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Calle 8 | Entre 5ta avenida y avenida 10, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
littledoo1984 Frome, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Frome, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
5 reviews 5 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Just came from there, me and my friend stayed there for 4 nights, in a room with 14 beds. The staff was friendly, and it's a good location. But that's pretty much the only good things. Very hard to sleep there, extremely noisy. And the last day we spent there, we saw bedbugs crawling on the wall, i have a... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

if your looking for a party place this is the spot however if your on your way or just come from the airport and need rest before you fly or after you fly do not stay here there is a karaoke bar right underneath the room i stayed in and let's just say I did not get a blink of... 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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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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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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