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Hostel Rio Playa Reviews

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

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1125 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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A lot of party every night and noisy, so, don´t forget your earphones just in case you want to rest early


Really great hostel in the centre of town and close to the beach. Staff were really friendly and happy to help.

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Fun party hostel - everyone goes up to the roof and the hostel staff brings people out after they close the rooftop bar and help get people wristbands, etc. Could use a few more washrooms and more space to chill during the daytime (but you'd be sleeping or at the beach anyway). It's pretty loud at night if you're looking to get a good night's sleep in.


Definitely a party hostel. but also nice location close to the beach and avenue 5. Don't come expecting to sleep


The hostel was fun although it doesn't have enough bathrooms/showers. There isn't a place to relax and sit on a couch to have a talk, it has a very nice and fun terrace with a bar but it wasn't a good place to spend some moment relaxed as it was always with loud music (good music though!!).


This place rocks for meeting cool people and its in a great location! Great spring break spot.

  • 22nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Third time on Playa del Carmen and first in Río Playa. Great experience! Very nice breakfast, Juan from the staff was really nice, he shared we us the best tips to hang around. About security, we don't even needed to use the locker! I would recommend it!


I stayed in a 6-bed mixed dorm. Pros: 1. Location(beach, clubs, food) 2. Inviting atmosphere (esp. pool area) 3. Breakfast: Variety of fresh fruits, pasties, cereal, and more. The best included hostel breakfast I have had. 4. Clean facilities...Cleaners and staff go above & beyond . I'd suggest a monetary tip. 5. The pool area...it is a great spot for conversation, drinks, and the sun. Cons: 1. Internet: I wish I could connect in my room I highly recommend Hostel Rio Playa


Good Party place


The staff was amazing. Everyone was a delight!


AMAZING hostel! Great rooms, good showers, free breakfast! Great location, just around the corner from Main Street. Pool was great, and an hour of free drinks for ladies every night!


Hostel Rio Playa was all we hoped for & more! Felt more like family & friends - Andrea warmly hugged us when we left and recommended a fantastic seafood restaurant. Jesse (sp?) was so happy to be of service-I can tell he sincerely enjoys his job! The bartenders were great & also obviously having fun (but providing excellent service @ the same time) & even took a bunch of us out to a party we wouldn't have known about otherwise. Clean, fun, quiet enough to sleep (tho who needs it); just PERFECT!


The girls from the staff are really kind and help a lot with all type of information from playa and other places from Mexico. I really recommended to stay hier


I had an amazing time staying at Rio Playa; get atmosphere, get location (close to the beach) and last but certainly not least, the staff were very welcoming and made sure everyone was enjoying their stay. I highly recommend this hostel to anyone staying in Playa del Carmen who is looking to meet amazing people and be in a great location that is in close proximity to all necessities; however, if you are looking for a quiet vacation with no loud music, perhaps look elsewhere :P

  • 19th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Hostel Rio is so much fun! Really close to the action (this means it is very loud if you are ever trying to sleep!) but excellent if you are after a good atmosphere and the staff really make the place extra special. The worst thing is the ladders to get to the top bunk, they seriously hurt! But I highly recommend this place to any young travellers!


great hostel. staff are excellent. A bit annoying.having.so little bathrooms. the rooms.on the roof are very noisy from the pubs nearby so bring earplugs.

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