Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on 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.
  • 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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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 9.5

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2021
    Incredibly friendly staff, fantastic food, great accommodations at a reasonable price. Ended up extending my stay because this is easily the best hostel I’ve stayed at. Try and attend the dress up party on Saturday if you can, it was a blast.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Nov 2021
    Really nice and chill place but also facilitates a good atmosphere in the evenings for having a few drinks with other guests and staff. The dorm we had was essentially open air, got a little cold but nothing an extra layer can’t fix.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Sep 2021
    great location and vibe, extended my stay a lot longer than expected! the rooms are nice and have lots of blankets for if it gets cold. They open a tab for you so super easy to get food/drinks and just pay at the end. There aren’t really many other places to eat nearby and the food at the hostel was a bit bland sometimes but overall pretty good :) would definitely return here!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Aug 2021
    Loved this place, booked one night, stayed 6. It's incredibly welcoming which is great if you're traveling solo, the food is wonderful, the location is excellent. Thanks iguana team!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    13 Oct 2021
    Obsessed with this hostel!! Wish I could’ve stayed longer, there was such a sense of family and I met the best people. They do daily dinners which is a very good way to meet people. The hostel is right on the lake with amazing views and places to swim nearby. So much better to stay here compared with San Pedro. I stayed in the basic dorm with no electricity, it is an open tree house and you can hear all the animals My only downside is I didn’t think some of the staff were very friendly.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Aug 2021
    Amazing hostel, with a super chilled vibe and a beautiful view. Stayed in 2 different private rooms which were both lovely. They do family dinner which is amazing with such great food and great setting with candles everywhere! Their Saturday costume party is one to check out. Deedle and the staff are super friendly and helpful. The one improvement would be the bathhrooms with a bit more upkeep, and the hot water was questionable.
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    28 Nov 2021
    We had an amazing stay here- it is so beautiful and a great place to be. The staff, accommodation, location and food are all wonderful. The only small problem is there is no place to make your own food or to store food so you have to buy all your meals which can get expensive.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    11 Nov 2021
    Really nice facilities, comfortable beds, amazing lake views and it's close to Panajachel, but there isn't much to do in town. The food is really good and it's easy to go to other towns by boat. The staff is nice but a bit slow in helping you and not very attentive.
    Costa Rica, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    03 Oct 2021
    Had a good time! beautiful location right on the water with views from pretty much everywhere! This is a great spot if you are travelling for a short period of time and has a good atmosphere, but doesn’t really cater to a long term budget traveller. You have no option to cook here and pretty much have to eat at their restaurant for the entire duration of your stay which definitely isn’t as cheap as a local restaurant. The food they do serve is awesome and we enjoyed the family style dinner.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    06 Sep 2021
    Pretty chilled vibe, the staff was really nice and the food was great. We had a private room that could have done with some proper cleaning, it was quite dusty to be fair. Also you could literally hear every word from the people staying below us, so don't expect much (if any) privacy and maybe opt for the dorm instead and save yourself some money.
    Germany, Couple, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi