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Hostel Vive la Vida

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Calle 2 Norte Between Av. 25 y Av. 30 | Col. centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hostel has a great website and there's no difference from the site and the hostel itself. The kitchen is very well equipped and has a lot of free supplies, as well as free coffee in the morning. The main courtyard is a very nice place to hang out with people and use wifi. Rooms are clean and comfortable but... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is great! The staff and owner are very, very friendly and usually hang out with the guests and the people living here make the difference. I had booked 2 nights and ended up staying a complete week. The hostel is clean with a big, full of utensils kitchen, a small swimming pool and a nice spare area to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inexpensive hostel with everything you need. Staff were friendly and rooms were clean. The hostel has a bar, kitchen and pool which were all useable and clean. It is in a good location not too far from the beach.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very okay hostel with nice location. but the beds are in horrible conditions, they all have a hole in the middle, making it impossible or even painful to sleep in. Other than that cleaness and the rest was ok.

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hostelvivelavida, Gerente at Hostel Vive la Vida, responded to this review
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Gracias por tus comentarios, ya estamos en proceso de cambiar todos los colchones, te esperamos de vuelta para que veas... More 

New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived here we screwed up our booking accidentally booked in for the wrong month. The guy at the front desk was really helpful, phoned some other places for us to see for a private room but we couldn't find one. we ended up spending a night in the dorm and then they arranged a private room for us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It's good value for money, the place has a great atmosphere and a nice socialising area. The staff are very hospitable and friendly. We enjoyed the location, a few blocks back from the beach, but still close walking distance and far enough away to have some quiet. The collections stop right out front which is convenient and they rent snorkels... More 

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hostelvivelavida, Gerente at Hostel Vive la Vida, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit, we have changed the mattresses and have fumigated, sorry for the inconvenience. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Is one incredible place to make friends and meet new people! I fell in love with this place and I´ll come back to stay more time in the future, The location is very good becouse su can take the buss or "Colectivo" to go anywhere just two blocks near.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I've travel the world for around 3 years and I have to admit that the atmosphere of this hostel blow my mind out, I also met incredible people along my 1 month stay, the owner is more than happy to help his guests at anytime and he is someone that you can become friends with easily. I strongly recommend people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I was a bit daunted about being in Mexico alone but the staff at hostel la viva were so kind and welcoming it put me at ease! Comfy basic room great for the price, perfect location. Looked scary at night around but no issues at all great stay

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

the hostel itself has everything you need and would expect for the price but the beds were awful. really uncomfortable and the room itself was so hot with only one small fan. really uncomfortable 2 nights sleep.

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hostelvivelavida, Gerente at Hostel Vive la Vida, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We have remodeled the rooms now have new mattresses and air conditioning. More 

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