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Desert Nights Youth Hostel

Malecon Principal s/n | Balneario Huacachina, Ica, Peru
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Ranked #6 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Ica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basic but clean. Showers were hot (most of the time) and wifi worked. The staff were friendly and were able to communicate well in English. This hostel offers excellent value for what you pay for. Plus, restaurant up front offered some really delicious meals!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Pretty good overall. It was located near the entrance of Huacachina, so it was easy to tell taxi drivers where to stop or to find one if I was going to Ica. There were hot showers but the lockers were small. The wifi could have been faster, but it was okay - although you cannot access it in the rooms.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Brilliant backpackers opinion here. The rooms are basic, at the back of restaurant but at very comfortable. Good hot showers and great location. The food here, while a little expensive when compared to accommodation,is still reasonable and delicious. Booked sandboarding through here also and was a very good experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Well done hostel friendly and accommodating. Pretty much what you expect for Peru not the cleanest but it was a good spot. Best food in Huacachina. They also rent sand boards. This town is awesome!!! Bathrooms are ok although were closed for repairs 2 days. Overall you will be happy here.

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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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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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