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Desert Nights Youth Hostel

Malecon Principal s/n | Balneario Huacachina, Ica, Peru
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in Desert Nights for 2 nights. Very good location and nice staff. The negative side: no hot water and they have bedbugs, at least in the big dorm where I stayed. No breakfast included, but they have very good restaurant, big portions and very tasty food.

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Quebec City, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is ok BUT... We had 2 beds in a 8 beds dorm for 20 NS each. My friend was sleeping in the bed over me. When he woke up, he had a lot of bites on his legs and his arms. It was bed bugs... It could explain why that didn't smell good in the dorm. Other travellers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was very good. They serve a lunch special which includes a hamburger, fries and an orange juice for 15 soles. Top! The staff was also great and funny. If you search a place to stay, maybe not the best. Beds are very instabil, no mosquito net, and the room was very small. If you you want to book... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Hostel is very good. Constant hot water, good beds, nice restaurant with very tasty food (albeit a little expensive) and, most importantly of all, very helpful and friendly staff. They also rent sandboards at good prices and will book buses for you without taking any commission

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Fromes Hill, Ledbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I enjoyed my stay at the Desert Nights Youth Hostel. The staff were friendly and helpful. In particular the Polish Girl Magdalena and the other Lady who works behind the reception desk booking tours into the desert were efficient and customer friendly. The storage room was big enough to store our bicycles and the rooms were equipped with small electronic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The hostel is pretty great, and the surroundings are gorgeous! Very reasonably priced, and the restaurant out front serves pretty good food too. Many people and very lively. The beds are pretty terrible, I had an upper bunk and it felt like the bed was about to fall over every time I moved! They rent sandboards for a reasonable price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Quality hostel. This was actually our favorite stay on our trek through Peru. They helped us plan the dune tour and we also ate at their restaurant which was quite good. Wifi doesn't work in the rooms so be prepared to sit outside in the lobby area if you need to do planning. All in all a great place, woman... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

We didn't stay at the hostel, but we ate at their restaurant several times and it was very good with lots of veggie options. We'd also like to say that the girl who works at the tour desk is really serviceminded. We wanted to buy a bus ticket but she couldn't sell it because the system was down, so she... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Didn't stay at the hostel but did grab some food there! Absolutely fabulous food! I recommend the nachos as well as the brownie with ice cream :) The staff were very friendly, place looked clean and had a nice view of the huacachina oasis. Not typical Peruvian food though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We just stayed one night with some friends and went sand boarding which we booked with the hostel. The tour cost 50 soles and was amazing and so much fun. The hostel is really basic but fairly clean, old showers and metal bunks but fine for a night and cheap at 20 soles. The hostels restaurant is really nice and... More 

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