DO NOT STAY!!! BEWARE OF RANDOM PEOPLE POPPING INTO THE ROOMS TO STEAL
i heard that happy gecko was the place to be in playa del carmen so i decided to stay for my last night in mexico. boy was i wrong! apparently they just let anyone walk right on into the rooms which ever time of day. there are no locks on the doors and anyone can just walk right in. I had my money, laptop, and my ipod stolen. the staff there were no help at all. apparently they made it seemed like it was my fault even when i was in the room when this happened. I didn't realize that I had to be on the lookout 24/7 for being in my room as well. i may be jumping to conclusions but apparently in the dorm where i was staying, most of them are all staff. and throughout the day i saw that all of their friends (who were not staying at gecko) were over and they partied all night. while i was in my room that night i saw the friends of the staff randomly just walking in and out of the dorm where i was staying. this kind of draws my conclusion of who came in and robbed me because the bar really isn't advertised out to the public except for friends of friends. the only positive feedback i can give is the location. DO NOT STAY!! there are so many other better hostels that are close to the center. it is not worth your time or money to stay here!!
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