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Iguana Hostel
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Awesome hostel that feels more like a family than a hostel.
Rudy the owner is very friendly and approachable.
He took us out on a day trip to witness an authentic celebration of day of the dead and then try some Mayan made local alcohol called "pox". Was a great experience.
Very relaxed environment at the hostel. Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

As only you enter you feel at home. Colourful house and garden. The staff is multilingual and multinational. They prepare varied breakfast in a form of buffet and this breakfast to a great opportunity to share, meet other travellers from the hostel and make friends. Shared cooking and beers in the evening followed by a visti to a mezcaleria!
And the owner helped to get to a local temazcal with other guests - unforgeteable experience!
The rooms are basic with shared bathrooms but comfy. Just need to be aware that this is a HOSTEL so even travelling as a couple we were comfortable, and the whole atmosphere created by the staff and travellers make it a great stay so you just dont wanna leave.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Iguana hostel is awesome. Great atmosphere and great people. The crew that work at iguana are extremely welcoming, accommodating, and helpful, my boyfriend and I felt really at home. The coffee and free breakfasts are yum! We highly recommend this hostel. Cheers iguana!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Such a great hostel! An open area to socialise and meet people and play cards etc. Rudy (the owner) is certainly what makes it though. He took us on an excursion for day of the dead to a local village cemetery and then onto his friends house to try their homemade alcohol - it was one of the most enjoyable days I think I've had so far in Mexico. I would recommend this hostel, only negative is that the hot water was a tad temperamental.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

it was a good choice- nice atmosphere, kind and helpful staff and good price. They offer some trips to Palenque, Lagos de Monte Belles and Guatemala. The biggest advantage is localisation- everywhere is really close.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Marcelina K
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed in a private room, it was clean, comfortable and well decorated.
Every morning the staff cook breakfast for the guests, it's REALLY good, the staff are from all over the world and they cook their speciality, so every morning was different (and delicious)
The upstairs deck has great views over the town and the dining was definitely communal - we all ate together every night that we stayed. Comfy hammocks to chill and close to the centre of town so you can walk everywhere from the hostel.
Really great hostel - highly recommended

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Sigh with peace and hope to come back there soon. Is the description fot the memory of my time at Hostal Iguana, the time I was there (Chiapas) would not have been the same without this place. Were experiencing incredible amazing 7 days tourist sites and recommendations from the people who work and stay there im the hostel were good advice. The kind of people that stay and live there are like visiting your family, the atmosphere is friendly and every night is like a meeting to talk pleasantly. I forgot my ipod the last night I was there and sent it to where I live. If I had to recommend a place to go and have a great time is Iguana Hostel

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Fernando Z
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Additional Information about 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 113 Specialty Lodging in San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: $15 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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