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Iguana Hostel
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Best Hostel in Mexico!”
Reviewed November 28, 2016

I booked two nights and ended up staying two weeks! I loved this hostel so much, it became my home. The breakfast was amazing, the staff was the best! Rudy, the owner is one of the wisest people I've met, his free walking tour is great! I can't wait to go back! Los extrano!

  • Stayed October 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 23, 2016

I highly recommend of Iguana hostel. The hostel is nice,clean and very friendly. The staff was amazing-kind and very helpful. It's a great place to meet other backpackers,nice atmosphere. Located in the center of San Cristobal, near the food market and the art market.

  • Stayed October 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

Iguana hostel is the perfect place to sleep for a good price and feel like home from the first day. It's full of good vibes and young travellers. The staff members and the guests soon become a big family and there is a new plan every evening!
It's situated in the centre and it's really near the fantastic food market. The breakfast at the hostel is really nice and the hostel also offers a free tour arround San Cristobal to all the guests.
I would definitely recommend this place, it's one of the best spots in San Cristobal!!

  • Stayed October 2016, traveled solo
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

Staff are fantastic, very friendly and helpful. The environment is very relaxed and laid back. Dorms are comfortable with a nice blanket for the cool nights. Location is pretty good near the main market and maybe a 10 minute walk to the center. Breakfast is very good and prepared for you each morning. They offer tours at inexpensive prices and occasionally they organize BBQs on the upstairs terrace. Really enjoyed my stay here, particularly the fantastic staff.

  • Stayed September 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

What an incredible place with such relaxed, hippy vibe! Definitely my favourite stay in San Cristobal, not only once! You get a free breakfast which is made for you, each day was different but tasty. You can usually get a dinner made for around 20-30 pesos although lot of cheap food places nearby. It has really hot showers and that matters when you are at 2300 metres and there is free WiFi. It is also very centrally located near everything you need! Staff is awsome, likewise the owners - Polish/Mexican family! It's hard to go wrong staying here and I'd highly recommended it. Lovely stay!

  • Stayed October 2015, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

My friend, Sarah and I stayed there for 3 nights. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. We were lucky to get to know Rudy, Nino, and Santiago - they were so helpful with all of our questions and gave us advice for our holiday.

Rudy took us, along with the rest of our group, on a really fun and educational free walking tour, which ended with a very traditional Mexican lunch including some live Mexican entertainment.. It was very funny!

The rooms were clean, the breakfast was delicious, and there was a great communication chill out area including hammocks.

Would definitely stay here again. We loved it San Cristobal was such a beautiful town and the staff take such pride in it. It's really lovely to see.

Stay here!!!

Love Laura and Sarah

Stayed July 2016, traveled with friends
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Lovely location next to the food and artesanía market, gorgeous views and sunsets from the roof. The staff are awesome and make great breakfasts every morning. There is a really nice atmosphere- chilled evenings drinking and chatting by the bonfire, and the staff know where to go to party all night.

Stayed May 2016
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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 111 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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