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Happy Gecko Hotel & Hostel

10 th av. calles 6 y 8, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Shared the room with other people, one of which had a locker full of marijuana. The room was dirty and the tenant had lived there for a month or so. Otherwise, the hostel was nice -- people were friendly. No breakfast option. Not a lot of communal area for seating / meeting people. Bathrooms were mediocre at best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

The hostel is clean, the people are lovely and great location. I'm so happy that I found that hostel it make my vicasion in Playa Del Carmen such better!!! There is also great hot water in shower. Hoo and great breakfast! Just go there

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Basel, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I stayed here for 5 nights in Dec 2014 for NYE, it is clean and does what it says on the tin... There is a lovely rooftop bar area, with good value drinks considering the area. Location is not far from 5th Ave where the main tourist area is located, highly recommend staying here if you are on a budget... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The place is really nice clean and the staff are really very friendly. near to bus station, beach, clubs, bars and everything else you want in PDC. The owner of the place is really nice and helpful person. She made everyone free breakfast on my last day

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Sunshine Coast
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

I am travelling Mexico and was looking at hostels to stay in when I came across "Happy Gecko" on hostelbookers.com. It was cheap, VERY central, but had a review of 77%. Ignore that rating. This place is amazing! 2 minutes walk from the beach, shops, bus stations (OK, maybe 5 for the ADO station) with an amazing open set roof... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The poor cleaning lady did all the work in the place. Everyone else just lounged around and rarely , if ever got off there lazy buts to help each other or the guests. Furthermore it was 4 times the price it should have been. Also the beds sucked. The water pressure was crap. The internet never worked. The TV didn't... More 

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New York City, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I arrived late and they were full but that didnt stop them taking me next door and getting me a private double room for 350 peso (£15) for the night. I had a good nose around Happy Gecko and the rooms were all clean and tidy with good security. The staff fell over themselves to make sure I was okay... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It was the people that made this hostel good. The owner and bar staff are very friendly and helpful and speak great English. Other than the fun atmosphere at the bar upstairs, the hostel was very basic and unclean. Our rooms were very dimly lit, the floors were dirty, half of the lights were broken, the shower was broken and... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Staff at hostel was excellent very helpful and good at speaking english. The bar on the roof top had daily entertainment with bands and cheap drinks. Marvin and Michelangelo were very help full for traveling through belize. The rooms were fairly big stayed in 8 mixed dorm only four other people during my two night stay. and locks provided at... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stayed there for one night between Xmas and NYE! We were super lucky to be able to stay there, because EVERYTHING was booked in Playa del Carmen, and the owner (who speaks perfect English, in case you don't speak Spanish it's perfect) was kind enough to tell us she just had a cancellation and was able to accomodate us! She... More 

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