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“Excellent Staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa De La Iguana
Barrio Marco, Sanchez Dias | Izabal, Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala   |  
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Santa Monica, California
1 review
“Excellent Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I stayed in Casa de la Iguana for 2 weeks! I was going just for 3 days, but ended up staying a lot longer. That was because the staff was great. I was working on my computer all day, and they treated me like one of the family. It was a really great experience. The nights were really fun and I met a lot of people there.
The room was OK, and the staff helped with every problem I had.
There was an excellent atmosphere.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

If you want to party, meet people and chill this place is great. I see a lot of people complain on here, but what do you expect? It's a party Hostel!! One lesson as a traveler: Bring Ear Plugs Everywhere You Go.

If you have travelled in the third world the accommodations will seem pretty standard; Hot Shower; delicious and cheap family-style dinners; friendly and helpful staff; and a five person 5 meter tall beer bong. Plus Livingston is a total gem, spend time with the local Garifuna people if you can.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monte Rico, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is definitely a party hostel, especially when there is torrential rain and not much else to do than be sociable. Don't come here if you don't want to have fun with the friendly, attentive staff, who seem to tap into an infinite resource of youthful energy. This place is not for the faint hearted, but if you are a traveller looking for a chill place to let your hair down for a few days in great company, La Casa Iguana is a good choice. Our Livingston experience was not about the town, but the unforgeable memories of a few nights at Casa Iguana.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Antwerp Province, Belgium
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We spent one night here and it was the worst night of our trip. First of all the administration there is a complete disaster. They managed to lose our key and lock us out of our room for a few hours. When we went to bed we just heared drunk people (including staff) yelling. And when the music finally stopped, we heared mice biting our bags. It could be a nice place if it was managed properly and with good staff in stead of drunk temporary european travellers.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed in Iguana for one night. The place was fun with parties at night and the stuff was very nice but the rooms are durty and are located over a swamp (we got muscito bites all over). You pay for everything you order in the check out and they make many mistakes in the final bill so pay attention to what you order and to the prices.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Utila, Honduras
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Awesome place , great party place or just to chill out. Livingston is also a great little city and did not feel unsafe at all. Must see if you get the time. Will definitely be back if I have a chance to be back in Guatemala.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We had heard good things about this place so checked it out. It was one of the most fun hostels I have been to. Good value, big family style dinners, happy hour, hot shower, hammocks, trips to the beach, friendly fun and helpful staff. I would recommend and come again!! Only thing I would say is the vegetarian meals were probably not as good value as the meat. In most other hostels they charge less for veggies; I thought 45Q was steep for veggie kebabs. Nonetheless it was tasty! Would come again any time.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa De La Iguana

Address: Barrio Marco, Sanchez Dias | Izabal, Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Livingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de la Iguana is a fun and friendly hostel for fun and friendly travellers. It is set in a jungle garden with hammock areas. It has a bar restaurant with family style dinners and a lively happy hour. There is fantastic free wifi to keep in contact with friends and family as well as an international book exchange. We also arrange tours to Belize, La Ceiba, Siete Altares, Playa blanca and Rio Dulce and recently added, our own very exciting Tiger Cave trip. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Casa De La Iguana Hotel Livingston
Casa De La Iguana Guatemala/Livingston

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