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About Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is the second-largest of the tourist and resort towns on the Mexican-Caribbean coastline. It is a really nice beach, but most people come to Playa del Carmen for the constant party, mostly down Fifth Avenue. On the plus side, Playa del Carmen is centrally located to areas such as Cancun and Tulum so you can take a collectivo in either direction if you decide to do a day trip to either of these destinations.
In Playa del Carmen itself, there is a spider monkey sanctuary that you can go and visit to learn about the kinds of animals that live in and among the jungle areas of this part of the country. You can also catch the ferry from here over to the island of Cozumel, where you can hang out for the day or spend a couple of days. The area contains several cenotes where you can go and snorkel; some of them also offer diving for those who are PADI certified. For those who love adventure parks, there are also a few of these scattered along the highway in and around Playa del Carmen.
Hostels in Playa del Carmen are abundant and scattered throughout the city center. Most of them are close to the beach and all of your major amenities that you may need during your stay. If you ask your friendly Playa del Carmen hostel staff, they should be able to point you in the direction of anything that you may need and for transport to and from activities.
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Youth Hostel Playa del Carmen
"In a city that delivers surprisingly few hostels, Youth Hostel Playa Del Carmen provides an excellent opportunity to save a few pesos and meet fellow travelers who are equally keen to take in the excellent nightlife. The Location Given the high cost of land in the city, it is surprising that you find the hostel only five minutes' walk from the beach. On the two surrounding blocks, you will find a number of cheaper restaurant options,...
Hostel Quinta Playa
"If you like to be next to the beach and the main area of Playa del Carmen; but beside that, the hostel has more to offer than just location. The Location The hostel is next to the ADO Bus terminal and a short walk from the collectivo terminals. Besides being easily findable from the bus, the hostel is located next to Fifth Avenue, which is the main street in Playa del Carmen. So, if you go out of the hostel to the left then you are on...
Happy Gecko Hostel
"Happy Gecko Hostel does not live up to the claims and promises it makes on booking sites. The hostel describes itself as “trendy, with a great rooftop bar.” The only thing accurate about that statement is that it does indeed have a roof where you can sit and drink your own beverages. The Location This hostel is very easy to find, with easy-to-spot signage. It is very close to all of the action and excitement of Fifth Avenue, but is on a...
Hostel Rio Playa
"Hostel Rio Playa has a social atmosphere, good location, complimentary breakfast, friendly and helpful staff, a noon check-out time, and comfortable beds -- all you really need in a hostel in Playa del Carmen. This is an ideal place to stay if you are looking to meet people and enjoy the party life of Playa del Carmen without blowing the budget. The Location The hostel is located in the heart of the tourist district, in a safe but noisy...
Hostel Vive la Vida
"The refund was clean ... - Good location and great rates! In the heart of local cheap food and markets. Less than one block from colectivo station for journey to Tulum and Cancun. Close to beach but far enough to avoid the bar scene. Rooms and attached bathrooms were bad. I did NOT stay after checking into room. Chemicals were being sprayed on the wooden bunks in all rooms and the drain in attached bathroom shower was open & a mosquito haven....
"Clean and cool but lacking a bit of charm - Just got here and yet to stay the night but it is clean, good location near to the main ADO bus station, staff are fine, close to the beach, communal area is downstairs. There is however no kitchen, no fridges and incredibly no alcohol is permitted in the hostel or even in your room!!! Such a shame. Good place to stay with friends tho I would say." … "… drinking games, beer pong,...
"… necessary information for you to travel around in a cheap and safe way. You can also join us in our special group excursions and have even more fun. Rooms are spacious and clean, so you will feel comfortable. All our bedrooms have A/C and lockers for our guests. WI-FI is free and you can use it everywhere at the hostel. We also have a computer in the lobby that you can use whenever you want. Hostel Che, an ideal place for young...
Grand Hostal Playa
"At the hostel you will find private and double rooms, but dorms for all your friends too. All of them have WiFi internet connection, personal night lamp and plug in for charge your gadgets. Grand Hostal has a huge common area with pool, sun-lounge with hammocks and sun-tanned beds. But also space to play soccer, volley ball or water polo." … "Grand Hostal Playa have 71 bed in 8 rooms with air conditioning and lockers. We have internet...
