Ica Wasi Hospedaje

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The Hostelz.com Review

Ica Wasi Hospedaje is a clean and modern hostel located within a ten-minute walk of most Ica bus terminals. It is usually fairly quiet, as hostels in Huacachina prove to be a more popular option for backpackers.

The Location

Ica Wasi Hospedaje is located on a quiet street, just a few minutes from the main road where most bus terminals are located. The main sites around Ica are all within walking distance. The friendly and knowledgeable owner will happily point out the location of restaurants, shops, and sites around Ica using a large map that is painted on the wall of reception.

This would make a good base for those looking to explore nearby areas on a budget. The owner can point out the location of shared taxis/collectivos to nearby points of interest, such as Paracas National Reserve and the nearby pisco tasting area.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel offers two large dorms as well as private rooms. Dorms have comfy, clean bunk beds with firm pillows and warm blankets. There are large, built-in lockers beneath each bed. Rooms are bright and cheerful, with a window letting in natural light (although the window also lets in noise from the rooftop). The dorms are separated from the corridor by a curtain rather than a proper door, but it’s a quiet hostel so this did not bother us at all during our stay.

Each dorm has access to two shared bathrooms, one male and one female. These are kept very clean and the facilities are of good quality (with hot showers, liquid soap, hairdryer). If the dorm had been full, there would have been a definite lack of bathrooms, but as it's a fairly quiet hostel this is unlikely to be a problem.

Common Spaces

The common area is located on the rooftop, where you can find some outdoor seating, a television, a very simple kitchen (just a sink and a microwave), and views over the city. There is no bar but beers can be purchased from reception. A staircase leading up from the main roof terrace leads to a small area where you can hand-wash and hang your clothes.

There is a relaxed vibe at Ica Wasi Hospedaje with relatively few guests. Whilst this wouldn’t be the place to come if you were looking for a party atmosphere, there were groups of people socialising on the rooftop with a few beers (or piscos!) during both nights of our stay. The owner is very friendly and tries to create a fun atmosphere and join guests for a drink.

Good Wi-Fi is available throughout common areas but is slower in the dorms.

Summary

Ica Wasi Hospedaje offers clean, modern accommodation in a convenient location. The bedrooms and dorms are some of the best quality we’ve experienced in a hostel of this price. The kitchen is extremely basic but the rooftop offers pleasant views and is a nice place to chill with a few beers. As one of the quieter hostels in the Ica/Huacachina area, Ica Wasi Hospedaje is not the best place to meet people, but is a convenient base for those wanting to explore Ica and nearby areas on a budget.
by DondeScarlet
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2018-10-06
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Front view from street
Rooftop common area
Rooftop seating
Communal ‘kitchen’ (just a sink and a microwave)
Communal toilet
Bunkbeds in dorm
Communal bathroom
Entrance
Corridor with lockers
Excellent bathroom facilities

Map

(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Ica Wasi Hospedaje" at Urb. San Miguel Calle Fermin Tanguis N° 194.)

Location/Contact

Address
Urb. San Miguel Calle Fermin Tanguis N° 194, Ica (Huacachina), Ica Region, Peru
Coordinates
-14.066297, -75.736656 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Website
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Telephone
0051 966787343
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How is Ica Wasi Hospedaje rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
(541 ratings)
97%
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(42 ratings)
98%
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Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
100%
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97%
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Great hosts, great rooms
We only stayed for one night but Giancarlos was really great, met us at the bus station took us on a tour of Ica and Huacachina. The rooms were clean and comfortable, not too expensive. A great place all round!
Sam
(England)
2012-12-19

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