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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.
Good place to stay in Huacachina. Cheap rooms with good wifi in certain areas, food was on average pretty good but was expensive. Drinks were as well. The sand boarding tour we took was also great fun. There was a lack if security as anyone could have walked into the dorms. Not enough safes for all the beds was annoying, more bathrooms are needed as they are constantly occupied. Overall a solid option.
They list that they have lockers. However, in the 8 bed dorm, they only have 4 lockers. All of them were full when I arrived. I had nowhere to put my passport and laptop. Wifi is decent and Huacachina is small enough that the hostel is close to everything. Bathrooms were sufficient. It feels more like a restaurant with some beds attached than an actual hostel.
This hostel was great for the price; it was fairly quiet (most of the partying is on the other side of the oasis) & the rooms were warm. Also, the restaurant at the hostel was awesome & one of the best ones that we ate at during our three weeks in Peru. The only downside-ish thing is that all the rooms are 8-bed dorms, so it`s not the most private in the world. Would still definitely recommend for a couple of nights in Huacachina.
The hostel had all the bare necessities one would need. I know other hostels had pools and other fancy common areas, but one really only needs one night in Huacachina/Ica. The staff here was friendly and they offer a great dune buggy and sandboarding tour. Other than that, they have an overpriced restaurant. Overall, decent place for a one night stay and I would recommend it for anyone not looking for anything too fancy. Otherwise, go to Casa de Arena.
Nice hostel. Good restaurant with MASSIVE portions. Staff organised dune buggy and sandboarding. They have safes in dorms though not enough of them.
It was good hostel especially for partying. All the staff were really nice and helpful. I really recommended doing the sandboarding though them especially if you have snowboarded before. Only real problem is that they didnt have enough lockers in the rooms for everyone.
Just stayed here for one night. Staff are really helpful and friendly. We booked the sand buggying and boarding tour through the hostel which was really good! Nice restaurant with a decent menu. Only negative comment is that the rooms are very basic and don't seem it have proper ventilation so we found them very stuffy at night. Room lockers are also very small. Overall great hostel and perfect for a one night stay. :)
Rooms were like a prison. Everything else was good, but their restaurant is overpriced.
A hostel that's added on to a bar. Cheap rooms but doesn't feel much like a hostel. Not a bad option here where things are generally overpriced. No real complaints but no great shakes either. Nice people.
Close to the lake, best restaurant in town (altho more expensive), booked wine and sandboarding tours through them (SO GOOD), rooms were basic with minimal powerpoints, only 2 showers with no real space to put your things, water was warm but poor pressure sometimes. Despite good restaurant not a great vibe elsewhere. No pool like other accom in the area. Internet was fast and reliable but not always accessible in the room. Safe in room secure but very small, probs not big enough for laptop
Irritable and unhelpful staff who were more concerned about getting your last soles than making sure you were happy. Two girls complained about bed bugs in the rooms and switched hostels in between. Excellent restaurant connected. Safes in the rooms are a joke- they should provide better lockers.
No kitchen, only 4 safes for 8 beds. The food is really expensive and definitely not worth the price. Basically a fine place to stay but nothing fancy.
Good location by the lagoon. Room was very stuffy, no place to put backpack. Bathrooms were cleaned daily and wifi was good
really dirty, the shower are ridiculous the first night i stayed ther a guy peed on the floor in my room, staff wasnt around and the next day they didnt do anything
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- Female, 25-30
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Pretty decent place to stay in Huacachina, since there aren't many options. Nice restaurant, friendly staff, fun tour! The only downside is that food is expensive in Huacachina and there isn't any kitchen or anything. Either way, I would recommend it for a night or 2.
We stayed here for three nights in a dorm room and loved it! The staff was great, very friendly. The restaurant within the hostel was very good! They have different common areas along with a couple computers. It was also located on the quiet side of the oasis, so when you got back to your bed it was not loud and it was easy to fall asleep. Overall, we enjoyed our stay! Highly recommend it!
We stayed for 2 nights and everything was great! The staff were friendly and helpful booking all the activities Huacachina is famous for!! Also loved that the hostel was quiet, we got really good sleep here. Some hostels disco was so loud we heard it from across the oasis!