I rarely write negative reviews, but I also feel compelled not to only write about my positive travel experiences. To begin, my partner and I booked a private room. While we were not looking for luxury at a hostel, we were surprised that our private room was actually a dorm room full of empty beds, and we had simply been assigned the double bed bottom bunk. We snuggled down for the evening. I was woken in the middle of the night by itching bites. I went back to sleep, then later I woke up and upon inspection discovered our room was infested with bed bugs.
I had gotten a bite on my eyelid that had swollen so large that I could barely open it. In the morning I went to the hospital, knowing I was having a slight allergic reaction to the bed bug bites. I had showed my bite to the staff and they suggested it was something else, and didn't even comment when I said it was from the bugs in the room. In the end, the staff didn't even acknowledge that they had rented us a room infested with bedbugs. No discounts offered but we got out of there as fast as we could!
I cannot really comment on many aspects of the hostel, as we were there for such a short time.
- Also Known As:
- Hostel Vive La Vida Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel Vive la Vida is new in town. It's a new building totally prepared for the international travelers and inspired by the huge Frida Kahlo.The Hostel Vive la Vida is conceived with the experience of more than 120 cities visited across more than 20 countries as backpacker just as you are. We expect that you feel like at home and discover the multicultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere of our city.We are located few steps of the beach and 50 mts from the 5th Avenue, the most amused, famous and cosmopolitan pedestrian avenue of the the Caribbean. ... more less
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