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Iguana Hostel

Chiapa de Corzo 16 | Barrio del Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas 29220, Mexico
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hostel Iguana has an awesome set up, with hammocks to relax in, a communal area to meet new friends and delicious home made breakfast every morning. Staff are super helpful and always ready to offer advice + direction on where to visit in the area (even if they have told 10 people before you!). Almost every night guests and staff... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Iguana is certainly a place which enhances the magic of San Cristobal. This is one of few places that I have stayed which provides much more than just accommodation. The volunteers reflect the attitude of the proprietor and make a friendly, enthusiastic and involved team. They sure know how to have a good time and so will you! Iguana quickly... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Iguana is a great place to stay, especially if you're feeling like slowing down and hang around for a while. The staff and hosts are like family, breakfast and facilities are high quality and there's always someone to go hiking with you. Rudy is the best, location is also good and the only problem is that it's so hard... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for 3 days and if I had more time I'd definitely spend it here!! The staff is great, knowledgeable and friendly... Everything was clean, comfortable beds, great common areas and hot showers with great water pressure... Anthony, Adrian and Martina are amazing, thank you guys for a great time!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Agree with the comments below - the people here are super friendly, the breakfasts are decent, the location is good and overall it's a good hostel. A few things let it down for us though: first,there's one(!) powerpoint in a 12 bed dorm. Disaster. Second, San Cristobal is FREEZING in winter (5 degrees Celsius when we were there) and there's... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great folks. Awesome breakfast. Chilled atmosphere. Great location! The markets are super close. Ask the super friendly hostel workers for tips on what to do. (Ant offers a super cool walking tour of the surrounding area.)

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The bathrooms and other shared facilities were filthy and always smelled bad while we were there. The bed in our private room was so uncomfortable. The owner was friendly, helpful, and accommodating, which was really nice. However, it seems like during the day, the hostel is staffed by "volunteers" so the day-to-day activities are not professionally managed and it shows.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great hostel with amazing staff! Everyone is so helpful and has great recommendations where to go and what to see or even takes you to great local food places or out at night! The breakfast is always different, not just cereal and toast and sitting around the fireplace at night is perfect in case the temperature drops - highly recommended!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This hostel has such a great vibe about it. The showers and kitchen and all that are great but what I think makes this place special is it has a real homely vibe about it. You can't really predict whether a night is gonna be chill or a bit more of a campfire shindig but it's pretty much great either... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Fun, great vibes, friendly people, relaxing spot from traveling/bus ride around the country Definitely making its way to the best hostel in the world! Love the pepper shrub and hammocks. I would really like having newer pots & pans and more shower rooms especially during peak season.

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