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VIVA hostel

Avenida 35 esquina con calle 6 norte bis | Colonia centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Excellent hostel with the kindest staff i've ever met. Everyone makes you feel at home here, thats proven by the amount of people who stay for long periods of time. This is my second stay at Viva, First time I stayed for 6 weeks and this time its 1 month and counting. Location is perfect, major supermarkets are one block... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very nice hostel, nice common areas. The hostel is manage by his Owner, who is a really nice person! The place was always clean, clean bathrooms, hot water (you dont really need that in Caribe but still good). The location is very good! % block from a nice beach! ! form all supermarkets, 4 form the 5th Avenue. So recomended!... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is burning hot in the dorms, a lot of humidity you start sweating as soon as you approach the dorms it is very uncomfortable. The service at the reception was the worst I had while travelling in Mexico, there were insects in the shower and only one shower for many forms because the other was broken. It is not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Although the staff was really nice in this tiny and cheap hostel, the place itself wasn't. While you can't expect great luxury for little money, I think you can expect cleanliness, which clearly wasn't a priorty in this hostel. Two showers without shower heads awfully smelling and a only half working toilet. All our double room offered was a mattress... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It's the cheapest place in Playa & clean as well. There isn't a party vibe here but more of a friendly atmosphere that is ease to get used to. While it is not next to the beach, it is next to Wal-mart and Avenida 30 where you can find all the good local eating spots. Showers do get cold, the... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I stay in this hostel because it is the cheapest but it was a mistake Is far from the beach The rooms are too hot and are separated by drywall and hear everything going on in the other rooms The common area are very small The kitchen has no oven or grill for cooking The people at reception are very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Terrible place, dorms are very cramped and extremely hot. The receptionist was very slow and not welcoming. The one toilet in the whole place broke while we were there and the place was packed. Shower was really hot when you really wanted a cold shower after sweating all night. Location not great but there was a really good taqueria round... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

When we were checking out the receptionist told us that other receptionist saw us using cocaine and hitting the wall even though no one of us does drugs and we did not touch the wall. The wall was a little bit dirty, which it was before we got to the room and it was clear that no one had hit... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

"VIVA Hostel" is the perfect place if you are looking for clean, friendly and central accommodation! It´s has one of the cheapest dorm beds in Playa del Carmen; staff and owner are happy and helpful; beach, shops and bars are in walking distance. I was so pleased with everything and everyone in this hostel, that I stayed for 2 weeks... More 

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Flores, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We only made the most of this hostel for two nights but if we could've stayed longer we would have! The location is a number of streets back from the main esplanade, but the streets felt completely safe to walk, even late at night, that it's no problem. Incredibly helpful staff, and decent facilities and breakfast. The afternoon receptionist is... More 

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