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“Awesome staff, awesome hostel!”
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Iguana Hostel
Ranked #9 of 127 Speciality Lodging in Cali
Cooktown
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Awesome staff, awesome hostel!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

This is a great hostel in a quiet street but within walking distance of all the action. We had a private room that was big, airy and bright with a comfy bed, desk and chair, drawers and a closet. We shared a bathroom that was large, had good hot water and pressure, and was always clean. There were great hang out areas both indoors and outdoors to meet with other travellers and the kitchen was well stocked and looked after. Free dance classes and activities are offered through out the week and they also have free wifi, computers and printing available. When enquiring through email we received a response from Iguana within minutes! We stored some of our luggage here (for free) while we flew to Cuba for a couple of weeks. We were unable to return to Cali, Colombia after Cuba due to a medical emergency and I cannot thank Roman and the staff at Iguana enough for how brilliant they were at dealing with our difficult situation. They are trust worthy, patient, compassionate and go out of their way to help in any way they can - awesome people, awesome hostel!!!

Room Tip: We were upstairs overlooking the back garden/hang out area.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

This place does it brilliantly, it offers good value accommodation, in clean, bright bedrooms.

The bathroom is shared but is kept spotless & cleaned numerous times a day.

The kitchen is great, all the utensils you need, free fresh coffee, super-clean, again cleaned several times a day.

Great common areas - inside and out.

Staff are extremely helpful & go above and beyond.

Stay here - highly recommended!!

Stayed June 2014
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Grouw, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed here in a private ensuite room, which was clean and big, with a double bed as well as a bunk bed, a big closet and a bathroom with hot water. Wifi worked in room. The hostel is located in a quiet residencial neighbourhood, close to restaurants and bars. The centre is within walking distance.
We loved the communal areas outside in the gardens, especially the hammocks. Barbecue night was fantastic, lovely food and meeting people from all over the world.
Very quiet at night, we never heard any noise.
Recommended!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bogota, Colombia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

a 17 day-stay in IGUANA after a 2 month-travel in columbia showed me I reached the right place to take rest and having joyfull free lessons of Salsa for a re start .Everything's done to ease you feel good ! A great ad in Cali ,Frendly staff ever ready to help!!!

Room Tip: depends of interest and guests in at that date ! in any cases staff 's open for changes !
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hostal for five days and I really enjoyed it. Very nice service and a GREAT location. The best value for price hostal so far on my trip in south america. It also had a great atmosphere and i loved the free salsa class! Definitely recommend this hostel.

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Cartagena, Colombia
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

I was here just for one night , because I had small time in Cali, but in the few time in this hostel was fantastic. The cookman of the hostel was preparing a BBQ in the garden, a good place to socialize and share with people from other countries. Good wi-fi, very safe and confortable. Is located in a residential zone , close to interesting points of the city... I will back..

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

After an extremely long bus ride we were immensely relieved to arrive here situated amongst some really cool streets but far enough away to get a great nights sleep. The staff were fantastic and could not do enough for us. There are hammocks, great kitchen facilities and free salsa what more do you need oh free coffee! We only stayed 2 nights but only through time constraints. Would stay anytime and recommend to all.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Additional Information about Iguana Hostel

Property: Iguana Hostel
Address: Avenida 9A Calle 22 N, Cali, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 127 Speciality Lodging in Cali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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