As advertised, the hostel is very clean and modern in its decor. It is rather spartan, however, in terms of its facilities...there isn't even a clock anywhere on the wall. A congested common area consists of five small slide-in tables and benches. The only other places to sit include a second floor sofa, and two chairs in the reception area. The cooking area is so narrow and tiny that only 1-2 people can work without banging into each other. There is a small TV in the common area. Despite the fact that I was the only person in the room at the moment, when I asked to watch a sporting event I was told I would have to do without audio since the hostel's policy is to play music non-stop. The desk clerk couldn't get the TV to turn on so it didn't matter. There are good policies in place but they're not enforced. People were smoking, drinking and playing music in our dorm at 3 AM. I spoke to the manager who talked to the culprits but the smoking and drinking carried on the next day. The beds were comfortable and each one did have a night light. The hostel boasts air conditioning in each room but it's rarely turned on. I spent nine nights in total and despite repeated requests by both me and my roomies, had AC once. The second room I stayed in had no windows or other ventilation except a few fans. It felt like a bunker. The attached bathroom was nice but when in use the shower sounded like a jackhammer and without ventilation the room became a sauna. I was booked for another week but was getting so little sleep that I packed up and went to a better hostel.
- 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