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“Fun Hostel”
Review of Hostel Rio Playa

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Hostel Rio Playa
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fun Hostel”
Reviewed 11 December 2011

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.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

hostel is situated about walking distance from beach n market. if you are party ppl you will enjoy the stay. What I don't like about this place is, there is a lot of noise if you try to sleep, till early in the morning and the mattresses in the rooms are not at all comfortable, can give you a back pain by the time you woke up.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

It's clean, in a good location, and has a nice service. I had a really good time there, but it's good for people that won't sleep early because it's very loud. They give girls free shots before 11pm and can tell you the best night clubs to go, you can meet a lot of people.
Ah, and you can walk to the clubs, market and ferry.
I loved it!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

This hostel was really nice. We were on the top floor (room #9) for 5 nights. We were travelling 5 friends together. The room was for 6 people maximum occupancy. It was possible to block the 6th bed for 100 pesos / night. This is what we have done. The bathroom is share with the 2nd room of the floor. There is a private room for the toilet and a private room for the shower. There was no water 1 time on 2. We don't know why. It was not really a problem because habitually, there was water in the other showers in the lower floors. A swimming pool is situated on roof oh the hostel with a bar and a terrace. It is really nice at night. The water of the swimming pool seems to be not so clean, but it is nice to put our foot in it with a Mexican beer! The staff is really really nice!! Thanks to all! I will come back, it is sure!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

We stayed at Rio Playa in the beginning of our trip, and had to come back in the end because we simply couldn't get enough of it! Already at our arrival we got a warm welcome at the reception and we felt at home immediately.
The staff was always there when you needed help, and everybody was so friendly.
We stayed in both 14-bed dorms and liked both very much.
There's a bar on the rooftop, and it was a really nice way to start your evening. Especially the free bar for girls from 10-11!
All in all we had a fantastic stay, and we'll hopefully be back soon!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 May 2011

My friend and I stayed here for a whole week in the dorm room and we had so much fun! The atmosphere was amazing! The free Internet was clutch and the fact that they had a communal kitchen came I'm super handy! The bar on the roof was so much fun every night, after the happy hour of free drinks for the ladies form 10-11, the whole party would move to one of the suet fun clubs in the area. I would highly recommend this place to anyone! The staff is so kind and helpful, there are lockers to keep your things safe and the whole general mood is awesome!!

  • Stayed May 2011
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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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Reviewed 28 April 2011

The Hostel is located near five aVenue which is the most important in Playa del Carmen.
The service is excellent, the attentions. Every day , they clean the bathroom, there is just one for all the rooms but very clean. Air Coindition in the room. just the beds are poor, i cannot sleep well. you can meet people from everywhere , a lot of people from Europe, U.S, . They make parties to meet the other people, little pool. It is an excellent option!!, please be sure to look at it and stay there. :)

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Hostel Rio Playa
Address: Avenida 5, Norte 119 | Entre 5ta avenida y avenida 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 201 Speciality Lodging in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 70
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

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