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Hostel Review: Periko’s Youth Hostel, Bariloche, Argentina


Modified: December 27, 2023

by Carola Hudspeth



Welcome to Periko’s Youth Hostel, located in the charming city of Bariloche, Argentina. Whether you’re a backpacker, a solo traveler, or a group of friends looking for affordable accommodation, Periko’s is the perfect choice for your stay. Situated in the heart of Bariloche, our hostel offers not only a comfortable and budget-friendly place to rest, but also a vibrant atmosphere where you can meet fellow travelers from around the world.


Bariloche is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, with picturesque lakes, majestic mountains, and lush forests that will take your breath away. It’s a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a wide range of activities such as hiking, skiing, fishing, and kayaking. And when you’re not exploring the great outdoors, the city itself has plenty to offer, with its charming architecture, bustling markets, and vibrant nightlife.


At Periko’s Youth Hostel, we strive to provide a home away from home for our guests. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer advice and recommendations on the best attractions and activities in the area. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, where travelers from all walks of life can come together and share their experiences.


Our facilities and amenities are designed with your comfort in mind. Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind or stay connected with the outside world, we have everything you need. From our cozy common areas to our fully-equipped kitchen, you’ll find all the essentials to make your stay enjoyable and convenient. And for those looking to stay active, we have a range of recreational activities available, including pool tables, foosball, and organized outings.


So whether you’re seeking adventure in the great outdoors, looking to immerse yourself in the local culture, or simply want to relax and unwind, Periko’s Youth Hostel is the perfect base for your Bariloche experience. We look forward to welcoming you and making your stay unforgettable.



Periko’s Youth Hostel benefits from a prime location in the heart of Bariloche, Argentina. Situated just a few minutes’ walk from the city center, our hostel offers easy access to a wide range of attractions and amenities.


Bariloche is nestled in the Patagonian region of Argentina, known for its stunning landscapes and outdoor adventures. From snow-capped mountains to crystal-clear lakes, this area is a haven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.


Our hostel is conveniently located near public transportation, making it easy for guests to explore the surrounding areas. The bus station is just a short walk away, offering connections to both the city center and the nearby National Park Nahuel Huapi. From here, you can embark on breathtaking hikes, scenic boat rides, or even try your hand at mountain biking.


In addition to its natural beauty, Bariloche is also home to a vibrant city center. Within walking distance from the hostel, you’ll find a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes, where you can sample local cuisine or pick up souvenirs to remember your trip. The city is also famous for its chocolate shops, so be sure to indulge in some sweet treats while you’re here.


For those looking to hit the slopes, Cerro Catedral, one of South America’s largest ski resorts, is just a short distance away. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced skier, you’ll find a range of slopes to suit your skill level. And after a long day on the mountain, you can unwind at our cozy hostel and share stories with fellow adventurers.


No matter what brings you to Bariloche, our central location makes it easy to explore all that this beautiful area has to offer. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply want to soak up the stunning scenery, Periko’s Youth Hostel is the perfect starting point for your Bariloche journey.


Facilities and Amenities

Periko’s Youth Hostel is designed to provide all the necessary facilities and amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. From cozy common areas to convenient services, we have everything you need to feel at home during your time in Bariloche.


Our hostel features spacious and comfortable dormitory-style rooms, complete with comfortable beds, individual lockers for secure storage of your belongings, and reading lights. For those who prefer more privacy, we also offer private rooms with en-suite bathrooms.


When it comes to relaxation and socializing, our common areas are the perfect place to unwind and meet fellow travelers. Kick back in our cozy lounge area, where you can watch TV, play board games, or simply enjoy a good book. If you’re looking for some friendly competition, we have pool tables and foosball for some friendly matches.


For those who love to cook or enjoy homemade meals, our fully-equipped communal kitchen is at your disposal. Stocked with all the necessary appliances and utensils, you can whip up your favorite dishes and share them with your new friends in our communal dining area.


To make your stay even more convenient, we provide a range of services such as laundry facilities, luggage storage, and 24-hour reception. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have, ensuring that your stay is worry-free.


At Periko’s, we understand the importance of staying connected. That’s why we offer free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel, so you can easily keep in touch with loved ones or plan your next adventure. We also have a designated work area for those who need to catch up on work or studies during their stay.


In terms of safety and security, we have implemented various measures to ensure your peace of mind. Our hostel is equipped with CCTV surveillance, secure access control, and our staff are available 24/7 to provide assistance and maintain a safe environment.


Overall, Periko’s Youth Hostel strives to provide a comfortable and well-equipped space for our guests. Whether you’re looking to relax, socialize, or have a productive stay, our facilities and amenities are designed to meet your needs and enhance your experience in Bariloche.


