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Iguana Backpackers Reviews

Barrio de Tigrillo, Montanita, Ecuador

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84%

Rating
140 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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100%

Amazing hostel .... Amazing staff !!! Good atmosphere !!! :)

  • 11th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Really nice atmosphere and a good place to meet fellow travelers. Pretty much every night the party is kicking off at the hostal with some drinking games. Good location. Spend one night in the "apartment" as well... Don't go there. Pretty messed up. Can only recommend the hostal itself.

  • 9th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

I had such a good time at Iguana and met some amazing beautiful people. The Iguanas come and visit daily which is super cool. The facilities and cleanliness could be better.


91%

Really nice place would come back :)

  • 20th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

The guys that own this hotel are amazing and truly care about the wellbeing of their guests. It's out of town so you can sleep and there's a cool little area to chill out. Don't expect hot water every time you shower though, very hit and miss (so hot you probably wont want hot water anyway!)


86%

Stayed here for two nights had a brilliant time, it's all about the atmosphere with this hostel because it was great :) really good location also, would recommend if your a solo traveller for meeting people.


86%

Awesome place run by lovely people! Great location and really nice atmosphere. Would go back in a heartbeat.


89%

The Iguana Backpackers is an awesome place to stay in wonderful Montanita. All together, the hostelguests and the workers are like a family. At daytime you do your stuff and after sunset everyone comes together to talk, to drink and to play drinking games and to walk together to cocktailstreet and the clubs in Montanita. When there is someone's birthday, the hostel makes a great party and everyone has to get drunk. I love that place, stayed there twice.


94%

The hostal is in a nice quiet location but very close (walking distance) to the center of it all. The only downside being that it is on the river (complete with iguanas!) which has quite a few mosquitos. The mosquito nets in the room were great but the communal area (outdoor, next to the river) required multiple applications of repellent to relax on. They sell beer cheap there and have a great kitchen to use. The owner(s) and staff are always great and very happy to help you.


86%

Really great spot with friendly staff. We stayed during the very busy carnival time in Montanita and they were able to really help us get accommodation for all the nights we needed. Also slightly off main strip (only 2 minutes walk) which helps you sleep a lot easier. Definitely would recommend.

  • 26th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

The staff is great and the location too, because it's very near from the centre and from the beach, but it's quiet at night.


63%

We didn't sleep at this hostel, cause we had to take a bus to Quito in the night, but we came into it, and sincerely we didn´t know that the bedroom for 9/10 persons is like sleeping in a tent in the middle of the Amazons, just the mattress on the floor, and nets, without walls. Nice, but if you really want to sleep it isn't confortable. But the time we spent there they gave us another bedroom (really bedroom) for sleeping until we had to go out.


91%

Everyone was really friendly, helpful and fun. Thank you for all your help and patience :)

  • 9th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I booked for two nights and stayed 4, the 10bed room on the top floor was very cool, it was open air with a balcony and 10 matresses on the floor with mozzie nets. Nice views. It is right next to the river so it has lots of mosquitos at dusk so make sure you wear some deet!! It was nearby to all the restaurants and clubs but far enough away that you couldn't hear the music, however on the first night i went to bed early but the hostel still had music pumping all night but it was still good.




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