Theoretically, the 10th place we slept was a "semi-cama" recliner on an Argentinian Flecha Bus. But here is the tenth, well, room we paid to sleep in on our trip.
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
160 Pesos* (approx $42)/night
*With purchase of an HI Hostel card (about $15 bucks) which will grant us discounts at affiliated hostels worldwide.
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina's gateway to Iguazu Falls, does not have many options in our budget (which we've somewhat arbitrarily deemed to be about $25 a night). It has even fewer budget options that we were keen on staying in after what we thought would be a nightmarish 23 hour bus ride. Throw a measly one day advance notice in the mix, and pickins were slim.
Lonely Planet claims that Hostel Inn is "one of the best hostels in the country". Who wouldn't be a sucker for a superlative like that?? Previously a casino and set on a large, plush plot of land on the way to the falls, it boasts a nice pool, bar, travel agent, pool, laundry, free breakfast, wifi, a pool... pretty much everything a backpacker could need. Did I mention it has a POOL? They had me at, well, you know.
I forgot to take a picture of the room, but I did get... this shot.