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“Amazing hostel”
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Hostel Playa
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Playa del Carmen
2 reviews
“Amazing hostel”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I stayed at this hostel for 3 weeks from the beginning of September and loved it. The staff are really friendly, the place has a lot of character and the owner is very nice and an entertaining man. He even took time out of his day to drive me to see a doctor when I had a problem. I have stayed at quite a few hostels in my time and this hostel is by far my favourite. The common room is a great place to hang out and very large. I've seen a few other hostels in Playa del Carmen but none match up to the quality of this one. Enjoy your stay guys, I know I did.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

I have stayed at hostel Playa for the first time back in 2009 and it has then and there become my favourite place out of all the hostels that I have ever stayed at (and I travel a lot!) I then went back and pretty much lived there for a month in 2011 and was still loving it as much as I did first time round.
The kitchen is well organised and equipped, the living room is just perfect to meet new people, with it's long tables and hammocks. The whole place is really spacious and there is a roof terrace too. I liked the separate section for women and the large safety lockers, (you could even fit your whole backpack) . Well maintained, clean, cosy and staff is really friendly.
As I love Mexico I will be going back at some point ,and yes, hostel Playa will be definitely my choice again! There is no other place like that !

Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Paris, France
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

I was there for one week....litteraly because it rained in Playa for one week ! I have been in private and dorms, both were nice, clean and spacious. You have a "women only" area for dorms and bathroom which is actually nice, the breakfast is awesome, granola, cereals, bread and even sometimes fruits and pastries. The staff is amazing, the owner is an adorable funny man. Hammocks, terrasse, wifi (working in the rooms as well), two communal kitchen with everything you can need.
The perfect place to stay in playa !!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

Pros- lowest price, very clean, big common area, close to walmart
Cons- noisy, a bit far from the beach

For people looking for a place to meet other people and drink with them before going out - this place is perfect.
If you are looking for a place where you can rest and have some quiet - this place is not for you...
Staff is very nice and helpful

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

7 of us stayed for three nights in a dorm and absolutely loved it. the rooms are really colorful and we had our own bathroom which was very clean. the staff were really friendly and the paddling pool in the backyard was a bonus! the lounge area is well equipped with lots of hammocks and comfortable seating. free breakfast is also included in the amazing price. worth a visit.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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Reviewed 27 March 2013 via mobile

Great hostel in Playa. Close to the bus station, beach and shopping centre. Friendly staff and great owner, felt right at home. Really good kitchen to cook your own food and sheets are changed everyday.
There are probably cheaper hostels but this is the most social. Huge common area which is great to meet other travellers. Great rooftop for a few beers and catch some sun.
Lots of local food stores close by if you don't want to eat in 5th Avenue or cook yourself.
Will be staying here again when I'm back in Playa.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

I made already my second trip to Playa del Carmen within 12 months, I came back to this hostel. There cannot be a better place to stay in Playa if you are a budget-traveler who likes interacting with people. Cool and clean place with nice staff working there, moreover good breakfast included, Walmart just across the street. There is a whole roof available for your party needs if you don't wanna go clubin' :)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hostel Playa

Property: Hostel Playa
Address: Avenida 25, Norte 8 | Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 209 Speciality Lodging in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hostel Playa 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Playa, is a nice youth hostel in Playa del Carmen, near Cancun and Tulum. The best low budget accomodation in the Riviera Maya. Its located in the heart of Playa del Carmen near the beach and the stores of the 5th Avenue. Located just in front of the main plaza and close of everything (bus station, food market, etc). This gives the Best Value rooms with the best ambience because of the people from all over the world staying here. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hostel Playa Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Hostel Playa Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen

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