Tres Mundos Hostel
"… passageway with comfortable seating and music interconnected with outdoor courtyard plus a terrace with sheltered hammocks, BBQ and of course, music. We offer free continental breakfast, WiFi in all the common areas and most rooms, we have a comfortable common room with flat screen cable TV, fully equipped, clean kitchen, we have books and offer tours for very affordable prices. Our staff is outgoing, friendly and happy to help with...
Hacienda del Sol
"Great hostel!! - Great hostel. Owners really nice, everything spotlessly clean, dinners really nice and great value. Perfect location, in a nice and local area and very easy to get to the centre. The hostel itself is beautiful inside and out, lots of facilities. You have everything you need there!!!" … "Great big friendly hostel - Between the free bikes, and free pool it's worth it. Easy going nice staff and clean accommodations are...
"Check out Tequilita Hostel if you're looking for a laid-back and easygoing hostel within the Playa del Carmen area? If you like to meet people, have a blast, and go out or you would like to enjoy the view and maybe the party from a rooftop within the city, then you should definitely visit this hostel. The Location The hostel is located on Sixth between Fifteenth and Twentieth streets. It is short walking distance from the ADO bus...
"I had a BLAST!! - This place is so fun! it was really hard to leave! My friend recommended me to go there and i thanked him so much, They have a large patio where everybody get together to hang out and everyday a different activity, Thursday "Noche with Juan" is crazy and everybody were so nice! If you came to Playa to just have fun this is the place. The rooms are also very comfy and there is always a place to go relax. I will definitely go...
"Good - Great place!!! Location is the only downside here." … "… our chillout pool. Excel Sense offers unlimited free Wi-Fi in all rooms, reception and terrace. Reception is opened 24 hours 7 days a week; you can also book your tour through our travel agency service, in which we have several years of experience, such as in Riviera Maya tours, flights, packages and accommodation all around in the world. Excel Sense offers...
Siete Colores Hostel
"Siete Colores is a refurbished colonial house, spacious and with a comfy design, equipped for all your needs. Counts with large rooms, private and shared bathrooms, all designed with a unique touch. It’s a safe and quaint place with a 24- hour-staff available to cater for our guests' needs. Siete Colores has 3 dorms available, all our bedrooms count with 3 bunkbeds, for a total of 6 people per room. Rooms and bathrooms are quite large, we've...
"First Eco Hostel in playa! Steps away from the beach & Fifth Avenue. Great atmosphere. Close to restaurants (24hr) , clubs, bars, shops, etc... Best price. Recycled decorations, lots of plants, earth friendly products. Come and have a great vacation without leaving a high footprint! Please note : Cancellation Policy : 48 hours. Cash payment or Credit Card (No Amex) accepted on arrival. Check-in time : 15:00....
"… night and enjoy movies in the living room equipped with cable tv and a dvd player. We have a big kitchen with 3 full size fridges to store your food and all the cooking supplies that you will need. We are directly across the corner from Walmart for all your grocery shopping. Hostel Playa has: 8 private rooms: single, twin and triple 3 Girls Dorms: 7 beds, 7 beds, and 6 beds 3 Mens dorms: 6 beds, 8 beds, and 8 beds 3 Mixed Dorms: 4...
"… have shared bathroom and wc. free wifi. Kitchen with microwave & fridge only and common area, and tour info and tips. We have 6 bedrooms, 2 Only women bedroom and 1 private, all our beds include clean sheets every 5 days, daily maid service, towels, air conditioner, fan, and private lockers. Please note: Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night...
La Tortuga Azul
"Great stay! - The front desk staff at this hostel was amazing -- extremely accommodating, friendly, and helpful. Hostel was clean and pleasant and I always felt safe. I would stay there again. The only thing that I would wish for is an additional washroom -- always a wait with too many people sharing the one common bathroom and was used by people in the mixed bed dorm that had their own bathroom in their room -- in all, that would be my only...
