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Desert Nights Hostelling International Reviews

Boulevard de Huacachina s/n, Huacachina, Peru

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310 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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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.


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. :)


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.


Ok hostel, everything you need.


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

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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!


It's a good place to stay for a night (all you need) but the restaurant is over priced.. Go across to the other side for a menu del dia which will cost you 15 soles including a pisco sour!


Good location, comfy nights sleep, reasonable shower. Small lockers, only 4 between 6 people. Staff seemed a little disinterested.


Great location and the restaurant food had big, good-tasting plates. Need bigger lockers in rooms for bags and front dorm is a bit close to the restaurant.


Okay hostel but run more like a hotel than a hostel- the main common area is the restaurant which had individual tables. So not gd to meet other guests


Hot water was shotty. Toilets kept getting backed up. Internet never worked. Staff was not too helpful, though there is not much to do in huacachina. Location is good because it is on the oasis.


Nice spot!


Average hostel. Good restaurant.

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