If you are travelling to the northwest of Argentina, we recommend where to stay in Jujuy, one of the most beautiful provinces of Argentina.
Jujuy is a colourful province with hills and charming villages that still maintain their adobe houses and churches and cobblestone streets.
🔝 Check out these recommendations on things to do in Jujuy.
Although the distances are not too great to visit the main tourist attractions, you can choose to make a base in Jujuy in one of the towns and from there travel around the province, or move from one town to another, sleeping in each one of them.
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Where to base to sleep and then visit Jujuy
One of the main decisions about where to stay in Jujuy is choosing the city to base yourself in the province. This option is ideal if you are travelling to Jujuy by car or renting one, as it will allow you to move around without any problems.
🔝 If you are going to travel to Jujuy, take a look at this recommended route to travel around Salta and Jujuy by car.
If you are not travelling by car in Jujuy, the option of making a base in one of the towns is convenient if you hire all the excursions from that point, so you avoid moving from one place to another.
Regarding the choice of where to base in Jujuy, for us Purmamarca, Tilcara or Maimara are the best options since they are only a few kilometres away from each other, and halfway between the capital of the province San Salvador de Jujuy and Humuahuaca, the northernmost town, which is one of the main attractions.
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Where to stay in Tilcara or Purmamarca
If your decision is to sleep in Jujuy in Tilcara or Purmamarca, the choice between the two will depend on the following:
- Budget: Purmamarca has become a favourite village for foreigners, which tends to make prices the highest in the province. Tilcara, on the other hand, continues to maintain more affordable prices. Maimara is also an excellent alternative in terms of tranquillity and lower prices.
- Beauty: this is quite subjective, but for us Purmamarca is the most beautiful village in Jujuy, so from this point of view it is worth making a base here. Seeing the Cerro de los 7 Colores at sunrise and sunset is beautiful.
- Proximity to attractions: both are within a few kilometres of each other. Tilcara is closer to Humahuaca and the Serranía del Hornocal, while Purmamarca is closer to the Salinas Grandes.
Below we show you recommended hotels so you can decide where to stay in Jujuy in the most touristy towns.
Where to stay in Tilcara
- Posada de Luz: built on a traditional building of wood, stone and adobe, it has panoramic mountain views. It also has beautiful gardens and an excellent breakfast buffet. Ideal for couples.
- Posada Con Los Ángeles: comfort and elegance in this accommodation that blends modernity with the traditional architecture of northern Argentina. The complex has a restaurant and bar.
- Aguacanto Cabañas: spacious and comfortable cabins in the city centre. The cottages are decorated in a rustic style, have a kitchen and a garden. Ideal for families.
- Casa Colores: beautiful hostel on the other side of the river. It has shared rooms, excellent interior decoration and excellent attention from the owner. Ideal for backpackers.
- La Albahaca Hostel: simple accommodation in Tilcara with double and shared rooms, shared kitchen and common lounge. Pets-friendly. Ideal for budget travellers.
🏨 Do you want to look for other options? Find here the best hotels in Tilcara.
Where to stay in Purmamarca
- Colores de Purmamarca: a few blocks from the main square is an excellent choice for a family stay. It has all the comfort with views, elegant exterior and interior design and a swimming pool. They are totally independent houses.
- Hostería La Pushka: family atmosphere, excellent value for money and very nice ambience. It has a terrace with breakfast room and beautiful views.
- Pumahuasi Hostal Boutique: is housed in a colonial-style mansion with a large garden and views of the hills. Excellent and varied breakfast and beautiful interior decoration.
- La Valentina: a few metres from the 7 Colores hill is a simple, clean accommodation with rooms with private or shared bathrooms. Ideal if you don’t want to spend too much.
- Del Amauta Hosteria: very spacious rooms with red tiled floors characteristic of the area. Restaurant with regional food, tea house and good service.
🏨 Do you want to look for other options? Find here the best hotels in Purmamarca.
Where to stay in Jujuy, sleep in Maimara
Maimara is a very quiet village near Tilcara, ideal for relaxing and overlooking the hills and vegetable gardens. The advantage is that the prices here are lower than in Purmamarca and Tilcara. Our recommendations are as follows:
- Hostería Maimara: on the main street of Maimara, has double and family rooms at very good prices. There is also a restaurant serving regional cuisine.
- La Casa del Tata: excellent service from the owner, homemade and plentiful breakfast and simple and clean rooms. There is also a restaurant in the complex.
- Cabañas Paqa Paqa: at the entrance to Maimara, they are simple cabins with nice views, good prices and the exceptional attention of the owner, who is attentive to every detail.
🏨 Do you want to look for other options? Find here the best hotels in Maimara.
Where to stay in Jujuy, stay in Humuahaca
- Hotel boutique Urku Wasi: nice interior decoration with family rooms in a very quiet environment. Rich and varied breakfast.
- El Reposo de Mandinga: themed cabins with fabulous views of the hills. It has a garden and accepts pets.
- Giramundo Hostel: is housed in a historic house near the main square. Very colourful inside and out, it has a shared kitchen, barbecue and games room. Ideal for backpackers and young people.
- El Sol Hostel: simple, clean and with double and family rooms. Good value for money. It is located in a quiet environment, not so close to the centre but still within walking distance.
🏨 Do you want to look for other options? Find here the best hotels in Humahuaca.
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