La Iguana Perdida - Hostel

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La Iguana Perdida - Hostel

2.0 star property
Mountain hostel in Santa Cruz La Laguna with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.8/10 Fabulous

52 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Sololá, Santa Cruz La Laguna
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • Sauna
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
For families
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Snack bar/deli
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

Getting around

  • Quetzaltenango (AAZ-Los Altos) - 131 min drive
  • Guatemala City (GUA-La Aurora Intl.) - 152 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

La Iguana Perdida - Hostel

A great choice for a stay in Santa Cruz La Laguna, La Iguana Perdida - Hostel features a nightclub and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 25.00 per person. Guests indulge in deep-tissue massages, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. A bar/lounge, a sauna and a snack bar/deli are other highlights. The helpful staff and bar get good marks from fellow travellers.

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 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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking nearby

Working away

  • Business centre


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


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Spa services
  • Nightclub
  • Sauna

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages and massages.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 20 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 5 and 18 costs USD 25 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

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.
Laura, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
John, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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!
Kyra, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Elina, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place
Great place run by great people.
Konrad, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quiet, private, beautiful lake view, places to hangout, helpful staff. BBQ dinner was just ok, but overall food was good and nice ambient.
Surin, 3-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!
Traci, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Aashild, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great quiet spot
The staff is great, friendly and always helpful. Location is fantastic just opposite the arrival pier. I had a single room, basic, but comfortable enough, shared bathroom, but clean. Better than what you find generally in most hostels. Barbecue on Saturdays, vegetarian option available, and real nice. There's quite a few travelers staying here so it's always a fairly busy place where you can meet new people, with interesting stories.
Alexis, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stay here! But make sure you're vaccinated first..
Absolutely loved our stay at La Iguana Perdida - we wish we had stayed longer! The location is amazing - right on the lake and surrounded by nature. The food and drinks at the restaurant are delicious and affordable. The only thing we didn't feel comfortable with was that covid precautions were basically non-existent.
3-night trip
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