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Vallarta Sun Hostel Reviews

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

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89%

Rating
308 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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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

97%

I am impressed with Vallarta Sun Hostel. Overall the place is very clean and well set up. The kitchen is always open with plenty of utensils and everything you need if you want to buy food and prepare your own meals. The shower in my room had excellent water pressure and there was always hot water. I liked the little touches like a lamp and a shelf next to every bed. Marco is great and takes very good care of all his guests. Location is great--close to beach, restaurants, everything.

  • 15th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, What a fantastic review and thank you for taking the time to mention the details that made your experience so great! We love hearing from our guests and are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We take pride in providing everything from hot showers to a fully stocked kitchen to make you feel at home in paradise! Please stay with us again soon! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun Hostel

100%

Ricardo and Marco were very helpful and friendly. I had to leave my bags to pick up later, and they were very accommodating. The hostel itself is in a premium location within close walking distance of all the best beaches, restaurants and shops. I absolutely LOVE the Vallarta Sun! Kelly

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, First of all, thank you for taking the time to give us feedback and for the nice review. We are glad we could accommodate your travel needs and happy that you enjoyed the hostel and our great location! Come back soon, we'd love to have you stay with us again! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun Hostel

89%

Great place to stay in Puerto Vallarta. Location, "the hostelwibe" and staff is awesome. So much fun staying there. Would recommend this place for sure

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Dear Guest, Thank you for the recommendation and for the great review. We have fun getting to know our guests and making sure they have the best experience possible. We look forward to you staying with us at Vallarta Sun again soon! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun Hostel

91%

Great location only a couple blocks from the beach, close to restaurants, shops. Dorms are good though the bunk beds are pretty squeaky, but each bed has a big locker to use. Hostel kept very clean though the cleaning the room at 10pm is a weird time to tidy things up... Comfy lounge area to relax in.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thank you for writing a review and for the valuable feedback, we appreciate it. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and liked the location. We'll make sure to check out our bunk beds to see if we can fix the squeak. Our night shift crew usually checks the rooms after everyone has gone out so when they return from a night on the town they have clean rooms like they just arrived. Cleanliness is very important to our guests so we do whatever we can to be spotless! Thank you!

51%

Stayed in the 6 bed dorm with 5 friends (we booked together). The room was pokey, no natural light and hardly any room to move. The guy running the hostel was helpful regarding directions and beaches to go to. The other travelers staying in this hostel were peculiar and quite old, almost creepy (our group ranged from 24-25 years old). One night we came home late and found that the night shift receptionist was leaving our 6 bed dorm, he had no reason to be in there.

  • 23rd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel and for providing us with feedback to help us improve your experience at Vallarta Sun. We welcome everyone to our hostel and hope fellow travelers enjoy each other's company. We have our staff check the dorms rooms on the evening shift so that everything is clean like when you arrived. When you go out, we go to work to make everything sparkling clean again! We hope you will return to our hostel soon! Thank you!

100%

If your going to stay in Vallarta, stay at the Vallarta Sun! I really can't say enough about how great the Owner (Ricardo) is, as well as the Manager (Marcos)! I was met with warmth, welcome, and security before I had even arrived with Ricardo re-assuring great storage for my bags! Marcos is just a cool, open-minded, professional person who is always looking out for every need of every guest, as well as taking people out at night and to great hidden beaches! Top-Notch Hostel w/ a great vibe!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, What an awesome review! Thank you! We are thrilled you had such a great experience staying with us and for taking the time to write what made your stay so excellent. We hope to see you again soon and show you new adventures in Puerto Vallarta! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun

97%

My overall stay was great. The bathrooms and dorms were awesome, great location, and Marco, the guy who works at the hostel was super nice and helpful with everything! The only thing I would try to improve is the social aspect of the hostel. It felt like people were hesitant to socialize together at times. The best hostels are where you meet the most people. Overall great place!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review of our hostel. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found so many aspects of the hostel to your liking. We appreciate the feedback regarding the social atmosphere and will consider ideas that will help our guests feel more comfortable socializing together. Please come back soon and thank you again for staying with us! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun Hostel

