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The Yak

  • Perfect Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

“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!
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Wed 22 Feb 2017 - Sat 25 Feb 2017 Change

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Latest Review

" Great hostel! Perfect location for going to party and they play music until two but the vibe is super chill even on weekends. The rooftop view is stellar and you should definitely try to catch a sunset up there. Two kitchens so there's plenty of room for everyone. They were very helpful with booking tours and directions. Each bed comes with a locker that has a lock already on it! Drinks are really cheap too. "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Free Breakfast Linen Included Free Parking Free WiFi Free Internet Access

  • General

    Security Lockers Common Room Bicycle Parking BBQ Air Conditioning Book Exchange Hot Showers Self-Catering Facilities Cable TV Outdoor Terrace Ceiling Fan Steam Room

  • Services

    Internet Access Airport Transfers Bicycle Hire Towels for hire Luggage Storage 24 Hour Reception Tours/Travel Desk 24 Hour Security Housekeeping

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Meals Available Cafe Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment




Age Restriction Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew Taxes Included

Things to Note

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.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

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