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Desert Nights Hostelling International Reviews

Boulevard de Huacachina s/n, Huacachina, Peru

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357 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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The front patio restaurant is prime. Staff is super friendly and great. My only complaints: the floors were all super sandy/dusty (but it's the desert! so what are you gonna do) and inside common areas are a bit gloomy at night (poor lighting). Also stay in huacachina 2 nights tops--it's great but tiny, and unless you're stoned all day and looking to do nothing 2 days/nights is more than enough.


No Kitchen to Cook meals, Strange for a hostel. Value for money is perfect, good location and very nice staff! 😊


Overall the hostel was alright, no real issues during our stay. The staff were nice and helpful. Wifi was very average and did not work for long periods of time. The restaurant was alright but very expensive. However, the prices were consistent with other restaurants.


Staff is awesome, but it's essentially just a place to sleep in the oasis town of huacachina. Not bad though


I got the peruvian stomach thing here (from paracas) and thank god because there's a bathroom in the corner thats big and clean. Has locks and lockers, no kitchen, tours. Restaurant with ok food (nothing great and overexpensive for quality). First room was about 85 degrees, second room was ok but was the worst bed i've had in 5 months in SA so thats sayig something. Overall, good value. Plus, they have DirectTV for the sports lover. Sewage problem in town leaves bathrooms with odor at times.


it's a nice place, but certainly not much of a lively scene at nights at all.


Great hostel for backpackers. Friendly staff and good facilities


Was an okey place to stay for one night


They were making some work in the hostel and have sent us to another HOTEL that we were not looking for. So, the comments are just for what we saw in the place they supposed to accept us.

  • 27th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


A very basic hostel but the restaurant attached it is very good, Staff were helpful with booking tours and onward travel.


Not 24 hr reception which was a pain for us leaving at 5am. Not very clean.


The hostel was very standard, basically just a bed and space (lots of it) for your bags. The restaurant was really pricey but had good food. We had a good sandboarding/buggy tour that we booked through the hostel as they were the same price as other companies for using a real snowboard. If you don't plan on standing up and want the normal sandboard its possible to find cheaper tours.


The staff could be a bit more welcoming at reception and show some friendliness. The people working at the restaurant could be a bit more lively and more professional considering the food was overpriced. There needs to be bigger lockers in the room as the small shoe box electric safe is not big enough. I got a bad stomach for 24 hours because you didn't heat up the overpriced Chinese rice I got from the restaurant. The water pressure and hot water in the showers is terrible.


Didn't end up staying here as our plans changed however when we emailed to cancel we received a very polite and prompt reply. So from our experience great customer service!


We didn't like the hostel. The staff wasn't really helpful. You have to wear a wristband for security reasons. We don't like to walk around with a wristband, it feels like to be a walking advertising for the hostel when we walked around the town. Therefore we didn't accept to wear the wristbands, they weren't to happy with it and explained it was for security. The only problem was there was no security, everybody could walk in and out (with or without wristband).


Regarding the remote location OK, but quite expensive (you book without breakfast). Asociated restaurant also really expensive. Just 1 of 3 computers was working.

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