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“Excellent people, good music, chilled vibes”
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Tres Mundos Hostel
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Excellent people, good music, chilled vibes”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

The Tres Mundos Hostel is a great, more layed back (depending on the season, of course!) hostel in Playa del Carmen. The owners and staff are very humane and friendly. Also, the choice of music fits the time of the day they play it in and it is a perfect location, you can get pretty much everywhere quickly, and if not you can use one of the bikes available if you don't want to pay for a cab or colectivo.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

My friend and I stayed for about two weeks. This hostel is the only reason we enjoyed playa del carmen.
The staff were.lovely...they joined in with the guests which gave it a family vibe.
The kitchen fscilities aren't great but beggers can't be choosers...they are useable!
Bedrooms are.nice, great outdoor chilling area and location is great!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

hi there!
This hostel is very big, but still clean, nice with great atmosphere. I absolutelly recommend. There is public place to relax, terasa for BBQ, classes of joga and also caffeteria with tasting coffe.
The hostel is very close to the beach and everything.

thank you!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

This place is disgusting to say the least and if we hadn't had belongings I would have rather slept on the beach. We had a private room (bed and small side table) which was damp even after we had the windows open. The blinds were made of cane and had bugs on them which we had to kill with deet spray. We didn't even bother to take the bedcovers back and slept in our sleeping bag liners with airline blankets and pillows. The bathrooms and kitchens need shelled and abluted. Hair all around the sink where people cut their hair/shave and leave it, wee on toilet seats, sand in the showers. Staff say that they clean the bathrooms but clearly not enough or they need to get more staff. My partner had one shower in 4 days! Didn't use the kitchen as it looked like a grease pit with utensils that were fit for the bin, opened the fridge to store some juice and it was bulging at the seams and stinking. Communal areas are exposed to the elements and get absolutely soaked if the weather is bad (not useful given the downpours we had). Breakfast is some bread and coffee (have to use a toaster that's semi-functional and their old plates) so avoided that. We did complain to the manager that says this was all because of busy season. I'm sorry but places should cater for all times of the year and weathers and employ more staff at busy times. Had it not been busy season and we could have left to go somewhere else we would have. To put things into perspective we are used to going to third world countries like Gambia so in no way are we snobs but would have rather slept outside than here. We basically got up at 6 every day and got out and only returned later at night as didn't want to be anywhere near the place. My partner didn't even want to eat full stop as this place made us feel so awful. Basically spoiled our two weeks in Mexico. If you know what's good for you then please don't stay here!!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3MundosHostel, Owner at Tres Mundos Hostel, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Louise, the only thing that spoiled your 2 weeks was your incorrect decision of accommodation. We have a quite understandable description on our booking websites and I have no idea what made you book a hostel private with shared bathroom during party season in Playa del Carmen when you are traveling with an overly sensitive ill partner. You needed a quiet hotel environment with your own facilities and no people around. Your extremely exaggerated description of your experience is, when you cut out all the drama, basically what a hostel life is all about. Shared kitchen, bathrooms, people..,we all love the lifestyle, but it's not for everybody. I disagree with your dramatization of our kitchen and the bathroom, I admit we were full so special effort was needed but we did it well, our kitchen utensils are used by a lot of people including us the owners and staff, some of our 'old' plates are less than a month old and the fridge is regularly cleaned. The bathroom was shared and I apologized for your more messy housemates, but we cleaned it regularly and well. Our bedsheets are washed before every use and the curtains I checked after the review arrived and there is no sign of the supposed bugs and not because you killed it with your DEET attack (DEET is a mosquito repellent, not a bug killer). To put my position into perspective, I travel a lot and have stayed in a many hostels all over Europe and world and this is a good hostel. There are thousands of worse ones and obviously there are better ones, but to say to people to avoid us just because you are not a hostel type is narrow minded. We have loads of friends/guests that stayed here and return regularly because they love our home. Maybe by sleeping on the beach instead you would realize we aren't all that bad.
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Dirtiest bathroom I have seen in a long time. Dead cockroaches in the rooms and hallways. Grimy windows and kitchen. Could be really a great place with more love and attention as it has some charm and life.

