The only real way to get to sleep here is to drink yourself to sleep. The hostel has a rooftop bar which is decent and usually rounds people up to head out at about 1am. Up until 1am the music will be cranking very loud.
Also, there is a bar that shares a wall with the hostel that will crank music, sometimes until 5am so that doesn't really help matters either.
To compound that, there is one small air-conditioning unit for the whole dorm, but the problem is it is controlled by staff & very rarely turned on.
The kitchen is tiny & has only one working hot-plate, so if you want to cook you need to allow a couple of hours for waiting & time to prep with just one plate.
The staff were quite pleasant & the location is close to the beach & WalMart, but then, everything in Playa Del Carmen is.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hostel Rio Playa Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Hostel Rio Playa Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico