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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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8.7
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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 8.7

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Jul 2019
    Beautiful hostel with an amazing view on the lake! they have family dinner every night which is good as well..
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jul 2019
    Not only was La Iguana Perdida in an exceptional location in Santa Cruz (right in front of the dock), but the facility had an extremely welcoming nature about it. The staff were friendly and informative, the rooms were clean, there were plenty of activities to do, and it really just felt familial. I would recommend La Iguana Perdida to anyone traveling in the Lake Atitlan area.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jun 2019
    Gorgeous hostel, beautiful location, awesome food. The staff are lovely and there is a very friendly atmosphere. Could not reccomend this hostel more
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 May 2019
    Great fun staff and amazing views. They made my trip to the lake amazing. Enjoyed the food in the morning and evenings. They have fun group activities during the evenings and even some latin dancing. Will definitely go back again since this trip after my business work weeks made me extremely relaxed.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    30 Jun 2019
    Such a great place. They have accommodation for all budgets and customers. The staff were helpful and polite. Fantastic, relaxed atmosphere. Clean facilities throughout. The whole resort seems to be well thought out, it’s well built with lots of great touches. Great views of the lake. The WiFi was available in the common areas, but was a bit hit and miss. The communal dinner was a little expensive for a backpacker, however it was a great way to meet people. Library & laundry svc available
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Jul 2019
    Loved this place. Great vibes, beautiful facilities, fruit trees everywhere, hammocks and MAN what a view. Not much in santa Cruz so we had the family style dinner every night. Bit pricey, but the experience was great and worth it. Would recommend!
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Jun 2019
    Appart from not having lockers in every room, this hostel is great. They have one of the best views of the lake and the atmosphere is really nice. I do recommend bringing mosquito repellent because they are a lot of mosquitos in the hostel and the cheapest rooms are open.
    Colombia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    09 Jul 2019
    The staff were all foreigners, some even strugling to speak Spanish, so I had no answers to all the references and indications I asked about. Apart from that, the views from the Hostel are amazing, the food ia really nice and the relaxing area over the lake is ideal.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    07 Jun 2019
    La Iguana Perdida was a fantastic place to stay on the lake! Right on the water, you get amazing views of San Pedro and Volcán Atitlán sitting in one of the many hammocks or adirondack chairs. Great place to meet other travelers; there is not wifi on property and they do a family style dinner every night, encourages to people to talk. Critiques: security is a little iffy. The door to the outside did not lock in my dorm room. If you need to throw away items other than toilet paper, this is hard.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 May 2019
    Great place but staff are not very helpful and the hours of reception are too short.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Lockers
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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