Onas Hostel — Córdoba, Argentina
Launching in the stylish Cerro de Las Rosas neighbourhood, Córdoba’s first design-led hostel is spearheading the transformation of affordable hospitality in the city.
Architect Juan Manuel Roque Allende revamped two existing houses, while creative directors Eugenia Beltran and Pilar Carranza of local agency, The Atar, are the brains behind the eclectic interiors, furnished in a mishmash of styles with florid colour contrasts and clashing patterns.
Chairs by Konstantin Grcic and Philippe Starck are not on the list of your average hostel, but it is the mix of these designs with gritty street art, Moroccan patterned walls and antique wooden doors, that gives the hostel a pastiche charm. ‘The hotel resembles a travel experience with each space conveying its own and unique flavour,’ explain the designers. ‘You feel right in the jungle, while in the next room is a French Bistro atmosphere with Berlin and London accents. We worked carefully on giving the hotel a coexistence of styles.’
There are variety of sleeping options, including five rooms that can accommodate up to eight people and three compact ensuite double rooms. Facilities also include a chill out zone with an outdoor pool, a garden, a bar, a projection room, a library lounge, a breakfast room and a fully equipped communal kitchen.