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Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Vive la Vida was by far the worst hostel I have ever stayed in, and I try to exclusively stay in hostels when I travel. They advertise that the room has air conditioning, but they fail to tell you that it starts at 11:30 PM and is not under your control. Speaking of the room, I felt like I was...

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Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed with my stay at Vive La Vida. I would strongly recommend people to not go by the high score this place has. It's advertised as having A/C, which is true, but you as a guest have no control over it, and it doesn't turn on until very late, we were asleep before it even came on. We rented...

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Reviewed 16 September 2015

Is very well located hostel, near all transports in Playa del Carmen, the kitchen well equipied, fridges big enough, room was Ok, no more.. But the toilets and showers are pretty bad, i can handle it.. But BED BUGS?. No please... Everybody in my room were bitten, and one girl the next dorm "female dorm" was bitten more than 30...

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hostelvivelavida, Gerente at Hostel Vive la Vida, responded to this review

thanks for your comments, sometimes people coming from other hostels or jungle brings bugs but we have already taken actions to prevent.

Asheville
Reviewed 5 September 2015

The people that run the hostel are some of the warmest people i have met. The individuals who frequent the hostel are the same. I would recommend this place to everyone. If you want to see Playa del Carmen and stay with some really amazing people then i recommend that you stay here! It is safe, fun, and accepting. Dont...

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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Someone told us to come here. So we did and it wasn't the best The good - alright showers The bad - aircon didn't come on in rooms until 11.30 - we asked for a private room, we got an empty dorm with a curtain Inbetween the other room - they advertise pool, but they have an acidic puddle -...

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hostelvivelavida, Gerente at Hostel Vive la Vida, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, sorry you had a bad experience, we are working to resolve these details and provide better service.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Viva la Vida was a great place to stay in Playa! I stayed there with my 11 year old son for two weeks. Full of young people from all over the world (there were at least ten different nationalities while I was there). The staff were friendly and spoke pretty good English. If you are looking for low-budget, basic, dormitory...

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hostelvivelavida, Gerente at Hostel Vive la Vida, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, it was a pleasure meeting you and your child too, expect another time.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 August 2015

I really enjoyed the people here, great atmosphere and free VIP open bar at a fun club. I had a wonderful night here and would recommend to future travelers. Check in was easy. Bathrooms were clean and they offered me a lock to use for their lockers. Great people.

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hostelvivelavida, Gerente at Hostel Vive la Vida, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, we hope to return soon for more adventures.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this place. We found it by accident and could not have scored better accommodation. Vive la Vida is perfectly located on Calle 2 right by all the collectivos, perfect if you want a day trip to Xpu-ha or Tulum. They have a great mix of nationalities staying and it is a very social...

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hostelvivelavida, Gerente at Hostel Vive la Vida, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and recommendations, we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

The hostel has a great website and there's no difference from the site and the hostel itself. The kitchen is very well equipped and has a lot of free supplies, as well as free coffee in the morning. The main courtyard is a very nice place to hang out with people and use wifi. Rooms are clean and comfortable but...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This hostel is great! The staff and owner are very, very friendly and usually hang out with the guests and the people living here make the difference. I had booked 2 nights and ended up staying a complete week. The hostel is clean with a big, full of utensils kitchen, a small swimming pool and a nice spare area to...

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel Vive la Vida is new in town. It's a new building totally prepared for the international travelers and inspired by the huge Frida Kahlo.The Hostel Vive la Vida is conceived with the experience of more than 120 cities visited across more than 20 countries as backpacker just as you are. We expect that you feel like at home and discover the multicultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere of our city.We are located few steps of the beach and 500 mts from the 5th Avenue, the most amused, famous and cosmopolitan pedestrian avenue of the the Caribbean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Vive la Vida

Address: Calle 2 Norte 141 | Av. 25 y Av. 30, Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: €14 - €27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Vive la Vida 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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Hostel Vive La Vida Riviera Maya, Mexico - Playa Del Carmen
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“Female dorm in the best!”
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“No, just no.”
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“upstairs rooms are much nicer and you get a little private outdoor area”
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