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Iguana Hostel

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Calle Chiapa de Corzo 16 | Barrio el Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas 29220, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hofn, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best hostel ever. We were only gonna stay in San Cristobal for two nights. But two WEEKS later we finally decided it was time to see more of Mexico. The only reason we stayed those extra nights was Iguana Hostel. We changed our bus tickets four times. The amazing people there and great atmosphere makes you wanna stay forever. I... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hostel Iguana has a homely community vibe that attracts a great crowd of travellers. It’s the kind of place you book for 2 nights and stay 10! Staying here and being in San Cristobal was my one of my highlights traveling in Mexico. The walking tour with the hostel manager Anthony was particularly good visiting local villages and learning so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this hostel! The hiking trip with Antony was a highlight. Staff are friendly and helpful and the breakfast every morning is fantastic. I would definitely return to Iguana's and highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place made our trip to Mexico. We were supposed to stay in Iguana Hostel for 2 nights but we were there for 13 nights instead. Iguana Hostel is so laid back, and has such a great atmosphere. You get to know people from all around the world and it's just like staying with family and friends. The owner, Rudy,... More 

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Ingolstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I normally don't write reviews but this time I had to. My friends and I went to a lot of cities and hostels during our stay in Mexico and the iguana hostel has been the best. You feel welcome all the time and get to meet a lot of people. The volunteers make traditional breakfast from their homecountry in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other reviews have mentioned, staff are friendly and helpful. Volunteers during the day clearly don't want to be there. There is only one shower and two toilets for entire hostel, none of which are very clean and heaps of mosquitos in the rooms. The hostel recommends certain tours, including a tour to palenque. I do not recommend the palenque... More 

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Ingolstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Christobal was the most amazing town my friends and me have been to during our trip through Mexico. And the exact same I can say about the Iguana hostel! Nowhere in Mexico we found a better Hostel/Hotel. No place has been more beautiful, comfortable, homelikly. At no place we got to know so many open minded, friendly and fun... More 

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Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Randomly picked this Hostel online and so glad we did! Great vibes!! Fun, helpful, happy staff! I felt safe and at home at this place. Plenty of people from all over the world coming to stay, so easy to meet new friends! There is so much to do in San Cristobal so you need at least a week if not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I came and stayed at iguana for just under a week and would've stayed longer if I'd have had more time. Definitely worth a visit! Super friendly and helpful staff, clean bathrooms, cosy, comfortable beds, and not to mention delicious home-made breakfasts every morning. Tours are also available here, I especially enjoyed the walking tour around two, nearby indigenous villages.... More 

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Mazunte, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Iguana Hostel is a great place to meet new people. Especially if you're travelling alone, it seems like there's always someone to talk to. The breakfast is different each day and very delicious and the bonfire at night is perfect on a cold night!!

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