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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Hostel is 10 min walk away from the main bus and ferry station, 5th avenue and the beach. I have stayed in the big dorm room and had a comfortable stay. There is AC from 10PM to 6AM which will give you comfortable sleep during hot nights. There are only 4 lockers on 12 beds, so be aware you may... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

They are no longer here. They have moved elsewhere. Please check for the other location. It hasn't been updated just yet. But the other location is great. Definitely worth the money if travelling on a budget and don't mind walking

Thank Stephane H
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a basic but very good hostel 10 mins walk from the main bus terminal, beaches, and Avenida 5 (the main street of Playa). At first I thought this might be a little far out, but it turned out to be a great location. The walk to the action isn't very far at all and there is a lot... More 

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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights, and were very comfortable here. They made us feel so at home and were just lovely. The rooms were basic but clean, shared bathroom was reasonably clean. It's a little out from the action by the beach (but we appreciated that to be honest) but still a 10 min walk to restaurants, beach etc and... More 

Thank Christie B
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Solo traveled September 20 to October 5, 2015. Clean hostel in the local area very close walk from both ADO stations. Stayed in the private room with shared bathroom which was great. It was low season and the hostel was always kept clean. Shared kitchen and common areas. Enjoyed great conversation, food and a drink with Celeste and Carlos (both... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Staff was very friendly. The room was confortable and clean. Have a full equipped kitchen that you can use and there's als free bottled water. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the Main Street. You can park right in the entrance of the hotel.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We got there almost by accident and do not regret it. We asked for a private room and were lucky to get one. Staff is amazing, from the moment we called to ask for rates, Marisol -I think that was her name, if not, I apologize- was very friendly and didn't hesitate on answering our questions. Once we got there,... More 

Thank Danicarey
Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Been here for only two nights but can definitely recommend this hostel! Everything was clean and I was helped out by the staff with everything I needed! You can walk to the center with all the very touristic bars and restaurants in about 10 minutes...

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Olten, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The hostel is located a bit farther away from the center than other hostels (10 min walk to the Quinta Ave.). But that said everything else is good. All rooms and beds are clean. There are enough lockers. The kitchen has enough plates etc. and the pool is decent. The common-area is neat with hammocks, table and chairs. Wifi is... More 

Thank Dryanta
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Really nice place with a relaxed vibe. there are plenty of hammocks and swings and a big kitchen although the stove wasn't working. The staff are always happy and friendly and Jose the owner is always joking around laughing and he will do whatever he can to make your stay more enjoyable. Only negative would be low pressure In the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This new Guesthouse offers a totally new, clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation, a nice, laid back atmosphere and great, personal service.This nice and tranquil guesthouse has only 4 private rooms with this services * wifi*Cable*Hot Water*Garden*Hammocks *A/c in all rooms ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Tortuga Azul

Address: Privada Juarez 249 | Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
La Tortuga Azul Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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