Is Mar del Plata Expensive?

Is Mar del Plata expensive to visit?

Mar del Plata is a very affordable travel destination with an average daily cost of $9. Compared to the rest of South America, it is a very affordable place to visit. It's ranked in the top 10% of cities in South America for its affordability, comparable to places like La Plata and Rosario.



Mar del Plata, Argentina

How expensive is Mar del Plata?

For a trip to Mar del Plata, travelers spend on average $9 per day (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations from previous visitors. As this is an average cost, your individual spending may vary, especially since there's a wide range of accommodation, food, transportation, and entertainment options here. If you stick to moderately-priced hotels and restaurants, as well as take advantage of some of free things to do in the area, you can stick close to the average budget. See more travel costs for Mar del Plata here to see how all of the average spending costs pan out.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Mar del Plata?

On average, a weekend trip to Mar del Plata costs about $26 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a weekend trip costs $52.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Mar del Plata?

A one week trip to Mar del Plata costs about $60 per person on average, based on the previous expenses of other travelers. This includes accommodation, sightseeting activities, transportation, food, and nightlife. For two people, a one week trip costs $121.



Mar del Plata, Argentina

Is it expensive to backpack in Mar del Plata?

With more than 20 hostels around town, Mar del Plata is a very popular backpacker destination. Hostels usually cost around $13 per night. There's a wide range in prices though, with the cheapest beds costing about $0 and the most expensive rooms costing about $35. (See hostel prices in Mar del Plata here.)

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Mar del Plata.

  • $2 for a dorm bed at Mar & Juana
  • $11 for a dorm bed at Hostel El Refugio
  • $17 for a dorm bed at Hostel La Pilarica Del Mar

Are hotels expensive in Mar del Plata?

Examining hotel prices in Mar del Plata, we can see that they are slightly more affordable when compared to hotels in other cities. The average cost for a night in a hotel room is approximately $65. The city is equipped with about 4 five-star hotels, boasting an average nightly rate of $165. For travelers aiming for a comfortable yet budget-conscious stay, three-star hotels come in at an average of $74 per night, while two-star hotels offer a more pocket-friendly choice at $60 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Mar del Plata
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 4 $165
4 stars 13 $116
3 stars 68 $74
2 stars 53 $60
1 star 25 $63
No rating 5 $76

Alvarado 1452, Mar del Plata
Overall Rating 8.9
Cordoba 1950/68, Mar del Plata
Overall Rating 8.7

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Mar del Plata?

In Mar del Plata, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the area. On average, previous travelers have spent around $2 per day on sightseeing and entertainment, which is less than the country's average of $3.

Is food expensive in Mar del Plata?

In Mar del Plata, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $4 per day on food, which is more than the country's average of $3.

Is transportation expensive in Mar del Plata?

Local transportation in Mar del Plata can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $2 on local transportation per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $2. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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