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Hostel Rio Playa Reviews

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

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89%

Rating
938 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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77%

The room was nearly ok, it has AC, but the bed and the sheets are not ok. If you are going just to party its excelent, because its above two bars that wont let you sleep at night but if you are arriving at the time they are closing you wont notice. If you're going with your love one on a weekend getaway not the place to stay.


74%

Great location and very friendly staff! Always felt safe and had a clean bed to sleep on. Facilities were not working when we stayed so had to go to restaurants to use them. A little over priced for what you get but it was still good!

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

I had a very good experience at Rio Playa. The staff was very nice and helpful. Special thanks to Andrea and Ana. I was in the 14 beds dorm, which was very spacious and had its own shower. You can have a good break from 8.30am to 10.30am for free. There is a bar and a shallow pool on the top, which make's it easier to meet new people. Drinks are reasonably priced. The location is great: get out of Rio, watch on you right side and you see the sea, walk 2min and you are on Avenida Quita.


86%

This place made me really really happy ; ) People and the atmosphere were sensational and met some really good friends.


97%

Such lovely hosts. We had a birthday party on the roof, so fun! I got to meet lots of interesting people just from staying at the hostel. It was very inviting and the staff helped me with any questions I had. Good shower pressure! Such great location, the beach is two blocks away!! Overall on my list of top two favorite hostels I've ever stayed at.


89%

The rooftop and it's location speaks for itself! The best area of Playa, clean and a real party hostel. Only down comments are that they advertise for air conditioning but you have no control of it. Staff turns it on late night and shuts off in the middle of the night. The 6-bed room had 3 lockers only and those were unavailable. Overall I would recommend. Great experience!

  • 11th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

The hostel is more for young people as we found it too noisy. The staff were absolutely great and very welcoming, friendly and helpful.

  • 9th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Great vibe at this hostel. - you pay a little extra than the hostels further back from the beach, but in return ladies have free drinks for an hour every night, the breakfast is amazing and goes for two hours and there is a roof top bar and wading pool with great views! Definitely enjoyed my stay and will be back!


66%

Nice place, great place to meet people. But the rooms were below average. And it can get super loud with no privacy. I got a cold from the AC so, make sure you don't freeze yourself in the rooms.


100%

One of the best hostel I've stayed at. The staff is amazing, the location is great and it's very clean. The pool is shallow but still very nice. The atmosphere is great and the fact that it's ladies hour EVERYDAY between 10-11 pm is just a big plus. When in playa, stay here!


94%

Stayed at Hostel Rio for 3 nights in April 14. The staff were great. Breakfast was included and was fruit, cake, ham and cheese rolls and tea/coffee. this is the perfect hostel to meet other travellers and have a drink with them. Good party hostel with ladies hour for free drinks from 10-11pm. Really close to all the nightclubs and cheap tacos etc. can be noisey if not up at the bar with the other guests. Comfy beds, good sized lockers and good showers. Definitely would return !!


74%

This is definitely a party hostel, which I should have read the reviews more carefully before staying here. I don't know if that's the case for all hostels in Playa Del Carmen, could be! The hostel is adjacent to two clubs and the music gets pretty loud at night. I stayed in the girls dorm on the main floor, and the noise wasn't too bad at night. Other than that, I have no major complaints - the staff was very friendly and helpful, the place is in decent shape, and the bar upstairs is good.


100%

perfect. awesome place to drink and meet people. in the center of it all. would stay again.

  • 26th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Truly a first-class hostel.....Great location and helpful and beautiful staff


100%

Absolutely brilliant hostel - such helpful and friend staff, very clean, brilliant atmosphere. Was sad to leave!


86%

Awesome place, great staff. Very helpful and very honest. Security is permanent which is great. The only downside is the linen supplied is very old. Sleeping bag liner recommended. Awesome stay


94%

Really good hostel. Perfect bar with pool! Highly recommended!


100%

Amazing place with such a friendly atmosphere. Employees are great and really helpful. If you want to party in playa, THIS IS THE PLACE!

  • 19th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

This hostel has lovely staff. The place is very nice. There is a swimming pool and a bar with generally good atmosphere. The only drawback is that the music from opposite goes on til about 1.30 am. Also, maybe anther fridge would be good for the food s STUFFED IN the fridges, and it is almost impossible to find your bags and food, which sounds petty maybe, but is frustrating when you are craving the food you have bought but cannot find it. In general, it is a very nice and likable hostal


94%

This hostel is sooooo good!!! Traveling solo on my way back to Oz after 2 years in Canada so I could have easily felt a little alone between my 2 worlds but there was no chance of that. Staff are amazing

  • 10th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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