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Calle 8 | Entre 5ta avenida y avenida 10, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here last year and had a great visit. This year the cons: No organized trips, AC still not very strong, almost $50 a night for the room and worst of all... When we checked in we asked about a day trip to Akumal like they did last year. The girl said it was going to happen and that... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is incredible. A real family atmosphere, centrally located and literally just a gathering of the funnest and nicest travellers! From the staff in the office to the owners (especially Marcelo) this place is just super friendly, fun and chilled. The kitchen does a great hangover breakfast, which you will need after a crazy night on 12th. Go here,... More

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Bari, Italy
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95 reviews 95 reviews
42 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel has the best party vibe in playa but some of the guest get very drunk and it may get difficult to sleep, in any case once you complain to reception they stop the noisy people. The facilities are good except the kitchen too small and not well equipped, the aircon in the biggest dormitory is terrible, doesn't make... More

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Perth, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved staying here, as soon as I checked in there were really friendly people who spoke to me and made me feel really welcome, staff and other guests. Was really easy to fit in because of such friendly, quality people who stayed here. Bar area is good fun and the pool is a bonus although very shallow! There is lots... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's definitely a place to let loose. People are usually drinking at the bar throughout the day but about 9:30/10 pm is when everyone shows up, especially the women. 10 to11 ladies drink for free every night, really is packed on weekends. After the hostel bar closes everyone heads to the clubs, about a five to ten minute walk. Beach... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Is a good well located hostel, super close to all the clubs in playa, great thing if you want to party. The pool next to the bar is pretty cool, and chill. The staff and the owner are really nice, and helpful; I leave by accident my sunglasses there and next day I call and they keep it for me!... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I chose this hostel based on a recommendation from another traveller that i met in isla mejueres. I was told of a hostel with incredibly friendly staff, clean rooms, air con and a great breakfast, all of which were 100% correct. the girls that work there are what really make the place work. very helpful polite and informative, the girls... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The hostel is located few meters from the walking area where are all the restaurants and bars. The place is clean and tidy with hot water. It has a bar with a small swimming pool on the roof a kitchen and computer with internet area. The crew is supper friendly and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Super-friendly and welcoming staff... the perfect vibe! Started my travels here and made many friends I kept along the way :) Great inclusive breakfast, parties on the roof every night with ladies hour :D Gracias amigos x

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Staying at this hostel was a huge mistake. I stayed in a crammed 6 bed mixed dorm without a/c for half the night. If you want to get some rest, even 20 minutes of sleep, this is not the place for you. They blasted music all through the night, the sheets were too small for my bed, they were picky... More

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Address: Calle 8 | Entre 5ta avenida y avenida 10, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
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Also Known As:
Hostel Rio Playa Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Hostel Rio Playa Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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