And the results are in for HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2012. We take a look at the best hostels in South America voted by travellers just like you guys back in 2011…
Backpacking in South America is a popular trip for budget travellers. It’s a great opportunity to learn Spanish abroad, discover beautiful beaches as well as opt for ecotourism in places like Costa Rica to witness some of the most diverse eco systems on the planet. Use this handy list of the best hostels in South America to get the most out of your trip.
TOP THREE ACCOMMODATIONS
HostelWay2Go, Florianopolis, Brazil
HostelWay2Go, Florianopolis, Brazil, is a fun hostel perfectly located just 10 minutes from the beaches and 5 minutes from the restaurants, clubs and supermarkets. They have male and female only dorms as well as a free breakfast included and hammocks on the porch to relax on. You can also watch movies, play games and surf the net on site too.
Shared dorms start from €12.77pppn.
Ritoque Raices, Valparaiso, Chile
The beautiful Ritoque Raices Hostel in Valparaiso, Chile, is located right on the beach and is dedicated to the conservation of the surrounding area. It’s the ideal place to get away from the Gringo Trail and explore the beaches, swells and nature of Chile’s V region. It’s a sociable hostel with a fantastic fish restaurant next door.
Private and shared rooms start at €10.45pppn.
Submarino Hostel, Florianopolis, Brazil
The Submarino Hostel in Florianopolis, Brazil, is family owned by a dedicated team of brothers and sisters who strive to give their guests the best experience possible. The Submarino Hostel is just 50 metres from the lagoon and 15 minutes to the best beaches. The hostel has a widescreen TV, kayaks, bikes, surfboards, ping-pong table, barbecue area, two complete kitchens, Playstation, Wi-Fi zone and a cool area with hammocks to chill.
Shared rooms start at €12.77pppn.
BEST FOR CLEANLINESS
- Camino Real Turistico Hotel, Puno, Peru
- Casa de Avila Hotel, Arequipa, Peru
- Pousada Guarana, Paraty, Brazil
- Anandamayi Hostel and Hotel, Bogota, Colombia
- Barra Beach Club – Oceanfront Hostel, Florianopolis, Brazil
- The Princesa Insolente Hostel, Santiago, Chile
- El Calafate – America del Sur Hostel, El Calafate, Argentina
- El Misti Hostel Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Timbo Posada, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
- The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel, Medellin, Colombia