I guess I should respond to Stefanie G's review blasting of Iguana Azul because the room she had reserved was not ready. We were the guests who did not see the note on our door for two days, that's because we felt comfortable enough with the security and price of the room that we left our belongings in the room and truck parked out front and took a bus to Tikal. Ironically, if Stefanie had come twenty minutes later, the room would have been hers. Timing is everything and I'm sure they found another occupant, but I don't like to inconvenience anyone.
Iguana was an excellent option and even though we tend not to stay in places with shared bathrooms/showers, they were plentiful and kept very clean at all times and were were had no complaints. Yes, they're outside, but it's just a few feet and not a problem. Really, if this is your biggest complaint in Central America, you are doing great! The rooms were large, the beds were comfortable (we got a double rather than staying in one of the dorms, which looked nice enough), the owners were very pleasant as was the entire staff. Hot water, wifi, fan, security during the night-time hours and secure during the day, we left with absolutely no complaints after a week or so off and on in the hostel.
Copan is a very nice little town and Iguana is within walking distance to everything, but not located where noise is going to be an issue. We would be more than happy to stay there again and apologize to the owners and to Stefanie for not having made clear our plans to keep the room (or make other arrangements) even while we were gone for a couple days. Hope this helps make up for the bad review and experience by the other traveler—it really is a great place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1997 Iguana Azul is Copan's first & best hostel. Featuring 2 bunk rooms, 4 private rooms, all w/shared bath, great showers w/ piping hot H2O, all you can drink free purified drinking water, fast wifi, bulletin board, garden/sitting area, book exchange, funky colonial ambiance, best breakfasts in town, yummy homemade snacks,laundry area, refrigerator for exclusive use of guests, great bilingual staff, sparkling clean, and the downright comfiest prices in the village. Just a few blocks to the center of town & all restaurants, cafes, bars and museums. Just tell your friends, I Slept with the Blue Iguana Last Night! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Iguana Azul Hotel Copan