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One amazing week of fun in beautiful Buenos Aires!
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Group Size: Varies
Trip code: ARVA
Duration: 1 week
Enjoy a fun-filled party week in a hip hostel in the heart of buzzing Buenos Aires, Argentina. Enjoy the best week of your life as you party, discover the city and enjoy the unforgettable nightlife! Make new friends, get free entry to amazing nightclubs, take awesome city tours, sign up for free Spanish lessons, watch a football match and even experience some tango treats. You’ll be blown away by this exciting week in Buenos Aires!
- Have a brilliant, fun introduction to Buenos Aires as you make new friends staying in a hip, party hostel in the heart of the city
- A city bike tour, a visit to the colourful, unique La Boca area, a football match trip and a unique graffiti tour are included
- Try out the famous Argentine Tango at an inclusive tango night and sample some traditional Argentinian food at a cool rooftop BBQ
- Learn the lingo with inclusive Spanish lessons
- Party night is every night in Buenos Aires with 3 nightclub entry tickets included, plus fun events at your hostel
Your buzzing base in Buenos Aires
Your fun, independent week in buzzing Buenos Aires is based in one of the best hostels in Argentina. Known for its friendly, welcoming vibe, fun inclusive activities and party nights, you couldn’t find a better base from which to explore the brilliant city of Buenos Aires.
Every day there will be tours, treats and Spanish lessons on offer so you can make the most of every minute of your stay. The evenings are party time with fun nights planned in the hostel, a rooftop BBQ, a tango night and 3 entry tickets to some of Buenos Aires’ best nightclubs also included – wow!
You will enjoy an independent stay at the hostel, and a notice board will let you know the schedule of activities so you can sign up for as many of the inclusive events that you can cram in. Although you don’t travel as part of an organised group, you will meet so many amazing new people during your stay. The hostel’s friendly staff are always on hand to help out or have a chat and there are some relaxing communal areas, a bar and an incredible rooftop terrace so there’s always someone to hang out with in this awesome hostel – and don’t forget, every night is party night here!
Awesome Included Daytime Excursions
All these daily activities are included as part of this fun-packed 1-week adventure in Argentina.
1. A Brilliant City Bike Tour
Hop on a bike and take a tour with a difference as you see the city on two wheels. You can choose to take a tour of the south or the north of the city, but we advise you take the opportunity to explore the north of the city, which includes a guided tour of the graveyard where the famous Eva Peron is buried. This 4-hour tour is led by experienced and enthusiastic guides who know loads about the history and architecture of this unique city. Please note that you should be a competent cyclist to take part in this tour.
2. A Walking Tour around Lively La Boca
The La Boca district of Buenos Aires is famous for the colourful artists’ street by the river known as Caminito. This lower-class neighbourhood was settled over 150 years ago by immigrants to the city, especially Italians from Genova, and its narrow, vibrant streets are not to be missed! See it all for yourself on a 4.5 hour inclusive guided walking tour of this unique area of Buenos Aires. Learn about the area’s history, the rise of the tango and visit the football stadium. You’ll be blown away!
3. Urban Art Graffiti Tour
Find the funky side of Buenos Aires on a brilliant, guided Graffiti Tour of the Palermo district. Discover all the amazing urban art of Buenos Aires, which can be found adorning walls and sites in this extraordinary area. This cutting edge street art shows the funky, underground side of this exciting city and reveals the political tensions and history of Argentina. Graffiti has been used as an expression of resistance and you will be inspired by this unique art as you take this unusual city tour.
Please note: You will need to arrange your own travel to the Palermo area (approx 45mins-1hr taxi ride from your hostel, cost around £10 each way) for the start of this tour.
4. Have Fun at a Football Match
Every Sunday during the day there is a group trip to watch a match at a football stadium in Buenos Aires. Depending when you visit, you might get to watch a local championship match, the South American Champions League or just a friendly match. The Argentinians are mad about football and with good reason – they have Maradona to boast about! You’ll be picked up and dropped back to your hostel along with about 50 others, so it’s a great way to mingle and make new friends. You’ll get to watch a match from a great seat in the stadium, soak up the amazing atmosphere and shout at the pitch like a local!
Please note: Daytime excursions usually start at 11.00am and last for most of the day. A daily schedule of activities will be posted up on a notice board at the hostel and you will have a voucher entitling you to take part in all of these awesome included daily activities. Your voucher will tell you the time and place where the tours begin; some will begin from your hostel, whereas others may start in the area being explored, and in these cases you will be responsible for the cost and arrangement of your own travel to the starting point.
Spanish Language Lessons
A fun way to learn some Spanish language basics, free 2-hour lessons are on offer in classrooms at the hostel between 9.00am-11.00am every weekday, and from 10am on Saturdays (no lesson Sundays).
Argentina is a Spanish-speaking country and as not many of the locals speak English, you’re going to need some conversational Spanish to get by in Buenos Aires. Once you are settled in to your Buenos Aires hostel, you have the opportunity to gain some more amazing Spanish-speaking skills. We aim for most lessons to be held one-on-one with a private tutor, but at busier times lessons may be held in small groups. Please note that lessons are held completely in Spanish so you'll soon pick up the lingo! On Fridays you may also get the chance to go out on a group conversational tour and say ‘hola’ to the locals as you explore the city streets.
