Book Hotels & Hostels in Argentina Online
Accommodation in Argentina runs the gamut — from snow huts in Patagonia to five star luxury hotels such as Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires.
The hotel and hostel metasearch engines we use on this website only have verified reviews (unlike pages such as Trip Advisor), meaning that you can trust that the customer ratings are by real customers — not friends doing a favor nor their bitter ex-boyfriend.
Booking accommodation in advance online is a good way to get some peace of mind knowing you have a warm bed waiting for you after a long flight, boat or bus ride.
In smaller towns in the Argentina, some places aren’t open year-round, close for siesta or get overbooked for special events, which means travelers can show up at a destination and find nobody around or no rooms available. That is how the owner of this blog ended up sleeping in a family’s spider-filled garage one night in Cafayate!
Another advantage to booking online is that participating hotels aren’t permitted to charge less in person than what the customer pays online, so you know you are getting the best price.
Additionally if you purchase accommodation online with a credit card, Argentina will refund the 21% sales tax at the airport when you are departing the country — win-win!
Airbnb is increasingly popular in Argentina, especially with slow travelers looking to settle in somewhere for a bit. The reason is because it is notoriously difficult for foreigners to rent apartments for longer stays due to local property laws that require a renter to already have a deed to a local property to secure a lease. This means that furnished rentals in the normal local market for travelers tend to be high-priced and agents take large fees.
Airbnb enables travelers to cut out the middle-man, so that they can rent directly from owners, making the local short-term rental market more accessible. Airbnb also allows visitors to ‘live like a local.’ By using Wander Argentina’s Airbnb link to sign up you get a generous free credit toward your stay.
Hotellook, by the creators of budget airlines search engine, Jetrader is a hotel search engine that includes hotels, hostels as well as small apartments and guesthouses that don’t appear in larger search engines.
Booking.com is another trusted hotel booking engine which is owned by Priceline. They work with not only chain hotels, but many smaller family hotels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses and even boats. One of the reasons people like to book with this company is because they don’t take any money upfront and cancelling reservations is easy.
Hotels Combined is the world’s largest hotel metasearch engine with a great selection of accommodations in South America that includes hotels, resorts, apart-hotels and cabins throughout Argentina.
Expedia is a travel fare aggregator and meta search engine that allows travelers to book flights and hotels. It was named to Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Internet company’s list, although we’d give it mixed reviews.
Hostels & CouchSurfing
For those on a budget, nothing beats a hostel hopping. Hostelworld is the world’s largest hostel search engine.
The travel and hospitality community, Couchsurfing is very popular in Argentina, but most people use it for events, as there aren’t many local hosts — you can always try though. If you are on a budget, or would just like to make new friends and find out about local activities, join Couchsurfing.
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