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Calle Angela de Perotti s/n, Huacachina, Peru

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736 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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It was a nice hostel, with a little garden and some small houses that reminded me of bungalows. The beds and the room was ok, nothing special. I didn't like to not have toilets near the room. The outside place was my favourite part, they had couches and chairs and tables everywhere! The bar was in the centre near the pool and it was so relaxing to just sit and read a book and drink their mix juice or Pisco sour (the best pisco sour we have ever had)!

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Thank you for your great review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our relaxing atmosphere. Our Pisco sour is definitely a must as well as our food! Thank you for choosing Banana's!


Fantastic friendly staff, comfy beds and a nice atmosphere. Bit expensive but the included activities were nice. Remember 10s cab to/from Huacachina to Ica and as of when I was there a week or so ago, no ATM in Huaca - bring cash from an ATM in Ica! Food was lovely, cats/kittens on the premises which was nice. Sandboarding/Buggy ride to the sandboarding were a lot of fun and booking the Nazca lines through the hostel was quick and easy.


Great hostel. Good set up, good food that is reasonably priced. Huacachina is very small so if you are only staying a night this place is great because they can take you to the dunes/sandboarding from the hostel. Shower was great and rooms were clean and had nice lockers.

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Thank you for your review! We are very pleased to hear you had a wonderful time with us! We really enjoy taking our guests out into the desert and going sandboarding with them! Thank you for choosing Banana's!


good hotel but overpriced.

  • 13th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very all-inclusive experience, we stayed 1 night & were able to fit in pool time & sand dunes time & met lots of people hanging out at the hostel bar. Recommended!


Amazing hostel, yes it is expensive but there is a pool, chilled vibe and great food so worth it! The staff were helpful and the tour (sand duning) was awesome. The only problem I had was the room was quiet small so hard to fit everyone's bag and there was a tiny fan on the floor so if you were on the top bunk it was super hot to sleep (so if you don't like heat would not recommend). Apart from that no complaints and highly recommended! Also great for solo Travellers and breakfast is awesome.


Great sociable hostel and you get an activity free for every night you stay, highly recommended even tho it is a tad more expensive but worth it

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Thank you for your great review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the activities included in your reservation and our friendly atmosphere! Thank you for choosing Bananas!


Un hostel súper genial con un staff dinámica que trabajan duros. Encantamos la comida en el restaurante. De verdad, la mejor de cualquiera hostel que me he quedado. También encantamos el tour de buggy y boarding! Increíble y súper divertido. Gracias!

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Muchas gracias por tu estupendo comentario! Estamos muy contentos de trabajar duro para mantener a nuestros huéspedes más que satisfechos y felices. Gracias por elegir Bananas!


The stay here was just okay. The room.got really hot at night and it would have been nice with a fan. Bathrooms are nice, though. The dune buggy and sand boarding are fun, and I recommend them. The hostel had a very touristy feel though, especially with American music, but I guess that's the kind of clientele that come there, especially for the dunebuggy/sandboarding. The staff seemed a little cold compared to other hostels I've been to. Overall just okay.

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We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Sandboarding tour and hostel facilities. We play different kinds of music depending on the time of day. Guests are also welcome to recommend and play their own music at the bar! Thank you for choosing Bananas!


We stayed in the Deluxe room and ithe was amazing. The staff are incredibly friendly. Honestly not a single complaint about this place. No hidden fees, great lounge areas, hot showers and fun activities.

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Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you had an excellent stay with us! We work hard to provide an outstanding hostel experience at Bananas. Thank you for choosing us!


Awesome hostel right on the oasis. The price includes the dune buggying and sand boarding or any other activity so it ends up being pretty good value. The pool is great to jump in following the sand boarding. Had a great time here. 9/10 Would bang again.


Stayed for 2 nights over new year, nice atmosphere, good restaurant and bar. Included breakfast was reasonable. However at nearly £30 a night for a bed in a dorm room definitely not value for money-only available option left for us to book was a package with a bbq one night and sand boarding but I still don't think this justifies the high cost-bbq not worth paying extra for and the sand boarding can be done cheaply in town. Could only find hot showers one day we where there, cold the others.


Great hostel, good atmosphere, BBQ was amazing as was the sand boarding and dune buggies! Some staff can be a bit rude and I think it was only the owner to be honest because the bar workers and cashiers were always very sweet! Clean rooms and new bunks. Pool too!


Nice place with a small swimming pool, bar, music on all day, people hanging out in their swim suit. They offer a buggy/sand boarding tour for S./35 (totally worth it!). No kitchen, they have a restaurant with burgers and all, wich is quite expensive (I got a ridiculously small salad for S./ 15). No supermarket in the city, restaurants are the only choice.


Stayed here two nights, it's hard in the middle of the desert to keep sand out, but the bathroom was always covered in it and the floors were always soaking wet. I also woke up with hundreds of bed bug bites. They also had a S/.4 government "tax" on the dunebuggy tour and countless other nickel and dime type gimmicks as well. Expect to pay a bit more than expected here because of these gimmicks. All in all, good place. Dunebuggy ride is a blast.

  • 28th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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It's great to hear that you had an enjoyable time with us! As much as we would like to keep our prices as low as possible, you will always be required to pay a government fee at most peruvian attractions. Note that there are no extra charges attached to our sevices. Our rooms and beds are inspected thoroughly and go through weekly and monthly fumigation. Keep in mind that bed bugs are often carried around with luggage, clothing and hair. Thank you for your suggestions and for choosing Bananas!


I can't say enough good things about this hostel. Staff was incredibly friendly and awesome and the food was legit. Clean rooms and bathrooms. Hot showers. Easy to meet people. Do both the wine tour and the buggy/sand boarding.

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Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear such great things about our hostel! We work really hard to keep our guests happy throughout their stay. Thank you for choosing Bananas!


Great atmosphere and activity deals! Great pool the laze arounf too! Good value meals but be prepared with cash no ATMs in town


My group of three really enjoyed our stay at Banana's! The included dune-buggy and sandboarding excursion was awesome. The rooms were very clean and relatively spacious. The pool, too, was clean and felt really nice after our time out in the dunes. We also enjoyed the food served in their restaurant/bar. Our only complaint would be the lack of accessible outlets - our three-person room only had one outlet, and there was only a small powerstrip available for common use.

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Reviews like this motivates us to work harder and help us improve our facilities and services. We listened to your suggestion and have now put more power outlets in rooms and common areas. Thank you for choosing Bananas!


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Great hostel. Good sand bugging your include with our booking. Hostel was clean, safe and generally very modern.

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We are more than happy to hear that you had a great time with us. Thank you for choosing Bananas!

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