Every night is party night in Buenos Aires! The city never sleeps and you can party into the early hours - you won’t want to miss a moment of these incredible, inclusive evening activities:
1. Party at Top Nightclubs
Snap up your three free tickets for entry to some of Buenos Aires’ premier nightclubs and party the night away! You can choose which nights to use your vouchers. Electric and house music are hot in Argentina so you can expect a real carnival atmosphere! Hop in a taxi (own cost) with some of your newfound friends and hit the hotspots. Things really get going in the early hours!
2. Argentinian Rooftop BBQ
Friday night is party night in your hostel. Head up onto the roof and look out over beautiful Buenos Aires as you tuck in to a shared BBQ, known as an Argentinian 'Asado': Sample some seriously tasty meat grilled in traditional style up on the roof! It’s the ideal start to a party night – why not follow it up with happy hour in the hostel bar?
3. Tango Night and 3-Course Dinner
Argentina is famous for its legendary dance, the exotic tango. Experience an unforgettable night learning to tango and partying with other travellers and locals in Buenos Aires. You’ll be picked up from your hostel and taken to learn a few tango steps from the experts. Sit down to a delicious 3-course Argentine dinner, with wine included, then head to an exciting tango party, known as a Milonga, where you can show off your newfound tango skills on the dance floor.
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You should arrange your arrival into Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), also known as Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires on a Monday. We advise that you arrive during the morning if possible. A bus and taxi airport transfer is included, which will take you to your lively city centre hostel.
During your week in Buenos Aires, you will be staying in a fun and lively hostel in the heart of buzzing Buenos Aires. The hostel is a beautiful, traditional 19th-century house, built around a charming, colonial-style atrium. It has a stunning rooftop terrace which enjoys all-day sun, plus its own bar and is the base for plenty of awesome events and party nights.
All your organised activities use the hostel as a base, so you will have easy access to all your inclusive events and activities, hassle free. You will enjoy an independent stay at the hostel, and a notice board will let you know the schedule of activities so you can sign up for as many of the inclusive events that you can cram in. Although you don’t travel as part of an organised group, you will meet so many amazing new people during your stay and while you are on all the brilliant, included excursions. The hostel’s friendly staff are always on hand to help out or have a chat and there are some relaxing communal areas, a bar and an incredible rooftop terrace so there’s always someone to hang out with in this awesome hostel – and don’t forget, every night is party night here!
All accommodation is included during your week in Argentina, in comfortable shared, mixed-sex dorm accommodation (6 people sharing), with a shared bathroom to every room. You will stay in spotless rooms with comfortable beds. Free internet and Wi-Fi access is available in a communal area downstairs. A full laundry service is also offered at your hostel and cleaners come every day. If you wish, single or twin room upgrades are available for an extra cost; please ask for details at the time of booking.
The hostel has a great communal area where you can mix with other travellers. There is a bar, a TV area, a kitchen which you can use to cook meals and a sitting area where you will always find someone to get chatting with and relax. Free Spanish lessons are held in a classroom in the hostel daily on weekdays.
Breakfasts at the hostel are all inclusive (cereals, toast etc), and you’ll also be treated to both a traditional “Asedo” rooftop BBQ, and a three course tango dinner during your stay. With kitchen facilities and a bar at your hostel, as well as a city full of Argentine cuisine just minutes away, you won’t have any trouble finding delicious food round every corner. Food can also be bought at the hostel, with an average cost for a lunch being around £7.
Other than this you’ll need to allow spending money for all of your remaining meals. You should budget around £40 per day for food if you want to eat out. A typical dinner out costs between £15-£20 per head.
Hostel facilities include:
- Bar & restaurant
- Kitchen for guests
- Pool and board games
- Free housekeeping in the rooms
- Recreation & reading room
- TV and DVD lounge
- Free internet access
- Fax and telephone
- Free medical assistance 24 hrs
- Safety boxes
- Free storage room
- 24-hours check in
- 24-hours hot water
- 24-hours security
- Advice about touring the city and the country
- Free city maps
- Lockers for free
- Wi-Fi zone
The minimum age to join this Buenos Aires experience is 18, with people on the tour usually aged between 18 and 25. We welcome people of any age on this trip however, providing you can handle the pace of this fast-fuelled week!
We recommend that it would be useful to have some basic knowledge of Spanish before you travel as English is not widely spoken in Buenos Aires. Getting a basic phrasebook is a useful way of brushing up some conversational Spanish skills before you go.
When entering Argentina, British nationals will not require a visa, and will be granted a 90 day trip permit (around 12 weeks/3 months) upon arrival. If you would like to extend your trip or plan to stay in the country longer then a visa would be necessary. To obtain this you should either contact the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in London, or contact us for more information. You may find when you arrive into Argentina that immigration officials ask you for proof of onward travel/a return ticket. Those who enter Argentina without this may, on occasion, be refused boarding by some airlines.
As with all travel you should ensure that your passport will remain in date for at least six months after you plan to return from your travels.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.