This was my first time in Playa del Carmen and my first time staying at a hostel. I was very reluctant but I am so glad that I stayed at this place. In fact for the rest of my trip I booked at hostels but none of them compared to this one. It is absolutely adorable, like stepping into a jungle, and the rooms were super cool and modern with excellent air conditioning. I slept too late to get breakfast because I was out late the night before dancing in all the discos which are literally one block to two blocks away. This hostel is in the heart of the center of Playa del Carmen with the shops, restaurants, and the nightlife. At this price it was amazing. $45 for two queen beds private shower, in air conditioning room. Excellent service, extremely clean, very friendly reception and the other guests were kind and clean in the group kitchen and hostel. I think one of the perks was that they did not charge me a third guest fee when I had a friend come and stay in the other bed in our room. Everywhere else wanted 30 to $40 which was ridiculous. I highly recommend hostel MX!