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“A good hotel with lots of potential” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hostal Huacachina Sunset

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Hostal Huacachina Sunset
Boulevard de Huacachina S/N - Ica, Huacachina 11000, Peru   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Huacachina B&B and Inns
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“A good hotel with lots of potential”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

First, the things which were done well: The free sandboards are absolutely brilliant - my girlfriend and I took them out every evening and loved it. The location is nice, tucked away behind the restaurant so that it isn't right on the main promenade (although it is a very small village so it's still a good location).

Finally, the price is excellent and offers great value for couples - probably the best value private room you'll get in Huacachina (which is definitely well-worth a visit). At 60 soles for a double with en-suite with comfy beds, decent pillows and ceiling fan, you can't do much better.

There were some things that needed improvement though: First, the hot water which was below-par on two out of our four days. One morning, the hot water was entirely non-existent. We told the receptionist and were pointed in the direction of an electrically-heated shower located in the middle of a building site on the roof (not really good enough). After further complaint, we were moved rooms, but then that shower stopped producing hot water too.

Also, the wi-fi was down for the entirety of our stay. Finally, we were awoken one night by someone on the premises drilling into the walls after 10pm, then at 6:30am when someone set off a car horn, also on the premises.

Overall, we can see improvements are being made to the place which are causing a temporary disruption and many of our complaints can be put down to bad luck, so overall it was a good solid choice, particularly for the budget traveler.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

After spending a night at Carola Del Sur, the very worst hostel experience I have ever had, we arrived a Sunset Huachachina. This hostel was incredibly clean, the beds and pillows were super comfy, there was a lovely fan in the room, and the workers there were incredibly friendly and helpful. They also have sand boards there for you to use for free, which was a nice touch.

I would highly recommend this hostel if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing atmosphere with good service. I would also recommend the restaurant that is attached to it. It was probably the tastiest meal we had there and it was a great value.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My girlfriend and I are so relieved to have found the cleanest and friendliest hostel here in Huacachina. The girls at the front desk have been super friendly and helpful but most of all HONEST. Be careful travelling around here because some people like to talk badly about others. This is a very quiet hostel, we have a private room with a fan and private washroom. And free sandboards! Best place here.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hostal Huacachina Sunset

Address: Boulevard de Huacachina S/N - Ica, Huacachina 11000, Peru
Location: Peru > Ica Region > Huacachina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Huacachina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostal Huacachina sunset provides the ideal location to discover and enjoy the magic and beauty of Huacachina. This small hostel with cosy atmosphere offers guests an unforgettable experience, from its convenient location around the beautiful lagoon and dunes of Huacachina to its restaurant and bar services with traditional Peruvian food and drinks. The rooms of Hostal Huacachina Sunset are situated at the quiet side of the lagoon, away from the noise of the bars, so you can always enjoy a good night sleep. All our rooms are equipped with comfortable beds and have a private bath room with hot water. The rates include towels, free WiFi and the use of our sandboards. ... more   less 
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