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Iguana Backpackers

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

Iguana Backpacker's is the most established and popular hostel in Montanita!

Iguana Backpackers has the best party atmosphere in town. We are the place to relax all day and party with new friends as the sun goes down. Our scenic riverside location is just a short walk from the center of town and the beach, but just far enough away to sleep well at night. Our social area is a great place to hang out with travelers from all over the world and to check out Iguanas that hang out in the trees right next to you.

At night the Iguana comes alive as our friendly bartenders blend strong delicious cocktails. The Iguana Mojito is everyone’s favorite. People from other hostels come to enjoy our atmosphere, drinking games, Beer Pong Tournaments, and drink specials such as our Open Bar every Wednesday and our 2 for 1 Happy Hour every night.

We provide COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST serving Tea and Coffee, Eggs, and Breakfast Pastry.

Wednesday through Sunday guests rave about our IGUANA FAMILY DINNERS. Our home made dinners range from MEXICAN FOOD, BBQ, PIZZA, INDIAN FOOD, and more!

We also have the only Salad Bar in town. You can grab a smoothie, a salad loaded with fresh ingredients, or the popular Pulled Pork Sandwich at our Juice and Salad Bar on-site. Our salads include: Red peppers, Black beans, Quinoa, Chia, Red Cabbage, Olives, Avocado, Mushrooms, Spinach, Tomatoes, and more. You can also add meat such as Tuna, Chicken, or Pork. To cure your hangover or boost your energy we recommend trying some of our signature juices such as the Morning Glow (Fresh Squeezed Orange, Carrot, Fresh Turmeric and Ginger) or the Pura Vida (Spinach, Green Apple, Kale, Ginger, and Kiwi).

We pride ourselves on security providing guests with secure in-room luggage lockers and 24/7 security at the entrance.

Upon arrival at the hostel, you will be issued a colored bracelet that gives you free entrance into numerous bars and clubs in town! Iguana's has a well established reputation and local establishments gladly welcome our hostel guests!

From the bus station head 2 blocks towards the bridge, take a right at the bridge and we are just two houses up from the bridge on the right hand side in Barrio Tigrillo.

We offer shared rooms at low rates (rooms with a double bed, with 3 beds, dormitory with 6 beds, and a loft area dormitory with 10 beds and ocean views).

-Fast Wi-fi,
-Hot Showers
-Mosquito nets, Fans, AC
-Tv with Netflix
-Fully equipped shared kitchen with a stove and oven, refrigerator/freezer, blender
-Laundry service
-Surf board rentals offering the best price in town

We speak Spanish, French and English and will be more than happy to help you discover Montanita and the surrounding towns along the Ecuadorian coast also known as the 'Ruta del Spondylus'.
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Iguana Backpackers Located at Barrio de Tigrillo, , Montanita.
Iguana Backpackers
Montanita Barrio de Tigrillo
85% 357
-0.8666670 -80.2666670
Iguana Backpackers
    Rooms available Basic 3 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard Single Private Shared Bathroom 10 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite 3 Bed Mixed Dorm Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

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Tue 30 Aug 2016 - Fri 2 Sep 2016 Change

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Latest Review

" I thought I was only going to be in Montanita a couple days, but ended up staying over a week. Iguana Backpackers was just such cool spot. With their family dinners and raging bar at night, I just couldnt leave. Great spot to meet people and go out to party. Great patio to chill at during the day. Affordable rates, with comfortable rooms with air conditioning. Wifi and Hot Water. They have surfboard rentals and laundry service which was great too. Definitely stay at the Iguana if you are in town "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Linen Included Towels Included Free WiFi

  • General

    Security Lockers Common Room BBQ Breakfast Not Included Air Conditioning Book Exchange Hot Showers Self-Catering Facilities Fridge/Freezer Outdoor Terrace Jobs Board Ceiling Fan Steam Room

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Luggage Storage 24 Hour Reception 24 Hour Security

  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant Bar Meals Available Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    Nightclub DVD's



Age Restriction Credit Cards Not Accepted No Curfew Taxes Included

Things to Note

Check in: 1.00pm
Check out: 12.00pm
Only cash on arrival
Breakfast is not included
Minimum stay 1 day
Cancellation policy 2 days
Accept more + 9 groups
Reception open 24 hours

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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