Traditional materials—adobe, wooden beams, and thatching—were used to build this charming hostel, which is far and away the best budget accommodation in the Esteros. Hammocks swing from the veranda overlooking a lush garden. Local handicrafts decorate the white-walled rooms, which are simple but utterly spotless. The owner, Julieta Balparda, is a qualified guide and keen bird-watcher: fellow enthusiasts and nature-loving backpackers make up most of the guests. She organizes boat trips and horse riding, and leads many hiking expeditions herself (moonlight birding trips are a house specialty). A separate thatched building contains an airy lounge with a guest kitchen, bar, and a restaurant serving sandwiches and simple meals—handy, given Colonia Carlos Pellegrini's limited restaurants.
Yerutí between Aguapé and Peguajó, Colonia Carlos Pellegrini, Corrientes, 3471, Argentina