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Hostel Rio Playa

Calle 8 | Entre 5ta avenida y avenida 10, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cancun, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

This one is tricky. Pros: The hostel location is great, the layout of the hostel is actually quite good as well. The rooftop pool is really just a step in pool but its better than nothing. The little bar next to the pool is a cool addition. The bathroom in the large mixed dorm is actually not in bad shape... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I stayed here in january for the BPM festival! The hostel was packed full of Australian travellers all going to the festival too. The hostel is pretty basic, but serves its purpose. There is a rooftop pool/bar which has drinks and music every single night, its really fun to meet people and have fun- it can however mean people hang... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you wanna party, meet new people and have a bar with crazy bartenders for preparty right outside your room. This is the place to be! We were supposed to stay for 2 night and ended up with 7 nights and 6 of them with crazy party! A big pluss with breakfast included and that you are in the centre... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I know Playa is a strange place during BPM but I figured any hostel would allow you to chill out somehow at some time of the night. It was always loud (not the hostel's fault) from bars nearby and the only option other than your room to relax was at the bar which again is not exactly a relaxing place.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

I was in a room with just 3 friends of mine. Nobody unknow. My perfume was stolen. I don't know if it was stolen by the lady that cleans the room or if somebody that have got the key on the front desk.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I came to rio playa hostel in the very beginning of my central america trip. I felt comfortable from the first minute on, when I met andrea at the reservation! She is a very nice, outgoing and open minded person and showed me around the place. At night the guests meet at the bar area which is on top of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

good pepole good place ,its only 100 meter from the beach they have good bar and pool on the roof a lot of nice turists from europe or brazil u can get all the help u need for your visit in this area see u there

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We stayed here last year for 3 nights - 3 nights too long if you ask me. Staying in a crammed 6 bed dorm (20 bed ones looked nicer) with no A/C, sleeping became wishful thinking as we were conveniently positioned on top of a nightclub. Toilets were gross and you always had to line up. Breakfast was probably the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very nice hostel close to everything in Playa. Easy to get to from Cancun airport via ADO bus. We would stay here again. Room, bathroom, and commons are VERY clean. Very nice and thoughtful breakfast. Marcelo helped us find Kite Mex kite boarding school. Thanks Hostel Rio!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Surprised to read some bad reviews here- I stayed here for 4 nights while in Playa del Carmen. Having stayed at 2 other hostels here aswel-, I think this is the best one. I really loved the atmosphere. Its definitely a party hostel with Ladies night (free drinks) at the bar every night for 1 hour. They have free BBQs... More 

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