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Calle 8 | Entre 5ta avenida y avenida 10, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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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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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Banos, Ecuador
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

the crew is great and very helpful ,every day everybody drinking together on the roof and go together to the party, great atmosphere and nice people from all over the world. good price. the location is the best in playa del carmen

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

He location of this hostel is fantastic close to the beach and restaurants and partying. The staff here are amazing, they helped us out so much! Rooftop bar is fun, free drinks for chikitas between 10&11

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Gavle, Sweden
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Me and a friend sleept here for 4 nights. It was a good location and nice staff but... It is one of the most noisy places i've sleept in, the hostel is between one nightclub and a karaokebar!! If u wanna sleep, wrong place..if u wanna party, right place! But the worst thing, my two last nights both me and... More

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Seattle, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great hostel for solo backpackers or party loving travelers. My boyfriend and i ended our dive trip here and had a good time. Great atmosphere. Wifi constantly was going out and had to sit in one area to have it work the entire time we were there. Wouldnt recommend the general tours they have since you are loaded with about... 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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Hostel Rio Playa Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Hostel Rio Playa Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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Hostel Rio Playa is located one block from the beach and half block from the famous '5ta Avenida' Fifth Avenue downtownWe offer the perfect blend of elegance and tropical flare for a unique experienceWe are welcoming you in a fusion of Asian/Italian decor and architectural style, focusing on personalized service and detail. Come prepared for an unforgettable vacation...We know that a hostel is much more than just a place to sleep. Therefore we offer you all the necessary amenities to allow you to get to know and enjoy this extraordinary town, especially the region's stunning Mayan archaeological sties staged in lush jungle settings.We offer you specialized information regarding transportation, distances, costs, tourism and more in order for you to experience these alternative Mayan routes at the right price and with the proper resources.Additional InformationWe have a private bar just for hostel guest (beer is just 1 dlls for the guest)20Mts walk distance to the beach.24 hrs reception.No smoking inside of building. (plenty of space where you can smoke)Be happy always. ... more   less 
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