I am travelling Mexico and was looking at hostels to stay in when I came across "Happy Gecko" on hostelbookers.com.
It was cheap, VERY central, but had a review of 77%.
Ignore that rating. This place is amazing! 2 minutes walk from the beach, shops, bus stations (OK, maybe 5 for the ADO station) with an amazing open set roof bar/communel area. We paid 150 pesos per night and it is one of the best places I had stayed. Monday to Wednesday the bar is quiet (you can drink your own alcohol until 9pm) and from Thursday to Sunday its packed. They have rooms upstairs and down so if noise is an issue, just ask to stay downstairs. Although, I heard no noise at all in my upstairs room, sleeping in amazing air con every night.
Do yourself a favour, and check in here. The lady that owns the place (Amanda - Canadian) is SO helpful with tours and local info too!
Glad I stayed here, would love to come back.
- Also Known As:
- Happy Gecko Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Happy Gecko Hotel And Hostel
- Happy Gecko Hotel & Hostel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico