With the peso dropping 50% against the dollar, Argentina is aﬀordable again, including characterful hotels in Mendoza, Patagonia, Buenos Aires and other hotspots, writes Sorrel Moseley-Williams
This 1970s concrete behemoth near Congreso (the parliament building) was used by political heavyweights – until the 2001 economic crisis, when management shut the place down and fired all the staff overnight. Eighteen months later, 35 former employees took it over and slowly brought it back to life. Its location is second to none, rooms are a mishmash of donated and second-hand stuff, and the price is unbeatable. Its Utopia cafe is a hub for political activists and does great medialuna pastries.