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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Cheap and good location, but was the worst dorm I've ever stayed. AC was broken, only one fan which the head doesn't move, the dorm became like a sauna. I stayed here twice and a lady told me she would bring another fan both times, but after changing shift to a young guy, he doesn't even try to understand what... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We booked for 4 nights in a 6 female dorm. The Mexican girl at the reception was very rude and uninterested in het guests. She didn't even bother to tell us there was no breakfast however the website told us there was. The dorm was really small, we couldn't put our backback anywhere. It was freakishly hot in the room,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights here but sadly had our stay cut short by water problems that they were very apologetic about. The double bed room we stayed in was lovely, spacious and clean with aircon and a comfy bed. Considering it was also the same price as for us to stay in dorms at most other places it was a... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were very happy to find accommodation here, but the hostel double booked our room and never told us, they just crossed out our names and expected us to know. The front desk did not care to help us out and only confused us more. We were meant to go diving today I don't know what would have happened if... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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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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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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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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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 30, 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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Viva hostel, it's a brand new hostel in Playa del Carmen. With great facilities. Perfect location. We focus on giving you a great service, offering clean areas, comfortable beds, so you don't have to give up on service while paying small rates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about VIVA hostel

Address: Avenida 35 esquina con calle 6 norte bis | Colonia centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
VIVA Hostel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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