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“We're Too Old For This”
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Iguana Hostel
Ranked #12 of 161 Specialty Lodging in Cali
Reviewed November 20, 2012

The place was crowded with 20-somethings and they partied until well past midnight. We actually blogged about this place because it was so extreme.

The place is obviously well-known with the young international-traveler party crowd.

The staff, cleanliness, and facility met good standards. However hot water was in limited supply, and we got some bug bites.

However, we survived it with a good story to tell and moved on.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

I stayed here for three days this month in a private room 55,000 pesos(£19) and thought to be overpriced, no hot water despite being told that there was, no breakfast except for coffee and no tv in the room. 45,000 pesos would be a more realistic price. I didn't get the feeling that this was a sociable hostel at all. The staff were nice but the guests were more interested in tapping away at their laptops instead of talking to one another. It feels like you are staying in someone's house rather than at a hostel. The hostel is in a nice quiet area of Granada,ten mins walk to the nightlife of Ave. sexta. There is a nice bakery 2 mins away for your breakfast fix, plus the Hotel Sartor 3 mins away does a brilliant and cheap laundry service in 3 hours. Some people might like it in this hostel but I didn't.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Thank TerryLondon_England
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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
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Thank Jadecassandra
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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
Thank AlexMLondon
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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
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Thank Swalosky
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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
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Thank dustyroads11
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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.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled solo
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Thank povetron
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Additional Information about Iguana Hostel

Address: Avenida 9A Calle 22 N, Cali 760046, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 161 Specialty Lodging in Cali
Price Range: $12 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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