I know great value usually means that a place is lacking some sort of basic amenity, but that's not always a bad thing. First, San Cristobal is a great city and the Iguana Hostel puts you right in the middle of the action. There was a wonderful craft market about half a block away. The main center was only a five minute walk away! The place was everything we expected for a hostel. We stayed in the private room, which was clean and a good size. The only problem was that it was so dark. There are no windows and the only light provided in the room was not very bright. If you're just looking for a cheap place to stay for a couple of nights in San Cristobal then this probably won't matter so much. We met a lot of friendly fellow travelers who partied a little bit with a game of Rum Jenga(?), but they were thoughtful enough to invite us and quieted down when it got late.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Iguana Hotel San Cristobal De Las Casas
- Iguana Hostel San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico - Chiapas