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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014
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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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Medellin, Colombia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I stayed here for 5 nights and was perfectly happy. Ok its a bit out from the beach but 5 pesos for a quick public bus or 40 for a taxi and I walked twice. Manuela was very kind and helpful taking us out to good local restaurants, Theres a nice breakfast place nearby and a great cenote not far.... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The very first thing you must bear in mind when choosing Hacienda del Sol, is that this is a hostel! It is not a 3* hotel, it’s a hostel – and it’s a great one at that. We were greeted on arrival by the lovely hostel manager, Manuela. She had a warm smile and cheery demeanour for us, and helped... More

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Colorado, PR
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I booked after seeing many great reviews but did not have as pleasant of a stay. The new owner, Manuela, was nice to me when I arrived and seemed great at first but I felt she was unprofessional when a local plumber came to help fix a leaking issue in one of the rooms and she was shouting at him.... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a great hostel for traveling on a budget in Playa del Carmen. I have been a frequent guest there both with the old owner and new. Each time I have been there, the new owner has always been more than helpful to me. This hostel has always been clean and well maintained. There is parking for my rental... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

First of all great great host! Clean rooms and a lot of space. Has a pool, well supplied kitchen, nice bbq area, bikes and all kinds of stuff! :) Only 30 peso ride with taxi to the center or 5 pesos with colectivo. In a very good area, a lot cheaper food than in the center. Only good things to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Staying few weeks at Casa de Shiva on December 2012 coming back from my hometown Friendly and social owner/staff,super clean dorm and large private rooms if you are staying downstairs good luck with the plumbing,location is a bit far away from 5th avenue so don't take the wrong local bus or colectivo or just ask directions to locals if you... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

What a little jewel, only a bike ride or short busfare away from the maddening crowds of Playa del Carmen. Love the swimming pool and very comfy deckchairs. Hanging out in the Hammocks reading a good book or having a drink with Marcus the very friendly and interesting owner. The rooms are spacious and gorgeous. A a budget backpacker I... More

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Dublin Ireland
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57 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I stayed here for a number of days and when I arrived I was a bit put out that it is on the fringe of Playa Del Carmen and is 4km from the beach. Breakfast was included but never materialised. The place never saw a brush or a mop, nor kitchen cleaned during the time I was there. All I... More

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Gavle, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

New owner(s) since a couple of weeks who are working very hard to attend to all guests and issues that might turn up. Very friendly and social owner/staff who will go out of their way to fix whatever comes up and will make sure you have a good stay. A bit of a distance to the center/beach, but appreciated since... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at Casa del Shiva for five nights. New management had just taken over the hostel and worked meticulously to ensure that our stay was fantastic. The hostel is located in a great local neighbourhood so the food options are plentiful and cheap. You are far enough away from the craziness of... More

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Also Known As:
Hacienda Del Sol Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Address: Calle 2 Norte, Entre av 120 y 125, col Ejido, Playa del Carmen, Mexico (Formerly Casa del Shiva)
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 102 Specialty lodging in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking to relax in clean, good quality accommodation at affordable prices? Whether you are a backpacker, visiting friends or holidaying here in Mexico, Hacienda del Sol is the perfect place to relax, have fun and meet other travelers…A real home from home with free bike hire, a swimming pool, and internet. Based in a more local area away from the very busy centre. Here you can feel the real mexico whilst staying in quality accommodation with all of your home comforts.. General information: In the hostel we have lots of outdoor and common space including an outdoor guest kitchen, a BBQ area and an outdoor dining area. There is a lovely shaded chill out area with hammocks and cushions to relax in the day or in the evenings and a beautiful swimming pool to cool off on those hot Caribbean days. We also have an indoor living room with cable TV and DVD player if you just want to relax and watch a film. In Hacienda del Sol we try to offer all of the home comforts with lots of opportunity to meet fellow travelers. ... more   less 
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