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Ica - Desert Nights

Malecon Principal s/n Balneario Huacachina, Ica, Peru

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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 $11.00
10 or more people?

Ica Hostel

Hostel Ica

Hostelling International

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 guests, 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 I want to help 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 to make sure 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 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
  • 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

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - 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 942656261

Main attractions

Main attractions

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

See the full list of attractions



Second time here, and we knew all the good points. It is a very atmospheric and unusual location and we found Desert Nights a lovely place to stay.


Avatar for Deirdre


Fri 25 Aug 2017

This was our second stay here, and we again really enjoyed it. Loved the location and views from the huge picture windows. Access to the pool at the Eco camp was a huge benefit. Steve was even able to retrieve his pyjamas(left there the first time around.!)


Avatar for Deirdre


Mon 21 Aug 2017

we stayed in hostels in all the cities that we visited in Peru. Since both of us are in our late 60's, and stayed in private rooms with our own bathroom. I trulyenjoy the hosteling experrience, and talking to younger people around the world. in fact a person that i met in a hostel is staying in our house, here in los angeles this week.


Avatar for wayne


Mon 13 Jun 2016

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


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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