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Iguana Hostel

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Lovely place, dorms were cleaned thoroughly everyday, as was the kitchen and all other areas. The kitchen was great if you like to cook for yourself. Wonderful staff, always helpful, organizing group trips for the people staying there. Answered all questions, or if they did not know the answer, were very quick to look up the answer or ask someone... More 

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Thank 007Nomad
Iguana H, Director de Recepción at Iguana Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for making us part of your adventures. Our doors and our arms are always open! More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I phoned and reserved a room for 50.000 pesos/night. It surprised me to find out after arrival that it was a big room which includes a private bathroom with hot water and a nice breakfast. For me it includes all I need.

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Thank JurgenBe
Iguana H, Director de Recepción at Iguana Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, We are very happy that you like Iguana Hostel. Thanks for the comment. More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

I really love this place, feeling in home! Great prices for a dorm, excellent wifi, private rooms, clean hostel, smoking area, in love with this hostel and Cali! Remember... December is the Feria de Cali, great salsa and places, very near from Zona Rosa!

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Thank Roberto B
IguanaHostelCali, Director de Recepción at Iguana Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for visit us. You are always welcome. Good vibes. More 

Leipzig, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Thanks to all the staff and all the guests who made this Christmas wonderful. The hostel is clean, with kitchen, garden, nice rooms, bookexchange and a wonderful atmosphere. You can just feel at home here.

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1 Thank Paula A
Regensburg, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at this place! Great outdoor area and kitchen and super attentive staff that go out of their way to help you! For the ones that want to go out at night this place is within walking distance from many salsa bars/ clubs on 6th avenue. If I come back to Cali - this is my go... More 

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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Lovely staff - Eddie, Alex and all other who worked there. Willing to help with anything. Brilliant free salsa lessons with Wilbur and he does very cheap private lessons also. A taxi ride away from the night life but facilities make up for it.

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1 Thank Leah L
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51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Had a private room and bath. Nice spot, good staff and within walking distance from many clubs and eateries. Had secured parking right out front. Room was large and clean. had a nice courtyard with Salsa lessons in the evening. I would stay here again.

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1 Thank Lou C
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Went to Cali for 3 days and booked in with iguana. One of the employees that works there, went out of his way to make us feel welcome. Because of small things like that, the hostel becomes more like a home and is so much nicer. They have a kitchen fully stoked with appliances to us, a hammock area, as... More 

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1 Thank eliza b
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Hostel at a good location with good facilities and rooms. Nice relaxing area in the busy Cali. We expected (from reviews here and on lonely planet) to get good advice and warm welcome here. Instead the opposite was applicable. The couple running the hostel were more occupied with eachother than their guests and besides that the gave advices whiche were... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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133 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights. They have free Salsa lessons here nearly every night definitely do them at least once it is really fun. The location is really good short walk to entrance to the 3 crosses, supermarket, shopping mall & downtown. The hostel itself has nice a nice setup the communal areas are nice and they have hammocks,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Iguana Hostel

Address: Avenida 9A Calle 22 N, Cali, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Price Range: $20 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“wifi is only in the common area, not in any of the rooms, but this just makes you go out and socialize more.”
 of 5 bubbles 007Nomad, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were upstairs overlooking the back garden/hang out area.”
 of 5 bubbles rafaki, 5 Jul 2014 | Read review
“depends of interest and guests in at that date ! in any cases staff 's open for changes !”
 of 5 bubbles alan78999, 30 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Make sure to get a room that doesn't face the street.”
 of 5 bubbles JoeW340, 26 Dec 2013 | Read review
“I stayed in the big dorm which was a bit noisy in the mornngs when the cleaner would be talking loudly near the window.”
 of 5 bubbles Den367, 14 Dec 2013 | Read review
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