Iguana Azul

The Hostelz.com Review

Iguana Azul is a clean, low-key hostel that's just close enough to the heart of town to be convenient without having to listen to the bars all night. There aren't many amenities at this hostel, but it's a great place for anyone looking for a cheap, clean bed.

The Location

Iguana Azul is located on Calle Rosalila, five blocks west and two blocks south of the main square in Copan Ruinas. It's on a quiet, residential street away from the bars and the noise. It is about a mile from the ruins themselves, and only a few blocks from restaurants and shops. The front door is locked twenty-four hours per day, but there are always staff or guests hanging around in the front room to answer the door. At night, the hostel has an employee specifically to man the door.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The entire hostel is immaculately clean. There are two dorm rooms with three bunk beds each and three private rooms with one bed and the possibility of adding a cot. All linens look (and smell) new and freshly washed. The decorating is sparse but tasteful. Windows open to the street but have bars firmly attached to keep out guests.

Bathrooms are in a separate small building behind the hostel. There are three or four toilet stalls and two or three showers, with sinks in a separate area. Showers and sinks feature real hot water. Like the rest of the hostel, all bathroom areas are spotless.

Common Spaces

The main common space is a living room area inside the hostel. There are couches and comfy chairs along with bookshelves of books left by fellow travelers, a wireless router, and information about activities in the area and transportation to other locations. There is a water cooler that is free for guest use. There is also a small garden area in back, featuring several potted plants, a cast iron table, and some chairs. There is no kitchen or cooking area.


The owner lives next door and is both friendly and knowledgeable about the area, the ruins, restaurants, and bars, and other places to continue traveling.
by johnnysmash
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
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Hostel from the street
1-bed room with extra cot
Back area with bathrooms, showers, and sinks
Nice, clean toilets


(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Iguana Azul" at Calle Independencia, Five Blocks West from Central Park.)


Calle Independencia, Five Blocks West from Central Park, Copán Ruinas (Copan), Honduras
14.836461, -89.158811 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

Quiet and Comfortable
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood a few blocks from the noisy tourist center, the Iguana is clean and very convenient. I used it a base whilst spending most of the days in town walking around the countryside and farmers' fields on rural roads ... of course you can walk to the ruins easily from town, too. Not crowded and plenty of hot water in the showers.
Jeremias del Norte

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