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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I'm in hostel rio now it's s very friendly place tons of fun and centrally located😁the staff is nice and always there to serve you playa is great to visit and the hostel here too ladies night get super the breakfast is bountiful delicious with tons of tropical fruit and delicious coffee

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Reviewed October 16, 2016

There are so many choices in Playa it is hard to find a place that isn't attractive somehow. When picking Hostel Rio Playa I chose it because of location and some previous reviews. I will quickly go over some of the not so perfect points… all right, can’t find any. When joining the community of Hostel Rio Playa it’s as... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Good value for the money, but if I could turn back the hands of time, I would choose another hostel. Just needed a bed for my last night in Playa del Carmen before I head home to the US. House music plays extremely loud next door (you can feel your bed vibrating) from the evening until 6am in the morning.... More 

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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

What can I say to give this hostel justice.... After 15 countries I came To Playa Del Carmen with the intent on staying for 1/2 nights.... I ended up spending my entire trip here. Hostel Rio is amazing because of the staff here, Mariano Andrea David Valentino and Erika immediately made me feel comfortable and at home. I got a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed March 22, 2016

From the moment I walked into the hostel I felt very welcomed. I stayed in room 6A which is probably one of the better rooms in the hostel, it was clean and the bathroom was very clean. Unfortunately while I was there the pool was being repaired but I'm sure its very nice. The party atmosphere was great, every night... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 12, 2016

As a group of 7 girls, we got to stay in the room that had its own separate living and kitchen area. The hostel is a bit run down but otherwise everything works fine and feels secure. However, the noise was insane. The hostel bar itself, plus two restaurants/bars on either side of the hostel pumping music until VERY late... More 

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Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

From what I heard this was the to be place in playa deal Carmen. Rooms are alright and bar area is a decent place for socializing. Getting older now, but good location down by the bars and main streets. More of a party hostel than a quiet hostel but not really much of either.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

As long as you know what to expect--that this spot can be noisy and that it caters a bit to club goer types--you'll be fine. That's kind of what you get in general for the area and this price point. Everything was clean and staff was friendly and helpful. I'm not a club goer type, but I was satisfied with... More 

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Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

The hostel was okay, good location, nice beds, good breakfast. But we went here expecting to sleep which was not possible as it was soooo noisy all night long. Loud music and people shouting from different the bar downstairs and The hostel's pool area.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Positive: staff super friendly and helpful, great price for stay, bathrooms cleaned twice daily, bar is very social and reasonably priced Not so positive: ladies hour is impossible to get a drink - they'll serve all the boys first and if you're lucky you'll get a drink (to the point where the bartender tipped the ice out of my cup... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel Rio Playa is located one block from the beach and half block from the famous '5ta Avenida' Fifth Avenue downtownWe offer the perfect blend of elegance and tropical flare for a unique experienceWe are welcoming you in a fusion of Asian/Italian decor and architectural style, focusing on personalized service and detail. Come prepared for an unforgettable vacation...We know that a hostel is much more than just a place to sleep. Therefore we offer you all the necessary amenities to allow you to get to know and enjoy this extraordinary town, especially the region's stunning Mayan archaeological sties staged in lush jungle settings.We offer you specialized information regarding transportation, distances, costs, tourism and more in order for you to experience these alternative Mayan routes at the right price and with the proper resources.Additional InformationWe have a private bar just for hostel guest (beer is just 1 dlls for the guest)20Mts walk distance to the beach.24 hrs reception.No smoking inside of building. (plenty of space where you can smoke)Be happy always. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Rio Playa

Address: Avenida 5, Norte 119 | Entre 5ta avenida y avenida 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $20 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
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Hostel Rio Playa Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Hostel Rio Playa Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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“Room 6A was good if you're not planning to sleep too early the music is kind of loud until around maybe 2”
 of 5 bubbles rochelled866, Mar 22, 2016 | Read review
“Don't book a rooftop dorm!! book a shared 14 person dorm they generally seemed better”
 of 5 bubbles G01234, Mar 28, 2015 | Read review
“Wifi didn't reach the roof top rooms”
 of 5 bubbles oliwelfare, Feb 5, 2015 | Read review
“We chose private room. Very nice”
 of 5 bubbles WorldOfBA, Nov 4, 2014 | Read review
“ask for the dorm on the roof”
 of 5 bubbles littledoo1984, Jul 9, 2014 | Read review
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