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Calle 8 | Entre 5ta avenida y avenida 10, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks 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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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Have just left Hostel Rio after staying for five nights. It was a great hostel, met so many cool people and it just had an overall great vibe. The staff were so friendly and added to our fantastic time. We will never forget Sergio!! The room was good and the facilities were always clean. The included breakfast was great too.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

In many hostels you find that the proprietors have attempted to squeeze as many bunks as is humanly possible into the dorm rooms. This was not the case at Rio Playa. I came without a reservation but on the suggestion of other travelers I'd met in Mexico and was put in a 4 bed dorm. There was plenty of room,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

You could not ask for a better location. The staff is AMAZING, super friendly. The rooms are constantly being clean. They even store your stuff if the room is not ready. That was my downside. I had to wait a while before the room was ready even though I had made reservations. The AC is on at night and off... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were expecting a bit more of a party atmosphere here but that could have just been the time of year. Overall it was pretty quiet with not much happening, even on the rooftop bar. We stayed in a double room which was pretty tiny and could basically hear everything happening outside the room. The dorms looked pretty good though... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

About what I expected from the labeling of being a party hostel. The staff was extremely friendly and our check in was very pleasant. The dorm room itself was a little dingy, the beds were very basic and both of our beds, we could feel the springs. There was only 1 A/C which was better than nothing but considering the... More

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This was a super friendly hostel with everything I needed for my stay, and is in a brilliant location seconds from the main street and beach. Its about a 7 minute walk to the bus station directly down 5th Avenue, about 5 from the collectivo station. Would recommend and return. P.S Loved the vibe at the bar, the fact ladies... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

just loved this guys. People there is kind and always willing to help you. I found good friends there from other countries. Great option for a backpacker. Its near by La Quinta Avenida and some blocks away from ADO bus stop.

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Also Known As:
Hostel Rio Playa Hotel
Hostel Rio Playa Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Hostel Rio Playa Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Address: Calle 8 | Entre 5ta avenida y avenida 10, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 103 Specialty lodging in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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