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Iguana Hostel
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

this is really amazing place - breakfasts on the terrace and nice garden makes you feel realaxed. They offer tours and a lot of activities around san cristobal. The owners and staff are really engaged in what they're doing and they really have fun being there with people. We really enjoyed our stay there.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

It was the best hostel we stayed in. the place itself is clean, and well located.
but the atmosphere there was amazing. we didnt know each other at first, but we all got together, and made a big barbecue. it had really good night. the staff, harisson and jeremy, makes it such a cool place. we REALLY enjoyed our stay there! has a great time !

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Iguana hostel is a clean, secure and friendly hostel. The staff are more like friends. They offer breakfast, tours and activities. There is a nice garden where you can chillout on the hammock under the sun. The owners are lovely and you see them around on a daily basis engaging with the guest.

Room Tip: Dormitories or private rooms
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

This is not a Hostel, it is a family!!

After hardly 3 weeks of traveling Mexico's peninsula and mostly experiencing "same same" travelers and hostels, in Iguana Hostel I entered a different world!

This hostel has just the optimal size and nothing to add to the atmosphere!!
No matter if you stay in the private room or in the dorm, you always have space and the chance to relax in the room, in the hammocks or in the common area - or you will always find somebody to chat or to join you going into town, going to the (highly recommended) incredible daily market (3 min) or artisan market (1 min) or going to visit one of the nearby local villages.

San Cristobal is a beautiful place to visit and stay in the refreshing mountains of Chiapas, but staying in Iguana just makes it perfect!
I loved to meet people from so many different countries there and everybody was so respectful!! We cooked together or shared food lots of times. The well equipped kitchen and common area was the place to meet whenever you want.

The host Rudy and his family are such nice people and one of the main reasons to make the atmosphere! Rudy is such a warmly welcoming person and always takes time to ask about how you are doing. He spreads good vibe to his staff which again gives it to the guests and back.

If you are looking for a place in perfect location, optimal size to relax, chat, party or whatever you want, do not hesitate to come here!

I highly recommend this place and I already miss it!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

If you are a Jedi Knight of traveling like me, you want to stay at a hostel that understands the Force and has no Dark Side: Iguana is that place. Friendly staff who will become your friends, free breakfast, great location between the zocalo and the old market, and tours that pick you up at the hostel. Hammocks to chill in, a BBQ one afternoon, and at night, the common room for drinks, and a great town to hit up too. A great hostel in a magical town!

Room Tip: Dorms are an excellent value here.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

I've never expected that I would get to know such nice people there. The location is nice, and the facility is clean enough. Receptionists are so friendly that I felt like I got new family. I don't know what to say more, just want to highly recommend Iguana Hostel to everyone who's traveling for San Cristobal or any place in mexico.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I stay for two nights and it was awesome. I met people very interesting and the owners are super cool. The tours are great and the tips of the owner are priceless. Only local people know that stuff and the owner chat with you about all your plans

  • Stayed: August 2013
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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 122 Speciality Lodging in San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: £10 - £16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Iguana Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seven 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 
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Iguana Hotel San Cristobal De Las Casas

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