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Happy Gecko Hotel & Hostel

10 th av. calles 6 y 8, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Ranked #146 of 199 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 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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Sunshine Coast
5 reviews 5 reviews
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
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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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Rothesay, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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moristown, nj
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

i heard that happy gecko was the place to be in playa del carmen so i decided to stay for my last night in mexico. boy was i wrong! apparently they just let anyone walk right on into the rooms which ever time of day. there are no locks on the doors and anyone can just walk right in. I... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

The night before last I was tempted by the next to nothing price to stay at the gecko. I originally set out to stay for 4 nights, however I checked out the next morning at about 9am to get out of there as fast as I could! Upon arriving I was shown into a private room with my boyfriend. After... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

rooms are very good condition. very clean. private bathroom and shower in the room. there is even two kitches that you can cook. free pure water. two min from the party but still not on the club so you wont hear the sound and you could sleep well. close to the wallmart supermarket. there is nice cheap bar on the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Happy Gecko hostel for two nights, although after the first night we would have left (if only we hadn't already paid upfront). We stayed in a private room, which while very spacious was mouldy and smelled awful. The sheets were also less than clean. The worst part however was the noise. Our room was quite close to... More

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Address: 10 th av. calles 6 y 8, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
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Happy Gecko Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Happy Gecko Hotel & Hostel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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