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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
1204 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Best hostel. Great location. Amazing staff. Wish I was still there.


86%

Stayed here over NYE holiday with my girlfriend, which was a very crazy time to be in playa. We were originally placed in the downstairs room above the street level bar. The bar was bumping music until 4 or 5am and it was really troublesome to sleep. The good part was that the staff was very accommodating and moved us upstairs away from the noise where we could sleep! Also the Korean part owner lady is super friendly and makes a great breakfast every morning including fresh fruit!


89%

Great staff, make you feel welcome and taken care of. We stayed in a nice spacious room - 14 bed. Nice showers - hot water. huge lockers. Perfect location!! walking distance to the beach/shopping/bus station. Would definitely stay here again.


74%

There is A/C in the room but only available after 7 pm and staff will turn it on and off throughout the night as they please. There is a schedule when A/C is turned on/off but it's not strictly followed. it was in December, you could open the windows for cooler breezy air along with loud music up till 5 am.


97%

All loud noise from bars around make it to the rooms


80%

Friendly staff who like to have fun, good clean rooms and facilities. Location is convenient, close to the ADO station. Downside is the karaoke bar downstairs blaring music until 2am or so. Get the bar upstairs running again, would be a great hang out spot.


94%

There were so many great things about this hostel. The atmosphere, the staff, the beds, the breakfast, the cleanliness. Loved it all. The only negative was the karaoke that would go on all night in the bar next door making it nearly impossible to sleep. It was just that little bit too loud. But I really loved this place


20%

Did not have a good experience, this place is dirty and smelt like a nightclub. Would not recommend to anyone, it also felt quite unsafe. Very unclean, the man at the front did not spell English, we paid for the hostel and checked out within 10mins once we saw the rooms.

  • 15th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

One of the best hostels in Playa, loved the vibe.


97%

Great hostel, staff were so so friendly and helpful, was very welcoming. Beds were comfy, rooms were cleaned well every day, showers are hot, wifi is awesome and the pool and kitchen are great! Breakfast is good and air con is blissful! Two minute walk to the beach and clubs, would highly recommend!


100%

Had an awesome time! Very helpful and fun staff. Perfect location

  • 16th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

This hostel is amazing, I think is the best I have ever stayed, everyone is so polite and friendly. It's located really near at the beach and the main avenue of playa del Carmen. The breakfast it's very good and all of the recommendations that they advised us was perfect and the rooms are so huge. The unique worried was with the security because they don't have keys for the guests access their rooms and everyone can entry at the hostel but fortunately, the hostel is really good frequented!


74%

There needs to be more maintenance checking with lighting in shower on roof area not working and toilet doors hard to open wifi was weak extenders are not dear and easy to install was very noisy due to music blaring all through the night and didn't stop till 5.30 am. Glade we only booked 1 night.


86%

Amazing staff! They truly go above and beyond to help you out and are some of the most friendly people I've encountered in my travels. Great breakfast made each morningThe location couldn't be more perfect. Two blocks from the beach. The rooms can get hot at times and there are nearby clubs that play loud music most of the night, but if you are looking for a place close to night life, this is it! I love Playa and have been there several times over the last few years. I always stay at Hostel Rio!


100%

Great location! Great Staff! Was welcomed there and felt at home. Will definitely be coming back! Thank you Hostel Rio for a great get-a-way!


94%

It was really good, the location excelent, close to the club area, coco bongo, beach and all of it. The bar area from the hostal was the best part, the bartenders were reallyu nice with us and is just a great place to meet people, I would stay there for sure again, little detail with the air conditioner but it was not a big deal.


66%

Kitchen electronic rages old( wait long time) air conditioner is weak(so hot) some staff is not kind


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