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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in Casa de la Iguana for two nights and had a great time! Chris, the owner, and his staff really make you feel welcome and there is a really relaxed vibe. When I asked Chris for info on hiking in the area he took me on a really nice hike through the jungle, past a Garifuna temple and...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks pretty cool upon first arrival. The people are nice and welcoming. However after our first night, we had to leave. The lady explained to us that we are in a jungle and you must remove every last piece of food in your pack- down to the last peanut. Our dorm mates did not listen, and our room...

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Chris R, Owner at Casa De La Iguana, responded to this review

Arrrrggggg!!! I was so hoping giving you a free night would have avoided getting another review like this, because we are almost finished making all the changes you suggest. Thank you for your review and thanks for the kind words about the staff and Casa de la Iguana being a cool place. I am so sorry about the rats, and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

had a ravishing time whilst at the Iguana... Hot Girls - Cold Beer - Hot Guys - Great Entertainment - Friendly Staff Everyone gets laid - Perfect Tours - Beautiful Town The owner Rusty is really handsome and a great dancer if your lucky he will tell you a story honestly well worth checking out.. the best laugh in Central...

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Chris R, Manager at Casa De La Iguana, responded to this review

Well; thank you so much, Tom. We truly appreciate the kind words and are delighted that you had a memorable stay! We hope you have a fantastic life, win the lottery and have beautiful babies.

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We only stayed one night. The staff were really friendly and welcoming. The dorms were comfortable. I don't know if there's loud music every night but we were kept awake by just a small group of people playing loud music until 3 am. I don't know what the neighbours must think. It's an ideal place if you want to have...

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Chris R, Owner at Casa De La Iguana, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. I am really sorry about the noise. We do have a reputation for fun and frivolity that is justified, but the reality is that the majority of our guests are not crazy party people and we do have policies for turning down the noise late at night so that everyone can get a decent...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Casa De la Iguana has an awesome staff who really try to make you feel welcome. The prices are in line with most hostel prices in the area. 10 US for a dorm room. The venue is nice and the little bar on site is very fun. Goo international challenges and if you like to party you wont be alone...

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Chris R, Owner at Casa De La Iguana, responded to this review

We are forever in your debt for the kind words! We are very happy you had a great time. We remember you as being incredibly good looking and wise beyond your years, so five stars makes us happy above words. Safe travels!

ENGLAND
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This newly renovated hostel was a pleasure to stay at and good value . The accommodation is "hut" type I had a solo room which was comfortable , newish bed and linen , powerful fan and well netted including personal " over the bed " net . The communal evening meal was excellent on both my nights . The volunteer...

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Chris R, Owner at Casa De La Iguana, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We do appreciate all feedback and we are very happy you had a nice time. Especially glad you enjoyed our newly renovated bungalows. We are spending significant money upgrading facilities and are glad you enjoyed it. Safe travels.

USA
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Good food! Easy going! Neat place to stay. Would definitely stay here again. They have everything you need. Take a tour, enjoy a drink, grab dinner. It's all right there. Wifi too! They made us feel right at home, and were great to get to know.

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Chris R, Owner at Casa De La Iguana, responded to this review

Thanks soo much! We are very glad you had a great time! Safe travels and spread the word that you can't miss Livingston if you are visiting Guatemala. Thanks again.

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I had a great time staying at The Iguana. The place is run by volunteer staff from all over who are very helpful and always available to answer questions. They offer family style dinners for a reasonable price and at night have fun games that really help you get to know your fellow travelers. Despite the fact that the hostel...

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Chris R, Manager at Casa De La Iguana, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and we are so glad you had a great time here. We are always so happy when people have had a good time in Livingston. Your comments about the accommodation were spot on. You may have noticed that we were already working on upgrading the bungalows. Those improvements have been...

Reviewed 20 December 2016

totally recommend casa de la iguana. dont miss out on the magical mystery tour. great fun and very educational. thanks guys! ps..try the tapado. really delicious and great value compared to other restaurants around town. pps..dont miss the punta dancing. hilarious

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Chris R, Manager at Casa De La Iguana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. Safe travels!

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Been volunteering here for just over a month at present and couldn't be more in love with the place. Located on a small island full of life and culture, the Iguana offers a little traveller's haven a 5 minute walk away from the idyllic town proper. Every night there's a cheap family style dinner cooked by a couple of local...

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Chris R, Manager at Casa De La Iguana, responded to this review

Cheers!! We appreciate the kind words and hope to see you again soon. Livingston is indeed a great spot. Safe travels.

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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 

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
Price Range: $18 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Casa De La Iguana Hotel Livingston
Casa De La Iguana Livingston, Guatemala - Rio Dulce
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