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“Amazing People - Lovely Columbians - Very Welcoming!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Iguana Hostel
Ranked #9 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Cali
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing People - Lovely Columbians - Very Welcoming!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2011

What amazing loving people. Mary has always got the time and energy to help with anything you ask and has a beautiful smile on her face all the time. Mary even lent me her sandles to go out dancing for the night! The free salsa class is lots of fun and thanks to all the girls for showing us such a great time in Cali. I have some unforgetable memories. Mary, Beatriz, Claudia & Samora and all the other beautiful Columbians we met - THANKYOU! This is a must visit hostel for the magic of meeting such lovely people!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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55 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

We left our iPod at this hostel and they tracked us down 2 hostels later and sent it on- really really nice people! Thank you guys.

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Germany
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2011

The staff were really helpfull and nice. The neighboor is really nice and near a lot of bars, restaurants and places where you can dance, drink and enjoy the capital of salsa. Near the bus MIO main transport in Cali. Though the rooms are not so bright, the beds are comfortable and really clean.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Swalosky
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2011

really nice hostel with lots of space
nice gardens
plenty of privacy
really good crowd there when we stayed for 5 nights
and plenty of room to make noise and have beers without annoying other guests
close by to everything and highly recommend the spanish classes

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dustyroads11
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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107 reviews
100 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2011

The hostel is in a good location, in nice residential neighbourhood. Staff was great. Both buildings were very clean and had strong WiFi. The main hostel has social atmosphere. They offer salsa and spanish classes. I have nothing negative to say about my stay.
I stayed in a room facing the street (the only room facing the street) which was at times a bit noisy but within limits.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the garden.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank povetron
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Geneva, Switzerland
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56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2010

Located in the best area (Granada) of Cali, very safe for travelers, this is a typical guest house with dorms and private rooms. I had a private room with fan and bathroom (good quality free wifi internet everywhere) for 40'000 pesos (about 20 usd) a night. I think a bed in a 4 bed dorm is 20'000 pesos. It was clean (not perfect) with mosquito nets on the windows (I never got bitten by a mosquito there in 10 days). Some rooms must be more noisy than others (closer to the common room). I had a very quiet room.
The owner and the staff are very friendly and patient with the guests.

The atmosphere is cool. There is a common kitchen and 2 computers for internet and a TV in the main common room + a garden with a few tables. They do laundry at a cheap rate and can arrange salsa private lessons by a competent couple for 20'000 pesos an hour.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Grolle
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Additional Information about Iguana Hostel

Property: Iguana Hostel
Address: Avenida 9A Calle 22 N, Cali, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Cali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Iguana has been welcoming backpackers to Cali, Colombia's salsa capital since 1998. The Hostel, with a green garden and excellent location in a quiet and secure residential neighbourhood is an oasis of calm but yet a stonethrow away from the local nightlife and restaurants. ... more   less 
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