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The Yak Reviews

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

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92%

Rating
552 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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77%

We were staying in a private room and it was extremly noisy during the night. This is clearly a party hostel and not necessarily for people who want to relax. Then again, nothing really is in Playa del Carmen...


97%

This is a true hostel, I came to stay 2 nights and ended up with 4 nights. I will definitely be back!


91%

Had a great time staying here everyone I met was really friendly, the courtyard is the perfect place to meet people and chill out especially loved the hammocks! The kitchens are great and with Walmart being so close. Really close to the party street which makes it easy to go out and get back. Nice rooms with comfy beds only down side that the aircon is only on and night time and sometimes they would forget to turn it on but easy fixed. Very clean too! Cleaners where really nice too!


97%

Locations is great, nearby to the beach and all the clubs. Staff is amazing, a young crowd from all over the world that will keep you entertained, they have tours, parties and diverse plans every day. Would recommend if you are traveling alone.. It would be lovely if the would include protein in their breakfast.


89%

Amazing place to stay! The vibe was always good, I made some awesome friends the staff was helpful and the paninis are cheap and nice to eat, so many people I met have returned back to the yak or plan to because it is so fun.


100%

Great atmosphere here! its an amazing place to stay...We booked an extra 2 nights because we loved it here! Great communal area to meet other travellers. One of the best places I have stayed in Mexico!


100%

Great hostel. Good location in playa, close to bars, clubs and lots of good cheap resturaunts- avoid the Main Street and eat in the redturaunts 1 or 2 blocks back. So much cheaper and so yummy. The hostel was very clean, the beds were comfy. The bar area was a great place to hang out and meet people, and the drinks are reasonably priced. Staff were good. Would definately reccomend this hostel.


86%

Breakfast was really good!


94%

Stayed @ the Yak for a total of 4 nights. The place is surrounded by a lovely atmosphere 24/7. Staff was helpful, and the people i've met were awesome. The location is perfect - literally 1 minute from Cocobongo club and about 5 minutes from the beach. If you're in Playa Del Carmen, don't miss it.

  • 6th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

The yak is a good place to meet new people and have a party but it still maintains a chilled atmosphere. I had no trouble sleeping at night if I needed to but there was also always people to have a drink with. They offer daily activities which is good and the wifi is also great! The only downside to this hostel was the aircon is only on from 8pm-11am so it is quite hot in the rooms during the day. Other than that it was a great fun place


74%

The staff is really nice. Its a party atmosphere every night so be ready !! I really thank the manager that was comprehensive and find a solution regarding an issue. Those people really care about the well being of their guests.


100%

Very friendly staff and guests. Easy to socialise if you are a solo female traveller.


100%

LOVEDD this hostel. Amazing rooms, awesome staff, very clean, free breakfast is a plus, great vibe and location would definitely stay here again


91%

We were only there for a night but it was great, really friendly staff and good facilities. We went out so I can't really comment on the atmosphere.

  • 26th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

We were not expecting a room equipped with a small kitchen and a really nice bathroom. The place was great value for money, an amazing location and great atmosphere before heading out to party!


100%

The best hostel I have ever stayed in! The rooms are clean and beds are really comfortable and the location is amazing. But above all that the staff are fantastic. Met some amazing friends. I recommend this hostel to anybody visiting playa! It really is more of a home then a hostel. 11 out of 10

  • 23rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

It's a cool, nice place, very clean, well located, with friendly staff but get's really loud at night. If you want to sleep early, you won't be able.


94%

I loved this hostel. so many activities, lovely staff, ac at night, close to everything and the best atmosphere. I am defenetely coming back! :-)


80%

Fun hostel with a great bar. It can be noisy in the rooms though as they back onto the bar or the street - recommend bringing ear plugs!


100%

This hostel was definitely the best i've been in Playa. It's my fifth time in this amazing city but first time at The Yak and it's 100% sure I will go back there in the future years. Also been to Bacalar where the same owners will be opening a hostel very soon and it looks absolutely great. Everything was great at the hostel, it was absolutely clean, the atmosphere was good all the time, no missing facilities.. The staff was very kind, helpful and crazy when it's time to party. Just go there.


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