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Esperance, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I think this hostel was probably great in the past. The first couple of days were a bit of a nightmare. There were two Spanish speaking ladies who stayed out all day and night, left there belongings and shopping remnants ( receipts and tags) everywhere. The floor, which is concrete, was forever dirty. There are not enough sockets to charge...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel gets all the basics right. Clean beds, working wifi, and friendly staff. There is also a free breakfast. The rooftop bar is nice. The pool is not a swimming pool - it is only about a foot deep, and the water is pretty sketchy.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My boyfriend and I got a private room, right under the pool. All we could hear all night was the clubs outside blaring music and people partying. We had been travelling awhile so were exhausted (we had drunk a lot previously) and the WiFi was absolutely terrible as they had a very inexpensive router - so made it hard for...

Thank lauralikescats
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Lovely, helpful & fun staff, awesome atmosphere, great location and price! It was great to socialize with other travelers at the rooftop bar. Free drinks (everyday!) during the ladies night (10-11 pm) and after that, fun tours around Playa del Carmen nightclubs. The staff was always very kind and helpful, giving great tips about day trips & tours. They can...

Thank Alinealves021
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights in this hostel. Loving how ladies drink free from 10-11pm! The staff was also very helpful in planning out our travels. They were genuine people with good hearts! The rooms were also very clean :)

Thank Ivy P
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great location and nice staff but just be aware that beneath the hostel is a bar which regularly plays loud music well into the morning (4-5am). Not the hostel's fault but worth knowing. Located right next to 5th avenue and the beach so location was perfect. All the staff really friendly too!

Thank Adamerci
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I'm in hostel rio now it's s very friendly place tons of fun and centrally located😁the staff is nice and always there to serve you playa is great to visit and the hostel here too ladies night get super the breakfast is bountiful delicious with tons of tropical fruit and delicious coffee

Thank 3,618
Reviewed 16 October 2016

There are so many choices in Playa it is hard to find a place that isn't attractive somehow. When picking Hostel Rio Playa I chose it because of location and some previous reviews. I will quickly go over some of the not so perfect points… all right, can’t find any. When joining the community of Hostel Rio Playa it’s as...

Thank Rafael T
Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Good value for the money, but if I could turn back the hands of time, I would choose another hostel. Just needed a bed for my last night in Playa del Carmen before I head home to the US. House music plays extremely loud next door (you can feel your bed vibrating) from the evening until 6am in the morning....

Thank Vanessa R
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say to give this hostel justice.... After 15 countries I came To Playa Del Carmen with the intent on staying for 1/2 nights.... I ended up spending my entire trip here. Hostel Rio is amazing because of the staff here, Mariano Andrea David Valentino and Erika immediately made me feel comfortable and at home. I got a...

Thank Magnus C

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: €16 - €39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
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Hostel Rio Playa Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Hostel Rio Playa Riviera Maya, Mexico - Playa Del Carmen
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“Avoid the top floor rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Alinealves021, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 6A was good if you're not planning to sleep too early the music is kind of loud until around maybe 2”
 of 5 bubbles rochelled866, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't book a rooftop dorm!! book a shared 14 person dorm they generally seemed better”
 of 5 bubbles G01234, 28 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Wifi didn't reach the roof top rooms”
 of 5 bubbles oliwelfare, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We chose private room. Very nice”
 of 5 bubbles WorldOfBA, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
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