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Hostel Rio Playa
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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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1  Thank JVman
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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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Thank satyendra79
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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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1  Thank elvillatoro
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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!

Room Tip: Room at the top floor or room with a kitchen and a living room.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Equipe_du_Littoral
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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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Thank tinepil123
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