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Lazy Lizard International Hostel
Ranked #17 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Moab
Syracuse, New York
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22 reviews
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

The Lazy Lizard hostel is located at the south end of Moab, Utah. It's very old and somewhat rundown. However, the staff is friendly, they have satellite TV, a computer with free internet access, free wi-fi, a full kitchen with a stove, dishes, 3 refrigerators and a microwave. The rooms are slightly larger than the average hostel and they're air-conditioned. And it's $10.00 per night! They also offer private rooms and cabins. The Lazy Lizard ain't much to look at, but it's a great bargain for budget-minded travelers. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. The only minor drawback is that it's located a mile or more from the middle of town, where all the action is.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

First of all, for the price you really can't complain about this place. If you are paying $10 for a dorm bed don't expect the Mandarin Oriental! I have rated the Lazy Lizard as average as I think it could do with some tlc, a lick of paint here and there, catches on the dorm room doors and soap in the bathrooms! Seriously!? I must have stayed in close to a hundred hostels and i've never come across one which doesn't have soap available at the bathroom basins, by the time you've finished your business, realised there's no soap, gone to get your soap from your room, your germs have been unleashed on the other unsuspecting guests. Anyway, the location is good if you don't mind a short twenty minute walk to the town and the bed was squeaky but comfy. Some people may be concerned with the lack of locks on the dorms but I just left my valuables in the boot of my car, the town didn't look like it harboured many hardened criminals.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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TheLazyLizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard International Hostel, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Sorry about the lack of soap. You'd really like our new foamy soap dispensers in all the bathrooms.
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United States
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

the hostel is really economic in price, just $3X for a double room, the room is clean, at least can't see any bugs or insects, and there are towels and shampoo provided, which is unexpected as it's only a hostel. There are heater and air-conditioner in the room, but we no need to use either of them at night. there is kitchen to use, but there are cockroach in the kitchen cupboard, so use the dishes on the drying basket instead of inside the cupboard may be safer.
The resteoom is shared, sometimes there is out of order for one toilet, and the quality of showerhead is varied among the 3 showers in the female restroom.
anyway, the quality is acceptable for this price.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

“Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.”

My friend and I stayed in a cabin at the Lazy Lizard and it was a perfect place to get some R & R and meet fellow travelers in between trekking through the amazing landscapes around Moab. It was comfortable & clean, and the kitchen was great for saving money on restaurants. (3 fridges and pots, pans, cooking utensils, etc) I would suggest bringing your own mess kit if its peak season, like most hostels, sometimes finding a spoon/fork etc can be a little challenging :-) Its one of those special places that the 'bad' reviews make someone like myself want to stay there. If you need coordinating linens, a mint on your pillow, and HBO, stay elsewhere! However, if you want to bump into a neat person and end up discussing your exploits around the globe on your way to the bathroom at 1am, if you want a place with character, if you'd rather save your money so you can stay longer or plan another weekend excursion, stay at the Lazy Lizard!! :-)

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

A very cool place. You can stay in the hostel, but they also have private rooms with simple porches looking out on the yard, and some very private cabins spread out over the property, which is extensive. All of this is part of a lively mix of people, conversations, decent kitchen, etc.

And it is not as far from downtown Moab as I thought. One mile, which is walkable and certainly bikeable. I have stayed in a number of places in Moab, and for the price and its overall character, this is one of the best.

Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

Well, specifically to Moab. But I knew exactly where I would be resting my weary head long before my trip started. I stumbled across the Lazy Lizard last summer and find it hard to believe there is a hostel in America that can come close to the relaxing, welcoming atmosphere that this place offers. It cracks me up how the negative reviews outnumber the positive ones because the majority of the guests share the same level of satisfaction with the joint and the same low chance of ever getting on computer to tell you about it. Right now I'm paying 10$ a night for a dorm bed (where there are clean sheets provided); a hot or cold shower whenever I please; and a living room, kitchen, and outside grilling/eating/drinking/congregating area. They offer the cheapest beds in America, the cheapest showers in Moab, and a refreshingly diverse group of guests, workers and friends that know how to appreciate and respect the beautiful land we've found ourselves on. Love you Lazy Lizard! Thanks for some of the best days of my summer.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

The Hostel itself is great. Awsome people there. From the help I.E Shane,and Francis, to the backpackers basing out of the hostel. We didnt meet a single person that made us nervous. The grills and kitchen make this the most affordable place is Moab. You feel like you live there after the first day.
The only reason I couldn't give five stars is. The trash was piled up in our room. In the trash can, they didnt provide a,sheet of any sort. (Luckily I hostel quite a bit so a sleep sack is a must,and our room looked it hadnt seen a vacuum in some time.) I really aam okay with all this. All i need is a cheap place to crash while traveling. But it os something I hope they work on. Also try to make sure the people parking there are staying there.
Otherwise. The best place is Moab. I kinda dont wanna give up the secret place lol. Thanks for a greag time Lazy Lizard

  • Stayed April 2012
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TheLazyLizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard International Hostel, responded to this review, May 17, 2012
Got to love guests that love the place despite its flaws. However, I do need to clarify that the beds absolutely, positively, unequivicably do come with sheets. (and blankets and pillows and even pillow cases.) From the description I can only assume that the guest was checked into a dorm room before the cleaning staff got there. These things can happen, although the staff person who checked him in should have been on top of this.
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Address: 1213 S Highway 191, Moab, UT 84532-3062
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Ranked #17 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Moab
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