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“Great party, great people”
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Casa De La Iguana
Reviewed 31 August 2013

I went to Livingston back in March planning to only stay one night on my way to Honduras but ended up staying a lot longer. The hostel is in the middle of the jungle right at the mouth of Rio Dulce so you feel like you're in a different world. The crazy staff made me feel right at home and there was always something fun going on. The family dinners were also awesome, especially Sunday roast (followed by a hilarious pub quiz). If you are looking for a party with great people, this is definitely the spot!

Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

I am traveling alone and stayed here for two nights...it was great fun! The staff were all friendly and keen to hang out, we had a pretty big party for Ryan's birthday and the staff got the guests involved. Very fun night. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We spent 4 nights at Las Iguanas and had a great time. The staff are really friendly and there's a nice family feel, especially with the evening meal where everyone eats together. There's plenty of other places around if you want to try out some of the local guarifana/seafood. The hostels really good value for the dorms compared to other ones we've stayed out in Guatemala and they offer good tours to the surrounding attractions. Las Iguanas has a well deserved reputation as a party hostel, so if thats your thing its definately the place to stay. Couldn't recommend these guys more!

Room Tip: The dorms are cheap and cheerful and theres less noise from the bar at night
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

The Iguana has super fun staff, budget accommodations, good food, and some great parties. They offer tours to near by beaches and mayan caves, and can organize all of your on ward travel! If your traveling in Guatemala its worth the boat over to Livingston!

No retreat! No surrender!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

This hidden jungle looking retreat has a nice mix of parties at night and quiet time to recuperate during the day. The dorms are clean and comfortable and the nightly dinner is definitely worth it. The happy hour and drinking games make for some insanely crazy nights and at least when i wake up in the morning i can hold on to the small sliver of dignity knowing my mother doesnt have facebook.

Room Tip: Go with a private bungalow, they have a porch to hang out on.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

I have a lot of great things to say about this place. I've worked in and stayed at a full range of hostels throughout Latin America over the past two years, and Casa de la Iguana stands out from the crowd. The staff always make you feel comfortable and at home. If you're looking for a quiet retreat, then I'd say go check out the beach hotels, but if you want to have a fun time with some interesting new people you're sure to run into again down the road, then you couldn't ask for much betted than this cluster of cabins thrust into jungle swamp. They've always got cold beers and strong drinks, coupled with staff that can guide you to anywhere you like around town. However, the best thing about them is how well they took care of me when I needed it. I went on the beach tour, and sprained my foot ligaments by jumping into shallow water. I had to keep it elevated for three days before I could move on from the hostel, and the staff, including the manager and owner, made it a much easier recovery period, serving me dinners, running the errand to the pharmacy, etc. Seriously made my life easier.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

I havnt travelled much but my time at iguana has been easily the most fun ive had. Met some really interesting people, a right mix, and tried alot of new things, everything's been a new experience.
The staff were really friendly and welcoming from when I first arrived and its been a pleasure to be here!
Also... the food is amazing and I always looked forward to dinner!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Additional Information about Casa De La Iguana

Address: Barrio Marco, Sanchez Dias | Izabal, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Livingston
Price Range: £11 - £12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de la Iguana is a fabulously famous party hostel for fun and friendly happy travellers. It is set in a jungle garden with awesome wooden cabins and dormitories all unique and worth the extra Q for a good nights sleep. We may not be the cheapest in Livingston but we pride ourselves on having handmade lockers in each dorm, comfortable beds, spacious private rooms, superb wifi for Skyping and calls home, great social staff and fantastic fun most evenings, especially when a lively Happy Hour involved. There is fantastic free wifi. the best in Livingston actually, as well as an international book exchange. We also arrange tours to Belize, La Ceiba, Siete Altares, Playa Blanca and Rio Dulce and recently added, our own very exciting Tiger Cave trip and Fishing (eat what you catch). Spanish Lessons available too. We have a great reputation for our parties but it happens when we have a great bunch of people too! Come see us soon, meet other like-minded free spirits. ... more   less 
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