From about $28.
Hostel Suites Florida -- Buenos Aires
Hostel Suites Florida will win you over from the get-go. For starters, it offers free shuttles from the airport.
And once you get to the hostel, there's a travel agency inside so you won't waste any time booking tango lessons, free walking tours and Spanish classes.
Not only will you be highly entertained, you will also get a wallop of Argentine culture in the form of massive prints throughout the hallways. As you walk to your room, you'll see the likes of Eva Peron, Che Guevara, Diego Maradona and more.
When you're ready to venture out, you are in the perfect spot. Hostel Suites Florida is in the heart of Buenos Aires on Florida Street, a popular area jampacked with shops, restaurants and bars. And it's within walking distance of Obelisco and Plaza de Mayo.
328 Florida St., Buenos Aires, Argentina.
From about $18.
HI Whistler -- Whistler, British Columbia
This ultra-modern hostel was built specifically to house athletes during the 2010 Winter Olympics. So, needless to say, it's pretty impressive.
For starters, all rooms come with flat-screen TVs. Not to mention, some pretty dreamy vistas of the Coast Mountains.
There is a large dining room just off the kitchen with lime-green and white chairs and tables, modern art and photography on the walls.
On this level you'll also find the games room with a fireplace, comfy sofas and Internet terminals. The cinema-style TV room, with a 52-inch high-definition television, is on this level, too.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that it's only a 15-minute drive from the slopes. You can even store your equipment on-site in a large storage area.
Beyond snowboarding, the hostel hosts group bike rides, group hikes, poker nights and even yoga sessions (pay by donation).
1035 Legacy Way, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
From about $30.