"… mountains in Veracruz at our in-house coffee shop. There is also an authentic Mexican style restaurant where you can treat yourselves to the real flavors of this country. Surroundings Bendito Rancho is situated just a few minutes away from the very famous 5th avenue, where are the trendiest bars, restaurants and shops. The beach is only one block away. If you walk for one block longer, there is Mamita's beach club, the most...
Hostel Wonderous World
"… throughout our whole property which we know is usually hard to find at hostels and even many hotels for that matter. We also have available queen sized pillowtop bunks for the people who like a little more comfort and space with privacy partitions. There is a large community kitchen with everything you need to cook anykind of meal you like. Fridge, freezer, full stove with oven, utensils, cookware, and dishes for your convience....
Hostel Vive la Vida
Calle 2 nte. Entre 25 y 30 Av.
Green Monkey Hostel
"Green Monkey Hostel: peace, tranquillity and comfort, all at a good price. We have the best recommendations and a wide variety of experience in the touristic and hostel industry. We have all of the basic services such as Wi-Fi, communal kitchen, an area for hammocks, laundry mat, etc. We offer local tours, and tour information for less commercial places" … "… rooms with bathroom - semiprivate rooms with shared bath - female...
"… offer you four private room whith a/c and Tv set whith bathroom, also we have a two dormitory , the first whith ten beds mix o the other dormitory whith four beds if you want reserve only for girls. We have a security 24 hours. We offer you kitchen facilitis, Wi-fi, an living room whith cable-tv, and a nice outdoor area for you to enjoy and relax. We are located close to the main restaurantes and clubs of Av.5, e can offer you a...
Maria Sabina Hotel & Backpackers Hostel
"Prime Location, great Staff, great Service, nice people! - I stayed at Maria Sabinas for a week in Sept 2009. Location. Literally "meters" from the Beach, five-minute walk to the Main Bus Stop, ten-minute walk to the Night Clubs, and it's just off 5th Avenue aka "main shopping/restaurant district." Across the street is a twenty-four-Hour Convenience Store, open all day/all night, with a Bank Machine. I would recommend this place to single or...
Hostel El Palomar
"This place is pretty awesome - definitely the place you want to stay if you are traveling alone, as the price is only 100 pesos per person ($9-$10 USD). The hostel is located right on the beach and on the main strip, around the corner from the bus station. So the location could really not be any better. There is a magnificent rooftop terrace with a clean, usable kitchen, tables and chairs, and an awesome view of the sea. The dorms are...
"… atmosphere provides just private rooms with an exterior patio. We offer laundry service and towel rental. Wi-Fi, accessible from all areas of the hostel is free of charge for all guests. Among other features we have a comfy TV room and an abundance of outdoor communal area which allow you to connect with travellers from across the globe, great for a nice barbecue. Please note: Our private rooms are situated in our second property...
Colores Mexicanos Hostel
"Colores Mexicanos is a very nice, clean, and well-kept place overall -- almost luxurious. This place draws a large Italian and Latino crowd, and is almost always booked up (make reservations early!). It has very nice rooms and bathrooms, a common area with TV, free Internet, book exchange, and a kitchen coming soon. The rooms all overlook a very bright courtyard, full of colorful flowers. For the couples out there, they have an extra part...
"… city placed in the middle of Maya Riviera, cultures from every places meets here to drink a cocktail to enjoy the sunset on the 5’ Av. before degusting the Mexican food delicacies, the Italian pizza, Argentinean steak and Japanese sushi… dive into the fascinating “movida” or simply take a romantic walk. However, you’ll keep a unique memory about the perfume, tastes, sounds and colours-made atmosphere of your Mexican holiday....
Casitas de colores
"… fabulous turquoise beaches. The studios all have an equipped kitchen and a dining area. Also a comfy bed with an orthopedic mattress and a flat screen TV with cable. Other features include free Wi-Fi, a hot shower, a ceiling fan and air conditioning. There is a lovely shared garden area just outside where you can see lots of colourful birds and butterflies. Here there is a small dining area and a BBQ. These Casitas are...
