HOTELS & HOSTELS
Where to stay at South America’s Oasis
HUACACHINA HOTELS AND HOSTELS
Huacachina is a very popular tourist destination, and unsurprisingly there are a lot of hotels to choose from. The advantage of staying in Huacachina is the convenience of being “right in the middle of the action”, because all the tours depart from Huacachina, the hotels are located there, the restaurants and bars are located there too, and it is easy to meet other travelers. Furthermore, it is a very pleasant and relaxing location. The disadvantage is that the service is poor at some of the hotels, the WIFI often doesn’t work, and most hotels do not have air conditioning or cable TV.
FIVE STAR AND FOUR STAR HOTELS: None; the nearest hotels of this class are in Paracas
THREE STAR HOTELS:
Hotel Mossone: Huge swimming pool, colonial style hacienda, with old rooms. Expensive.
Hotel El Huacachinero: Nice swimming pool, clean rooms, mediocre service, rude owner, unhappy staff
Hosteria Suiza: Nice pool, reasonable rooms, OK service. Quiet atmosphere.
TWO STAR HOTELS:
Hotel Curasi : average pool, average rooms, average restaurant, average service
BACKPACKER YOUTH HOSTELS
Casa de Arena: large party hostel, unpretentious, fun place to stay but very loud on Friday and Saturday nights
Carola del Sur: large hostel, average rooms, easy to meet other youths, a relaxed “stoner” vibe
Hospedaje del Barco: basic hostal, fairly generic rooms
Desert Nights: basic hostal, tasty restaurant with American food. Location is good.
Sand and Lake: Basic hostal. Pleasant staff, nice location, fun bar, can be loud, a bit dirty.
Hostal Rocha: Very basic, mediocre rooms, dirty building.
Salvatierra: Rooms are very basic/mediocre, but the swimming pool is very nice.
Banana’s Adventure: small hostal, pleasant relaxed atmosphere, dishonest owners, slow dune buggies
La Casa de Bamboo: a small bed and breakfast, quiet, with a restaurant on the ground floor
Regardless of where you stay, HUACACHINA.com is your best choice for tours in Huacachina.