Rosario – Argentina (the Center)
Rosario is a cosmopolitan city located 310 km north of Buenos Aires on the banks of one of the most important rivers of South America, the Paraná River, and with the unmistakable and important National Flag Monument (Monumento Nacional a la Bandera). Rosario offers a wide range of possibilties to make your stay an unforgettable experience. Rosario is definitely a great place to enjoy the nightlife. The city offers an abundance of culture with plenty of music, theatre and artistic performances. Be sure to enjoy one of the many attractions found along the Paraná River banks, i.e. parks, bars, restaurants and beaches.
Main highlights not to be missed:
:: The Paraná River and its Delta islands: a 45 km wild nature strip, composed of wide sandy beaches and abundance of animal and vegetation diversity, some of which can be explored by kayak or boat.
:: Parks and beaches: located on the shores of the city, with beautiful river views and green spaces. The most popular mainland beach is Balneario La Florida, located 8 km from the city centre. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and excellent amenities.
:: Monumento a la Bandera (Flag Monument): the Argentinean flag was raised for the first time ever at this site. The tower is 70 m tall, so take the lift to the top and enjoy spectacular views of the city and river.
:: Che Guevara: born in Rosario in 1928. Learn more about this emblemic figure while walking the Che Guevara Circuit that takes you from his house he was born in, via Plaza de La Cooperacion, Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Ernesto Che Guevara, Parque Indepencia (where he started his 1st trip through America) to the Che Monument.
:: Nightlife: with so many restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs, in both the city centre and the Costanera, Rosario offers a great atmosphere for fun.
:: Paseo del Siglo: travel back in time and see a large concentration of late 19th and early 20th century buildings.
:: Street markets and fairs: the city’s craft markets and fairs are a meeting place and a very pleasant area to stroll for thousands of tourists and local people. Handmade products and art like pottery, sculptures and paintings created of a variety of materials like wood, leather and stone, and knitted fabrics are made and sold at the stalls along the banks of the river, in the area from the National Flag Memorial to the Contemporary Museum.
LA COMUNIDAD HOSTEL – Budget Category
Big spacious areas with high ceilings, a relaxed TV/DVD-room and a handy kitchen, this famous hostel in Rosario doesn’t just offer you a cheap bed in one of their 3 comfy dorms with lockers or private rooms (double or quad) with shared bathroom; their goal is to share the travel spirit, to make you meet new people and to let you feel at ease.
All shared rooms have fans and private rooms have aircon/heating and your energy level rises after guzzling up the tasty breakfast. BBQs on Wednesdays and live DJ’s on Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays at their cool bar to hammer down a beer or cocktail (from 9pm to 2am) will bring color to your stay.
The hostel rents out bikes and for travel info and bookings of activities or transport, the bilingual staff is ready for you! Location right in downtown, 4 blocks from the Paraná River.
HOSTEL POINT – Budget Category
Leandro restored this gorgeous and striking home to its former glory with its original wooden floors, majestic high doors and ceilings and impressive architecture. Hostel Point’s large rooftop terrace equipped with artificial grass, sundeck and sunbeds, is a huge highlight, and the reception, living & dining room and kitchen all provide ample space for socialising and relaxing.
There’s a range of private rooms to choose from: low-cost double rooms with a bunkbed, matrimonial rooms, and rooms with four, five or six beds. And of course there’s the option to doze off in a dorm equipped with lockers! (All rooms shared bathroom, one matrimonial ensuite, most with aircon).
The hostel’s location is great, at 4 blocks from the city center and 3 blocks from the river and the Pichincha nightlife area. Brekkie included.
Also English & Portuguese spoken.