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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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    Overview
    • Excellent55%
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    • Average11%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible4%
    27 May 2017
    “Good basic hostel”
    6 Apr 2017
    “Perfect for backpackers to meet new and fun people!”
    Free Wifi
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    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Kitchenette
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 3 February 2014

    very clean, excelent ambient, all services and close to everything, is literally at the center of everything. Even transportation for some other interest places is 1 block away. My experience over all was awsome!

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    Response from hostelvivelavida, Manager at Hostel Vive la VidaResponded 6 February 2014

    Thank you very much for your comments, see you next time for more adventures.

    Reviewed 28 January 2014

    This hostel is a good choice for people who are wanting to have a comfortable and safe place to sleep. It offers not much else in amenities, though having WiFi was a huge bonus. There are some great local restaurants easily within walking distance as...More

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    Response from hostelvivelavida, Manager at Hostel Vive la VidaResponded 6 February 2014

    Thanks for coming, was a pleasure to meet you, see you soon.

    Reviewed 22 January 2014

    I had a lovely stay! The location was fantastic. It was easy to make friends in the great common area. The dorm rooms were not very good for a good sleep because of the nearby common area -the noise may keep you awake. The hostel...More

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    Response from hostelvivelavida, Manager at Hostel Vive la VidaResponded 6 February 2014

    Thanks for coming, we are working to give a better service.

    Reviewed 20 December 2013

    Great hostel, great staff, fab owner and brilliant guests! Very good location and trust worthy people there where you feel safe and a home from home. I loved it so much I stayed twice! Wonderful time had, thank you so much Fernando!

    2  Thank NB20132013
    Response from hostelvivelavida, Manager at Hostel Vive la VidaResponded 6 February 2014

    Thanks for coming guys, it was a pleasure to meet you, see you next time.

    Reviewed 10 December 2013

    Stayed here a fair few nights. Despite people saying the rooms are may be a little hot and the dorm beds not the comfiest, I can almost guarantee that a)you'll be too drunk to care (since you're in PdC) or b)the vibe of the hostel...More

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    Response from hostelvivelavida, Manager at Hostel Vive la VidaResponded 6 February 2014

    Thank you very much for your comments, we are working to give a better service, we hope you come back.

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 14 - USD 36 (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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