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Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

Agree with the comments below - the people here are super friendly, the breakfasts are decent, the location is good and overall it's a good hostel. A few things let it down for us though: first,there's one(!) powerpoint in a 12 bed dorm. Disaster. Second, San Cristobal is FREEZING in winter (5 degrees Celsius when we were there) and there's... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Great folks. Awesome breakfast. Chilled atmosphere. Great location! The markets are super close. Ask the super friendly hostel workers for tips on what to do. (Ant offers a super cool walking tour of the surrounding area.)

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Thank Abbie C
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

The bathrooms and other shared facilities were filthy and always smelled bad while we were there. The bed in our private room was so uncomfortable. The owner was friendly, helpful, and accommodating, which was really nice. However, it seems like during the day, the hostel is staffed by "volunteers" so the day-to-day activities are not professionally managed and it shows.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 8 February 2015

Great hostel with amazing staff! Everyone is so helpful and has great recommendations where to go and what to see or even takes you to great local food places or out at night! The breakfast is always different, not just cereal and toast and sitting around the fireplace at night is perfect in case the temperature drops - highly recommended!... More 

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Thank FineEstelle
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2015

This hostel has such a great vibe about it. The showers and kitchen and all that are great but what I think makes this place special is it has a real homely vibe about it. You can't really predict whether a night is gonna be chill or a bit more of a campfire shindig but it's pretty much great either... More 

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Reno, Nevada
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Fun, great vibes, friendly people, relaxing spot from traveling/bus ride around the country Definitely making its way to the best hostel in the world! Love the pepper shrub and hammocks. I would really like having newer pots & pans and more shower rooms especially during peak season.

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Thank giftpp
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2015

We absolutley loved this hostel, we arrived in the morning, when the room was not ready yet after a night bus and we had the best welcome ever, one of the staff members Anthony a.k.a legend prepared the best panckakes for us and right away made us feel like home. The breaky there in general is absolutley yummy. They do... More 

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Thank anajtaaaa
Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2015

This was my first hostel ever, and I couldn't have asked for a better first-time experience. The place was nice, the staff was very warm, receptive and helpful. The rooms were good, and so were the beds. The common areas were great to be in, and it's well-located (near the local market, convenience stores and bars). HELL YEAH IGUANA

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Thank Gerardo V
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2015

i loved this hostel and place , i was planning to stay in san cristobal de las casas for 3 days and i stayed for more than a month in total ( came back 3 times during my trip). The owner and staff are really helpfull and friendly , the rooms are clean and cosy, there are hot showers and... More 

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Reviewed 15 January 2015

This one of the better hostels that I stayed at. The customer service here is very good and the place is kept neat and tidy. The staff really went out of there way to help me find tgings things that interest me in town. I recommend this hostel!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Iguana Hostel

Address: Calle Chiapa de Corzo 16 | Barrio el Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas 29220, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: €12 - €15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Iguana Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the dorm beds I stayed in were really comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles Eloy_the_third, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There is a dorm with a double bed and a single bed, if you are a couple you will be able to sleep on the same bed if the room is available.”
 of 5 bubbles bct2016, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Watch the sunset from the roof, it is breathtaking!”
 of 5 bubbles 677rustys, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask Monika and Ruby!!!”
 of 5 bubbles KarolaRS, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
“the wifi is working better in the girlsdorm than the mixed dorm”
 of 5 bubbles louisebY4891OY, 6 Feb 2015 | Read review
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