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Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2013

I first stayed here a couple years ago.Very close to the beach,beach bars with excellent live music( Bad Boys and Wah Wahs),lots of good places to eat nearby, short walk to collectivos. Rooms and dorms are clean and very reasonably priced.Staff very helpful and bilingual in english and spanish. I love the common area with tables, kitchen, grill and hammocks... More 

Thank Steve S
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2013 via mobile

Nice Hostel, with both doorms and private beadrooms. Rooms are clean. Nice hangout area with wifi. The personell is Nice and healpful. Gerardo, is healpful and cool too hang out with. The location is right bye the beach and the breakfast is included in the price. The hangout area has a grill and a fridge you can use as you... More 

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popolvuhplaya, Owner at Popol Vuh, responded to this review

I´m glad you that you really have enjoyed your stay with us in B&B Popol Vuh and your review motivate us to work harder and better. I really hope you can come back again soon. Alex. More 

Philo, California, United States
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Stayed at Popul Vuh twice on our trip to Mexico...everyone that works there is very friendly and super helpful with local info. The resturant is very good with very afordable pricing. Breakfast is included in the price of the room (eggs, coffee, toast, cereal) a quiet oasis in the craziness that is Playa Del Carmen.

Thank Ramsayone
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

I hated Playa del Carmen: it looked like a shopping mall by the beach. But Popol Vuh was like a small oasis of peace, with direct beach access. It's basically a campground inside the city, with small bungalows facing picnic tables and 3 hammocks. Watch out for falling coconuts. The two guys running this place were very friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank OBM97
New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

There are some good points about Popol Vuh: It is cheap ($25 for a private room), near the beach, has friendly staff and free breakfast across the road. The beds are comfortable. Apart from that the place lacks vibe, the kitchen is filthy - didn't even want to boil water for a cup of tea. The bathroom always has pools... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

First off.. dont expect too much... this place is classic beach bungalow stuff.. but I absolutely adored it!! Rooms are basic but the communal bathroom is spotless clean and the property courtyard is a dream.. sand, hammocks, palm trees.. Gama the manager is great not only for information and assistance, but a good bloke to relax in the grounds and... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

My partner and I stayed at Popol and if it wasn't for the friendly staff we would not have even stayed one night! We arrived to what seemed to be a run down accommodation but thought it was ok as it was right on the beach and a reasonable price. We came back to our room to find mice poo... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

Maybe this place has fallen into disrepair in the past couple of years because I'm extremely surprised to see any high ratings. A friend and I stayed in one of the double rooms for 2 nights and we had to get out. For the price we felt as if we were camping, the place was sooo damp and smelly. The... More 

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washington dc
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

OK...this place has very nice people working there, but the place itself is horrible. it looks like a slum and smells bad too. it is right on the beach, but that does not make it anymore appealing. the room has no windows and therefore has no ventilation. the bathroom, just bad, real bad. it needs a painting on the outside... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

I was a little skeptical after reading reviews, but after being there I knew this was the best location! If you are looking for luxury forget it, but a hammock in the shade a 100' from the beach this is for you!

Thank ecuadordean

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Popol Vuh, one of the first affordable accommodation, nestled in the best location in Playa del Carmen. Half a block from Fifth Avenue and steps from one of the best beaches in the city. But being in the best location does not make it noisy, on the contrary, Popol Vuh is an oasis that will make you forget you are in the heart of Playa del Carmen. The garden surrounded by palm trees will offer you a feeling of peace and tranquility you are looking to relax. We have a kitchen that has everything you need to prepare your own food, as well as to organize a barbecue grill in the garden and a speaker where you can connect your iPod or any device and become the dj. We do not have a pool, but ¡hey!, remember that the beach is just a few steps. We have 2 wireless networks so you're always connected through to your mobile, laptop or tablet. At the reception you can print your boarding passes or anything you need. You only have to ask. Our staff will be always thoughtful to your needs and will provide you with the best tips for you to know the best places in town, you can reserve and buy any tour with them. Popol Vuh is for all types of travelers, whether you're traveling alone, with family, with friends or family. Our restaurant bar is located right in front and you can enjoy a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes, cold beers, margaritas and enjoy your favorite sports. We have 14 private rooms, we have a place for everyone. There are six rooms with air-conditioning, cable TV, private bathroom and minibar; Three cabanas with private bathrooms and fans and five cabanas with fans and shared bathroom. Service daily cleaning and parking for up to three cars (if previously requested). ... more   less 

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Address: Calle 2 Norte Entre 5a Avenida y Zona Federal Maritima S/N | Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: RM191 - RM338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Popol Vuh 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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b&b Popol Vuh Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Popol Vuh Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - Riviera Maya
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“I would advise finding another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles lizardkc, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Get the best room opp with ac it's still cheep when compared to others this close to beach.”
 of 5 bubbles A1772BImarkt, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Popol Vuh offers a wide variety of rooms, which is explained on their website”
 of 5 bubbles E5430FJnancys, 26 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Private rooms on the second floor and cabins are a bit more private since the door is not right off the common area.”
 of 5 bubbles smartcooki, 20 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Stayed here for years. Began as a good value, keeping in mind it IS a hostel. But each year cleanliness has gone down. No upgrades, except for price. No longer a value....just a dump that needs torn down & started anew. A shame too, as the property location is EXCELLENT.”
 of 5 bubbles richchstr, 22 Oct 2013 | Read review
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