Situated on 8 Norte Calle, this hostel has a great location. 150m from the beach and in the center of the main beach strip of Playa Del Carmen.
There is an bar up on the roof terrace which opens in the evenings. Many people start the evening out up there and it is a fun way to meet the other people staying at the hostel. Ladies drink for free during happy hour 10pm -11pm. The bar closes at midnight and everyone heads out together.
The staff are really friendly and very helpful. There is a basic kitchen and two PC’s for the internet, plus Wifi. There is a shallow plunged pool on the roof.
Playa is a party mecca and the dorms are really big too so sleep is something you won’t be doing too much of due to noise, unless you are really tired or you have a few drinks to help you sleep. If you are looking for R & R this hostel is not for you.
The only fault I have is with the air-con which only turned on in the dorms at night from 11pm - 3am and then back on 7am - 11am. On the hotter evenings I woke up sweating at 6am every morning. There are no fans in the dorms so this is just a bit cheap of them and unnecessary. They should run the air-con straight from 11pm - 7am and then turn it off.
I enjoyed my stay there and can recommend it if you are looking for a bit of fun in Playa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel Rio Playa is located one block from the beach and half block from the famous '5ta Avenida' Fifth Avenue downtownWe offer the perfect blend of elegance and tropical flare for a unique experienceWe are welcoming you in a fusion of Asian/Italian decor and architectural style, focusing on personalized service and detail. Come prepared for an unforgettable vacation...We know that a hostel is much more than just a place to sleep. Therefore we offer you all the necessary amenities to allow you to get to know and enjoy this extraordinary town, especially the region's stunning Mayan archaeological sties staged in lush jungle settings.We offer you specialized information regarding transportation, distances, costs, tourism and more in order for you to experience these alternative Mayan routes at the right price and with the proper resources.Additional InformationWe have a private bar just for hostel guest (beer is just 1 dlls for the guest)20Mts walk distance to the beach.24 hrs reception.No smoking inside of building. (plenty of space where you can smoke)Be happy always. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hostel Rio Playa Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Hostel Rio Playa Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen