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Iguana Lodge

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Iguana Lodge is just the right amount of party and relaxation in San Juan del Sur if you are not looking to go all out.

The Location

Iguana Lodge is only a short walk from the beach, all of the main bars, and the main shopping and food strip within San Juan Del Sur. Located just up the hill, it has a great view of the ocean from the pool and the main reception area of the property. As it's located right in the heart of the town, it is a great location and you can't go wrong. You can get to all of the other beaches by taking shuttles or taxis from the main street area as well.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are two large dorm rooms interconnected by a shared bathroom here at the hostel. The beds are large and comfortable with good quality mattresses and linen. If this bathroom is in use there is another bathroom with shower off the main common area and you can use that one. The shower in the main area is better than the shower in the dorms as well.

Common Spaces

Iguana Lodge has many common areas. In the main reception area there are couches and a television with cable where you can hang out and watch movies or whatever is on the television. Outside they have a pool at the front that overlooks the ocean where you can swim and hang around and it is right next to the bar. The bar can get fairly active depending on the day and they have different activities here during the week like Open Mic nights. They also have an abundance of hammocks and other tables and chairs where you can sit outside and relax and socialize. While this hostel is not as much of a party hostel as some of the others in San Juan del Sur, you will find that the people here are cool and friendly and it is a nice alternative to have somewhere to chill out after the massive party. This hostel also has a communal kitchen if you want to cook your own meals to keep the cost down, as eating out can be quite expensive.

Summary

The property is super modern and nice and the staff here are super friendly and helpful, and they can help you with whatever you need during your stay.

by Globetrotter
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
June 2013
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