cachi budget hostel
Argentina,  south america

Cachi budget accommodation

Comfortable Cachi accommodation

Note: This blog post was updated in February 2022 to include more accommodation options. Cachi is a small town in the north west of the Salta province, Argentina. It’s one of the main stops for tourists travelling the south ‘triangle’ of Salta. We chose to make a night stop in Cachi after leaving Cafayate behind and hearing nothing but good things about the mountain town.

Accommodation is limited here (it’s actually improved a lot since our first visit and our original post), especially if you’re on a budget. If you’re willing to part with a little more cash, Booking.com had a number of options with comfortable private rooms. However, for those trying to keep costs down, we came across these little beauts …

Art Hostel Cachi

Art Hostel is a colorful hostel just 50 yards from the town’s main square and church. They have private and dorms bedrooms, alongside a little restaurant that guests can eat in. Breakfast is included for all guests, and those staying in a private room can look forward to in-room heating, bed linen, towels and a shower with hot water.

Price: Expect to pay around £15 a night for a dorm and £30-£40 for a private (depending on which one you choose). Check Art Hostel availability.

Cachi Art Hostel

Cabana Paraiso Cachi

With this rustic little cabin just outside of the town of Cachi, you don’t get a dorm bed, you get a full private cabin! Offering two bedrooms and a kitchen, this little home can comfortably house four people and is located in the Calchaquies Valley with pretty views across the land. Guest can enjoy parking, free WiFi and a washing machine (ideal for those on a long road trip!).

Price: This was listed at £50 a night on Airbnb, but we found it for £25 on Hostel World! Check Cabana Paraiso availability

Hosteria Casablanca

cachi hostel
At 550 pesos a night, a private room in Hosteria Casablanca wasn’t the cheapest of our trip. It was, however, the nicest….
Essentially, this is an ‘inn’ type set up, not a hostel. However, the site has the same feel that you’d get if you’d booked a private room in a hostel. The Hosteria is set up with gates for privacy and also accommodates secure parking for your rent-a-car. For those visiting in summer, they have a decent sized swimming pool, where you can sit and enjoy the breakfast included in your stay.
cachi breakfast
Our room linked to a semi private bathroom, shared with one other private room. The bathrooms have recently been refurbished, are stocked with shampoos, soaps and towels, AND (for those winter travels) have non stop hot water.
This was the first room we came across that supplied full duvets rather than blankets. Sounds basic, but when you’ve stopped caring about luxuries in favour of worrying about if it’s warm enough for you to sleep, it becomes a big deal.
cachi bedroom

It’s worth noting: Argentina winters are cold. Really cold. I was not ready for this! Hostels have tiled floors, concrete walls, and don’t come with rug covered floors. Radiators are a luxury, with most hostels buckling to my incessant moaning about the cold and handing over their only portable heater for our room. This hostel provided us with a room with not one, but two wall radiators!!! Jackpot.

For those running the triangle route of Salta, one night in Cachi should be enough. Take a look at what to do with 48 hours in Cafayate.

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