Knowing that we will be in Southern Argentina during the busy season, we are quickly moving along with Patagonia planning. Today we booked the hostel that we will be staying at during the “bookends” of our Antarctica trip. After a lot of research, we decided to book La Posta Hostel. (La Posta means “outpost” in Spanish!)
We will have a private double with a shared bath. In addition, the hostel includes a traditional Argentine breakfast, free wifi, a laundry room, two kitchens, and a spacious patio to enjoy mountain views. The costs are about USD 40 per person.
Honest Review of La Posta Ushuaia
We stayed at La Posta at the bookends of our Antarctica trip. Lucas and the other staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We stayed in the private double room. Bathrooms are all communal and could have used a floor cleaner to remove clumps of accumulated hair, but for the most part, they were acceptable. Towels and soap are provided, although not shampoo.
There are two kitchens for meal prep at this hostel. One smaller one is cleaner and less frequently used than the other. By the end of the evening, with so many guests, it tends to get a little dirty and run down. They could use some new cookware and someone to ensure fresh supplies such as towels, sponges, and dish soap for a more excellent kitchen experience.
Breakfast consists of medialunas and coffee/tea only. The walk to town and the supermarket took 15-20 minutes.
A bonus was that since we had our own laundry soap, we were able to use the machine and drying room free of charge. Otherwise, it costs 15 pesos.
Note that if you book the private double, the one near the entrance is so close to the communal kitchen area, couches, and front desk that it gets deafening! Opt for the double in the back of the hostel if you are sensitive to noise.