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Av. Angela de Perotti S/N Balneario de Huacachina, Ica, Huacachina, Peru

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73 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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ENG -- Great place to stay. Rooms are clean and swimming pool perfect to relax after a trip in buggies. ESP -- Perfecto hostal en Huacachina. Las habitaciones están limpias y la piscina esta perfecta después de una actividad de sandboard!


A good location with a pool right under the huge sand dune of Huacachina. The rooms are well-sized and the in-house bar/club make the weekends a fun time here. The front desk also handles all the bookings of the activities in the area and make it really easy.


Really enjoyed my time at this hostel :) The pool was great, and the private room was very cheap. Recommended.


Absolutely loved this place! Read some really bad reviews and had some concern booking it but so glad I did. This place is more of a resort then a hostel but it's perfect in my eyes. Great pool with a bar one side and snack bar the other, great atmosphere and brilliant place to meet people. If you stay on a Friday or Saturday tho be warned the club is loud and locals come from ica to party, music is very loud. Rooms are big and clean, beds really comfy and the owner cesar couldn't help enough.


Hostel is cheap, rooms are basic but you get what you pay for. Thankfully we were there midweek and avoided the noise and late parties we had read about from previous reviews that occur at the weekends. Staff were not very friendly or helpful.


This place was awful. Security was horrible, no one at any doors, our room door did not even close fully, lockers were warped and unusable. On top of this there is a bar in there so many strangers with access to your room. Location was fine but its impossible not to be in such a small town. Staff was rude and even gave us counterfeit money as change (and they all know and check, this was not a mistake). Very dirty, shared bathrooms with the bar, no toilet paper. Tried to charge us too much. Loud


staff promised early breakfast, since we had to leave early for a day trip. however, did not work out. also, they first wanted us to pay more. otherwise, clean rooms, nice pool and cool people.

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Pool and bar were nice places to meet others, food and drink were reasonably prices. Locker situation was the worst I've ever experienced.


I don't mind having loud music for a party. However with 10 people in the bar and loud music going until late at night on a Monday, it doesn't make any sense. As for the hostel itself. It is a typical party hostel. Nothing amazing but as well nothing terrible.


This is a party place, with the on-location nightclub pumping out tunes to early morning. We enjoyed a good sat night here. Pool is nice to relax in during the day).

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