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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
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Property Description

Come join us under the volcanoes! La Iguana Perdida has been an oasis on the shores of Lake Atitlán for over twenty years now offering memories to travellers both young and old while maintaining commitment to community, the environment, and the betterment of our village of Santa Cruz La Laguna. We’re your home away from home whether you come here to learn to dive, hike the trails, study Spanish, experience Mayan culture or simply lie in a hammock with a paperback or enjoy doing nothing at all.

Our rooms range from simple to downright luxurious, so whether you’re travelling with your a hand-me-down backpack or a shiny new roley bag we’ve got something for you. We’ve got three dormitories with 22 beds in total, several single/double rooms with shared bath facilities nearby, and ten more modern rooms with private bath. Many of our rooms and common areas have fantastic lake views as we’re located right on the waterfront.

Our lakefront restaurant is open from 8AM - 3PM daily offering breakfasts & lunches aimed to satisfy the hungry traveler. Egg dishes, crepes, fruit, sandwiches, salads and our famous licuados are just some of the options you can choose from. We make as much as humanly possible from scratch (from bread, granola to sauces and pastries) and all our fruit and vegetables are locally sourced or grown in our garden.

Dinner is served at 7:00 and the fixed menu is a delicious 3-course meal consisting of soup with homemade bread, a main course (vegetarian option always available), and coffee, tea & cake for dessert. Our family-style dinners often lead to hours of storytelling, board games, very bad jokes, guitars & sing-alongs and are often noted as one of the highlights of people's time here.

Our famous Saturday costume dress-up party and BBQ is a night you won’t soon forget. We’ll fire up the grill while you rummage through our costume closet. On the buffet you’ll find marinated chicken or veggie burgers and a huge selection of side dishes and salads, followed by our famous chocolate brownies for dessert.

The bar is open every day and night for sodas, beer, wine, spirits, home-made liqueurs and specialty cocktails. Sunday through Thursday happy hour runs from 6pm - 7pm and on Fridays and Saturdays 5pm -7pm. Happiness is often permitted outside of happy hour.

When the Iguana opened back in 1996, the set up was humble and homey. We had no electricity and no hot water, but as time has gone on we have updated our lovely little paradise in order to accommodate the future. We do offer WiFi on the property in select public areas!

Scuba diving in a volcanic lake! The Iguana has been home to the only dive shop on Lake Atitlán for more than 20 years. ATI Divers offers PADI courses from Open Water on up, the altitude specialty course, and fun dives or refreshers on demand. Lake Atitlan is a collapsed volcanic caldera, so it's something fun and different for those feeling intrepid. Sunken buildings, spectacular volcanic rock formations and hot spots along the fault line are just some of the cool things to experience under the water.

There are plenty of other activities to fill your days here including yoga classes, swimming, kayaking, weaving, hiking trails, pool table and dartboard, book exchange and TV room, and visits to local markets and to CECAP, the Santa Cruz vocational center.

Amazing views, delicious food, clean rooms, great diving, and world-class laziness are all here waiting for you! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 May 2021
    Excellent social scene. Not a late night party but group dinners and people are always hanging out and chatting. Staff are super friendly and attentive to needs. Only complaint is the food is a little pricey and there aren’t many other options around for food. But overall would absolutely stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Apr 2021
    Super chill
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Jan 2021
    This was a last minute trip This place truly has a room for any budget the sunsets and sunrises a magical clean great entertainment Wednesday night they had standup night where everyone did get involved tequila tequila was flowing for the price you could beat it I read a lot of peoples reviews and they complain about the electric being out I really don’t know why you go away if you stay in your room all day and worry about the electric makes no sense there’s so much to do on the lake
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Oct 2020
    I am really so glad for having decided to stay in La Iguana in Atitlan. I felt like home during my stay. My special thanks to Eric, who made my stay even better with his kindness and hospitality. The local ladies in the kitchen cook amazing dishes. And also I thank them for the amazing cake.. It is a place to relax, to get the know the lake by having hikes to near villages, to have a couple of coctails at nights with amazing people, to eat local food with the amazing view of the volcanos.
    Turkey, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    27 Jan 2021
    This is my second time staying here and it did not disappoint, amazing views, amazing staff, and Dave busted out with an acoustic version of “way down in the hole” for all my wire fans out there. And can’t forget about the pups all lounging around, and the dinners at night that you can sign up for. All around great time.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    17 Mar 2021
    Absolutely loved this hostel!! One of my all time favorites. The staff was awesome, great food, chill ambience, location is perfect. Only suggestion would be warmer blankets as it gets chilly at night. LOVED the free temazcal/sauna. Macy is amazing! I didn’t want to leave :/
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    02 Jan 2021
    I had a pleasant stay at La Iguana Perdida! The facilities are decent, the people were nice. I thought it has direct access to water, but it doesn’t really. The elctricity went out the morning of the stay and they don’t have a generator, which means no electricity nor wi-fi. People we’re hanging out and drinking, but mostly local foreigners, but it had a nice vibe! They also have a decent selection of beers. For the price it’s a good deal!
    Slovenia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    05 Mar 2020
    This hostel is one of the most beautiful hostels I’ve ever stayed in. The location straight at the lake’s doc is stunning and the little local town on top is so nice. It had a nice chill vibe even tho the showers were cold and the second day electricity was completely off. Doubleroom we stayed in was cheap and clean and in a really nice style. Activities, food, even coffee/té had to be paid additionally which compensated the cheap dorm prices. All in all a wonderful place, we highly recommend
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    25 May 2021
    Iguana Perdida had great dinners at night, a good location on the lake, and kept the bathrooms and showers clean every day. I only wish they had a kitchen for guests to store some things. It’s just not economical to purchase meals at the kitchen every day and it would make a whole difference for the experience I think. Overall I recommend it to anyone staying on Atitlan for its location and vibes 🙏
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    26 Mar 2021
    The bathrooms were only cleaned in the morning and were not kept up with. They were shared bathrooms outside and I was very grossed out. I hated using them, the people didn’t respect to keep them clean either. You have to throw your toilet paper in the trash because the water goes into the lake, and the trash can was an open one to see in and would fill up quick, super gross. No hand towel to dry hands which made it less likely for people to wash their hands, making it less sanitary.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Lockers
Services
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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