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Desert Nights Youth Hostel

Malecon Principal s/n | Balneario Huacachina, Ica, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015
Tanja A Konstanz, Germany
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Konstanz, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stayed one night in the Desert Nights HI Hostel. They offer dorms for 20 Soles per person. The room was not too big, for one night ok. No lockers for backpacks just small safe for valuables. Water in shower was not really hot and WiFi did not work really good. The restaurant offers lunch offers (15 Soles), breakfast and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed here in the dorms on two different occasions for one night each. It’s a pretty basic hostel – the mattresses are actually pretty comfortable and the sheets were clean. The dorm we stayed in was really hot and stuffy. Some of the staff was friendly. The restaurant is not very good, but unfortunately it does not have a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You get a clean bed and a shower, nothing more, nothing less. Breakfast isn't included, but the breakfastmenu is delicious. The sandboarding with their guide is fun. So conclusion: Find another hostel, but get your breakfast at desert nights.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed in April 2014, and had a great time! There's a great backpacker vibe here, really in the whole small area of Huacachina. The food is pricier here but quite good, and we were comfortable in our dorm although the beds are a bit small. A big plus was the lockers that digitally locked, although they were a bit... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The place itself looks okay, a little sketchy, but fine. However, after an hour of feeling little itchy I turned on the light and saw them right away. One of the employees said they didn't have them for over 8 months. However, the way they dealt with it looked like they already had this for a long time. So if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Rooms and bathrooms are very clean and the dorm we were in was very spacious. The restaurant also has great food, which is a little more pricey than a lot of Peru but this is the same for the whole area. Did a sand buggying and boarding tour with them as well which was fantastic!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This place is great. The staff are so friendly. I was only there one night and I was sad to leave. The food is great. Amazing quality. We are yet to beat it (I am writing this a few days since we left and haven't beaten the food yet). Really spacious rooms with lockers. Lacking power outlets for charging etc.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great hostel, reasonable prices, good food, exceptionally helpful staff. Couldn't ask for more really. Do use the staff to book everything, they are helpful and won't mess yu about like some of the agencies in huacachina

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London, England, United Kingdom
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42 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Stayed here for one night with a friend after arriving from Lima. On check in everyone was friendly and the dorm room is a good size for only 8 beds. However you never feel there's an atmosphere like other hostels, as other reviewers have said it's basically a restaurant with a couple of rooms round the back. Communal area is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is not a hostel, it's a restaurant with some beds on the back. No common areas, no kitchen, no fridge. Not even if you want to heat some water to make a coffee... You just can't. It's all about the restaurant: you have to pay for breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee or whatever. And their food prices are overrated.

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Address: Malecon Principal s/n | Balneario Huacachina, Ica, Peru
Location: Peru > Ica Region > Ica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
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