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Hostel 3B Chic & Cheap
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

True to its name, Hostel 3B (Bueno=good, Bonito=beautiful, Barato=cheap) is located just two and half blocks from the beach and the inter-city bus station (company ADO). Very well maintained, the place is very clean and has fans and air-conditionning in the summer. We really appreciated that there is a kitchen that everyone can use, equipped with a common fridge, stove, pots and pans, plates and cutlery. They offer a breakfast for a couple of dollars in the morning. Another great thing is the free Wi-fi. Every bed has its own locker (2 lockers per double bed) where one can store one's valuables. There is someone at the reception 24h/7 (they speak both Spanish and English) and the staff is generally very nice and helpful. During our 14 day stay, the hostel organized two trips to fun locations near Playa to do snorkeling. They didn't charge any fees (everyone had to just cover their public transportation and entrance to the snorkeling site). We met a lot of cool people there and will definitely stay at Hostel 3B if we ever come back to Playa.

Room Tip: We reserved a month ahead by email.
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank anna7357
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

Too bad this hostel was established in a building not ment to be used as a hostel... There is absolutely NO air circulation in the hostel - there is no cross-breeze in the hostel and the building holds heat like an oven. You can sometimes catch a wiff of unpleasant and moldyness even though the hostel is new (the building is not.) We asked about turning the air conditioner on at night because it was unbelievably uncomfortable, but the control was 'lost' and we had to do without. The open window didn't let any heat out, and the room we slept in was between 85*-90*... it was cooler outside! Maybe they have found the control for the air con - you better ask if it is working in your room before you pay!

The hostel is clean and the beds are very comfortable, but my bad stay put me off. They have huge lockers in the rooms that can hold your extra large suitcase, and it is a block from the bus station and two blocks from the beach.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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4  Thank katiebuggs
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

Hostel 3B is brand new!
I stayed there for a week and it was great.
Very well located, close to the beach and restaurants.
The staff is helpful and will try to accomodate you or give you tips.
Great value, will definitely stay there again, if I ever go back to Playa del Carmen.

Room Tip: Contact them directly via email
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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2  Thank cmcs_frozenmoments
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Reviewed 2 April 2011

I was in Playa for 5 days, and decide to stay in Hostel 3B. Honesty I never been in a hostel like this before. This was the best experience ever. The place is super clean and fancy, it's realy gose well with the CHIC & CEAP. The rooms looks fantastic and elegant, and the beds were very comfortable. This hostel has a good location - close to 5 th avenue, close to the beach and the Ferry doc, shopping center, ceap meals ... etc. The staff were ver helpfull and friendly. Thank you Fer ........ and thanks all of you.
Best wishess

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled solo
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4  Thank popovdesign
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  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled with friends
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