Mendoza: Mendoza Backpackers
Cost: 70ARS/10AUD (although sometimes there is a dorm bed available for $7.50)
Get There: San Lorenzo 19 – get a free taxi from the bus station
Free Breaky: Yes. Lots of sugar.
Free WiFi: Yes.
Mendoza Backpackers is value for money. Considering it’s almost half the price of any of the other hostels in the Mendoza area, it’s crazy how they manage to throw in so much free shit: breakfast, a taxi, WiFi, towels for the shower and a glass of wine upon arrival. With so much free stuff, the one-ply scratchy toilet paper and low, sinking beds seem like homely reminders that you’re still travelling with very few pesos. The hostel also organises an all-you-can-eat asado (BBQ) every Friday with unlimited free tequila! And just when you thought you couldn’t spread your hobo dollar any further, they offer discounts on your next Argentinean hostel, your bus fare and all the fun things to do in the surrounding Mendoza area. Mendoza Backpackers is not in the greatest location within the ciudad, but if you’re using Mendoza as a transit destination, why say no to cheap?