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Iguana's House Reviews

Calle de la Media Luna # 9-27, Cartagena, Colombia

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104 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 64%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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It's got air conditioning and is like any other hostel in that way. But the common area isn't super inviting and therefore isn't super conducive to meeting new people.


Next doors are 2 noisy nightclubs, during the weekend. Kitchen poor equipped; breakfast is a toast, a fried egg,half banana and a cup of coffee. The best accomodation is the 6 bed dorm with bathroom; the other guests use (and wait) 2 bathrooms. The manager switch off, unpolitely, the conditioning air during the hot day; it's possible to use it only during the night!!!!!

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hi, the hostel have 5 bathrooms (there is 8 rooms in the hostel), the breakfast is free, and is not the same waffles than the other hostels, is a homemade one, the air conditioning policy are the same ones than the rest of the hostels in cartagena, just during the night in the dorms, just the privates have free use of them, cuz of the energy resistance, we are sorry about u had a bad experience with us, but be careful about what you say, it really hurt us....


Most of the staff were volunteers. Good to go with on their day off and explore the city. Breakfast good. Small locker downstairs for valuables.



  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Don't book on Fri/Sat night, as there's a club right right beneath the hostel, so unless you like extremely heavy bass to rock you to sleep this is your place otherwise, there's better value for your $$


Bearly adequate. Staff were pleasant but hostel cramped and shabby throughout. Freezer needed de-frosting, terrace table was dirty throughout my stay. The bedroom door scraped the floor thus noisy when opened, bad if you were sleeping. In my opinion, the electrical wiring was dangerous. The air conditioning unit socket was hanging from the wall. Cabling in the bathroom should at least have been fully clipped to the wall (but wasn´'t) and should have been concealed. I won't be back.

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