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2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Calle 2 norte entre 5a Avenida y Zona Federal Maritima, S/N | Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went I my own and had a great time. The staff was very helpfull. If you need anything just ask Gama. Gama organized a field trip for us and we had a great time. He is well known in Playa and He can help you out on your needs. It was very clean, it rifgt at the Beach and... More

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I stayed 2 nights there. They are located on the beach. You can put your stuff in the lockers, leave your keys to the reception and take a walk on the beach. It rained when I was there but it didn't matter because I was in my swimsuit and didn't need to walk off the beach to return anyways. The... More

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Popol Vuh is perfectly situated in the Centre of Playa del Carmen with its own beach entrance, the accommodation is excellent in terms of value for money, the staff are very friendly and do their best to make your stay a happy one. I stayed 10 days and will return before I leave Mexico.

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Nashville, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Dirty rooms. Dirty bathroom. Sink area in bathroom floods everyday due to poordrainage. Bedbugs. Filthy kitchen area. Refrigerater is disgusting. Infrastructure is literally falling apart around you. The only redeeming quality is a very good breakfast and great-great location.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

The dorm had bed bugs! I got bitten on the first night, but they didn't get particularly inflamed until the next day. When i told the receptionist, they persuaded me it was sandfly bites from the beach. Unfortunately I accepted this (still tired after a long flight) after the receptionist examined the bed and couldnt find anything. The next night... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Nice Hostel, with both doorms and private beadrooms. Rooms are clean. Nice hangout area with wifi. The personell is Nice and healpful. Gerardo, is healpful and cool too hang out with. The location is right bye the beach and the breakfast is included in the price. The hangout area has a grill and a fridge you can use as you... More

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popolvuhplaya, Owner at B&B Popol Vuh, responded to this review

I´m glad you that you really have enjoyed your stay with us in B&B Popol Vuh and your review motivate us to work harder and better. I really hope you can come back again soon. Alex. More

Philo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Stayed at Popul Vuh twice on our trip to Mexico...everyone that works there is very friendly and super helpful with local info. The resturant is very good with very afordable pricing. Breakfast is included in the price of the room (eggs, coffee, toast, cereal) a quiet oasis in the craziness that is Playa Del Carmen.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I hated Playa del Carmen: it looked like a shopping mall by the beach. But Popol Vuh was like a small oasis of peace, with direct beach access. It's basically a campground inside the city, with small bungalows facing picnic tables and 3 hammocks. Watch out for falling coconuts. The two guys running this place were very friendly and helpful.... More

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Bondi, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

There are some good points about Popol Vuh: It is cheap ($25 for a private room), near the beach, has friendly staff and free breakfast across the road. The beds are comfortable. Apart from that the place lacks vibe, the kitchen is filthy - didn't even want to boil water for a cup of tea. The bathroom always has pools... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

First off.. dont expect too much... this place is classic beach bungalow stuff.. but I absolutely adored it!! Rooms are basic but the communal bathroom is spotless clean and the property courtyard is a dream.. sand, hammocks, palm trees.. Gama the manager is great not only for information and assistance, but a good bloke to relax in the grounds and... More

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Additional Information about B&B Popol Vuh

Also Known As:
Bed And Breakfast Popol Vuh
b&b Popol Vuh Hotel
b&b Popol Vuh Hotel Playa Del Carmen
B&B Popol Vuh Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Address: Calle 2 norte entre 5a Avenida y Zona Federal Maritima, S/N | Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — B&B Popol Vuh 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Playa del Carmen used to be one little fishermen's village but in the last 15 years has become very popular and is now Mexico's number 1 destination.This place was established here in 1975, and we have been running this B&B since 2002. Our goal has always been to make you feel like home; if you are visiting Playa del Carmen because of its beach, believe us, we are your 1st option given the fact that our location is privileged, a few steps from the white sandy beach with our own private path, half block from the famous and glamorous "Quinta Avenida", and one Block from the main Bus station.Give us the opportunity to serve you, our cabañas are rustic, nothing fancy nor luxurious, but definitely cozy and with a great environment and atmosphere. We set the mood, you make the party.Mostly every weekend (Friday or Saturday) we organized a bbq so everyone can meet other guests. (It might get noisy, but will be worth it)We are looking forward to have you here. ... more   less 
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