Our stay here at CHL was messy. On arrival, the crowded, noisy desk area was attended by just a single person, the other assistant being tied up resolving endless bunk bed issues for one customer. When our chap got to us he attempted to deal with several people all at once, never the best strategy. The hotel lobby was ample and clean with sofas and chairs, although filled up with packs and suitcases near the doors. We were on the third floor slightly to the back, which was fine, away from the street noise. Only on-street parking is available, which is tricky as the hotel is in a metered zone. So you either pay while you're in the hotel or leave your vehicle a couple of streets over during the day if you're taking a tour. I shifted our car to the hotel door every night, and back in the morning to the free zone. Our room was fine, spacious but with a smallish double bed. Linen and towels were clean. Cracked pipe in the shower ceiling, leak in the hand basin sump. Wi-fi was good. Breakfast (USD4) was not included in our rate but was satisfactory, busy at 0730 as most people were heading away to the falls with tours. The scrambled eggs were hard, but there was ample fruit, yogurt, cereal, ham, cheese and coffee and milk. There is a nice deck area off the top floor with a jacuzzi and small pool from where you can see the wooded city. We cut our stay short after hiking the falls from the Brazilian and Argentine sides plus some other tours, which needs only around three days. However, neither booking.com nor the CHL hotel would refund the two days prepaid although, in fairness, that was clear when I booked. However, despite the debit on my CC three weeks previous to our stay, on the day we checked out I received SMS messages and e-mails that my CC was invalid and that our reservation had been cancelled. Clearly a glitch somewhere. In all, I felt that the daily rate we paid (USD41) was expensive for the services provided. I was unable to get the attendant to tell me the daily rate which seems to fluctuate depending on demand, occupation and other intangibles. There is a tour agency office, Pratik Tours, inside the lobby. They were excellent in making suggestions as to the best use of our time.…
The dormiroty have a private bathroom, the staff at the reception were nice and helpull. A little bit far from things except from a supermarket about a 5-7 minutes walk and have everything. The breakfast was nice but not rich. Over-all it´s nice.
Alltough breakie isn't their biggest thing,this dudes had effort tons on their job,get mosquito spray for the warm season !!! they love english blood !!!,staff is nice and are all well informed,may not wish you to stay at B&B
This hostel is more like a budget hotel. It was very clean and large but there was no atmosphere and the bar was only open for the 30 minute happy hour. Great for families and elder people but not as fun for solo travellers or groups of friends in terms of meeting people and chilling out in the evening. Bunk-beds were a bit wobbly!
This room was well priced and well located. It was fairly basic but suited our needs. We were there for only one night. Staff where helpful. It was very close to the bus terminus which gave us access to the falls.
This hostel was great but more like a hotel! Their rooms were clean with nice showers and air con and cleaned every day! We used the jacuzzi on the roof top and their ping pong table that was fun. There was no travel atmosphere even though they offered every night half an hour of free caipirinhas, loads of people came over for half hour and then disappeared. One thing we didnt like was that we were not able to use the kitchen until 12.30 so you are not able to make your breakfast or coffee just FYI!
Highly recommended place to stay while visiting the Iguacu falls. The staff were super professional and friendly. Location is great. The private room (301) I stayed in was spacious and very clean. Breakfast was tasty. Obridaga Adi (one of the lovely receptionist) to sorting that urgent taxi :-)
Bus station is very close for the falls Very cheap for the location so would stay again but would be wary of the below Staff were pretty average - giving us wrong information in the evening about taxi/transport options to Puerto Iguazu town (Argentina). The travel company they run from the office told us that the transfer would be 120real - and that a taxi would be the same (after being quoted around 80 by the desk the night before) - we refused the private and gambled on a taxi - good decision - it was only 70reals and our driver sorted all the passport stamping on both sides which was painless!! Luggage storage is a bit of a mess - we had a small backpack with our laptop which we asked if it could be kept from having other big bags resting on it (if they couldn't guarantee the safety we would have taken it with us) but they said they'd keep it aside - we came back and it was buried under big suitcases - lucky it wasn't broken.…
We recently stayed here for 3 nights. The rooms were nice and clean. This place is more of a hotel than a hostel, however from arrival the main light and bedside light didn’t work. We reported this on two seperate days to reception who told us they would fix it. No one did, resulting in us sitting in the dark. We enquired about getting the public bus to the falls but the tour operator wasn’t interested in helping us, he was abrupt and wouldn’t give assistance, only wanting us to book with his company $75 RL When you can catch the bus for only $5 RL. It takes 45 minutes by bus to the Brazilian side and is so easy to do by yourself. Also the Argentinian side is easy to, costing you $6 RL by catching the public bus directly opposite. Again, we got told this would take hours when only it took us no longer than 1.5 hours. I’d recommend anyone to do it yourself, it’s so easy and will save you money. …
Che lagarto was a great find! Cheap, amazing staff and good location. The guys at the front desk were outstandingly kind and helpful. It is close to main streets and the rooms are very comfortable. Good wifi too.