If you want to be right in the middle of the action, then La Justina Hostel is for you. Located just five blocks from the centre of the city’s main square, La Justina is a homely hostel that offers tours of the area and adventure packages, as well as ski equipment rentals and car rentals if you want to explore the region in a more independent manner.
Hostel 41 Below is one of the area’s most popular hostels, and consistently ranks high on booking sites. Proponents of sustainable and eco tourism, Hostel 41 Below offers guests a comfortable, cosy and communal environment, perfect for meeting like-minded travelers with whom you can discover the area. They offer a wide range of tours and can book you in on organised activities taking place around Bariloche.
Offering superb views of the Nahuel Huapi lake, Green House hostel has a lovely garden as well as intimate common areas so you can relax in peace whatever the weather. Located 3km (1.86 miles) away from the city centre, the hostel benefits from a lakeside beach right across the road, as well as a brewery and supermarket where you can stock up on supplies.
This is a step up from your average hostel, with stunning lake views, private and shared rooms and a communal dining area that is more like a bed and breakfast than a hostel. Complete with a cute patio that is perfect for socialising in, Hostel Los Troncos is known for its asados and buena onda, and is situated right in the middle of Bariloche close to all the best bars and restaurants.
Another popular choice for those wishing to stay downtown is Periko’s Youth Hostel. Just three blocks from the main square, this rustic lodge has all the modern conveniences you will need, but all located in a setting of exposed brick and timber beams. A great choice for either summer or winter, Periko’s offers tours and ski packages so you can get the most out of your stay in Bariloche.
Located at kilometer 7.5 of Bariloche’s main drag out of the city, Bustillo Avenue, the Alaska Hostel is typical of the Alpine-esque architecture you will find in the area. It is close to Playa Bonita, one of the best beaches in the region of the Nahuel Huapi lake, and is closer to the Cerro Catedral ski resort and the area around the famous Llao Llao Hotel than most of the other hostels downtown.
Another great hostel in the Playa Bonita area is La Casona, a fun and charming hostel with great lake views and a large lawn to enjoy if the weather is good. A favourite with those who come to indulge in adventure sports, La Casona is like a home away from home, coupled with a place to have a good time and get to know some great people in a chill environment.