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 9.4

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Oct 2019
    This place was absolutely amazing - staff were all helpful and engaging (they helped us book our shuttle to our next destination and answered all questions about things to do around the lake). La Iguana offers a communal dinner which was probably one of the better meals I've had in my vacation. The atmosphere of the place was super chill and the view is stunning.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    Great stay, calm place, and helpful staff. I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and if you want some excitement, you can head to “free cerveza” for dinner. Also, the views here are amazing!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Oct 2019
    One of the most pleasant and relaxing hostels I've ever stayed in. Excellent staff. The hostel facilities are spead out in a forest path that's quite nice. They serve food as well!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Jul 2019
    After 7 weeks of travelling, I still look back to the experience of staying in la iguana pérdida and think it's one of the best hostels I've been to. The view is exceptional and the atmosphere great. I slept in the open "Tree House-style" dorm and loved it. Shared bathrooms are clean! The staff is very helpful and nice. The family style dinner is very good and social, good to meet some people! Loved falling asleep in the hammocks on the terrace with Lake view every evening.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Oct 2019
    Such a beautiful place - nice view and so kind staff. The food is amazing as well - stay for the family dinner, while you’re there, it’s definitely worth it. If the weather is bad, there’s really not much to do - but it’s an amazing place for chilling out with your book and coffee or just chatting with the staff and other guests. I stayed at the sort-of-outdoor dorm and it was really nice and fresh in there - you can look at the sky and feel the breeze while falling asleep.
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    23 Aug 2019
    Staff was really nice, the room had a binder full of info and suggestions. Dinner was really good!! And it was great to see the entire staff help out in the kitchen, which made for a warm atmosphere. Only downside was the private room we were in had a giant spider in it, the size of my palm, along with a furry giant caterpillar-like creature, same size as the spider. We were able to hear snoring from the adjacent room very clearly, and some animal growling outside. Made it a sleepless night...
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 Aug 2019
    Great hostel. Very chill vibe. Nice staff. Clean facilities. Rooms are nice. Great place for the price. Good location - close to a main dock however this makes it really loud in the morning with captains from the boats constantly screaming "Panajachel" or other destinations. The tuk-tuk drivers also hang around this main dock and play really loud music. Don't expect to sleep past sunrise. If you want to sleep and relax stay a bit further away from the main dock. The dinners were good for price.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Jul 2019
    I liked this hostel. Especially the family style dinners are great. It is a nice place to chill out and go diving. It would be a nice add on with a couple of sunbeds/somewhere soft to enjoy the sun.
    Denmark, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    15 Jul 2019
    Very chilled hostel with great family dinners every night. Good location right on the lake although not much going on in the town but easy to get to other places by boat. Staff could have been a bit more helpful when I was trying to get info about activities but all in all, a good hostel!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    16 Aug 2019
    This hostle is for the outdoorsman. The rooms are more like huts and the showers are tin cans. We booked a private for three and our room had two tiny beds and rat poop in the shower, not to mention that the walls didn't meet the floor/ceiling thus creating a perfect breeding ground for mosquitos. We asked to upgrade to a "deluxe" room that did have real walls, but no fan and no hot water. On top of this most of staff was very cliquey and rude. My friends and I felt judged the whole time.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Lockers
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi