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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Recently stayed at Hostel Playa for the third time and I've finally gotten around to writing a review. Mario, Leah (?) and their staff work hard to provide a fun and clean hostel. They are the type of people who seem to love what they do. They are generous people, treating the guests to a nightly happy hour and free...

Thank Wes A
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for BPM Festival! Mario and Leah are the best hosts. They truly made me feel at home and made me feel like they cared for me and my comfort. We even had a little get together at the hostel on my last night with people from around the world and Mario gave us a very good, smooth...

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Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Location: Bit out of the action which I actually preferred. Awesome to be across the road from Walmart! Cleanliness: Very clean Helpfulness: Mario, the owner is such a sweet man, game me a tour of the place & made me feel very welcome. Activities: We had a BBQ one night which was cool. I missed a Cenote trip & wished...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Don't miss out on this hostel. It's perfect for backpackers. The staff was super friendly. They had maids come in and clean everyday. It is super safe. The location is fantastic as it's close to restaurants and right across the street from Wal-Mart. The owner is awesome, he brought in a mariachi band one night and we all had Tequila....

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Akureyri, Iceland
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I´ve been here twice. Once in 2007 and again in 2013. Both times I really liked it. It has everything you really need in a hostel. Large common area where you can hang out and meet other travelers. Staff is friendly and the location is perfect, you can just jump over the street to Wall mart to pick up something...

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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I spent 9 nights at this hostel. Facilities where nice and clean, and the staff was specially useful and friendly!! It is near everything you have to see in Playa: beaches, 5th avenue... They organize bbqs, and parties to help guests meet people. I'm will definitely stay there again!

Thank Victor P
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Had heard great things about this hostel and unfortunately we were a bit disappointed. It was very empty with very little atmosphere when we stayed, which is a shame as the communal areas are excellent with loads of hammocks, seating, a pool and roof terrace. The rooms are very basic and a bit rough around the edges but clean enough....

Thank OJS89
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Very clean hostel with aircon available for an extra 30 pesos. Plenty of bathroom facilities which were also very clean. Cleaning staff cleaned bedrooms every day and remade beds (although you make your own when you arrive). Towels also provided free of charge. When I stayed, the hostel was very quiet and there wasn't much atmosphere - think I just...

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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

this place is bad. shouldn't have paid for the room before we saw it. stains on the wall, open to the road (no windows on our room just open holes covered by fly wire) and no air con which is a killer in a town that in August is about 40degrees. They make you pay before you discover this, then...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 20 August 2015

me and my husband stayed here when we came to Playa. the staff are super friendly and the rooms and kitchens were very clean. It is one of the best hostels that we have ever stayed at. Cheap and friendly and the girls come to clean every day it is exceptional. there are two very big kitchens with all the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel Playa, is a nice youth hostel in Playa del Carmen, near Cancun and Tulum. The best low budget accomodation in the Riviera Maya. Its located in the heart of Playa del Carmen near the beach and the stores of the 5th Avenue. Located just in front of the main plaza and close of everything (bus station, food market, etc). This gives the Best Value rooms with the best ambience because of the people from all over the world staying here. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Playa

Address: Calle 8 Norte 876 | Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: RM97 - RM207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hostel Playa 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Hostel Playa Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Hostel Playa Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - Riviera Maya
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“Go with AC, since it gets pretty hot at night. Also, female dorms are great, especially for first-time solo female travelers like me!”
  • Female dorm with AC
mm305, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Ladies dorms are on the second floor and have great light”
316adeal, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“choose the one with the AC.”
345anamariat, 18 Jul 2015 | Read review
“good for backpackers”
788khalil, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Tell staff to turn down music, constantly!”
michellef287, 19 Mar 2015 | Read review
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