Playa del Carmen Hostels

The Playa del Carmen hostels are among the best places to stay while visiting the Maya Riviera on a tight budget. These basic lodging establishments are very easy on the wallet for starters, and they typically offer a good mix of facilities for guests. The cheapest of the cheap Playa del Carmen lodging are hostel rooms without private bathrooms. Of course, you can always opt to pay a little more for a room with its own bath or increased privacy. The rates will be friendly either way, and the money that you save by not staying at a more expensive hotel can be used for all kinds of fun things to do.

One of the best Playa del Carmen hostels is the Hostel Rio Playa. Found downtown on Calle 8 (8th Street), this wonderful hostel is just a short walk from the main strip that is 5th Avenue, and it also doesn't take long to get to the beach on foot. That's not all there is to like, however. The delightful facilities include a pool and a bar, and in-room amenities include TV and air conditioning. Other facilities include a desk where you can arrange Playa del Carmen tours and a restaurant where you can get some budget-friendly eats.

Another popular hostel that is worth adding to your cheap Playa del Carmen lodging list is the Hostel Playa. This place dubs itself as the "best low budget accommodation in the Riviera Maya," and it's hard to dispute that claim when you consider the overall value. A large kitchen that is fully equipped is among the Hostel Playa's enticing facilities, and its location near the town's main plaza is excellent for numerous reasons. Some of the best shopping is just steps away, and it doesn't take long to walk to the beach. You can more specifically find this hostel at the corner of 25th Avenue and 8th Street, and padlocked lockers are available for storing your things while you enjoy all the nearby attractions. As is true at many of the Playa del Carmen hostels, both dormitory and private rooms are available at the Hostel Playa, so you can choose accordingly.

In addition to considering hostels like these, those who are interested in cheap Playa del Carmen lodging will want to keep the cheap hotels in mind. There are certainly a number of discount hotels in Playa, and they can provide clean and safe lodging at a very reasonable price. The Hotel Colorado is just one example. Found just three blocks from 5th Avenue and a mere four blocks from the beach, the Hotel Colorado enjoys a good location, and guests can choose from double and triple rooms. These rooms, while lacking in the decor and frills departments, have private baths and cable TV. You can find a kitchenette in some of the rooms, and a fan or air conditioning will be supplied.

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