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Hacienda del Sol Reviews

Calle 2 Nte Mz 228 LT 6 Y 7, Entre Av 120 Y 125 Nte, Col Ejido, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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90%

Rating
158 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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80%

Very nice hostel! I made a lot of friends in there. Very calm and confortable. I could return!


51%

Hostel was in a shambles when I was there!


100%

loved staying here was a great atmosphere, our host Manuela was very informative and a great caring host, we ended up staying longer there because of this hostels location and people that were there at the time, very friendly bunch. free bike rental, small charge for washing , has a great pool and close to shops, 45 mins walk to a cenote , and 10 mins away from beach and main street of playa . hopefully run into you again Manuella , Justin and Amanda


83%

+awesome internet connection + manuela was very nice + barbeque was fun + generally clean - location - price for the ubication was to high


97%

Really liked this hostel. Very clean, and the owner encourages a friendly sociable environment. Most people mark location down here but to me it was a plus: you get to see a real suburb away from the Americanised centre, and there are some great cheap food places nearby! This will be one of the best hostels on my 6 month trip, of that I am sure. All the best Manuela! Peter

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Hola Thank you for the review, I was sad to see you go, all the best and safe travel. Manuela

86%

This was my first experience using a hostel, and loved my time there, but have nothing to compare it too. I loved that this hostel was in the rural part of Playa and yet only a 15 walk into the main strip. I met some awesome people and went on lots of great adventures. I felt safe in the neighborhood at all times of the day and night. The Hostel's pool was enjoyed many times.

  • 29th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

This is one of the best hostel i've been to! Manuela is just awesome, she is nice, friendly and very helpful!

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Hola it was lovely for me to meet you guys, great to meet up with some experienced travellers. Wishing you all the best for your continuing journey.

46%

Although the welcome was great, we found that this place has no good atmosphere and overbearing owner who would rather sit around drinking and complaining about bills and bad guests than working to make this hostel as fantastic as it could be. Not that clean, and the rooms are very stuffy. Pros: pool is nice, free bikes to get to the beach are good, but overall wouldn't recommend.

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Sorry you didnt like the owner who had some very very bad experiences recently and needed to vent, would have been nice te o have a sympathetic ear instead of a bad review. Owners are people too. Why did you come back a second time then? I provide free drinks on Monday night (only time I drink by the way), I also put on a BBQ and a Pizza night to create a good vibe, its hard when guests prefer to sit in their rooms with their laptops.

100%

We absolutely loved staying at this hostel, Manuela was the perfect host and very welcoming. The information she gave us was invaluable and she gave us lots of tips for the area. We would recommend this hostel to all, we haven't got a bad word to say, we would definitely love to go back in the future. Thanks for all your help Manuela, Ben and Stacey xxx

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It is people like you who make running a Hostel an absolute JOY. Both of you were unbelievably helpful, clean, respectful and fun to be with. Thank you soo much, you are being missed. Manuela Hostelowner

100%

More like a budget hotel than a hostel, very spacious, clean and the bonus of a very nice pool to relax in. Even though it is a half an hour walk from the beach, I really liked the location and felt like I was really seeing a bit of real Mexico, fascinating walking around the streets and lots of good cheap places to eat, drink and supermarkets to buy stuff. Manuela the hostel owner is great, welcoming and helps with any information. Free drinks a bonus on a Monday night!

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

As stated it is out of the main down town but there are local supermarkets and cafes in the area. Very large communal area with regular social events means it is great for solo travellers. Sometimes with big groups of backpackers cleanliness a challenge. Very spacious and security is excellent here.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, it is appreciated.

100%

This place was awesome! Manuela made us feel completely at home. She offered us free drinks, did our washing and checked up on us when we were unwell. Couldn't recommend this hostel more! Thanks Manuela :)

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Kia Ora Thank you for taking the time to review, you guys were lovely. I wish you all very best. besos Manuela

97%

Great place, incredibly accommodating and perfectly placed.

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Hola and thank you for taking the time to review, wish you all the very best Manuela

97%

Even though the hacienda was a little bit out of the city center it was easy to get into town with the free bikes offered by Manuela, the manager, or the colectivo buses. She was extremely helpful and accommodating and just a dream lady! Fellow travelers sanctuary!

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

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100%

Amazing Hostel! The hostel is located a Little bit remote, but thats perfect. The beach can be reached within 5 minutes by colectivo. Tasty Food and a Supermarket is around the Corner. Highly recommended.

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Thank you for taking time to review, I will never forget you, my enchilada, empanada and taco champion.

83%

We had a great time in this hostel with the staff and we also had a nice bbq together Nice pool and bikes for free. kitchen very clean. we recomend this place! Gracias por todo Manuela :)

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Hola and thank you for taking the time to review, it is appreciated. Manuela

94%

I stayed in a single room which was spacious, with a private bathroom, balcony, and AC. It looked like a hotel, for only $30/night! The hostel is very clean (part is a house), and Manuela went out of her way to make guests feel welcome including Monday happy hour. Although the hostel is far from the beach, there are bicycles free to borrow, and you can take a taxi (30 pesos) or small bus (collectivo, 5 pesos) into town. Many cheap places to eat nearby, would definitely stay again!

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Hola Thank you for taking the time to review, it is appreciated. besos Manuela

100%

Wow!! You feel at home from the start. Manuela(owner/world traveler) and Romero did everything possible to accommodate me from showing me the local area to answering questions or getting answers, to socializing. Romero personally took me to the pharmacy and hardware stores. Manuela looked like a humming bird as she made her way around the hostel. Remember it is a hostel those wanting a hotel, stay on the beach and pay 3-4 times the price. A 2 day reservation will become a 2-3 week stay !!!




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