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Hostel Vive la Vida

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Calle 2 Norte Between Av. 25 y Av. 30 | Col. centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014
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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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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had an awesome time here - it is a little far from the main street, but for the price, it is incredible. I didn't really mind the walk at all and to be honest it is quite nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the main street, La Quinta. There were some fantastic food places near Hostel... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Thought this was a great hostel for the price. The guy at reception, too, was a really good guy. He sat with us for several hours and brought us a little tequila he had. He has excellent taste in music, too. Anyway, the hostel is clean, has good facilities, and has good people. Only complaint is that it can be... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I recommend you this hostel...5 minutes next to the beach. It has Wifi, a huge kitchen, clean and nice bathrooms, a useful little swimmimg pool when its too hot, a very clean and excellent service. Good to meet friendly people and to spend good times. Many cheap restaurants and shops around. A great place where you can find your Destiny.

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The main problem: on our last night in Central America after travelling for 4 months, we were in the wooden bunk beds, we woke up in the middle of the night, I used my phone to check the time and saw about 30 insects crawling all over my left shoulder and my pillow. My boyfriend then woke up too because... More

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

Thank you very much for your coments, we are really working hard in this issues, changing bunks and mattresses, we were in high season and a lot of people coming from the jungle and another hostels, and they bring bugs all the time, but anyway we are working on that. More

Leipzig, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

very clean, excelent ambient, all services and close to everything, is literally at the center of everything. Even transportation for some other interest places is 1 block away. My experience over all was awsome!

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

Thank you very much for your comments, see you next time for more adventures. More

Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This hostel is a good choice for people who are wanting to have a comfortable and safe place to sleep. It offers not much else in amenities, though having WiFi was a huge bonus. There are some great local restaurants easily within walking distance as well as cheap travel (collectivos) to Tulum, Cancun, and other towns two blocks away.

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

Thanks for coming, was a pleasure to meet you, see you soon. More

Helsinki, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I had a lovely stay! The location was fantastic. It was easy to make friends in the great common area. The dorm rooms were not very good for a good sleep because of the nearby common area -the noise may keep you awake. The hostel staff was super friendly and helpful, I hope to see them some day again!

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

Thanks for coming, we are working to give a better service. More

Arequipa, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Great hostel, great staff, fab owner and brilliant guests! Very good location and trust worthy people there where you feel safe and a home from home. I loved it so much I stayed twice! Wonderful time had, thank you so much Fernando!

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

Thanks for coming guys, it was a pleasure to meet you, see you next time. More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Stayed here a fair few nights. Despite people saying the rooms are may be a little hot and the dorm beds not the comfiest, I can almost guarantee that a)you'll be too drunk to care (since you're in PdC) or b)the vibe of the hostel will more than make up for it. The atmosphere here is great, the staff are... More

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

Thank you very much for your comments, we are working to give a better service, we hope you come back. More

Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This hostel was a blast. The kitchen area is fantastic, and the pool is such a relief. The staff is always there to ensure you have a great stay, and the atmosphere is very welcoming. I highly recommend this hostel and would come back any day.

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

Thank you very much for your comments, we hope to see you again. More

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Address: Calle 2 Norte Between Av. 25 y Av. 30 | Col. centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Vive la Vida 2*
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Hostel Vive La Vida Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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