100%

A great hostel. The owner and manager are super friendly and helpful. The location, a stones throw from the beach, can't be matched and I wouldn't hesitate to stay again. My dorm room had no outside window, but with plenty of communal space and so much to explore nearby, I was only sleeping there anyway. The kitchen looks clean and the wifi was good. They have luggage storage too, so on my last day I still went to the beach and came to use the shower and the other failities. Thanks guys!

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Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your positive comments. We are glad to know that you had a great stay at Vallarta Sun! Every nice comment from our valued guests makes a difference and we strive to exceed expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun Hostel

100%

Awesome Hostel!!!! The location is great and the stuff is very friendly. This is my second hostel experiment ever and I'm glad it was this one. Rico is an awesome guy and the atmosphere is vivid and relaxing. My friends were staying in another hostel in the same area but it was not even close to this one when I saw it. This is by far the best hostel in Puerto Vallarta. What I appreciated the most, beside the friendly environment, is the hostel quite night hours rule!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thank you for the fantastic review and for staying at Vallarta Sun Hostel. We want to be the best hostel in Puerto Vallarta and thanks to guests like you who help us be #1! Please come back and stay with us again, and bring your friends with you! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun

100%

It was an absolute pleasure staying at this hostel. Definitely felt like a home away from home instead of a hostel.

  • 17th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, We so appreciate your kind review and we look forward to you coming home again soon! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun Hostel

80%

Staff was nice, dorms a tad cramped but that's dorms, AC was appreciated, great location in old town near Los Muertos beach. All in all it was a fair hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hostel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our great location and took advantage of the A/C! Please return soon and check out our great private room for a more spacious stay! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun

100%

This was a wonderful place to stay - on a nice quiet street but really close to everything. Good facilities, clean rooms and a really cool cold hot tub to hang out in when you need to get away from the beach. The owner Marco went to all ends to make sure our every need was met, and epecially looked after us when we got food poisoning.

  • 4th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Dear Guest, We are thankful for your review and happy to know that we exceeded your expectations. We are sorry to hear you were under the weather but pleased our staff was there to help you through it! Please visit us again soon. Sincerely, Vallarta Sun

91%

Really well located, excellent value for my money. The staff very kindness, and also the place is very clean

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Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review and for taking the time to write positive comments about our hostel. We hope you'll stay with us again in the future! Sincerely, Vallarta Sun

100%

VALLARTA SUN HOSTEL! One of the best hostels in Mexico. The location is perfect, overlooking the Los Muertos beach. Not even a 2 minute walk to the strip with good food (TACOS and TORTAS!!), $1 beers/margaritas, cafes, and massage places. Right next door is Metamorfosis, a spa salon, where we got relaxing pedicures (other services available too) The rooms were clean, more importantly the BATHROOMS were very clean! The USP: Ricardo and Marco, are very welcoming, jovial, approachable and helpful!


100%

i love it--it is my home away from home!!!


80%

Great place to stay! I will definitely be staying there again.


97%

Our stay in Vallarta Sun was just great. The receptionist Marco is very cool, with good tips of what to do & see, and he hangs out with the guests in the evening as well, creating a nice atmosphere for everybody to get to know each other. The hostel is 5mins away from the beach, close to all the restaurants, bars and grocery shops. You can book boat trips and other sightseeing trips from the hostel (although I do recommend to do that down the street close to the beach, as it is a bit cheaper.


77%

Please, let some fresh air and daylight in the hostel! Pleeease.

  • 9th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing hostel. Location is perfect, two blocks from the beach, next to several bars, restaurants and clubs. There is a very friendly Chef providing nice meals for a very cheap price. AC in the rooms, which is a need in Puerto Vallarta. Definetely recomend the hostel!


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