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Reviews of El Duende Del Mar Playa del Carmen Hostel

Av. 30 Sur esquina calle 3 Sur, Colonia Centro C.P., Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 87%

Location 70%

Safety 97%

Staff 97%

Value 87%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

For now we only accept cash and Paypal while we finish the refurbishment works.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 14:00

Policies

  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Playa del Carmen?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 87%

Location 70%

Safety 97%

Staff 97%

Value 87%

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80% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Fairly goog all round. Far enough away from 5th Avenue to avoid hearing any noise from there. Marbella was quick to sort out 1 small problem we had, but it took a little longer to stop loud music emanating from the room next to ours - although I understood the difficulty - the youngish couple were UH !

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Liked: The superior double room came equipt will everything you could imagine: a refrigerator, oven, stovetop, sink, small kitchen table, tv, air conditioning, and a private bathroom.

Disliked: The location is close to everything but on the far side when you are walking with all your luggage.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Jan 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Relaxation / spa, Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: I would highly recommend this place! Whether you are traveling as a couple, a group, or a family this is a wonderful gem in Playa del Carmen. It may be listed as "hostel" but it is really a little apartment (which you could never tell from the price) complete with two bedrooms with nice patios, a kitchen (with refrigerator, oven, pots, pans, plates, bowls, silverware, cooking utensils, a blender, etc), and bathroom. The place is beautifully designed and decorated and very clean. I loved sitting in our porch hammock and looking out into the courtyard which is a gorgeous oasis of green trees and flowers. I always felt safe there. The staff was very sweet and helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better stay.El Duende Del Mar is several blocks from the commercial/hotel strip along the beach. It is not a long walk and the price makes it so worth it. It is on 3rd and 30th, you just walk up the main street from the bus station and then take a left at another major intersection. Be on the lookout for it because there is no big sign. Right as the street is about to end you will find it. BONUS: There is little produce store a block away where we would buy a bunch of fresh fruit (mangos, bananas, pineapple, etc) to bring back and make smoothies with the blender in our room! Breakfast consisted of coffee and toast with jam and was brought to our room every morning at whatever time we requested! There was hot water everyday in the beautiful mosaic shower. This place is an incredible value. It was absolutely the nicest place we stayed while traveling around the Yucatan. I couldn't believe it, usually I realize I am going to have to sacrifice something (comfort, cleanliness, etc.) to some extent while trying to stay within my budget but not at this place! It has it all. I think is pretty undiscovered right now. It use to be a "condohotel" with a much higher price I think but because of tourism and the location they lowered the price to cater to budget travelers. It really does have it all. If you are looking for a beautiful, clean, safe, peaceful place to stay on a small budget you are in luck.

Customer would recommend this property

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