This is a great, basic hostel for those travellers on a budget who are more interested in meeting cool people and enjoying some mexican culture more than fancy sheets or hot water.
It's well located just 3 blocks from the beach and surrounded by good cheap local places to find a taco and it's just a short walk to all the shopping, clubbing areas but far enough away aswell.
It seems to be constantly in the process of rennovation so if you're looking for somewhere well furnished and super clean it's not ideal but if you have different priorities it's great.
They're quite eco minded there so if you're interested in recycling, supporting the local businesses etc... then you'll make good friends here.
The best part is the tours they offer. It's easy to organise personalised tours through the hostel with some great guides to see any of the main attractions you want but they'll make an effort to include good local eateries on the way, take you to some lesser known local spots and even take you into some of the Mayan communities they support.
If you're interested in seeing Yucatan Mexico then stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Green Monkey Hostel in Playa del Carmen to get the perfect holiday, relax and experiences the local culture.Green Monkey Hostel is located just 2 blocks from the beach 'Mamitas' one of the best beaches in the area and one block from 5th Avenue, where you will find bars, restaurants and shops.Green Monkey is an ecological hostel we are in favor of protecting the environment an we promote recycling and waste separation..There are a different types the rooms:- private rooms with bathroom- semiprivate rooms with shared bath- female bedroom with shared bath- mixed bedroom with private bathIncluded breakfast, bicycle, WiFi end reception service 24 hrs.We offer attractive discount on activities and excursions, we also have common areas such as garden, pool table and kitchen.THE BEST PLACE TO FEEL AT HOME!!! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Green Monkey Hostal Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen