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Ica - Desert Nights

Malecon Principal s/n Balneario Huacachina, Ica, Peru

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Overall Rating 83%

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 80%
Security 80%
Service 100%
Comfort 60%
Green rating 80%

Desert Nights is a family run HI affiliated hostel in Huacachina, a small oasis town nestled between a sea of gigantic sand dunes.

  • Dorm
    From €7.18
10 or more people?

Ica Hostel

Hostel Ica

Welcome to our hostel

Desert Nights Hostel is the economic option for all kind of tourists: backpackers, travellers, students and families that visit Huacachina, América´s oasis.
We opened in 2007, when we reformed an old colonial house in order to be able to accmmodate tourists in dormitories rooms.
We give familiar hospitality to our clients, helping them with their questions, worries and information.
I am Christie Coleman, an american that stayed in Huacachina when getting married to a Peruvian after travelling as a backpacker all over South America. That´s why it is impossible for me not to feel affection for everyone who comes to stay with us.
This is, without doubt, a place where you will feel comfortable, safe and, above all, at home.
We do our best to make you have a great time.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of 10 % of rates quoted is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 22:00
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. Tel +51 56 228458

Fax. Tel +51 56 228458

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • DUNE BUGGY AND SANDBOARDING (At or next to the hostel)
  • LOCAL WINERIES (5 to 10km)
  • BALLESTAS ISLANDS (More than 10km)

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The best place for staying at Huacachina oasis


Avatar for Christian


Tue 17 Jun 2014

nice and central hostel, perfect for sand buggying


Avatar for Christoph


Tue 26 Nov 2013

No place to really hang out and chill and food was very exepensive and there was no kitchen. Also my deposit that I paid online was not a deposit but a booking fee. Disapointing.


Avatar for Laura


Mon 30 Sep 2013

The worst shower i have ever had. Low stream water temp changes from hot to cold in second every 2 seconds.


Avatar for Yehonatan


Thu 19 Sep 2013

The staff are very friendly and helpful and the beds are comfortable. There are small lockers in the rooms but anyone can walk in from the restaurant straight through the hostel. It is a bit disconcerting to be showering whilst people from the restaurant can come in and use the toilet, it would be better if the restaurant toilets were not shared with the hostel showers. The hostel is right on the oasis front and in a good position. The restaurant like all in Huacachina is expensive for backpacker budgets, perhaps it would be nice to offer hostel guests a discount in the restaurant as there is no kitchen available.


Avatar for Kirsty


Tue 21 May 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (5 to 10km)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Gym (5 to 10km)
  • Local market (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (5 to 10km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

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