Room Types

At Periko’s Youth Hostel, we offer a variety of room types to suit the needs and preferences of our guests. Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or with a group of friends, we have the perfect accommodation for you.


Our dormitory-style rooms are ideal for budget-conscious travelers who enjoy the camaraderie of shared spaces. We offer both mixed and female-only dorms, with bunk beds that are comfortable and equipped with individual lockers to keep your belongings secure. The size of our dorms varies, ranging from 4-bed to 10-bed options, allowing you to choose the level of privacy and socialization that suits you best.


For those seeking more privacy, we also have private rooms available. These rooms offer a tranquil retreat after a long day of exploring. They are furnished with comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, and amenities to make your stay comfortable.


No matter which room type you choose, all of our accommodations are designed with your comfort in mind. We provide clean linens, cozy bedding, and reading lights in all rooms to ensure a restful night’s sleep.


Additionally, we understand the needs of our guests with disabilities. That’s why we have wheelchair-accessible rooms available, with facilities and amenities designed to cater to their specific needs.


Whether you’re a budget backpacker looking for a lively communal experience or a traveler craving privacy and comfort, Periko’s Youth Hostel has the perfect room type for you. Whatever your choice, you can expect a clean and welcoming environment that will make you feel right at home.


Staff and Service

At Periko’s Youth Hostel, our dedicated and friendly staff are committed to providing exceptional service to our guests. From the moment you arrive, you will be greeted with a warm welcome and a wealth of knowledge about Bariloche and its surrounding areas.


Our staff members are not only knowledgeable about local attractions and activities, but they are also passionate about ensuring that you have a memorable stay. They are always available to provide recommendations, assist with booking tours or activities, and answer any questions you may have.


Whether you need directions to a hiking trail, advice on the best restaurants in town, or tips on local customs and traditions, our staff members are here to help. They have firsthand knowledge of the area and are happy to share their insights to make your stay in Bariloche truly unforgettable.


In addition to their knowledge and expertise, our staff members are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. They strive to foster a sense of community among our guests, organizing social events and activities that allow travelers to connect and make new friends.


Our 24-hour reception ensures that assistance is available any time of day or night. Whether you have a late check-in or need assistance with anything during your stay, our staff members are just a phone call or visit away.


At Periko’s, we also understand the importance of cleanliness and hygiene. Our staff members work diligently to maintain a clean and well-kept environment throughout the hostel. From the common areas to the bathrooms and bedrooms, cleanliness is a top priority to ensure a comfortable and pleasant experience for our guests.


In summary, at Periko’s Youth Hostel, you can expect exceptional service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff members. They are here to make your stay in Bariloche as enjoyable and memorable as possible, providing assistance, recommendations, and creating a welcoming environment for you to connect with fellow travelers.


Atmosphere and Social Scene

At Periko’s Youth Hostel, we pride ourselves on creating a vibrant and social atmosphere that allows guests to connect and make lasting memories. We believe that a hostel should be more than just a place to sleep; it should be a hub for cultural exchange, adventure, and friendship.


From the moment you step into our hostel, you’ll feel the warm and friendly atmosphere. Our communal areas, including the lounge and dining area, are designed to encourage interaction and camaraderie among guests. Whether you’re sharing travel stories, playing games, or cooking together in our fully-equipped kitchen, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded travelers from around the world.


We also organize various social events and activities that allow guests to get to know each other and explore the best of Bariloche. From group hikes and bike tours to cooking classes and movie nights, there’s always something happening at Periko’s. Our knowledgeable staff can provide recommendations on local attractions and help you book tours and excursions, ensuring that you make the most of your time in Bariloche.


For those seeking adventure, our hostel is the perfect base. Bariloche is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities such as hiking, skiing, horseback riding, and water sports all within reach. Many of our guests form groups to explore the stunning natural beauty of the region, creating lifelong memories and forging new friendships along the way.


However, if you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, our hostel also offers tranquil spaces where you can unwind and recharge. Whether it’s curling up with a book in our cozy lounge or enjoying the peaceful ambiance of our outdoor terrace, there’s always a place to find solitude and tranquility.


Overall, the atmosphere at Periko’s Youth Hostel is one of warmth, friendship, and adventure. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, you’ll find a welcoming community of fellow travelers at our hostel, ready to share experiences, stories, and adventures. Come join us and be part of the vibrant social scene at Periko’s.


Activities and Excursions

At Periko’s Youth Hostel, we offer a wide range of activities and excursions to help you make the most of your stay in Bariloche. Whether you’re seeking adventure, cultural experiences, or simply want to explore the stunning nature surrounding the city, there’s something for everyone.


