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The Yak Hostel

Calle 10 Norte Bis, entre Av. 10 y Av. 15, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Fun and comfortable. Created for travelers, by travelers. There are no strangers here, only friends we haven't met. Read more

91% Overall Rating 56 out of 59 customers would recommend this property based on 59 reviews

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 90%

Location 96%

Safety 92%

Staff 88%

Value 87%

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Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Important Information

Check In Time: 14:00
Check Out Time: 12:00
Minimum Age: 18
Method of payment upon arrival: Cash only
Breakfast is included.

Please note that if you reserve more than one bed in a dorm, we will try to keep them in the same room, but cannot guarantee it. Thanks for understanding!

Normal Cancellation Policy: 48 hours
For modifications or cancellations, please contact The Yak via email at least 2 days prior to your arrival. In the event of cancellations or changes made on shorter notice (or in the case of a No Show), the hostel has the right to charge for 1 night of the booking.

***Please note that for all reservations between the 21st of December and the 15th of January, there is a required minimum stay of 4 nights and a special cancellation policy.

For reservations from 21/12/16-15/1/17: Once your reservation has been processed, you will be asked to pay an additional 25% deposit within 24 hours in order to confirm your reservation. Once the payment has been received, we will send you a confirmation email. If the deposit is not made within the allotted time, the reservation may be cancelled.

Special Cancellation Policy for High Season:
**This policy applies to any reservation that has at least 1 night booked within the following dates 21/12/16-15/1/17.

For modifications or cancellations, please contact The Yak via email at least 7 days prior to your check in date in order to receive a full refund of your deposit (*note that this refund applies only to deposits made directly to The Yak). In the event of cancellations or changes made on shorter notice (or in the case of a No Show) the hostel has the right to charge for 1 night of the booking and the deposit will not be refunded.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Playa del Carmen?

Contact us directly

Fun and comfortable. Created for travelers, by travelers. There are no strangers here, only friends we haven't met. Read more

Shared Rooms

8 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

12 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 12

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

10 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Private Rooms

Superior Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Superior

Deluxe 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Standard Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Superior 3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Superior

Superior 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Superior

Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Deluxe Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Basic Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Deluxe 3 Bed Family Room Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

3 Bed Family Room Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Basic 4 Bed Family Room Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Deluxe 4 Bed Family Room Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

About The Yak

“There are no strangers here, only friends we haven’t met.” That’s the vibe you can expect when entering the perfectly shaded, outdoor courtyard at The Yak.

With a combination of the best location, great accommodations, a friendly staff, and lots of awesome things to do—you can’t miss out on The Yak.

Located right in the center of Playa, The Yak is close to everything: 5th Avenue (known for its restaurants and shops), grocery stores like Wal-Mart, 12th Street with all of the bars and nightclubs, and, of course, the beach—but many people pass the day in the hostel lying in the hammocks or chilling on the rooftop terrace.

In The Yak’s courtyard, you will find a 24-hour reception with lots of staff members who are always available to answer your questions, a cool bar with cheap prices, and a café where you can order paninis and coffee.

The Yak was created for travelers, by travelers—so it’s more than just a place to sleep, we try to keep it fun! We have different activities everyday including movie nights, tours to Cenotes, our famous Mojito Lesson, and many more! For those looking to explore the Mayan ruins, we can reserve additional excursions.

The Yak has two communal kitchens, bright/airy dorms, and private rooms with kitchenettes, so there is an option to suit every budget. Many people plan to stay for a few days and end up staying for weeks.

You're guaranteed to leave The Yak with new friends and fond memories, so come be a part of The Yak Family!

Accommodation Information

Dorms:
The YAK has 4 dorm types - 4, 6, 8, and 12 beds and all dorms are equipped with:
-High quality mattresses (hotel type)
-Ceiling fan
-A/C
-Private bathroom
-Lockers

Private Rooms:
High quality rooms equipped with all you need, including:
-Queen size bed with luxury mattresses
-A bunk bed
-Refrigerator
-Kitchenette
-Closet
-Private bathroom
-Ceiling fan

Bed sheets are provided and all rooms have hot showers 24 hours and A/C.

Please note that we have multiple 4 and 6 person dorms. This means that if you reserve 2 or more beds in one of these types of dorm rooms, it is not guaranteed that they will be in the same room. We try to keep groups together, but sometimes it is not possible depending on the other reservations at that moment and the guests who have already checked in. Thanks for understanding!

Check In Time: 14:00
Check Out Time: 12:00
Minimum Age: 18
Method of payment upon arrival: Cash only
Breakfast is included.

Please note that if you reserve more than one bed in a dorm, we will try to keep them in the same room, but cannot guarantee it. Thanks for understanding!

Normal Cancellation Policy: 48 hours
For modifications or cancellations, please contact The Yak via email at least 2 days prior to your arrival. In the event of cancellations or changes made on shorter notice (or in the case of a No Show), the hostel has the right to charge for 1 night of the booking.

***Please note that for all reservations between the 21st of December and the 15th of January, there is a required minimum stay of 4 nights and a special cancellation policy.

For reservations from 21/12/16-15/1/17: Once your reservation has been processed, you will be asked to pay an additional 25% deposit within 24 hours in order to confirm your reservation. Once the payment has been received, we will send you a confirmation email. If the deposit is not made within the allotted time, the reservation may be cancelled.

Special Cancellation Policy for High Season:
**This policy applies to any reservation that has at least 1 night booked within the following dates 21/12/16-15/1/17.

For modifications or cancellations, please contact The Yak via email at least 7 days prior to your check in date in order to receive a full refund of your deposit (*note that this refund applies only to deposits made directly to The Yak). In the event of cancellations or changes made on shorter notice (or in the case of a No Show) the hostel has the right to charge for 1 night of the booking and the deposit will not be refunded.

Location Information

We are ideally located 50 meters from Coco Bongo and the street with the most popular clubs and restaurants, 300 meters from the beach, and 2 blocks from Walmart.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.