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Grand Hostal Playa

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Avenida 20 entre calles 4 y 6, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Ranked #35 of 146 Playa del Carmen B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015
Annemari1978 Frederiksberg, Denmark
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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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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was a really nice and cosy experience staying at this hostel. It was clean and really cheap accommodation. The hostel staff were really nice and helpful. It is close to the beach and the bus station.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Hotel is grand service was outstanding our waiter @ Albatros Franklin Aguilar was really awesome Thanks guy I had a massage & facial by Landy Giaccas she was awesome too can't wait to stay there again

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This hostel is a gem in this crowded, mad and noisy town. The dorms are big and well ventilated, you are provided with towels, personal locker and individual plug and lamp for each bed ( very handy when you want to be on your computer without disturbing other people), it has enough open spaces to hang out...a large patio, a... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

special thanks to Pablo (pool side service) and Anna (front Desk) - staff at this hotel were so kind and attentive - highly recommend this hotel - Playa is so much better than Cancun! PS wifi here was better than US hotels by 100X

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

it's not in the center but very close to the colectivos station. walk distance to the beach and the main streets. The room of 4 was very small but ok for 4 nights staying. sharing bathroom clean. I would stay again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Good value, probably one of the cheaper hostels in playa and compared to some hostels I stayed in kitchen was great. They need to fix hot water problem but I guess that doesn't bother some people. Not the greatest atmosphere if you are looking for a young lively crowd but it's a cheap stay

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

After seeing how cramped the dorms were we opted for a private room, which wasn't much better. It was a small room upstairs with no windows and 2 sets of bunk beds, so it was cramped with no where to put your bags. There was a fan inside but no ventilation. There was only 2 of us so if there... More 

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Warsaw
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I don't know if you can find a really good hostel in Playa at all. This one might be just at the average local standards. But I have to say I have never stayed in such a cramped dorm. The room was very very small, there was no place to put your stuff. Also the ventilation was really poor which... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I really didn't enjoy staying here. Why? A couple of reasons: - The dorm was cramped and there was no room to put your luggage. - Part of the guests were really loud and drunk. - There was no hot water in the shower. The girls' shower (upstairs) is very small and again no place to put your stuff. -... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This well located hostel is reasonably prsied, clean and safe. I liked the bathrooms in the garden, the garden itself and the small pool that is present there. You have ok wifi and a large kitchen with tv. The people are friendly but ask if you need info. However, I was not a super fan of the rooms. The dorm... More 

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