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Hostel Rio Playa Reviews

Calle 8 Entre 5 y ave 10, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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88%

Rating
957 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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91%

A very laid back yet informative hostel. Staff was very friendly and helpful when booking tours. Located only a few blocks from the beach and night club area. The nightly happy hour was a great way to connect with other backpackers.


40%

The kitchen is not a kitchen, the aircon in the big dorm doesn't cool the room but the worst thing is Andrea. Other staff members are fine.


94%

Great hostel if you want to party and have fun. Staff are great, breakfast is better than most, location is central, couldn't ask or much more. Had a wonderful time!!


97%

The best hostel I've ever stayed a. Amazing staff, location and atmosphere! Will definitely come back!


100%

Had a great stay at Hostel Rio Playa. Super easy to meet people, and high quality peeps at that! Free drinks for the ladies every night is a great way to meet everyone. The 6 room mixed dorm I stayed in was really spacious and clean, and far enough away from the rooftop to be able to get a good sleep if you didn't want to party. Great location also, only a 5 or so minute walk from bus station, and a stroll away from the beach.


100%

Awesome hostel, great location, staff, dorms, bar and other guests! When I did make it to breakfast that was really good too. Great place to have some drinks before you go out and was able to have a sleep in too as pretty much everyone goes out at night in playa. I couldn't find any faults with this hostel.


91%

Awesome experience! The staff alone makes it worth while, helpful and friendly. Make sure you're at the hostel's bar by 2130 because between 2200 and 2300 ladies drink for free, except beer, and it gets packed. That's every night, especially weekends. The social lubricant starts flowing and before you know it you've made new friends. We set up a few tours through the hostel, good choice. Facilities are clean, and secure. The free breakfast was delicious. I'm definitely staying there again.

  • 20th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

We had an amazing 3 nights here and I will definitely be going back in the future. Every night the party would get going on the rooftop patio and a large group of people would head to the club(s) together. Followed by a morning (or afternoon) of recovery by the pool the next day. The staff was extremely helpful and the vibe of this hostel was second to none.


89%

definitely a great party environment, the staff truly cosmopolitan, and very helpful for out of towers..


74%

When we got there they had no running water for a day. Not very good when we had been travelling 12 hours! Every night is ladies night 10-11, free drinks for ladies, very good! It was such a good location close to the nightlife, walking distance, can't comment much because we were hardly at the hostel.


94%

Fun hostel. Spacious rooms, good beds, proper mattresses! Showers clean and spacious. Staff organised a really tasty BBQ on the rooftop, good way to meet people and go out afterwards. Walking distance to everything, just off Fifth Avenue where all shops, restaurants and bars are. One street from the beach, 4 blocks from the ADO bus station. Breakfast pretty good for hostel standards, fruit and cheese


97%

Very good PARTY hostel (so don't come here if you're looking for calm and silence). The atmosphere is great, the location good and very secured! The bar with the small pool is a must.


94%

Great place to stay if you love partying, very close to the beach and main strip. Good cheap places to eat one street back from the main strip.


94%

Awesome hostel if you want to meet other cool cats! The roof top bar is so good! Location is also great. Just off 5th ave. loads of cheap places to eat behind it. Had a blast thanks guys :) Kat


86%

Good location, clean rooms, great place to meet people. Good hostel, I recommend this place!

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I was in Mexico for a month and this was the best hostel I stayed in by a margin. Staff are excellent, very friendly and willing to socialise. Atmosphere at night is great as there is a pool area with a bar. Girls drink free every night for an hour and free tequila shots happen most of the night. If you're coming to playa to party you must stay here. Facilities and location are both good too.


100%

Best hostel in playa by far! Met the greatest people all round good vibe , it was my favourite place in Mexico not just for the people that worked how friendly

  • 11th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

great helpful staff, happy people around, amazing happy hour for girls at the pool. one minus - poor air conditioning and it was really really hot!


91%

Nice place if you enjoy the nightlife and socializing. I met some amazing people at my stay, and can definitely say It was a great first stop to a long journey. Finding the place was a little difficult because of the small entrance but really easy if you use Burger King as a reference point on the 5th avenue. The Bar down stairs is usually very loud, but this is the "party hostel" so be ready for lots of loud music and people coming home very late at night. Great staff and a fun time overall.

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


54%

Don't stay here if you actually want to sleep, if you want to party all night then it's fine. Try to avoid the 14 bed dorm, with only 1 air con unit for the whole room it was way too hot. We didn't get issued with a key for the dorm or hostel, so definitely make use of the lockers, I got the feeling anyone could wonder in off the street.


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