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Hostel Igua Reviews

Calle Victor Ruiz casi Ruta 10, La Barra de Maldonado, Punta del Este, Uruguay

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81%

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58 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 68%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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69%

It was really cold inside the room !

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Marcelo and Marta are great! I loved the place and the pan casero for breakfast. Will definitely stay here again if I come back to La Barra.

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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80%

Breakfast was poor


66%

The neighborhood is not as active and good as I thought. The bathrooms are very uncomfortable and the organization is not the best. Still a good value for the money.


86%

Such a lovely stay, it was nice to be in barra and get away from Punta. The hostel has a bus stop very near so is easy to get too but a little walk from barras main streets and beaches. Lovely staff, very helpful with everything and a friendly atmosphere. Kitchen and bathrooms were a little small but very clean. Would stay again.


86%

The hostel has a great location, the bus stop is right at the end of the street for heading into Punta del Este. It's also a short bus trip away from Jose Ignacio, which is a beautiful option for a day trip and everything in La Barra is walking distance from the hostel. The actual rooms don't have very much space, but there is lots of hanging out space outside, which was great for eating, socializing and getting out of the sun!


86%

Rooms a very small, even for a hostel. But on the other side it's clean and enough space in the comon areas. I met very nice people, both other travelers and the stuff with Marcello and Marcello, so that I enjoyed my stay there!


100%

Cool and chilled out hostel run by an amazing couple. Very much liked the outdoor area with cute little bar. Also hostel is in a great location with bus stop to Punta del Este and Bikini Beach right in front of the door and La Barra within walking distance. Very good option if you're planning to spend some relaxing time in Punta del Este.


100%

INCREDIBLY CLEAN! Marcelo and Marta were great hosts and we felt totally comfortable asking them for anything we needed. There was tons of outdoor living space, including a parilla and a little bar, which was really great. 15ish minute walk from the beach/restaurants/shops in La Barra. Absolutely loved it here!


80%

Great Staff!

  • 30th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

We were the only 3 people in the hostel when we stayed and had a great time. Friendly Sebastian on the desk. Close to the beach at la barra and 10 mins on bus to Punta. Supermarket 1 block away. Our room and the 12 bed dorm were quite small, there were some lockers that didnt look massively secure. Breakfast = bread + coffee + cereal. The outside space was really lovely and spacious. There is someone at the hostel the whole time and the gates are locked at night. Recommended!


100%

I was not able to stay due to a friends problem so I had to cancel. The owners of the hostel were very comprehensive to the situation and solved everything very quickly. I hope I can go next time and enjoy the staying.


89%

Great little hostel in La Barra, a short bus ride from Punta del Este and Maldonado. Run by a really friendly and helpful couple who even came and picked us up when we managed to miss the stop on our bus! Close to the shops and beaches in La Barra and a nice little place to chill. Would stay again happily, thanks for a great stay :)


100%

great place, really warm and helpful staff. the location is great if youre in la barra, price is right. only stayed one night but hostess went well out of her way to make us feel good about everything.


100%

This hostel is amazing! It is really comfortable, clean and safe! You can have party every day! The kitchen and the rooms and really comfortable.. We are going again next summer, for sure! " CHela" the owner is a very good person and makes you feel as if you were at home! Thank youuuu

  • 20th Jan 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

It has a very familiar environment, which is why you can't help to feel like home. The manager "Rodrigo" es extremely kind and he's always willing to help. It's location is perfect because it's a block away from ruta 10, where everything happenas but you still have a silent place to sleep. I loved it.

  • 18th Jan 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Iguana de la Barra is a nice hostel if you are into the party scene. It has a cool bar that serves the cheapest alcohol in town and is generally a place to get the party started. Unfortunately this makes it so that it is only quiet enough to sleep between the hours of 8am and noon when people have come back from clubs. The downstairs bedrooms are next to the social area so if people are hanging out it is impossible to sleep. If you are in La Barra to party, La Iguana is an excellent option.

  • 3rd Jan 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Great place and staff here. Location is perfect to La Barra and the bus stop is right by the hostel to get to Punta Del Este and Bikini Beach. Can't wait to go back next year!


40%

je voulais vous signaler que je n'ai pas pu passer de séjours a iguana de la barra etant donné que quand je suis arrivée , il n'y avait personne à l'accueil , la maison etait fermée, et personne ne répondait au numéro indiqué . j'ai donc versé un acompte de 10% la veille au soir pour rien . je souhaiterai donc que vous me remboursiez la somme qui a été attribuée a je ne sais qui et qui se trouve je ne sais ou . La propriétaire d'iguana de la barra s'est déresponsabilisé de l'incident.


93%

the hostel is very well located. it has a very nice structure, and it is kept clean at all times. the attention to de client is great. the people who work there are very nice, and treat you as one of them. prices are completely reasonable. seriously, i recommend hostel "la iguana de la barra" to everyone.

  • 20th Apr 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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