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

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85 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 67%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 52%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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For me this place was ok. Rooms were kind of a clean. Service was.. Well they wasnt too eager to help. There was a really small pool but because of the construction work there was no peace in daytime to relax. So nothing special in here and I think its quite overpriced. All hostels are in walk distance of each others so check all your options first. Wifi worked only in common areas.


Really cool place and great pool. Staff is also very helpful. There is a bar or two near by so just bring a pair of earplugs if you like to go to bed early and its a weekend night.


The hotel was under construction while we visited so it did not have a good atmosphere and was busy with workers and noises. The pool and bar also barely had anyone around. The location was within walking distance to almost everything, although Huacachina is a small town in itself. The rooms were decent for the price paid and thankfully we had our own shower in our room.


Higher prices than comparable hostels in the area, poorly maintained pool, rude staff, ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION SITE during our stay (meaning that we were woken up around 6:30 AM by jackhammers & saws), located NEXT TO (not "near") an extremely loud night club that is open 4 days/week and doesn't close until 5 AM, water was turned off intermittently during our stay, storage room frequently unlocked...........what more can I say? DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!!!!


Great during the day but don't expect to get any sleep at night (whether you chose to join the party at the bar or not) loud bassy music is played till the sun comes up. Obviously great if you wanna party.


Hostel is nice and has good facilities, unfortunately there was major building works going on during our stay which meant a lot of noise, the purpose of our stay was to relax after a busy couple of weeks doing Machu Picchu and the Amazon and we would have loved to have spent a couple of days just sitting by the pool, however the loud building noises and dust meant that this was not possible and so we decided to change to other accommodation. Staff were very understanding about this and very kind

  • 3rd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Location was great and stay was fine, but was lied to about money at the end. The girl at the desk told us if we booked sandboarding with them and not with one of the other operators, we'd receive a S./10 discount per person on the price of the room. At checkout they explained that there is no discount because we already received a discount, claiming the 12% deposit I paid online, and that doesn't affect the price in any way. He did the exact same to the group behind us.

  • 28th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The place was fine for one night. Room was clan, elsewhere was not. We stayed on a Sunday so there wasn't much of an atmosphere, but on the plus side it meant for a better nights sleep. Note that it is effectively a building site at the moment, so noise by the pool/bar can get pretty loud. Staff were very helpful though!

  • 1st Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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