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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 June 30, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We were originally booked here for 3 nights, and stayed 5 instead. We enjoyed the location (being 50 meters from the beach) 5th avenue was 30 meters away from the hostel if your into the touristy playa del carmen, and are there to buy sunglasses and Nik Naks, we definitely didn't enjoy it. It was overpriced for food and drinks... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It wss a cool little place located just on the beach, great free breakfast. The receptionist gama was awesome, he really made our stay worthwhile, he was very helpfull and showed us what to do and where tp go and never expected anything in return. You the man gama!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed at the hostel for 7 nights, extending twice as we loved Playa. The accommodation was a great price and the location is fantastic-located on the block between the beach and main street Ave 5. We found there to be a big bug issue. Ants were everywhere and looked liked they've eaten through the roof structures. I had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you look for a fancy, american style hotel with all the stuff you got at home, you are at the wrong place! This wonderful b&b is the perfect place to let you relax in the middle of playa and right next to the ocean. The stuff is great, the rooms are being cleaned every day and have everything you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This little hostel has an amazing location, seconds away from the main street, though it keeps a chilled atmosphere. The rooms are in small cabanas, the staff is very friendly and will help you for many things, we even had one of the guys make us enter for free at a disco. Since there are many couples, it's not a... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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
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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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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
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — B&B Popol Vuh 2.5*
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Bed And Breakfast Popol Vuh
b&b Popol Vuh Hotel Playa Del Carmen
B&B Popol Vuh Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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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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