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Iguana Hostel
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Oliver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

The staff are very helpful. There are cheap organized outings at the hostel. Great markets around the corner. Made many friends and had many laughs.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2011

I arrived at 7.30 am and I was welcomed with a breakfast with fresh fruits from the market!

Relating to the other reviews, I have to say: Hostel Iguana is a hospitable place, because of the atmosphere of the colorful house/rooms (great work Anna!), the great and friendly staff. The location is perfect, close to the market, where you can lost yourself and by fresh vegetables and fruits, and the main road. In the evening after relaxing in the hammocks, cooking sessions with other travellers or staff, day trips or exploring the area around san cristobal, you can sit together around a campfire and enjoy the fresh nights! You won't leave!

One of the best four days of my trip in Mexico!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2011

Everything is there. The staff are exemplary and nothing is too much trouble. It is well situated. The other guests have been pleasant and I think encouraged to be so by the general ambience.Good breakfasts too which are included.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2011

When getting of the bus at San Cris, Rudy (the owner) was there, such luck! Normally I hesistate to accept offers given at airports or busstations, but with Rudy I felt at ease from the start. He proved to be a fantastic host, help and source of information! They also provide transport from the busstation to the hostel for free if you decide to stay... and there's no doubt that you will love your stay here!

La Iguana proved to be a great place to relax, make new friends, get information about the area, sit around a campfire, do a tour and starting point for some great nights of mayhem.
All of the staff members were super nice, helpful, fun and made me feel at home right from the start! They go shopping at the local market every morning to provide all the guests with a delicious breakfast and were always in to go to the market together again to shop for a communal dinner.
Because of the relaxed and fun vibe and good value I decided to stay 10 days. Such fun! Thank you all, Rudy, staff and fellow guests :-)
Abrazos, Rianne

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Palenque, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2011

Upon arriving in san cristobal i first followed the reccommendation of lonely planet and stayed at hostel posada mexico, what a mistake, little did i know what i was missing at the iguana. This place is quite easily the most welcoming and hospitable place i have ever stayed in. For anybody who values a good friendly vibe, great breakfast and a real flavour of san cristobal this is where to go, all the staff are amazing and the location is close to the market but far enough from the main road not to be bothered by traffic. In my humble opinion: its just the best! I genuinely didnt want to leave!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

i decided to extend my stay in san cristobal from four days to two weeks while i was there. the main reason i did so, is because of all of the cool places around town. during the two weeks i went through four hostels - planet hostel (nice but a bit far from everything), tata inti (really cool and underground - and cheap, but a bit shabby), posada mexico (nice from the outside, and the staff was nice, but isnt worth the price) and for my last day - the iguana. the moment i stepped inside i regreted not coming there the first night. a wonderful staff of girls from all over the world, really nice rooms and public area - and the cool family enviorment you expect from a hostel. in my opinion - the best place to stay in san cristobal!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

The hostel is ok. Our room was clean enough and we did hire towels which didn't seem the cleanest. The kitchen was a bit grubby as was the bathroom. The people who worked there were nice and friendly though.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Iguana Hostel

Property: Iguana Hostel
Address: Calle Chiapa de Corzo 16 | Barrio el Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas 29220, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 105 Specialty Lodging in San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Iguana Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four years since opening, IGUANA HOSTEL is well known among backpackers for its family, chilled out and fun atmosphere. People come to the Iguana for two nights and they stay for two weeks... This is because Iguana Hostel can host only up to 27 people, so it's easy to make friends to share fun with, and we will always take good care of you. Our main asset is our staff: travellers on the road, who love making friends, and speak your language. The IGUANA HOSTEL is situated in a historic Barrio del Cerrillo, with a panoramic view from the terrace. The hostel is located near Santo Domingo a church surrounded and a colourful handcraft market, 2 blocks from the public market and only 7 minutes walk from the very heart of the city: la Catedral and el Parque Central. ... more   less 
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Iguana Hotel San Cristobal De Las Casas
Iguana Hostel San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico - Chiapas

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