One of the highlights of Bariloche is its incredible hiking trails. Our staff can provide recommendations and detailed maps for various hiking routes, catering to all levels of experience. From easy walks through the nearby Nahuel Huapi National Park to challenging treks in the Andes Mountains, you’ll have the opportunity to explore breathtaking landscapes and discover hidden gems.


For winter enthusiasts, Bariloche is a top-notch skiing destination. We can assist you in organizing ski or snowboarding lessons, equipment rental, and transportation to Cerro Catedral, the region’s largest ski resort. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced skier, the slopes of Bariloche are sure to delight.


Water lovers will also find plenty of activities to enjoy. You can take a boat tour to explore the pristine waters of Nahuel Huapi Lake, go kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, or even try your hand at fishing. The array of water activities available will leave you spoiled for choice.


And let’s not forget about the rich cultural experiences Bariloche has to offer. We can organize city tours that take you to the city’s historical landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Bariloche and the Civic Center. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the famous chocolate shops that the city is known for and sample delicious treats.


Additionally, we collaborate with local guides to offer a variety of guided excursions, including horseback riding, mountain biking, and canyoning. These activities allow you to experience the natural beauty of the region while enjoying thrilling adventures.


At Periko’s, we understand that everyone has different interests and preferences. That’s why we offer a diverse range of activities and excursions to cater to every taste and level of adventure. Our staff is always available to provide recommendations and assist you in organizing your chosen activities, ensuring that your time in Bariloche is filled with unforgettable experiences.


Food and Dining Options

At Periko’s Youth Hostel, we understand the importance of good food and dining options during your travels. We believe that enjoying delicious meals is an essential part of the overall travel experience. That’s why we provide a range of food and dining options to cater to different tastes and dietary preferences.


For those who prefer to cook their own meals, our fully-equipped communal kitchen is at your disposal. Stocked with modern appliances, cooking utensils, and plenty of fridge space, you’ll have everything you need to prepare your favorite dishes. Local supermarkets and grocery stores are conveniently located nearby, allowing you to easily stock up on ingredients.


If you’d rather take a break from cooking, our hostel is surrounded by a variety of restaurants and cafes. From traditional Argentinean cuisine to international flavors, you’ll find a wide range of options just steps away from our doorstep. Our friendly staff can provide recommendations based on your preferences, whether you’re looking for vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options.


In addition to the options available nearby, we also organize occasional communal dinners at the hostel. These communal meals allow guests to come together and share a delicious meal, exchange stories, and foster a sense of camaraderie among travelers from different backgrounds.


And of course, no visit to Bariloche would be complete without indulging in its famous chocolate. We can point you in the direction of the best chocolate shops in the city, where you can sample a wide variety of delectable treats. From classic chocolate bars to artisanal creations, you’ll find a chocolate experience that will satisfy any sweet tooth.


For those who prefer to enjoy their meals in the comfort of our hostel, we provide a spacious and comfortable dining area where you can enjoy your culinary creations or take-out meals. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy a meal while swapping stories and experiences with fellow travelers.


At Periko’s, we believe that food is not just fuel; it’s an opportunity to experience the flavors and culinary culture of the places we visit. Whether you choose to cook your own meals, dine out at local restaurants, or enjoy communal dinners at the hostel, we strive to provide a variety of food and dining options that enhance your travel experience in Bariloche.


Cleanliness and Hygiene

At Periko’s Youth Hostel, cleanliness and hygiene are of utmost importance to us. We understand that a clean and hygienic environment is essential for our guests’ comfort and well-being.


Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to ensure that all areas of the hostel are kept clean and well-maintained. From the dormitory rooms to the common areas, bathrooms, and kitchen, regular cleaning schedules are in place to maintain a high standard of cleanliness.


We follow strict cleaning protocols, using effective and eco-friendly cleaning products to promote a safe and healthy environment. Our housekeeping team thoroughly cleans and disinfects shared spaces on a regular basis, paying special attention to high-touch areas.


Bathroom facilities are regularly cleaned and well stocked with necessary toiletries such as hand soap and toilet paper. We place a strong emphasis on maintaining hygiene in these areas, ensuring that they meet our guests’ expectations for cleanliness and comfort.


We also provide clean linens and bedding for all our guests. Our bed linens are changed regularly, and clean towels are available for use. Additionally, we offer laundry facilities for guests to conveniently wash their clothes during their stay.


As part of our commitment to hygiene, we encourage all guests to adhere to proper hygiene practices, especially in shared spaces. We provide hand sanitizers throughout the hostel for guests to use, and we kindly ask everyone to wash their hands frequently and maintain good personal hygiene.


