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Chiapa de Corzo 16 | Barrio del Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas 29220, Mexico
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Iguana Hostel

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tata, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Random words to describe this hostel Relaxing, Rowdy, Quaint, Fun, Romantic, Chill, Adventurous, Taboo (in that sort of addictive way knowing that it might be bad for you but you just want it so much and you'll never get enough) _________________________________________________ insert your words here.... It was so great I came back, and get this... I'm coming back again in... More

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Seattle, WA
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Iguana hostel is nothing fancy, but staff and location is great. The courtyard is nice with great upstairs patio. The breakfast was good, and more than just cereal and toast. They had a nice bbq one night too, where everyone chipped in, and made a bunch of good food. It's walking distance to everything. My biggest complaint is that it... More

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Austin, Texas
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Stayed here for a few nights in February. Perfect place to explore San Cristobal from, close to food and artisan markets, as well as El Centro. Easy walk from the bus station, and the neighborhood is great! The staff was awesome, free breakfast, and the hottest shower I had in Mexico! The beds were average, but wi-fi was good. Gets... More

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morges
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

It s a nice hostel not expensive, very cosy. Plus, it s a perfect location in teh middle of teh citty, to box from the market, and a The people working there are so friendly .... And very helpfull. They speak all perfect english and can help you out with issue if you dont speak spanish !! The owner is... More

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Schaijk
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Iguana hostel is a small hostel with a familair admosphere and 3 bloks from the center plaza! Nice owner, good staff and always place to talk and relax in the hangmats. Some travelers keep on hanging around for a longer period. The hostel has 2 big bathrooms and 4 toilet. Also a beautiful kitchen and foodshare happens a lot. This... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I stayed here in January, and really enjoyed it. The people working there were really friendly, and knew a lot about there area and how to get to places independently, and if they didn't they would find out. The place is clean, with a decent kitchen and two common areas, which was good to meet and hangout with other travellers.... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I found the Iguana hostel by mistake , but had just a great time there , the place is amazing in the best location near the market , the hostel has a big garden with alot of hammocks ( and it's very sunny ) , every morning they make different great Breakfast , every evening the guests join together and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Iguana is a great hostel. I srayed there in novmber and st. Chris is a bit chilly in the winter/fall but they have thick wool blankets to keep you warm. The breakfast is great and way beyond what i got at any other hostel in mexico. Iguana is located between the artisans marked and the huge everything-marked, and a three... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Iguana hostel is a great place to stay. Would, and do, recommend to anyone going to San cristobal. The place has a nice vibe, and lovely staff who are very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast and comfortable beds! Relaxed, social place stay :) they even organise bbq's regularly which brings everyone together, and they'll take you out to local bars... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Really relaxed hostal with an excellent location on a nice little plaza. The double room was very clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly, breakfast tasty, showers hot and price very reasonable. Overall highly reccomended.

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Also Known As:
Iguana Hotel
Iguana Hotel San Cristobal De Las Casas
Iguana Hostel San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico - Chiapas
Address: Chiapa de Corzo 16 | Barrio del Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas 29220, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 60 Specialty lodging in San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three years since opening, IGUANA HOSTEL is well known among backpackers for its family, chilled out and fun atmosphere. People come to the Iguana for two nights and they stay for two weeks... This is because Iguana Hostel can host only up to 27 people, so it’s easy to make friends to share fun with, and we will always take good care of you. Our main asset is our staff: travellers on the road, who love making friends, and speak your language. The IGUANA HOSTEL is situated in a historic Barrio del Cerrillo, with a panoramic view from the terrace. The hostel is located near Santo Domingo a church surrounded and a colourful handcraft market, 2 blocks from the public market and only 7 minutes walk from the very heart of the city: la Catedral and el Parque Central. ... more   less 
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