Hostel Sand and Lake

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Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM, sun loungers
Twin Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Superior Double Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hostel Sand and Lake

Hostel Sand and Lake

2.0 star property
Ica hostel with outdoor pool and restaurant

14 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Calle Angela Perotti S/n, Huacachina, Ica, 11000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free parking nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pools

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About this area

About this property

Hostel Sand and Lake

Hostel in the historical district
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, a poolside bar, and a free daily manager's reception at Hostel Sand and Lake. The onsite family restaurant, Huacafuckingchina, features al fresco dining. In addition to a terrace and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • A front desk safe, luggage storage, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
Room features
All guestrooms at Hostel Sand and Lake have amenities such as free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and soap
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Fans and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service

What to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Huacafuckingchina - Onsite family restaurant. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • The national sales tax (18%) may be charged upon check-out to residents of Peru regardless of length of stay, and to non-residents staying in the country for 60 consecutive days or more. Travelers who present a valid passport and Andean Migration Card (Tarjeta Andina de Migración) at check-in are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2022 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Children & extra beds

  • Children under 18 are generally not allowed to stay at properties in Peru without a parent, legal guardian or duly authorized responsible person. Accompanying adults may be asked for both their and the child's ID as well as any duly notarized supporting documentation. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Peruvian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

According to Peruvian law, cash is not accepted for payments over PEN 2,000 or USD 500. Payments greater than these amounts must be settled by credit card or other methods approved by the property and local law. Payments cannot be split between currencies.

Also known as

Hostel Sand Lake Ica
Hostel Sand Lake
Sand Lake Ica
Hostel Sand and Lake Ica
Hostel Sand and Lake Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hostel Sand and Lake Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Ica

Frequently asked questions

Does Hostel Sand and Lake offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hostel Sand and Lake does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hostel Sand and Lake?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hostel Sand and Lake?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM.
Are pets allowed at Hostel Sand and Lake?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hostel Sand and Lake?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostel Sand and Lake?
You can check in from 2 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Hostel Sand and Lake and nearby?
Hostel Sand and Lake has an outdoor pool and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Hostel Sand and Lake?
Yes, Huacafuckingchina offers alfresco dining. The dining venue will be unavailable from June 1 2022 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Restaurant Curasi (4-min walk), Oasis de América (5-min walk), and Rumi Wasi (15-min walk).
What's the area around Hostel Sand and Lake like?
Hostel Sand and Lake is located a short 7-minute walk from Huacachina Oasis.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

We spent 2 nights there (January 1st and 2nd 2020) No hot water. No water at all in the evening and early in the morning. In the morning, the restaurant was filled with dirty dishes from the night before. The place had a strong fish odor.
Marie, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Inconsistent hot water + loud music nights
I have stayed 2 nights in a double room with private bathroom. I tried to have a shower 5 times during this 2-day stay, only once the water was hot so I could actually have a shower. For as much as I asked at the reception to fix it, the different ladies throughout my stay could not do much about it. One girl one night even checked other rooms for hot water but no success. I was like, tomorrow before breakfast then? She was like, no it won't work either, as a technician needs to come to "fix it" and he doesn't come early in the day. I was like, so this technician has to come everyday to turn on the hot water? She kind of said an uncertain "yes" just to brush it off. There was NO communication issues here as I can speak Spanish fluently. I think management purposefully turns off the water heater to save on costs Anyway inconsistent hot water seams to be an issue in Peru. If this is important for you make sure to find reviews that specifically mentions hot water was not an issue, otherwise you'll be having showers at room temperature which can vary from 7 to 20c (45F to 68F). Depending on altitude and season. Furthermore, they keep loud music palying until late at night with a super strong bass, at least past 1am. An this is by no mean a "party hostel". Keep in mind that most excursions leave at 7am!! Considering the 45$ / night in June, I don't think it's worth the money as you have no peace/quite time nor hot water when you’re back from your day excursion.
Arthur, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very friendly
We had amazing help from one of the waitresses (Aliza) to book a great private wine/pisco tour, as well as help with storing our bags since we had an early checkout but our bus was an overnight. The private room was comfortable. The only complaint was that a lot of people were having a lot of fun very late into the evening at the adjoined bar. Good for them! But not the best for sleep.
Racquel, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good accomidation, clean, quiet, considerate and comfortable bed.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Overall it was really good, just no air conditioning
Jade, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lo malo: Entrando al baño había bichos desagradables y sólo dejaron una toalla y 2 pequeños jabones en el baño. El desayuno que te dan aunque es rico pero pequeño. Lo bueno: tiene una ubicación excelente y buen servicio. Todos muy atentos y amables.
Leticia, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Estancia en Sand and Lake ICA, PERÚ
Al llegar al hotel nos indicaron que la reservación no se encontraba en el sistema, que nunca les llegó una notificación por parte de por lo que tuvimos que elegir una habituación mucho más cara y que no se ajustaba a lo que se había indicado en la reservación que se hizo en
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2/10 Poor

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