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“Indiffernt”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa De La Iguana

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Casa De La Iguana
Dallas, Texas
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“Indiffernt”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

OK lets start with the bad. Mean and nasty British girl working there insulted me. It is a little further down the street than I would have liked. Now the good, Chris was a great informative employee and also a great American guy who met us on the street to direct us to the hostel. I really liked that guy he was informative and kind. Beds were very comfortable and the fans were great. I probably would not stay there again just because of location and the rude girl. I hate to pay my money and people are rude to me.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

i want to say thankyou to all the staff at la iguana becouse they were really nice and friendly especially chris.
Livingston is just ok but this hostel has really good parties everynight and good drinks. tostadas buffe was delicioso!
thankyou again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

I stayed here a couple of years ago and have made my way back to find that it's just as good, if not better than last time! The wifi has been upgraded and is way faster, the evening meals are great - huge and delicious for vegetarians and carnivores alike - and the party atmosphere prevails. It's THE place to stay in Livingston. Cheap happy hour, great staff, comfortable rooms. Do it.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

It's taken me a few months to write this review but I haven't forgotten. I had such a good time at this hostel and would definitely put it down to the staff and the atmosphere they created especially Monique, Ben, Hamish and Serena. Family dinners was a nice way to meet people and staff have plenty of info on what to do around the area. Definitely a great place to chill out, ended up spending more time here than intended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Massa, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

nice hostel in livingston, maybe the only backpacker place in town.
it's a bit far from the pier, and there is not big sign, so if you arrive after the sunset (as me) better you ask twice to people..that are really friendly.

plenty of hammocks to be lazy all day, read a book or enjoy a cold beer.
tv just till 6 pm and internet till 9 pm..this help to have a chat with other travelers..
there is not kitchen...and the hostel serves family dinner every night.. (a bit pricey to compare with guatemala cost of life) anyway you can still have walk in the town..eat a cheap meal there.
dormitory was ok.. this is a really humid place... so be prepared to meet fatty cockroach in your room.

if you are looking for a place to meet other people..in a quite area, and enjoy your time in livingston..this is the place!

Room Tip: take room far from the bar area will help you to sleep better..cause the bar close late in hte night...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Peterborough, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Casa de la Iguana has a great atmosphere - it is a nice place to chill out in Livingston. It is like a totally removed little compound, so it is not the place to learn about the local culture or be immersed in any way, but it is good if you need a break to lay in a hammock and read/drink. If you are practicing Spanish, it will suffer during your stay because everyone is speaking English, however, the dorms are clean and nice (no lockers), the showers are good (cool, which is all you need in the HEAT), there is lots of opportunity for quiet time and personal space or drinking in groups, depending on what you like. Dinners (extra cost) every night are eaten as a group - there is always a veggie option. There is no guest kitchen. Room/dorm prices are average for the region. It feels removed from the world and I ended up staying longer than I had intended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

The hostel consists of several charming tree houses, and our private room was nice and pretty much space and a big window. The staff seemed very nice and the atmosphere were friendly and I think the guests and the staff had some nice evenings with food, beer and fun. Not located completely in the centre of Livingston but the five minutes walk to the main street is nice. They had food every evening you could sign up for for 45 Q, and it was usually really nice - with a vegetarian option too. The showers were nice, the toilets the same, the city is so nice, and some people spend the warm afternoons in front of the TV in the hammocks, but the TV was turned of during the night :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa De La Iguana

Property: Casa De La Iguana
Address: Barrio Marco, Sanchez Dias | Izabal, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Livingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de la Iguana is a fabulously famous party hostel for fun and friendly happy travellers. It is set in a jungle garden with awesome wooden cabins and dormitories all unique and worth the extra Q for a good nights sleep. We may not be the cheapest in Livingston but we pride ourselves on having handmade lockers in each dorm, comfortable beds, spacious private rooms, superb wifi for Skyping and calls home, great social staff and fantastic fun most evenings, especially when a lively Happy Hour involved. There is fantastic free wifi. the best in Livingston actually, as well as an international book exchange. We also arrange tours to Belize, La Ceiba, Siete Altares, Playa Blanca and Rio Dulce and recently added, our own very exciting Tiger Cave trip and Fishing (eat what you catch). Spanish Lessons available too. We have a great reputation for our parties but it happens when we have a great bunch of people too! Come see us soon, meet other like-minded free spirits. ... more   less 
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