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Where to Stay in Ushuaia: Hotel and Hostels Tips

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Hotels in Ushuaia: Downtown hotels or up in the mountains? Know where to stay in Ushuaia, the city at the end of argentinian Patagonia

The famous “City at the End of the World” is in the extreme south of Argentina and has become one of the most desired places to visit by adventurers from all over the world. An ideal destination for those who love snow sports, mountains, hiking and cinematographic landscapes. Ushuaia may be the right stop for anyone looking for great emotions in South America.

Most of the accommodations are in the commercial and tourist center of Ushuaia. Basically everything works around San Matín Avenue, where the main shops, markets, bars and restaurants are. There, you can also find travel agencies and shops to buy or rent ski equipment, snowboards, snow walking shoes, trekking canes, clothes and even bicycles. One of the most recommended places offering these services – and with the best prices – is Ushuaia Extremo company, which also has different routes through the most popular tourist destinations in Ushuaia, including all the equipment.

In this part of downtown, you can find banks, exchange houses, major museums, equipment stores and a Duty Free – a free shop located in the most famous avenue of Ushuaia. Staying in a good location and where the best lodging is before your trip can be great to enjoy the city tours even more. If you are staying in a hotel with great localization, you won’t have to rent a car to move around. 

For those who want to enjoy a peaceful  trip, staying between the mountains of Ushuaia can be a great option to gaze at the magnificent landscapes of the Argentinian Patagonia. This can be an alternative for friends or small groups who want this type of hosting and experience. Incredible places are all over the trip! Look at the options of hotels, hostels and where to stay in Ushuaia.

Where to Stay in Ushuaia – Hotel Cap Polonio 

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Hotel Cap Polonio is on Av. San Martín, the city’s main street. With alpine architecture, this is one of the most wanted hotels for couples and families who desire lodging in downtown Ushuaia, with quality and comfort. The hotel offers a rich breakfast with bread, cakes, juices, yogurt, fruits and typical argentinian sweets. All accommodations are extremely prepared for the Patagonian cold, offering heating (hot water), bathtubs with hot showers, Wi-Fi and comfortable beds.

The Marcopolo cafe and restaurant, specialized in healthy food, is at the same place. It is on the first floor of the hotel and is open to guests and visitors who want to taste the delights of argentinian cuisine. They offer natural snacks, pies, cakes, breads, salads, juices and meals daily, during lunch and dinner. Book here

Where to Stay in Ushuaia –Albatros Hotel

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With a great view to the Beagle Channel, Hotel Albatros crosses Av. San Martín is very close to the city’s coast. This may be another hotel option to stay in downtown Ushuaia, with easy access to the commercial center and the port, where the navigation tours leave (at less than 2 minutes walk away).

For those arriving by plane, it’s only 8 km away from the hotel to Ushuaia International Airport. The whole structure is equipped with heating in the common areas and bedrooms. With complete structure, the hotel also offers a spa, included in daily rates, with services for those who wish to relax after tours. It includes hot tubs, sauna, scottish shower and massage room. Book here

Hotels in Ushuaia – Arakur Hotel 

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The Arakur Hotel Resort & Spa is one of the most luxurious lodging options in Ushuaia. Located between the mountains of Patagonia, the hotel has a wonderful panoramic view of downtown and the majestic Beagle Channel, both of which can be enjoyed directly from the front rooms and common areas. To go or to return from downtown, Arakur Hotel still offers an exclusive  free transfer service, departing every one hour.

For relaxing moments, visitors can enjoy the heated infinity pool that also overlooks the snowy mountains. In the spa, as well as a  hot tub and jacuzzi, you can also access the inner and outer hotel pools. Tourists can also experience diving in a warm water pool, even among the cold mountains of Patagonia. Book here

Cabañas de Martial 

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Hotels in Ushuaia. Credit: Cabañas de Martial

Dedicated to families and groups of friends looking for unusual experiences, Cabañas del Martial is the perfect location, hosted in the beautiful snowy mountains of Ushuaia. Overlooking the city, the Beagle Channel and the Martial Hill, the huts are just a few minutes away, just a walk away from reaching the entrance to the base of one of the city’s famous glaciers, the Martial Glacier (about 1 km away). 

There are 3 complete cabins available, located in the middle of the Patagonian mountain forest region. In the main house, there are three bedrooms with private bathrooms and options for couples or single beds. The cabins have living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and balconies with barbecue grills and views of the city. Each of them can receive up to 5 people. Book here

Hostel in Ushuaia – Antarctica Hostel 

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For those who are looking for an affordable and well located hostel in Ushuaia, Antarctica Hostel may be the right choice. They offer shared or private rooms, about 1 minute walking distance from downtown. The common areas and rooms have heaters, individual lockers, Wi-Fi, hot showers and laundry service. Other than accommodation, the hostel offers a bar on the lower floor with wine, beer and argentinian drinks. Book here