Furthermore, the health and safety of our guests are paramount. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented additional measures to ensure a safe and clean environment. This includes increased cleaning and disinfection procedures, social distancing protocols, and providing essential information about local health guidelines.


At Periko’s, we strive to provide a clean and hygienic environment for our guests’ peace of mind. We want you to feel comfortable and confident that your well-being is our top priority, allowing you to fully enjoy your stay in Bariloche.


Safety and Security

At Periko’s Youth Hostel, the safety and security of our guests are of utmost importance to us. We have implemented various measures to ensure that you can have a worry-free and secure stay during your time in Bariloche.


Our hostel is equipped with surveillance cameras and secure access control systems to monitor and restrict access to the premises. This helps maintain a safe and secure environment for our guests at all times.


In addition, our staff members are available 24/7 to provide assistance and ensure the well-being of our guests. They are trained to respond to any emergency situations and have the necessary knowledge to provide guidance and assistance as needed.


We also prioritize the safety of our guests’ belongings. Each dormitory room features individual lockers where guests can securely store their valuables. We recommend using these lockers to protect your belongings and encourage all guests to practice vigilance and personal responsibility for their own belongings during their stay.


Furthermore, we provide information about local safety guidelines and recommendations to our guests upon check-in. This includes important information about local laws, emergency contact numbers, and tips for staying safe while exploring the area.


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented additional safety measures to ensure the health and well-being of our guests. This includes regular cleaning and sanitization of shared spaces, promoting social distancing, and providing hand sanitizers throughout the hostel.


While Bariloche is generally a safe city, it’s always important to exercise caution and practice common sense when traveling. We recommend that our guests be mindful of their surroundings, avoid walking alone in unfamiliar areas at night, and adhere to any local safety advisories.


At Periko’s, your safety and security are our top priorities. We strive to provide a secure and comfortable environment, allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay in Bariloche with complete peace of mind.


Value for Money

At Periko’s Youth Hostel, we believe in offering great value for money to our guests. We understand that traveling can be expensive, and it’s important to find accommodation that balances affordability with quality and comfort.


Our hostel provides budget-friendly rates without compromising on the quality of your stay. We offer a range of room options to suit different budgets and preferences, from dormitory-style rooms to private rooms. All our accommodations are designed to be clean, comfortable, and equipped with the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay.


In addition to our affordable rates, we strive to provide excellent service and a welcoming atmosphere. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist you, whether it’s providing recommendations on local attractions, helping with tour bookings, or simply ensuring that you have a comfortable stay.


Furthermore, our hostel is centrally located, allowing you to easily explore the attractions and amenities of Bariloche without the need for costly transportation. Many popular landmarks, restaurants, and shops are within walking distance, saving you time and money on commuting.


At Periko’s, we also understand the value of social experiences while traveling. That’s why our hostel offers a vibrant social scene, with communal areas and activities that allow you to connect with fellow travelers. These interactions not only enrich your travel experience but also provide opportunities for sharing costs, such as splitting taxi fares or cooking meals together in our communal kitchen.


In terms of facilities and amenities, we provide everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a fully-equipped communal kitchen, comfortable common areas, laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi. These offerings ensure convenience and cost savings, allowing you to feel at home during your time in Bariloche.


Ultimately, our goal is to offer exceptional value for money to our guests. We aim to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience while being mindful of your budget. By choosing Periko’s Youth Hostel, you can feel confident that you’re getting the best bang for your buck, allowing you to explore Bariloche without breaking the bank.



Periko’s Youth Hostel is the ideal choice for travelers seeking a budget-friendly and welcoming accommodation in Bariloche, Argentina. With our central location, comfortable rooms, and friendly staff, we strive to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for all our guests.


From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome and a wealth of information about the best attractions and activities in Bariloche. Our knowledgeable staff are always available to assist you, whether it’s providing recommendations, organizing tours, or answering any questions you may have.


Our hostel offers a range of room types, from dormitory-style rooms for those on a budget to private rooms for those seeking more privacy. All our accommodations are clean, comfortable, and designed with your comfort in mind.


At Periko’s, we foster a vibrant social scene where travelers can meet and connect with like-minded individuals from around the world. Our communal areas and organized activities provide ample opportunities to create friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.


Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast looking to explore the natural wonders of Bariloche, a food lover eager to indulge in the local cuisine, or a culture seeker interested in the city’s history and traditions, Periko’s Youth Hostel is the perfect base for your adventures.


With our commitment to cleanliness, safety, and providing excellent value for money, you can feel confident that your stay at Periko’s will be comfortable, secure, and affordable. We invite you to join us and experience the vibrant atmosphere, friendly service, and unforgettable memories that await you at Periko’s Youth Hostel.