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    Hostel Vive la Vida

    Calle 2 Norte 141 | Av. 25 y Av. 30, Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          US$17
          US$16
          US$17
          US$16
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          Overview
          • Excellent55%
          • Very good24%
          • Average11%
          • Poor6%
          • Terrible4%
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          Free Wifi
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Kitchenette
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Restaurant
          2.0 Star Hotel
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          1 - 5 of 107 reviews

          Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

          This was a really good basic hostel but the one complaint I have is that there were people having a party and blasting music from 4am-10am and nobody told them to be quiet. We were shattered after a 23 hour journey! The rest of the...More

          Thank Liz M
          Reviewed 6 April 2017

          I stayed here in January and I felt so welcome from the first moment! The staff was super kind and looked after me very well. I left and came back and they gave me the same bed which I liked. There was lots of other...More

          Thank Yeah-zuz
          Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

          Not a nice place to stay...unless you are looking to party all night and sleep in a sauna. Checking into the hostel was a very disorganized process. They said beds werent ready which is understandable. We paid left our stuff and came back 5 hours...More

          Thank Kelsey W
          Reviewed 16 August 2016

          We had the unfortunate experience of staying in this dump for two nights. It was booked through our travel agent and so we really had no idea what we were walking into. We had a "private room" on the bottom floor, which was actually just...More

          1  Thank Sarah T
          Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

          The 'pool' is akin to a green murky paddling pool, the 'breakfast' is just coffee, but what most annoyed me is that when I asked the manager to turn the air con on at 10pm he said 'we don't turn it on until 11pm' despite...More

          1  Thank Pop M
          Hostel Che
          283 reviews
          #18 of 201 Speciality lodging in Playa del Carmen
           
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Things to do
          • Pool
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          • Price range
          • US$12 - US$34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Kitchenette ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 10
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          • Location
          • Mexico >
          • Yucatan Peninsula >
          • Quintana Roo >
          • Riviera Maya >
          • Playa del Carmen
          • Also Known As
          • Hostel Vive La Vida Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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