Salta has a good range of budget accommodation. Below, we share our picks of the cheap stays in the city, as well as doing some hostel reviews.
The best places to stay for most travellers in Salta are the areas between Plaza 9 de Julio and the bus station, or near Balcarce on the way from Plaza 9 de Julio towards the train station. There is plenty of cheap accommodation here, and both of these neighbourhoods have plenty of public transport, are close to cultural attractions and other things to do. If nightlife is important, be near Balcarce.
Bloomers Salta B&B
Vicente Lopez 129, Salta, Argentina 4400
There’s no dorm rooms at this centrally-located B&B, but there is a friendly atmosphere and well-decorated surroundings. There’s a patio leading onto a small garden and a highly recommended ‘Andean’ breakfast to boot.
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Hostel 7 Duendes
San Juan 189, Salta, Argentina 4400
Near Parque San Martin, the 7 Duendes is a bit closer to the bus station than Plaza 9 de Julio, but it’s definitely walking distance to all the central attractions, and lots of amenities. The house is antique, but modernised, and the entire operation is run by the owners, so there’s that personal touch.
Bartolomé Mitre 833, Salta, Argentina 4400
This hostel is closest to Salta’s main nightlife district: Calle Balcarce, near the train station — which also means it’s closest to the departure point for the Tren de las Nubes. That’s some relief thanks to the early morning start! The outdoor area with BBQs and a mud oven is a real winner if you’re self-catering.
Prisamata describe themselves as a place where “young people, good music, exquisite food and movie nights meet” … so expect an upbeat vibe and a bit of noise over a peaceful sleep.
Hostal El Alcazar
Balcarce 81, Salta, Argentina 4400
This renovated colonial house is within a block of Plaza 9 de Julio — smack in the middle of town. This makes it especially handy for people who are just passing through for a few days, or want to spend their days relaxing in the square.
They have their own tour-booking service, but nearby Calle Buenos Aires has dozens more tour offices if you want to compare prices.
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