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Iguana Inn

, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner was very nice and welcoming and the room was only $20 so I can't really complain. But the room has no A/C and very bad ventilation with a fan that isn't strong enough so it's very hot all night. The other thing that was actually MUCH worse than the heat was that the bugs ALL came out at... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I stayed at Iguana Inn for four days in April 2015. My $20/night room was clean and comfortable. It was basic, but had all I needed to sleep, watch a little T.V. before bed and shower in the a.m. (I don't like air conditioning, so it didn't bother me that my room didn't have any). They showed me a gorgeous... More 

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Vevey, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Sandra is very nice and welcoming. However, Room has no A/C and only loud fan. Bedsheets were too small. Few hungry muskitos in the room . Noisy pool in the morning. Hardest night we've had in Costa Rica. Playa Hermosa is very nice however, so if you get up early, you can enjoy!

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed at iguana inn as a last resort because there was no other place available. We quickly understood the reason why. Rooms and common areas are extremely dirty. Bathrooms are the worst of all. They were clogged and just plain gross. The room walls were covered in ants and other unidentified bugs. I strongly suggest you don't attempt to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I've been meaning to write this review for a few months now - the owners, Kenny and Sandra, were very hospitable and very down to earth. I arrived there in late June with 3 of my girlfriends, having called only a few hours before we arrived there to reserve our rooms. Since we were unfamiliar with Playa Hermosa, Sandra had... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Two weeks ago I got back from CR and of course I had a wonderful time. I stayed at four different places over the two weeks I was there. I wanting to see and experience different places/areas. I spent for luxury on some days and looked for budget sensitive value on other days. It is the budget sensitive value category... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Coming during off season, we were lucky to be the only guests at the inn for 4 nights, and were able to stay in our room for 10USD/person/night. We stayed in the big room by the pool with a little kitchenette en suite. There was a ceiling fan which kept the room quite cool at night, and even a TV... More 

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San Francisco, Californie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We spend 5 days at the Iguana Inn and liked it very much ! The little swimming pool is very pleasant tucked away in the tropical garden and Sandra is adorable. The rooms are simple, basic and clean, and at night we could hear birds and frogs and howler monkeys near by... We would definitely go back for another vacation... More 

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

This was a lovely little hostel, friendly staff, great little pool and close to the beach. We were concerned about hot nights prior to booking, but on their website some rooms were advertised with AC. There was no AC. We had an upstairs room and it was like a sauna, only one window and a fan, so no air flow.... More 

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Javeing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

Best Hostel I have stayed in in Costa Rica by far!, great for young backpackers, Playa Hermosa is uncrowded and beautiful . And the owners of this place are amazingly friendly and helpful !

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