I stayed here for seven nights in total during our travels around Mexico. It was undoubtedly one of the cleanest and nicest hostels we've ever stayed in, with comfy beds and hotel style bathrooms. The lockers are massive (big enough for large backpacks) and each bed has a fan and bed light which is a nice touch. Most of the staff (with the exception of the lady who works nights, it wouldn't hurt her to smile sometimes) are incredibly friendly and helpful and advised us a lot on local attractions etc. The kitchen is also fantastic - marble surfaces and everything very clean.
However, we did have a few problems that got on our nerves - no hot water in the shower, one day there was no water at all, they have air con in the rooms but it is turned on very low so its not that useful, the downstairs lobby area is very stuffy and no air con, and the TV room was useless as the tv was out of action the entire time we were there. And even though there is no bar in the hotel, you are still not allowed to bring drinks in, so you are forced to go out every night to expensive bars and restaurants just to get a few beers. This also meant that this hostel lacks the usual friendly hostel atmosphere and its much harder to get to know other people unless they are actually in your dorm.
Like I said, overall I was very impressed with this hostel, but there are a number of minor issues that need sorting out before I would think about staying there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern and innovative hostel meant to gather all world party travelers. It is located in Playa del Carmen, one block from the beach. With 24-hour reception, private rooms and shared rooms with individual lockers. All rooms feature Ac. We also have Wifi in the common area and the rooftop bar. Stay with us ALL INCLUSIVE! Breakfast, dinner, 5 hours of open bar and your bed. $ 550Mx Hostel 3B has a kitchen with all utensils, microwave and a TV room with sofas, board games and cards. Breakfast is served from 08:00 to 11:00. The SOS lounge is located on the rooftop and has an outdoor pool, lounge area,Live DJs, Xbox One, beer pong, bbq and sushi nights. The hostel is half a block from the fifth Avenue, the main thoroughfare of shops and nightlife in Playa del Carmen. Don't forget is only 40 minutes drive from Cancun airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostel 3B Chic & Cheap Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico