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Callejon El Remolino, Flores 17001, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #8 of 14 Flores B&B and Inns
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

they mustve changed management or something cause it seems things have changed. i was put into another room on account of the dorm being filled w/ men. the pillow was stained and the manager(?) got a crumpled up sheet in the corner of the room and spread it over the bed for me. the bathroom toilet was stained looked like i hadnt had a good scrub in months. the shower..ive been to about 20 countries and stayed at hostels worldwide. this was the worst shower ive ever seen. sludge an inch thick and mildew stains all over. i wouldve left right away but it was late and i had just hopped off a 10hr bus ride. the manager tried to clean up AFTER he found out how i felt, but it was basically the same. unless they change their ways, i suggest you find something else.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

We didn't stay in Iguana Rana as they didn't have a private room available, but after one evening hanging out in bar it was obvious how genuinely friendly and relaxed their approach was, (mainly due to the barman Carlos and one of the owners Ace) so it became our number one choice for hang out time. It's the cheapest bar on the island, not much of a selection but it doesn't matter, go there and you'll know what I mean. Anyone with an MP3 or iPod is encouraged to play their favourite songs and usually a few people end up dancing. Check out Fernando's fire dancing. Chilling out in the garden in the day is a super mellow experience and it's the only place on the island with a garden like it.
Although its a young business with a fair amount of development still needed to its infrastructure they have the right stuff to succeed mainly the ability to make the place feel like home away from home. Love the place and miss those guys.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

I stayed 4 days at Iguana Rana. It just opened and it's not totally finished yet but it's getting there. It can hold 10 right now and it's got a great vibe and atmosphere. The other best two things about it is that it's the cheapest hostel on the island and it has a kitchen for guests. There's a nice garden and a cheap little bar in the courtyard.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: Callejon El Remolino, Flores 17001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Peten Department > Flores
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Flores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hostel has the privilege of having a beautiful patio where we have different types of plants to enjoy a beer or a coffee beverage prepared in a calm and relaxed hambiente a few meters a beautiful view of the second largest lake in Guatemala to swim and see a wonderful sun and drop your rest our accommodations are perfect for lounging. ... more   less 

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