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Where to stay in Salta and Cafayate: the 12 best hotels and hostels

On your road trip through the Salta region and the Cafayate wine region, you have the chance to sleep on vineyards and in beautiful colonial buildings. It is almost impossible to make a choice between all those authentic boutique hotels. So we did some of the work for you and selected the best hostels and hotels in Salta and Cafayate. These are the 12 best places to stay in the area.

Read more: the 10 best things to do in Salta and Cafayate.

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Where to stay in Salta: 6 best hotels and hostels

#1 Hostal All Norte

Salta | $ | Current prices and availability | This budget hostel is only a 20-minute walk from the city center and close to the Tren de las Nublas. The rooms are neat, clean and tasteful. There is a shared kitchen and the price includes breakfast.

#2 Villa Vicuña Hotel Boutique

Salta | $$ | Current prices and availability | This boutique hotel is located in an attractive, colonial villa in the heart of the city center. The vibe and design is a combination of romantic and colonial. The outdoor swimming pool and romantic patio complete the picture.

#3 La Soñada

Salta | $$ | Current prices and availability | This chalet is not located in the town itself, but a little outside. The outdoor swimming pool and mountain views really make this a lovely getaway from city life. On Booking.com this hotel scores a whopping 9.5!

#4 Kkala Boutique Hotel

Salta | $$ | Current prices and availability | You will find this popular boutique hotel just outside the city. The swimming pool with views over the mountains are the big draw. But the atmospheric hotel itself is also great. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. Some rooms have luxury jacuzzis.

#5 Carpe Diem

Salta | $$ | Current prices and availability | This hotel offers a place to feel at home. There are cute corners to sit down with a book and the antique decor is warm and atmospheric. The location is perfectly central. Breakfast is served overlooking the garden.

#6 Legado Mitico Salta Hotel Boutique

Salta | $$$$ | Current prices and availability | This boutique hotel in a beautiful authentic building is for the big spenders. In the heart of the city center and with nine spacious, luxurious rooms, this is one of the more expensive hotels in town. But you will get one of the most amazing design hotels in return. It is obvious both owners are architects. Just take a look at the photos and fall in love with this historic hotel as well!

Where to stay in Cafayate: best hotels and hostels

#1 Hotel Plaza Cafayate

Cafayate | $$ | Current prices and availability | This popular hotel is located in the heart of Cafayate. With a swimming pool, patio and spacious rooms, this hotel scores a 9 on Booking.com (and a 9.8 for location!).

#2 Villa Vicuña Wine & Boutique Hotel 

Cafayate | $$ | Current prices and availability | The yellow walls, boxes full of flowers and a courtyard garden with pebbles give this hotel its romantic vibe. The interior with dark wooden furniture looks antique and characteristic.

#3 Altalaluna Hotel Boutique & Spa

Cafayate | $$ | Current prices and availability | With a panorama of mountains and vineyards, this hotel summarises the area around Cafayate. The swimming pool, spacious rooms and colonial building make this a must. There’s a spa for massages or the sauna.

#4 Hotel Asturias

Cafayate | $$ | Current prices and availability | Asturias offers 57 spacious rooms in a bright white and colonial building. It may be a big hotel, but no less atmospheric. The dark wooden floors and colonial architecture are beautiful. There is a swimming pool, spa and breakfast.

#5 Grace Cafayate

Cafayate | $$$ | Current prices and availability | In a wine region such as the Cafayate area, sleeping on a vineyard is the most perfect fit. The views over the Andes and the vineyards are breathtaking. There is an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. A heavenly oasis!

#6 Patios de Cafayate

Cafayate | $$$ | Current prices and availability | A wonderful blue swimming pool, a beautiful design and luxurious rooms. You won’t find a more atmospheric stay than in this old colonial building. The hotel is located just outside the center in a green area with views of the mountains.