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“Good budget hostel”
Review of Iguana Hostel

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Iguana Hostel
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

Fair deal, very cheap option to sleep in San Cristobal de las Casas. Close to the Convento de Santo Domingo, convenient if you want to be nearby to most of the amenities in town.
We stayed in a dorm, though they gave us a double bed and the other bed was empty, so it felt like we were in a private room. Young staff, they are volunteers and make you feel very comfortable. The owner recommended us an excellent cafe to have breakfast.
A concern for the cleanliness in the common spaces would help making this hostel a better place. Other than that, great budget hostel.

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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Dont think it twice, if you like to meet people and have a great time this is the best place ever!!! Staff is great and helpful. Breakfast was nice also. We went on winter so the town was really cold. Rudy, Nino, Panchito gracias!!!!! Los volveremos a visitar pronto!!!!

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

Iguana hostel is a really cool place to stay if you wanna meet nice people and experience the beautiful San Cristobal. The atmosphere is great and the staff were super helpful and friendly. Breakfast is free, changes everyday and is super yummy.
I would recomend this hostel for sure to everyone who is travelling to San Cristobal!

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

We stayed in a dorm which was dirty and our sheets smelled and we even suspected they hadn't been washed. Awful lighting everywhere which was depressing.Certain staff members were friendly but utterly clueless in terms of transportation arrangements and even offering simple directions around San Cristobal. Only two toilets for the entire hostel which are cramped and dirty. When we left early on our last morning the volunteer making coffee for herself (but in a huge coffee maker) wouldn't give us a cup before our journey as it was half an hour before the breakfast officially started. Would recommend other accommodation in San Cristobal.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

It's my 4th time in this hostel, after travelling in other hostels in Europe and Mexico. I strongly recommend to enjoy this one!
The staff are travellers and that means that they know how to keep the travel awesome, the breakfast is unbelievable good, good portions, healthy and complete...

I'm always expecting to stay longer!

Stayed: November 2015, travelled solo
Thank Mauricio R
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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
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 125 Speciality Lodging in San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: S$17 - S$29 (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
Iguana Hostel San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas

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