. Unpleasant staff
Colombia Punta Gallinas Alexandra 20,000COP hamac  +
Colombia Tayrona P.N. Don Pedro 15,000COP hamac  ++  Simple. Nice location.
Colombia Isla Fuerte Donde Brother 10,000COP camping  +++  Backyard. Friendly owner
Colombia Carthagena One Day 30,000COP dorm  ++  Nice breakfast
Peru Lima Miraflores Guesthouse US$11 double  +  Nice balcony
Peru Arequipa Vallecito Backpacker’s 30Sol double  ++  Nice breakfast. Central location
Peru Yanque Bellaflor 30Sol double  ++  Ask for the dinner, a killer!
Peru Lluhuar 10Sol camping  ++  Thermal baths
Peru Oasis, Canon de Colca 7Sol camping + Swimming pool
Peru Cuzco Hitchhicker 35Sol dorm + Central location
Peru Ollantaytambo Killari 33Sol double +
Peru Aguas Calientes Tambo Macchu Picchu 50Sol double + Helpful staff
Peru Ollantaytambo Kachu Wasi 33Sol double +

On the list above, I would class the negative rates:

  • Belen and Chilcito: Those are no tourist places. Hence a low offer.
  • Salto de Dayman: Actually a place I would not recommend (expensive for what it is, and the bathrooms were sooo dirty).
  • Oiapoque: A really poor town where we got stuck spending the night. This is no tourist place neither.