  • Stayed January 2014
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3MundosHostel, Owner at Tres Mundos Hostel, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
thanks for your comment. honestly i dont know which property you reviewed but this doesnt look at all like our hostel. i live here too and its rare that i see a cockroach even though mexico is full of them. grimy windows? our property is full of light and has more light than any other hostel in playa. dirtiest bathroom? we clean every day 3 times in busy periods, its possible that sometimes when we have guests that dont care bathroom gets dirty between cleaning but believe me, its as much of a problem for me as it is for you. we do love and care for our hostel and it can be even better place with a little bit more support.
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed one night in this hostel and would not return. Upon entering it was dirty everywhere. From the floor in the entrance, the common area and our room. Our bedding was very old and not at all comfortable. The prices are extremely inflated for the Christmas/New Year area and after spending the previous night in a hotel that was cheaper than our private room, it was pretty disappointing. For less money at the hotel, we received towels, soap, hot water, privacy, no noise, rooftop pool, full buffet breakfast and more. I think too many hostels are charging too much private rooms and often cost more than budget hotels, yet they do not offer anywhere near as good quality as a budget hotel. They could not even arrange a taxi for us. I would not recommend this hostel, nor would I stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3MundosHostel, Owner at Tres Mundos Hostel, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
thank you for your opinion. you came in the height of a party season (20.dec-10.jan) when hostels are full of party kids that dont focus on maintaining clenliness and keeping quiet. people choose hostels to party and socialize and it gets noisy and dirty at times whatever we do. we cleaned 3 times a day in a desperate effort to keep things in order but it just is always the case in those dates. we are glad that people come to have fun and sorry that not everybody is happy about it. we charge our prices because a lot of things get broken by careless use and other reasons, most people pay the price to have a good time and make friends. the choice is yours if to pay it or not. hostel is not a hotel and cannot be judged/valued the same way. so called 'quality' some call 'luck of soul' or 'boring', we prefer to be more 'original' than 'perfect'. sorry we couldn't arrange a taxi, we always stop it on the street, thats how this works here.
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

broken tiles in bedroom, durty kitchen and equiped with very old cooking pot. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. bad smell in bedroom. Overpriced. very bad value for money.
Good location, good coffee for breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3MundosHostel, Owner at Tres Mundos Hostel, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
thank you for your opinion. if some cracked tiles bother you i can replace the floor but than i would have to charge more to get my money back and you already complain about the price which is one of the lowest in playa. we all cook in our kitchen and regularly buy new utencils. most of our staff is really friendly and open, everybody might have bad days. all our bedrooms have 2 windows and are well ventilated so i really dont know where the supposed bad smell was comming from. glad you liked our free coffee.
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Property: Tres Mundos Hostel
Address: Calle 6 entre av 20 y 25, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 201 Speciality Lodging in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tres Mundos Hostel is a laid-back, colorful hostel for travelers who look for a cheap acomodation in an informal, friendly enviroment resembling a big, spacious house of friends. As in most hostels, facilities are shared, we have a fully equiped kithen, wifi internet, free breakfast, book exchange, cable tv, secure bike parking, a lot of open space for chilling (important in a heat of yucatan), roof terrace with music, hammocks, BBQ and big table for house parties, and more..We like a reggae, retro, blues and alternative music and have it played throughout our outdoor spaces in a quiet, nondisturbing way.We are supportive to an intiative of any guest to host a house party or a workshop, we usualy spread the cost of all good ideas between people attending and have an affordable good time together.If you are looking for a base to explore the natural and cultural riches of yucatan peninsula while meeting interesting people, sharing your experiences and gaining a new ones, if you want to organize or take part in a BBQ night or cook your national dish for others at the evening and after it go to bed and sleep tight, if you are an outgoing person who likes quality music, the Tres Mundos Hostel might be the right place to stay.Hostel Tres Mundos offers private rooms and also mixed or female only dorms. We have some rooms with or without bathrooms ensuite. There is a small Reception Desk where you can find all the tourist information about Mexico, maps, different discounts... We hope to see you soon. ... more   less 
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