La Playa Condohotel
"… living, La Playa CondoHotel is the perfect place to hang your hat. Each suite is well appointed and comes with hotel assistance. The closest thing to living here, and only two block away of the beautiful Caribbean. We have different units available depending on the type of accommodations you prefer. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the...
Blue Pearl Suites
"… location is the best: at the heart of Playa del Carmen, only 2 minutes walking to the beach and the main avenue with all restaurants, shopping, day and night- life. There are several stores for groceries very near. On top of the building is an exquisite solarium with dip pool, sun beds and ocean view. This is your home in Playa del Carmen so you can enjoy and exciting and relaxing vacation. Please note the following: Check...
"… and what travelers value and need during their stay. Guest can relax in their apartments; complete with comfy sofas, cable Tv, or communicate with friends and family over the internet Wi-fi free access available throughout the property. The Condo 46 has 11 apartments available for 2 or 3 peoples. The apartments have a bedroom with queen size bed, livingroom with sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower. All apartments...
Posada la Paduana
"We have Double rooms, rustic style, all with individual bathroom, color tv(only local channels), Ceiling fan and wireless internet access. Located very close to the 5th ave. in playa del carmen mexico." … "Posada la Paduana" … "18th Street and 55th North Ave. Colonia Ejidal, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México. close to the ADO bus station, between juarez ave and constituyentes ave." … Calle 18 esquina Avenida 55...
Casa Kan Balam
"Beautiful and Cosy studio inspired by Mayan art in the middle of a luxury tropical garden 4 guest max Breakfast included at 5 mts of the beach and 3 mts of the center town 2 Queen size bedrooms Living Room - Little kitchen A/C - Wifi - Mini Bar One daily transportation for the beach free with the rent Bicycles - Parking Sale of Tours Sales of traditionnals art on place Diner in option on request only Pets not allowed Language : French -...
Villas Picalu B&B Boutique
"… have two swimming pools and a natural Cenote in the gardens.The Puerto Aventuras Golf course is accessible directly from our garden and in a few minutes' walk there is a free entrance Beach Club, in one of the most beautiful beaches of the Riviera Maya. All our rooms are equipped with King-size beds, ceiling fans, air conditioning, free wi-fi. Cleaning is daily for baths, weekly for the rooms and change of bed linen and bath...
B&B Casa Coral
"… the house there is a nice and relaxing tropical garden with typical Caribbean flowers, coconut palms and towering babana trees, where our guests can spend relaxing afternoons lulled into a hammock. In the morning you can enjoy the pleasure of a healthy breakfast (from 8.00am to 10.00 am) with singing birds and parrots crossing our garden all the time. Casa Coral offers to our traveling friends the use of bicycles that will allow...
Casa del Carmen
"Casa del Carmen is a small family run hotel in the center of playa del carmen There are seven mini apartments, all with private bathroom, wi-fi, fans and kitchen. The famous 5th Avenue and the beach is about a ten minute walk away. Many bars, restaurants and shops can be found on the 30th which is 2 minutes walk.Even the highway is very close and from there you can take the public bus to go to Tulum or Cancun." … "… is...
Condominimum Aqua Terra
"… Mamitas Beach Convenient to bars, club, restaurants, grocery stores, super markets, shopping and public transportation. All the supplies you may expect to find in a hotel are included (like hair dryer, shampoo and conditioner, soap, toilet paper, napkins, and tissues. We only drink bottled water; every week I buy lots of 5-gallon water bottles, we always have one bottle in a dispenser in the kitchen for lukewarm water for...
"Posada Caribbean style, only 7 minutes walk from the beach; The property is located in the center of the locality, on the corner of Avenida 20 Calle 28." … Avenue number 20, corner with street number 28
Hotel Playa del Karma
"… del Karma, we have ensured that guests can choose between four accommodation options (the Nativo, Karma, Nativo Triple, and Nativo Quadruple) that will fit their sense of style and budget. Predominantly decorated in authentic Mexican-Caribbean themed furnishings and colors, each room at the Hotel Playa del Karma provides and oasis of tranquility for guests after they partake of all that Playa del Carmen has to offer. The Hotel...
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