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Calle 8 | Entre 5ta avenida y avenida 10, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Hostel Rio Playa
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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 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay here thanks to the staff and the other people staying at the same time as us. A fun place to go out from as everynight ladies drink for free between 10 and 11pm and we would go to a different club each night. We ate out for every meal and the free breakfast was not really... More

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really fun people with great chilled part vibe. We did expect a rooftop pool which turned out to be 20cm of water! Room was a bit expensive for the small space - out curtains were literally sheets pinned to the window frame - so felt very budget, but AC was good. Noisy twin room right next to the bar, limited... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 August 19, 2014

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 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
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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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4 helpful votes 4 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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Address: Calle 8 | Entre 5ta avenida y avenida 10, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 70
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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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