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Popol Vuh
Ranked #134 of 211 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 January 2015

We found Popol Vuh an ideal place to stay with our two teenage daughters. The location allows for independence among all family members to either spend time at the beach, wander through Playa del Carmen on foot, or relax in the lovely courtyard, which is usually quiet during the day, but in the evening offers the opportunity to meet other guests of all ages from all over the world. Alex and Fabian are very friendly and organized and willing to help out in any way. The cleaning staff do an excellent job as well. We found Popul Vuh’s restaurant to have great food, while being very reasonably priced compared to the restaurants right along 5th Avenue.

Room Tip: Popol Vuh offers a wide variety of rooms, which is explained on their website
  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 January 2015

You can feel the good vibe in this hostel. The variety of room options makes it a great choice. There is a social room in the middle of the hostel where you can hang out with the other guests. I took due to business purpose so I could park there.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 January 2015

I booked a private room last minute and was happy with my stay for my needs. I was looking for a room in a convenient location to the beach, restaurants/bars and transportation, and somewhere I'd be able to relax after going out at night without hearing bar noise.

This hostel is located right in the thick of it by the beach and 2 blocks from the ADO bus terminal, but at 2nd Street which is just far enough away from most bars and clubs located around 10th and 12th Street to be peaceful. It also has a very laid back hostel atmosphere with a common courtyard with hammocks where guests hang out and socialize. If you're looking to go to bed early, this is probably not the best place as all rooms are situated around the courtyard, but if you want to meet people and hang out or normally go to bed past midnight, you will be just fine.

I had the queen bed room with a pullout sofa on the first floor which was large and had a private bathroom and a flat screen TV with many cable channels. It was very comfortable, though somewhat dated. I couldn't help but think how a few minor fixes like some new tile, paint, etc would help make it a lot more inviting. However, the bed was pretty comfortable and there was hot water the entire time, so I was satisfied for $70/night given the location. The staff is also super helpful and very nice.

I would definitely recommend staying here if you're not too picky and expect basic hostel-level accommodations and want something reasonably priced in a great location.

Room Tip: Private rooms on the second floor and cabins are a bit more private since the door is not right off...
  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 January 2015

We stayed here because it was one of the cheapest places to get a private double room in Playa Del Carmen but we would definitely recommend this place to anyone. The staff bent over backwards to help us and even let us park our hire car on the grounds for two nights, saving us cash in the process. The kitchen and fridge area is clean and friendly with hammocks and tables for eating and chilling out. It's a little oasis of calm despite being round the corner from Playa's main tourist street and beach. It's also close to the bus station, which is great if you have heavy backpacks like we did. In fact the location can't be faulted. The rooms were basic but all we needed and comfortable.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2014

I stayed overnight here upon ending a Mexico vacation, for the convenience of reaching the bus terminal for an early-morning departure. The room was clean, well air conditioned, and was close to food vendors. The desk clerk was fluent in English and very helpful! Also, the price was very reasonable. I'm tempted to stay here for a longer time period, in the future, to take in all Playa Del Carmen has to offer.

  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a two story cabin. It was nice and clean. The shower had nice hot water and great water pressure and good wifi. The staff was really nice. This is not a fancy place but it's relaxing. If you are afraid of mosquitoes this isn't for you.

Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

Worst hotel experience ever. Very near the beach but not the nice part of it, lots of rocks and seaweed. Hotel room is on two floors and you have to use some scary, danger-loving ladder to get to the top. There was also bugs in the shower and no hot water. To top it all off, there was no A/C and the ventilator provided was super loud and only had three speeds: super fast, tornado and turbo jet which meant either suffer the heat or sleep next to an airplane. And the door room locked with a padlock for the added prison feel. I left the next day and would next day and would never go back.

  • Stayed: September 2014
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Additional Information about Popol Vuh

Address: Calle 2 Norte Entre 5a Avenida y Zona Federal Maritima S/N | Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #134 of 211 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $41 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Popol Vuh 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Popol Vuh, one of the first affordable accommodation, nestled in the best location in Playa del Carmen. Half a block from Fifth Avenue and steps from one of the best beaches in the city. But being in the best location does not make it noisy, on the contrary, Popol Vuh is an oasis that will make you forget you are in the heart of Playa del Carmen. The garden surrounded by palm trees will offer you a feeling of peace and tranquility you are looking to relax. We have a kitchen that has everything you need to prepare your own food, as well as to organize a barbecue grill in the garden and a speaker where you can connect your iPod or any device and become the dj. We do not have a pool, but ¡hey!, remember that the beach is just a few steps. We have 2 wireless networks so you're always connected through to your mobile, laptop or tablet. At the reception you can print your boarding passes or anything you need. You only have to ask. Our staff will be always thoughtful to your needs and will provide you with the best tips for you to know the best places in town, you can reserve and buy any tour with them. Popol Vuh is for all types of travelers, whether you're traveling alone, with family, with friends or family. Our restaurant bar is located right in front and you can enjoy a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes, cold beers, margaritas and enjoy your favorite sports. We have 14 private rooms, we have a place for everyone. There are six rooms with air-conditioning, cable TV, private bathroom and minibar; Three cabanas with private bathrooms and fans and five cabanas with fans and shared bathroom. Service daily cleaning and parking for up to three cars (if previously requested). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
b&b Popol Vuh Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Bed And Breakfast Popol Vuh
Popol Vuh Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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