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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guatemala
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Iguana several times and each times it was a great experience. Cosy rooms, friendly atmosphere, full of social events so you always find something to do for yourself and other travellers. Monika and Ruby are very helpful and informative! And Emiliano is a super sweet boy. Hope to meet the little sister soon!

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I stayed in a private double room with shared bath for 4 nights in June, 2015. The staff was fantastic. They made me feel welcome from the moment I arrived and were there to offer information about San Cristóbal and the surrounding area whenever I needed. They also had the opportunity to do two small favors for me that fell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I planned to stay 3 or 4 nights in this hostel but finally it was 10 nights in total. I couldn't leave!! And even the last day I wasn't sure if I really could leave here. The place is clean and nice atmosphere.(but yeah, only 2 shower for the all ppl would be a problem in the high season) Easy... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The best thing about the place is the people,I stayed 2 nights and made so many friends, some of whom were the awesome staff. The cooking, drinking, activities, tours, whatever, the staff will help you in anyway they can, in my top 3 favourite places that I stayed in my journey from Puerto Vallarta to Playa deal Carmen! So chilled... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The staff at Iguana were incredibly helpful and attentive to requests (extra blankets for the cool nights? no problem) and provided us with information about local events going on and suggestions of places to visit. As with any other backpacker hostel, make sure to bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper as many guests here tend toward the nightlife... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very friendly and relaxed vibe at this backpacker central hostel. Great central location with lovely staff, happy to offer help and book tours and transport for you. Shared bathroom could have been a bit cleaner but bedroom was a good size with storage facilities. Staff happy to cook and share their breakfast / lunches with guests. Great place for meeting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed there a few nights and we were more than happy! They cook breakfast for the travelers and it's delicious! The upstairs kitchen has a common area you can sit and chat with people from all over the world. There are hammocks to relax, the bathrooms were clean. The hostel manager hosts day excursion. He took... More 

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