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Vallarta Sun Hostel Reviews

Francisca Rodriguez 169 COL. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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90%

Rating
333 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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91%

Wi-Fi doesn't work.


80%

Beautiful hostel in a perfect location! We stayed in a private room with a shared bathroom. Everything was great with the only exception being that the AC in the room was hard to work/did not keep the room cool at night. We loved the pool, ping pong table, hammocks, and wifi!


63%

It's an ok hostel if you are staying 1 night but not more. Staff wasn't very helpful, rooms were small, bunk beds aren't very solid. A/C wasn't working properly. Would not recommend to close friends.


100%

The hostel and part of a hotel, you have the staff were great. Not one complaint. The staff were friendly and always cleaning, the beds are real single beds with nice mattresses and not the thin Ikea type pads. The pillows were good too, not the thin lame ones that some hostels have. Because this hostel is part of a hotel, you have many added benefits like luxory of having a swimming pool and a very large and clean kitchen where you can cook your own meals.


100%

Great place, near to the beach, near everything and very comfortable.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

for a low budget travel this is definitely the best choice in vallarta. the beach is a 3 min walk there are also a lot of restaurants and supermarkets arround and also the busstation for the local bus back to the airport or long distance bus station is only 5 min away. the rooms are okay could be a bit better but ok for that prices it is okay and you can use a nice and clean pool


71%

I have stayed at this hostel few times and the last time I stayed was completely awful. For the first time the air conditioning was regulated so that you can only use it at night. I chose this hostel because of the AC and this was very frustrating. When we asked them if they could turn it on because I am asthmatic but they refused. By the end of two nights my clothes were growing mold on them due to the humidity in the rooms (that don't have windows). my group and I had to stay at another hotel


86%

Great location. Very friendly staff. I did not speak any Spanish but the staff were still very nice. Only downside is that there is no free breakfast but for the value it was well worth staying there. You can actually get sleep at this hostel and the pool was great.


86%

The hosts were amazing here really helpful- directions, language help, food etc..as I was travelling solo. The place is really nice and clean. I only stayed for 2 nights so didn't get to gage the social side of things. But in terms of service and cleanliness awesome!! I would recommend if you are on a budget but want to stay in the romantic zone of PV near the beach.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Fantastic review, thank you so much! We love to help our guests enjoy Puerto Vallarta and we are so lucky to have such a great location. Thanks for the nice compliments regarding our staff and for noting the importance of awesome service and cleanliness at our hostel. We hope you'll stay with us again and stay longer to experience more of our paradise! Saludos, Vallarta Sun

83%

There is no natural sunlight in the dorms because the rooms are in the basement. BUT there is a pool which is nice to escape the midday heat at the beach where umbrellas are rare or have to be rented


74%

The staff on during the day were great and helpful. Unfortunately this was the opposite at night. Dorm rooms were decent and had aircon. There are not a lot of other options for hostel accomodation in the area but straight people should be aware that this hostel is located in the heart of the gay district.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for posting a review and for staying with us! We are glad you mentioned and enjoyed cooling off with the AC in your dorm room. We also have a great swimming pool, we hope you got to enjoy that too! Our location is only a block from the beach and around the corner from great restaurants, bars, shops and many events. Your stay was during Gay Pride so you got to experience an event that is part of what makes Vallarta so diverse and interesting! We hope you'll stay with us again.

100%

I was very happy here and felt very comfortable, because the hostel is very clean, quiet and everybody at the young staff is very kind and helpful. The location of this place is excellent, and has a cozy-tropical atmosphere. I will be back soon !!

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the excellent review and we can't wait to have you back! There's nothing better than staying in a tropical paradise that's comfortable and clean so you can relax and have fun. We appreciate you choosing Vallarta Sun, we'll see you soon! Saludos, Vallarta Sun

100%

Excellent lockers, comfortable beds, very clean facilities, well-located, good internet connection, friendly/helpful staff, big common area, great kitchen. I don't usually give all top ratings, but they deserve it. Easy location in center of Romantic zone and best pricing you can find. You won't be disappointed. Recommended.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We appreciate you posting a fantastic review of our hostel and for pointing out all the important amenities we have that made your stay so great! Thank you for recommending us and for giving us all top ratings!! We love to hear our guests are so happy and we look forward to your next stay with us, so come back soon!

100%

Excellent place to stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful, great location and very clean. Couldn't have asked for much more!

  • 21st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you, we couldn't ask for a nicer review! We appreciate you taking the time to post your comments and for staying with us. Come stay with us again soon, there's always something new in Puerto Vallarta to enjoy! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun

100%

It's a really confortable and calm space to stay in Vallarta. You can walk almost everywhere.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for enjoying our hostel and for posting a review! We are very happy to know you were comfortable and found our place relaxing, just what we all need on vacation! We are also enjoying chats by our swimming pool with cool beers...cheers! Our location is ideal for taking in the sights of Puerto Vallarta by foot and we're glad you took advantage of the opportunity! Visit us again soon! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun

97%

Such a nice Hostel!! It is big, has a lot of things offered and the atmosphere is great there. We could watch the Oscars with a flatscreen TV lying on big pillows..Really beautiful there!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thanks for posting such a nice review of our hostel, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us! We try to offer a little something for everyone, whether you're looking to relax and watch the Oscars or head down to the beach at the end of our block. Please come back and visit us again, we'd love to have you! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun Hostel



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