The Lazy Lizard is known for it's low rates in a town with few of them. Moab is great but prices are nearly like Aspen for a screwdriver or loaf of bread. WELL, Dec thru Feb, the town is in it's slow season and you can get an even better deal than normal. Although most travelers/tourists prefer the warmer months, when snow falls upon the surrounding redrock ... it makes a surreal place even more so!
The Lizard has been my favourite place in Moab since I first came here on holiday from the UK in 2001. I spend my days either climbing at Indian Creek & the Fisher Towers or reading in the shade of the trees on the property. It’s chilled out, welcoming, cosy and the living is easy. It’s not 5 star accommodation but then I’d find somewhere like that a complete waste of money. There’s nearly always someone to talk to, new people to meet and free coffee on the go. There’s no pressure, no trouble and no desire to leave - but I always have to, but I always come back. Thanks to Charlie and the rest of the team for maintaining such a great institution.
The rooms are clean, check-in is easy and they have hot showers. That's all I need. They've got a common use kitchen that is pretty well-stocked also. They even surprised me by providing towels and some soap. The showers are great too, with lots of hot water (sometimes tough to find in a hostel). The price is amazing and I never had trouble with any of the other guests. Great experience overall.
Stayed at Cabin rooms. The check-in and checkout was breeze. People were really friendly out there. The cabin was very clean as well the shower facilities. It's a common shower area but most of the time its maintained and not crowded. It's cheap but worth it !
The price for a dorm room was $13 which is as cheap as it gets. As with most hostels, it depends on what people are there. I stayed in the female dorm building in a room with 3 bunk beds. Two of the women were really cool and on similar road trips so we had a fun conversation. The third person in the room was kind of weird and jostled the bed throughout the night since she was on the top bunk. There was a kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave and toaster as well as free wifi and a common room which had TV though I didn't use it. The place was at southern extreme of city so far from the main strip but if you're driving anyway it shouldn't be a problem. Overall good experience.