Huacachina Oasis is one of Peru’s most popular destinations. Tucked away behind sand dunes near Ica, this stunning town is home to a beautiful lagoon in the middle of the desert. But that’s not all, with incredible sandboarding and a ton of other activities on offer, we guarantee you’ll have a blast!
Now that you’ve added it to your Peru itinerary, it’s time to check out where to stay in Huacachina. While it’s small, you have plenty of options when it comes to hostels. We’ve broken them down by your interests and budgets and focused on what matters when it comes to having an amazing experience in the oasis and making the most of your Huacachina trip!
To get the most out of Huacahina, you need to be in a hostel that meets your needs and doesn’t cost a lot of money.
The Best Hostels in Huacachina
- Banana’s Adventure Hostel
- The Upcycled Hostel Huacachina
- Desert Nights Hostel
- Wild Olive Guest House
- Huacachina Sunset Hostel
Banana’s Adventure Hostel
Banana’s Adventure Hostel, located right in front of the Huacachina Lagoon along the promenade that surrounds the lake, offers a charming retreat. The hostel has clear balconies outside the rooms, providing a great vantage point to enjoy the stunning views. With a modern yet rustic feel, adorned with numerous plants and trees offering shade around the pool and bar area, it creates an oasis of serenity.
The accommodation has comfortable rooms, including options of double, triple or shared rooms with 4 or 6 beds, all of which are equipped with free WiFi. The bar area not only serves delicious food and drinks, but also serves as a vibrant social hub, perfect for meeting new people or simply relaxing.
A complimentary breakfast is part of the package, ensuring a great start to the day. The 24-hour reception is staffed by professionals who can help you book exciting excursions to the Ballestas Islands or even a captivating flight over the Nazca Lines – truly extraordinary experiences that add an extra level of adventure to your stay. At Banana’s Adventure Hostel, immerse yourself in the comfort, scenic beauty, and potential for unforgettable explorations in and around Huacachina.
The Upcycled Hostel Huacachina
The Upcycled Hotel is located just outside Huacachina on the road to the laguna. It is about a 10 minute walk to the centre of the town, but it is a modern and beautiful place to stay. It has free wifi, breakfast included and a restaurant with dishes of the region and veggie options.
There are great spaces to hang out, during the day or on an evening and you can cool down in the pool if its hot.
Its rooms are very clean and you can choose from 6 or 8 shared rooms or private double rooms with private bathrooms.
Desert Nights Hostel
The Desert Nights Hostel is located just a few meters from the lagoon of Huacachina with a roof top terrace overlooking the lagoon.
It has double or twin rooms or a bed in a 6 bed dorm room. The dorm rooms have lockers for your belongings. You can relax outside in an area for guests or upstairs in the bar..
The hostel has a tour agency located inside so that you can book a trip sandboarding or to Paracas.
Wild Olive Guest House
The Wild Olive Guest House, centrally located in the heart of Huacachina along the scenic promenade encircling the lake, offers a warm and inviting accommodation experience. Boasting a cozy lounge and a communal kitchen for guests, it provides a homey atmosphere. Accommodation options include double rooms and 8-bed dorms, with the latter featuring lockers or security lockers for the safety of your belongings.
The guest house’s restaurant serves delectable meals, allowing you to savor the best flavors the town has to offer. A tourist information desk is available for guests eager to learn more about the area or to book exciting tours. The guest house’s prime location ensures easy access to the town’s attractions, and its restaurant’s terrace provides a magical view of the main attraction – the lagoon.
While the Wild Olive Guest House itself doesn’t have an on-site swimming pool, guests still have access to one, enhancing their overall experience. With its combination of comfort, convenience, and picturesque views, the Wild Olive Guest House is an excellent choice for those looking to immerse themselves in the charm of Huacachina.
Huacachina Sunset Hostel
Hostal Huacachina is a hostel located just a block from the lagoon, with some of its rooms overlooking the lake, which is the main attraction of the area. Here you can choose from single, double, twin, triple, quadruple rooms with private bathrooms or a bed in a 7 bed dorm room. The hostel has a swimming pool and Wi-Fi internet connection.
It has a 24-hour reception and a roof top terrace with views of the sand dunes as well as the lake where you can relax during the day.
Breakfast is included (continental and vegetarian), and there is also a bar if you want to enjoy a drink at the bar. The hostel is a bit old fashioned compared to some of the new hotels, but overall the hostel is quiet if you are wanting a good nights sleep.