With the peso dropping 50% against the dollar, Argentina is affordable again, including characterful hotels and hostels in Mendoza, Patagonia, Buenos Aires and other hotspots
This 17th-century former governor’s residence is a comfortable stop-off on Ruta 40 through the Calchaquí valley in the rugged north-west. The hotel is reached via an archway opposite San Nicolás church, and set around a stony courtyard with a pink pepper tree. The 18 rooms are large and airy, with thick adobe walls and carob wood ceilings, wrought-iron beds and hand-knitted throws. Cool off in the pool on steamy summer days; the restaurant serves regional dishes such as ravioli-like sorrentinos, stuffed with lamb.
• Doubles from around £95 B&B, haciendademolinos.com.ar