Editor’s picks • Top 3 hotels in Asunción
Located in a restored 20th-century townhouse, this boutique hostel has been featured in design magazines for its cool Scandi-style décor. It’s also on-trend with its dedication to sustainability, from industrial-chic tables fashioned from recycled doors to solar water heaters and energy-saving lights. It even has its very own organic garden. Touches such as the custom-built wooden bunk beds (which allow you to sit up on the bottom bunk) and the lovely patio and pool distinguish this hostel from the rest. There’s a lively bar and excellent restaurant serving daily specials; the staff speak good English and are extremely helpful.
Montevideo 1029 entre Jejui y Manduvira, +595 (0) 21 441 209.
This downtown hotel is within walking distance of the sights and perfect for those who want to be in the thick of it. The rooms, great value for money, are spacious and equipped with all the expected amenities. Guests can make use of a rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city, as well as a sauna and gym. There’s an excellent buffet breakfast, and renowned restaurant La Preferida is located next door and under the same management. The staff are particularly attentive. The only drawback is the noise from the busy streets outside.
Estados Unidos 341 esq. Mcal. Estigarribia 1610, +595 (0) 21 210365.
Arthaus Boutique Hotel
Located near fashionable Paseo Carmelitas, this charming family-run hotel is a haven of tranquillity in the bustling city. Each room is quirkily decorated in the style of a famous artist, from Van Gogh to Warhol. There’s a pretty garden that comes complete with lovely pool and hammocks – a real home from home. If you’re after old-world Paraguayan charm with modern conveniences, look no further.
Caceres Zorrilla 1325 c/ Molas López, +595 (0) 21660829.