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Argentina

Despite spending 32 days in Argentina, 4 days longer than planned, we were unable to really make the most of our time due to budgets. Unfortunately, Argentina turned out to be more expensive than anticipated, by about 30%, and as so we ran out of money fairly early on. The main costs were an increase in accommodation and transport fare. However, during our time we did take in some amazing places including the ones below:

Places of interest we visited:

Accommodations we stayed in:

Here is a summary of where we stayed in Argentina, how long for and a rating based on 3 key criteria for us; cleanliness of rooms/bathroom, location to amenities and value for money based on the town’s/city’s price range. All of our accommodations were on a private room basis and not dorms.

Note: We spent 3 nights travelling on overnight buses.

The ratings below are 1 – 5, with 1 being awful and 5 being fantastic:

Town Place Nights Cleanliness Location Value
* San Salvador de Jujuy Hostal Jujuy 7 4 3 3.5
* Salta La Posada del Parque 1 5 4 4
Puerto Iguazu Hostal Guembe House 4 4 4 3
* Buenos Aires Apartment in Federal District 13 3.5 4.5 5
Mendoza Hostal Chimbas 4 5 4 4.5

Breakdown of our costs in Argentina:

As mentioned Argentina turned out to be far more expensive and in total we spent £1,804 for both of us. This included accommodation, food, transport and attractions. For a full breakdown of our costs see below:

Type of Expense Total (GBP) Daily Ave. (GBP)
Accommodation 638 19
Food (inc eating out) 378 11
Transport 606 18
Attractions 114 3
Other (souvenirs, toiletries, etc) 68 2
Total 1,804 53
 

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