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Banana's Adventure Reviews

Calle Angela de Perotti s/n, Huacachina, Peru

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263 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Banana's is amazing! Such a great little gem in a desert oasis. The food is great, plenty of hammocks to relax in, a great pool, and they book all of the adventure tours....what more could you ask for?


Great lively place. Run some really good tours, was good having a pool as it got really hot in the day. Rooms were small but comfortable. There is a bar where there are some reasonable offers on food, the BBQ was really tasty.


Great hostel but look out for the flirting bartender (ieeuw)


Banana's is a pretty easy-going hostel. Dune buggy activity available. Bbq prepared every night for 30 soles, perhaps too high since not many drinks are included for that price. Very relaxed atmosphere


Very chill place, had a great time here. The BBQ was awesome and everyone was very friendly. Could have used more lockers/locks but really you are in a pretty tranquil and secure place. Staff was helpful setting up excursions.


Nice social hostel. But security is bad compared to other places but i guess its not a big problem in Huacachina. Not enough lockers for everyone and only one key to the rooms. Othervise a really nice hostel with pool and a lot of places to hang out in the cool garden.


Great breakfast menu, but you have to pay. Disgusting showers - some with hot water and some with cold. The smallest rooms I´ve ever stayed in, in South America. The wifi was slow and almost not existing.


Nice hangout, could be open longer in the evening. Slightly expensive for what it is. Overall nice but not excellent.


Great social option and well suited to those that like to mix and party. The location is great (but nothing is far in Huacachina), and the facilities are good - there is a pool, which is delicious in the hot weather. Only downside is the music which is played all day long. Meals available and BBQ's every night. Private rooms, excellent options. More secure than the dorms. Complex is not very secure - accessible from street, but it never feels dangerous. Great cafe over road - Bamboo Cafe.


Great hostel. Hard to fault. Nice atmosphere. Note the bar only serves the BBQ in the evening so if you want something else you have to eat out.


My friend and I had a wonderful time at Banana's. The bar and pool area is totally great. The open concept makes for a really great atmosphere as do the communal barbecues. The only downside is that the general baggage storage area isn't locked and the location is at the end of the promenade around the oasis, although it is still super convenient. I'd totally stay here again.


Hostel and facilities are gorgeous and very picturesque. We had a private double so didn't feel the security issue as much as those mentioned below. Didn't book tours through hostel as found cheaper deals elsewhere but everyone offers basically the same. Food was tasty but didn't think the BBQ was worth the price as they ran out of chicken. Overall was a good stay and would go back.


Cool aesthetic and great location, also like the pool and all the areas for chilling out. Service at the bar was poor, dorm rooms are very cramped, get very hot, and don't have lockers. Overall nice place to hang out though and fits the vibe of the town.


Lovely location and nice vibe, staff were friendly and the general feel was really nice. I stayed two nights and really enjoyed myself, I recommened booking the buggy trip with the hostel as they give you a discount and its a fun trip! The only things that bugged/worried me slightly was the security (people could easily walk into the place and most rooms seemed to be left open most of the time) and the cold showers/lack of showers. Apart from that I had a lovely time here and would stay again.

  • 21st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel is overpriced, has a terrible atmosphere and only sees you as walking wallets. If you want to spend your travels drinking by a small pool, listening to terrible music all day long and dealing with unhelpful and grumpy staff, this is where to go. Beware...washing your own clothes is 'prohibited', but they do kindly offer a laundry service - another way to rip you off. We had to pay before we had even checked in, something not usually experienced in hostels. Did not get correct room.

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