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Hacienda del Sol

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Calle 2 Norte, Entre av 120 y 125, col Ejido, Playa del Carmen, Mexico (Formerly Casa del Shiva)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marcus's hostel Hacienda Del Sol is a great place to escape the tourist zone of Playa and stay amongst the locals. I have stayed at the hostel several times over the last few years and it is always comforting to know that we will get a good nights rest. The hostel is welcoming, clean and quiet! It is surrounded by... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Hacienda del Sol is a great hostel located about 30 mins walk from the city centre. Amazing if you want to stay away from the hotel zone, party scene etc. Marcus is a fantastic host, doing an excellent job making his visitors feeling very welcome. The hostel offers bikes, so you can easily get to town in 10 mins. The... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

LOVED IT!! The hostel is not in the hotel zone near the beach. But if you are looking to have a break from the crowds, the street sellers and the party scene, this really is a good thing. Walk to downtown in 30 minutes Ride one of the free bikes in 10-15 mins Collectivo only 5 pesos. Pool, dorms, bathrooms... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

As a bit if an intro - this place is no longer in the hands of 'Manuela' but back into the original owner and manager Marcus' hands. It's a bit complicated but basically it means that not everything is running as smoothly as expected - at least not when we visited. However Marcus was a fantastic host who will go... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Manuela is a fantastic host! The facility is enormous and clean. The common area is great for meeting other travelers. Far from 5th Ave. it is a perfect location to get away from the tourist traps of Playa del Carmen.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This place seemed great at first but soon found it doesn't have a good atmosphere. Not much fun (even if the owner tries to force everyone to socialise - by turning off the wifi so people can't "sit around on their phones?!?") and the rooms/bathrooms are not very clean. Owner complains a lot about keeping the place clean, and moans... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was my choice when stayed in Playa del Carmen because it is quite distant from the city center but you can go there by bus, by bycicle our also by walking if you want. The owner is very kind and prepares to you the breakfast (american style). The rooms are ok, 4 beds each room w/out air conditioner. The... More 

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manuelav l, Owner at Hacienda del Sol, responded to this review

That review is over a year old, I never met that person. He also mentiones Breakfast is provided, I DO NOT offer breakfast and therefore this is false advertising. Can you pull that review or at least delete the breakfast line. Also all my rooms have changed and have aircon. Many thanks Manuela More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Manuela(owner) greets you with open arms from the second you enter her hostel. It starts with a tour of the establishments many amenities such as a (all free) swimming pool, full kitchen for use, palapa's (2), bikes, drinking water, barbeque, large patio area, hammocks, large screen TV with new movies,happy hour monday, and wash (need I say more). When Manuela... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This review is coming a bit late considering I was here back in early April! Nonetheless I had a fantastic stay at Hacienda del Sol with Manuela and her guests. Manuela has set up her home such that there is always available interaction both with her and the other lovely guests should one choose to do so. I chose to... More 

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Kranj, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Even though it is not in the center, this hostel is a great place to stay. It has everything that a good hostel needs and even a pool which is very useful in the hot Mexican weather. Rooms are clean and comfortable. A really good deal for the price and perfect for meeting other travelerers and hanging out with them... More 

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