The main problem: on our last night in Central America after travelling for 4 months, we were in the wooden bunk beds, we woke up in the middle of the night, I used my phone to check the time and saw about 30 insects crawling all over my left shoulder and my pillow. My boyfriend then woke up too because some beetles fell on his face from the top bunk, he checked his bed and it was full of insects too all over his back. We told the night porter and he gave us new sheets and let us move to a new bunk but to be honest I couldn't sleep after that. I refused to pay for the bunks which not surprisingly they agreed to. The guy on reception wasn't surprised by it, they obviously get it a lot.
This was not the only reason we didn't really like the hostel.
We booked a 'private room' for 500pesos. What we got was an abandoned dorm. It was a huge disappointment.
The guy on reception is a nice guy but pumps out annoying rock music all the time.
On the same night that we got covered in bugs there was a group of people loudly and drunkenly arguing/discussing in the common area outside the dorm until 3am. We found out the next day one of these people had been the guy on the front desk.
Basically massively disappointing hostel plus playa is rubbish and way too expensive, go to tulum instead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel Vive la Vida is new in town. It's a new building totally prepared for the international travelers and inspired by the huge Frida Kahlo.The Hostel Vive la Vida is conceived with the experience of more than 120 cities visited across more than 20 countries as backpacker just as you are. We expect that you feel like at home and discover the multicultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere of our city.We are located few steps of the beach and 500 mts from the 5th Avenue, the most amused, famous and cosmopolitan pedestrian avenue of the the Caribbean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostel Vive La Vida Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico