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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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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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Guadalajara
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stayed in an all girls dorm which was decent, a little small but still good enough. Plug in and lights at each bed, men and women's bathroom facilities with 4 toilet and 4 showers - never had to wait! Big kitchen with good cooking utensils, clean drinking water. 5 blocks from the beach but so much cheaper it was... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

At first the hostel seems so nice and elegant , but when you rent a private room they dismiss all the people on the dorm ,, you end up private dorm whit the whole beds no accomodation and result you pay up for all the beds in the room hostel to be private .

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Cheapest Beds you can find. Good equipped kitchen, good location, but average compared to the many many hostels we stayed at since we are on a world trip.... ...but could be the city. We saw other hostels - cheaper, but not better... so we stayed for 3 nights and left playa del carmen. Go to merida, way better :) But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I stayed at this hostel for a month and absolutely loved it, the rooms were very spacious and they had somebody on for daily room cleanings; it's quite close from the city hub and the beds were pretty decent too! it's worth the price and its perfect for long stays since they have a very well equipped kitchen available for... More 

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