I enjoyed the week that I spent at this hostel. It has a fun atmosphere and good facilities, I liked the fact that a variety of music was played, that it was not too loud, and that the quiet time after midnight was enforced so that depending on the behaviour of my roomies, I could get a good sleep. Although it's a little further from the beach than Playa's other hostels, it's still only about five blocks away. The hostel is just 50m from the town's main square which provides a good opportunity to interact with some of the local people rather than just other tourists and shop owners. A good breakfast is served and included in the price. The excellent kitchen facilities are made even more valuable by the hostel's close proximity to two large supermarkets, the MEGA and WALMART. There's an outdoor sitting area and a television that works well. I found the staff to be helpful and friendly, willing to provide individualized services such as a wake up for those who have to leave early. As others have noted, one drawback is having to provide your passport as a form of deposit. The main feature that I didn't like was that smoking was allowed in the common area and there were times that I had to go outside or to my room to get away from it. There was good mix of foreign and Mexican guests. Each room in the hostel was thoroughly cleaned each day.
- Also Known As:
- Hostel Playa Hotel
- Hostel Playa Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Hostel Playa Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen
- 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
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