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.
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
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.