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Iguana Backpackers Hostel

Bridge to the Left, Spondylus Puente a la derecha, Tigrillo, Montanita 241754 Ecuador
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Our cozy surf lodge is the best place to relax,surf and have an epic night with new friends. Confortable rooms with a/c private bathrooms and breakfast. Perfect location.Surf for rent and Good vibes!...
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Bar / lounge
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Free wired internet in the business center
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Dining area
Bottled water
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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There for NYE night. Go to shower before hittin' the scene in this party beach town and squeak goes the nob but no water comes out. WiFi was weak. Outlets didn't charge my phone, which I needed for my map for the next day of travel. For the water issue, we were told that it was a freak sudden issue and someone will come in to fix, but that didn't happen. I suspect staff is being unscrupulous and lying. They can easily say some issue arose, when in fact they don't have a big enough water tank capacity so can't handle a fully booked night, then guests check-out not knowing if that problem was ever solved, and staff can say the same thing to the next group of check-ins. I had brought these issues up to staff - it is New Years Eve after all and having no shower (unlike how the room I paid for was advertised) and I get no compensation, not even some gesture like a drink, nada. And staff even yelled at me. Better run businesses deserve to come in and push out these idiots.
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Best hostel, best people, super clean ! Iguana is more than a hostel, in a family now! Forever in my heart ❤️ People drinks together and go to the bar together, so its also a great way to meet people and hangout !
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Well I would recommend this place, because you can find a good atmosphere and good vibes. You can meet a lot of people from around the world and share culture, experiences and language. You can truly chill out in this place, you have a good bedroom, you can use the kitchen, a refrigerator, there is a bar with good prizes. If you follow the normal rules of convivence you will have a good experience.
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Perhaps the cheapest hostel of Montanita, $5 p/pers in a dorm. But if you are here during the week end, don't hope to sleep at all. On saturday night, the bar music is really loud from 8pm. In addition people came in front of our dorm with their friends, own alcool and own speaker to party loudly from 8pm to 6am upon the manager hostel consent. Plus : really humid and smelly dorms, lots of mosquitoes, unequipped kitchen.
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Rooms are really comfortable, they sell group dinners which are really tasty and as a big group! The bar is really fun and you can meet new people here so easily with nobody forcing you! Go to iguana if you're in Montanita otherwise you'll have a boring time....
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$12 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EcuadorSanta Elena ProvinceMontanita
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