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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's super cheap. $5 a night plus breakfast in the morning. Can be super loud at night because of the music but i have no problem falling asleep when i put headphones in. All they played was electronic music which i hate so i wouldnt want to spend my evenings here because of that. I love the people here. Little... More 

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Tours, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location: near everything but just outside of all night noise in centre. Super nice chill out area, cheap and tasty drinks, great atmosphere. I'll definitely stay here again. Staff were awesome.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This place is not the best in town. It's very noisy and loud music. It's small and the staff is not so friendly. We asked if we could have breakfast before 8, because of a tour. They said they would arrange it, but the next day the breakfast lady got their at 8.30. Also we asked for a surf board,... More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is a cool hostel with family meals, an outdoor bar, and friendly staff. I left my wallet on the bus from Guayaquil, and one of the hosts Karen (sp?) drove me to Olon to check for it at the bus station. Great people and a fun time!

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Thank Matthew F
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Really good hostel, made are staying in Montanita to be better. The owner Karen made us fill at home. Good Wifi, Clean and they trying to getting better every day. There are Hostel dinners every day, from pizza to sushi and BBQ and you can eat how much you want.

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Thank 776itaig
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the top floor dorms during our stay. In fairness the beds are cheap at $6 USD per night. Also he bar can have a good atmosphere in the evening. The negatives though is that there are lots of insects around the beds at nights. Also the hostal is located beside a river. When we stayed there was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I loved my stay at Iguana Backpackers. A great spot just outside the noisy party center of Montanita, but close to the beach and great riverside patio. The staff is friendly and the Iguana has a very fun, social atmosphere. The rooms were comfortable and they have hot water and wifi, which was a BIG PLUS, often hard to find... More 

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West New York, New Jersey
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Loved this Hostel!! Very clean, nice powerful showers with hot water.. Comfy beds with a/c. The bar was great! Good cocktails, drinking games so you really get to know everyone at the Hostel. Big plus if you are a guest in the Iguana Backpackers get free entrance to all bars in town which is like $5 bucks. So We did... More 

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75 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

I stayed in Iguanas for over a week around new years. Great place to meet other travelers and very friendly staff. The name of the hostel make sense, cause there are a bunch of iguanas next to the chill out area. Close walk to cocktail street, but just out of the main drag. Bathrooms could use a little upgrade though.... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We booked this hostel because we'd seen photos of the loft and thought it looked really good, totally unique to other hostels we'd stayed at in Ecuador! And for $8 a night it was a steal. The loft was just the beginning of a great time at Iguana. We initially booked 3 nights but ended up staying 8 due to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Iguana Backpackers Hostel

Address: | Barrio de Tigrillo, Montanita EC241754, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Price Range: $14 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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