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ARG. - Expenses & Accommodation

For those who plan to visit Argentina one day, this could be useful, similar blogs have helped us work out our budget and accommodation during the planning stages & trip.

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We spent 20 days in Argentina, staying in hostels in private rooms with either private or shared bathrooms, all had free WiFi. We ate out once in each town to sample the excellent meat and wines the country had to offer! The rest of the time we made our own lunch and dinners.

The “Transport” part below includes one or two private taxis, metro and local city buses as well as inter city buses.

The “Extras” part ranged from museum entrances to biking in Mendoza, a tango show in BA, a day out to an Estancia for the gaucho experience, walks in the Natural Park in Ushuaia, entrance fees at Iguazu. (But also sending some things back home by post, fixing a camera lens etc, so you could probably spend about $150 less than the amount stated below)
Our Antarctica expenses are not included in here.

All amounts are in US dollars

Accommodation:....................................$703
Food:.....................................................$595
Transport:..............................................$325
Extras:...................................................$839
TOTAL:...................................................$2465

Per day for 2 pax:...................................$123

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ARGENTINA - ACCOMODATION: 18 Jan to 16 Feb 2010

MENDOZA – FIRST HOSTEL
"Winca’s Hostel"
Address: San Lorenzo 19 ciudad, Mendoza
Email: sanlorenzo@wincashostel.com.ar; wincassanlorenzo@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.wincashostel.com.ar/isanlorenzo.php
Cost: Arg 120 per room – Ensuite Bathroom – Breakfast inc – Wifi only upstairs.
Notes: We did not like this one much. Grotty kitchen and communal area. We thought it had a pool but our Rough Guide 2009 was out of date on this one, as hotel had moved since 2 years and no pool! Staff not very helpful, more keen to watch tv than help. Hot! We moved after 2 nights to the one below.

MENDOZA – SECOND HOSTEL
"Hostel Confluencia"
Address: Av. España 1512. Mendoza
Tel: 0261 4290430 or 0261 4290430
Web: http://www.argentinaesmendoza.com.ar/hostel-confluencia-ing.html
Cost: Arg 130 per room - Breakfast inc – Own bathroom outside of room – WiFi inc.
Notes: Kitchen for guest use. Tv area. Well located. Big room. Also offer BBQ nights. Not much atmosphere though, more like a mini-hotel.

USHUAIA
"Freestyle”
Address: Gobernador Paz 866, Ushuaia
Tel: 54 2901 432 874
Email: freestyleushuaia@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.ushuaiafreestyle.com/ingles/home.htm
Cost: Arg 70pp in 4-person dorm with own bathroom OR Arg 190 Double room - Shared bathroom - Breakfast inc – Wifi inc.
Notes: Kitchen for guest use. Nice communal area with pool table and view over channel. Other communal area downstairs adjacent to kitchen. Modern, funky place.

BARILOCHE
"Penthouse 1004"
Address: San Martín 127 (Pagano's corner) - Bariloche Center Building - 10th floor - Apartment 1004. San Carlos de Bariloche
Tel: 54 2944 432228 or 54 2944 432228
Email: penthouse1004@yahoo.com.ar
Web: http://www.penthouse1004.com.ar/1004_english.php
Cost: Arg 140 per room – No Breakfast – Shared Bathroom - Wifi inc.
Notes: Simple room. Nice view over lakes from homely/cosy communal areas as top floor of building. Organised fun party on one night, all to bring food and drinks and get to know each other. Large kitchen for guest use.

BUENOS AIRES
"Ostinatto"
Address: Chile 680, San Telmo, Buenos Aires
Tel: 54 11 4362 9639 or 54 11 4300 2535
Email: info@ostinatto.com.ar
Web: http://www.ostinatto.com/index.html
Cost: Arg 190 per room - Shared bathroom – Breakfast inc – Wifi inc also computers
Notes: Modern place, clean bathroom and fair size room. Helpful staff. Located in San Telmo area. Can be noisy, try get a room high up. Small roof terrace. Bar and Kitchen for guest use. Recommended.

PUERTO IGUAZU
"Marco Polo Inn”
Address: Av.Córdoba 158, Puerto Iguazú Misiones
Tel: 54 3757 425559 or 54 3757 425559
Email: iguazu@marcopoloinn.com.ar
Web: http://www.marcopoloinniguazu.com/
Cost: Arg 45 per person in 4-bed dorm– Ensuite bathroom attached to dorm –Breakfast inc – Wifi inc.
Notes: Right opposite bus station. Pool. Kitchen for guest use but fairly limited.

To see our blog on trip details on Argentina please go to our Table of Contents: here.

Posted by kostlin 13:55 Archived in Argentina Tagged expenses

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