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Iguana Hostel

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04/02/2017 04/03/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Armenia, Colombia
Reviewed December 18, 2012

I have stayed in many hostels in Colombia over the past 6 years and the Iguana ranks up there amongst my top 10 favorites. Why? It provides the winning combination ... The Iguana is located in an attractive, safe and quiet neighbourhood, in the Granada district in the northern part of Cali, it is walking distance to everything from supermarkets...

Thank SandraInColombia
San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
Reviewed November 20, 2012

The place was crowded with 20-somethings and they partied until well past midnight. We actually blogged about this place because it was so extreme. The place is obviously well-known with the young international-traveler party crowd. The staff, cleanliness, and facility met good standards. However hot water was in limited supply, and we got some bug bites. However, we survived it...

Thank Jeff W
London, England
Reviewed February 1, 2012

I stayed here for three days this month in a private room 55,000 pesos(£19) and thought to be overpriced, no hot water despite being told that there was, no breakfast except for coffee and no tv in the room. 45,000 pesos would be a more realistic price. I didn't get the feeling that this was a sociable hostel at all....

Thank TerryLondon_England
Perth, Australia
Reviewed November 4, 2011

What amazing loving people. Mary has always got the time and energy to help with anything you ask and has a beautiful smile on her face all the time. Mary even lent me her sandles to go out dancing for the night! The free salsa class is lots of fun and thanks to all the girls for showing us such...

Thank Jadecassandra
Reviewed August 26, 2011

We left our iPod at this hostel and they tracked us down 2 hostels later and sent it on- really really nice people! Thank you guys.

Thank AlexMLondon
Reviewed July 23, 2011

The staff were really helpfull and nice. The neighboor is really nice and near a lot of bars, restaurants and places where you can dance, drink and enjoy the capital of salsa. Near the bus MIO main transport in Cali. Though the rooms are not so bright, the beds are comfortable and really clean.

Thank Swalosky
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 5, 2011

really nice hostel with lots of space nice gardens plenty of privacy really good crowd there when we stayed for 5 nights and plenty of room to make noise and have beers without annoying other guests close by to everything and highly recommend the spanish classes

Thank dustyroads11
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed April 24, 2011

The hostel is in a good location, in nice residential neighbourhood. Staff was great. Both buildings were very clean and had strong WiFi. The main hostel has social atmosphere. They offer salsa and spanish classes. I have nothing negative to say about my stay. I stayed in a room facing the street (the only room facing the street) which was...

Thank povetron
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed February 2, 2010

Located in the best area (Granada) of Cali, very safe for travelers, this is a typical guest house with dorms and private rooms. I had a private room with fan and bathroom (good quality free wifi internet everywhere) for 40'000 pesos (about 20 usd) a night. I think a bed in a 4 bed dorm is 20'000 pesos. It was...

Thank Grolle
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Iguana has been welcoming backpackers to Cali, Colombia's salsa capital since 1998. The Hostel, with a green garden and excellent location in a quiet and secure residential neighbourhood is an oasis of calm but yet a stonethrow away from the local nightlife and restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Iguana Hostel

Address: Avenida 9A Calle 22 N, Cali, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Price Range: $16 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“wifi is only in the common area, not in any of the rooms, but this just makes you go out and socialize more.”
 of 5 bubbles 007Nomad, Jun 8, 2016 | Read review
“We were upstairs overlooking the back garden/hang out area.”
 of 5 bubbles rafaki, Jul 5, 2014 | Read review
“depends of interest and guests in at that date ! in any cases staff 's open for changes !”
 of 5 bubbles alan78999, Apr 30, 2014 | Read review
“Make sure to get a room that doesn't face the street.”
 of 5 bubbles JoeW340, Dec 26, 2013 | Read review
“I stayed in the big dorm which was a bit noisy in the mornngs when the cleaner would be talking loudly near the window.”
 of 5 bubbles Den367, Dec 14, 2013 | Read review
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