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La Iguana Perdida - Hostel

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Front of property
Basic Suite, 1 Double Bed, Balcony | Terrace/patio
Basic Suite, 1 Double Bed, Balcony | Terrace/patio
Basic Suite, 1 Double Bed, Balcony | Laptop workspace, bed sheets
Deluxe Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Patio | Laptop workspace, bed sheets

Overview of La Iguana Perdida - Hostel

La Iguana Perdida - Hostel

2.0 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Sololá, Santa Cruz La Laguna

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLos Elementos Day Spa3 min walk
  • Popular LocationTzantizotz Nature Reserve71 min drive
  • Popular LocationSan Jorge Lookout86 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Cruz La Laguna

Located in Santa Cruz La Laguna, La Iguana Perdida - Hostel is in the historical district and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Tzantizotz Nature Reserve, while La Galeria and Pintando Santa Catarina Palopó are cultural highlights. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as kayaking.

What's nearby

  • Los Elementos Day Spa - 3 min walk
  • Azul Maya Archaeological Museum - 35 min drive
  • Tzantizotz Nature Reserve - 71 min drive
  • San Jorge Lookout - 86 min drive
  • Casa Cakchiquel Arts Center - 98 min drive

Getting around

  • La Aurora Intl. Airport (GUA) - 152 min drive


  • La casa en el aire - 7 min walk
  • Café sabor cruceño y centro de capacitation - 8 min walk
  • El Gran Mirador - 27 min drive
  • La Casa de Don Memo Cafe Museo - 27 min drive

About this property

La Iguana Perdida - Hostel

Hostel by the lake
At La Iguana Perdida - Hostel, you can look forward to a nightclub, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna. Enjoy onsite activities like scuba diving and snorkeling. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a firepit and a coffee shop/cafe.
Other perks include:
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), outdoor furniture, and luggage storage
  • A water dispenser, a dock, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services, a TV in the lobby, and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews say good things about the bar, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 20 rooms boast comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to amenities like free bottled water. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Restaurant dining guides and guidebooks
  • Daily housekeeping and electrical adapters/chargers


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–1:00 PM: USD 10-20 for adults and USD 10-20 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Nightclub
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Lockers available
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center


  • Dock
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace


  • Massage - deep-tissue


  • This property does not have elevators


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Restaurant dining guide

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 20 for adults, USD 10 and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 25.00 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 25 (one-way), (from 5 to 18 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

iguana Perdida Hotel Santa Cruz La Laguna
iguana Perdida Hotel
iguana Perdida Santa Cruz La Laguna
Iguana Perdida Hostel Santa Cruz La Laguna
La Iguana Perdida Hotel Guatemala/Lake Atitlan
Iguana Perdida Hostel
La iguana Perdida
La Iguana Perdida - Hostel Santa Cruz La Laguna
La Iguana Perdida - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Is La Iguana Perdida - Hostel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at La Iguana Perdida - Hostel?

As of Feb 9, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at La Iguana Perdida - Hostel on Feb 14, 2023 start from $29.76, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at La Iguana Perdida - Hostel?

La Iguana Perdida - Hostel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at La Iguana Perdida - Hostel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at La Iguana Perdida - Hostel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does La Iguana Perdida - Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 25.00 per person applies.

Where is La Iguana Perdida - Hostel located?

Situated on the waterfront, this hostel is steps from Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Los Elementos Day Spa. Tzantizotz Nature Reserve and San Jorge Lookout are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at La Iguana Perdida - Hostel and receive a full refund?

Yes, La Iguana Perdida - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to La Iguana Perdida - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Diving Lake Atitlán
Went for the scuba diving, amazing staff and a great dive experience. Dive instructor was awesome and very helpful, making the experience that much better. Everyone was friendly and the food was better than expected, with the communal dinners being quite good. Little noisy into the evening and at night but not bad enough that it's difficult to sleep.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with group
Disliked: Room comfort
A pretty place but lacking some care
The hostel itself looks lovely and welcoming when you first arrive. The staff are friendly and helpful and the place has a lovely peaceful air to it. The family dinners were also well run and lovely getting everyone together at big tables. The longer I stayed the more issues came to light though. They are small things but make a world of difference. 1. Our room had no door handle which was painful when there's two people and it will swing open if you don't lock it from the inside or outside. 2. Showers were lukewarm at best and the weather here just isn't warm enough to make that a nice experience. 3. Food in the restaurant was average and my order was forgotten or mixed up frequently. 4. Room just wasn't comfortable. There was no where to hang wet towels, bed was like a rock and walls were paper thin to the room above and next to us.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Backpacker hostel. Location is great. You get what you pay for. Nothing great about the room.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

8/10 Good

Aurelio Ayala

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The morning always reminded me of a bad frat party! No trash cans around. The staff is amazing!
Stayed 10 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The hotel was comfortable, relaxing, with great food. The staff is amazing. It’s a bunch of volunteer Travelers that stay for 6 weeks or more. They create an very cool vibe.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
La Iguana is a melting pot of travelers from all across the lake and a great place to stay for one night or one month. The staff is wonderful, the food is delicious, and the Saturday night “family dinners” are an experience I will never forget!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Private room lovely room, buzzing environment
I stayed in a lovely private room with a balcony overlooking the lake. But there are many different options and ways to travel which would make your experience very different. This is a hostel, so it's busy and buzzing, the restaurant generally packed and you can't even get hot water before 8am, so not great for a morning coffee drinker. The staff are super busy, but very friendly and the atmosphere is nice. The yoga classes are lovely and the location for Santa Cruz ideal.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely place
Great place run by great people.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quiet, private, beautiful lake view, places to hangout, helpful staff. BBQ dinner was just ok, but overall food was good and nice ambient.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

10/10 Excellent

Traci, Lowell

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Every visit here is magical, from the staff to the inviting spaces, I’ve never been more pleased staying away from home that with Iguana!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021