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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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The Yak Lake House

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Searching for a place on the beautiful Lagoon in Bacalar? Look no further! The Yak Lake House is right on the water with an amazing view that will make you never want to leave. Come and spend some time in paradise! The facilities include a private dock that stretches out into the lagoon with a breath taking view of the sunrise and we are located right across the lagoon from the infamous Pirate Cove! For those who want to explore the lagoon, be sure to check out the boat tours to Pirate Cove, the cenotes, and more! Free breakfast is served daily.

The Yak Lake House is located right on the beautiful lagoon and only 2 blocks from the famous St. Felipe Fort Museum and city centre. While walking for less than 5 minutes, you can find restaurants, markets, the health centre, and artisan stands for jewellery and souvenirs. We are located about a 15-minute walk from the ADO bus station, which is situated just outside of town on the highway.

The Yak Lake House offers comfortable accommodation in both private rooms and shared dorms, all with private bathrooms. Each room has powerful fans and A/C to keep you cool at night. For those who are not trying to completely disconnect in relaxation-mode, we have Wi-Fi throughout the premises.

The Yak Lake House policies and conditions:

Check-in time starts at 1 pm.
Check-out time is 11 am. Late checkouts will be charged MXN 50 per person.

Payment types accepted at this property: only cash.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Taxes included.

Breakfast included.


No curfew.

Children cannot be accommodated in the hostel; every guest must be 18 years or older.

No pets are allowed at this property.

Upon check in, you will be asked to pay a MXN 100 security deposit for lost keys, late checkouts, or damages.

It is strictly prohibited to possess or consume any type of illegal drugs in the hostel. Anybody found using drugs will be turned over to the authorities immediately and banned from the hostel.

Vandalism is taken very seriously. Anything destroyed must be paid for by the person responsible.

The hostel provides security facilities for your convenience, but is not responsible for anything stolen or lost on its premises during your stay.

Alcohol cannot be brought into the hostel.

It is strictly prohibited for non-guests to enter the rooms. For security reasons, all guests are required to wear a wristband. View House Rules


Welcome to our little slice of Mexican paradise at the Yak Lake House in Bacalar. You’ll find us right on a peaceful lagoon – ideal for a little bit of much-needed serenity! Wake to views of the water, and head onto the outdoor terrace to watch the sunrise. Fill up on a free breakfast (we’re talking fresh fruit, cereal and, of course, coffee). Take daily strolls on our private dock, which stretches into the lagoon, or hop on a boat trip to Pirate Cove. When you get back, get chatting over cheap drinks in the bar, or get comfy with a book in the common room.


You may not want to leave our dreamy little haven, but if you do, there’s plenty to see. We’re three minutes’ walk from St Felipe Fort Museum, and even closer to buzzing bars and restaurants (taco and tequila, anyone?). If you fancy exploring Bacalar, we’re just 15 minutes from ADO bus station. When it’s time to go, just hop in a taxi or bus for 35 minutes to get to Chetumal airport.

Rooms and Dorms

When it comes to rooms, take your pick: there are spacious privates for couples and dorms if you fancy meeting new people. All rooms have private bathrooms as well as air con to keep you cool. Your linen's included, and you can keep your bags safe in a handy locker.

Extras and activities

Need to check in with home? Just jump on the free Wi-Fi (warning: Bacalar's views might cause serious envy). If you’re heading out tonight, don’t worry about cutting the fun short – there’s no curfew, and a 24-hour reception. Or, you can just take it easy, and try your hand at a board game with a buddy. Popcorn cooked up in our microwave may just make you the most popular person in your dorm.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Aug 2019
    Fabulous hostel, very friendly and helpful staff, lots of trips. Recommend the sunset kayaking. Comfortable beds, light and plug. amazing views. Good breakfast, although the toaster thing was a bit of a weird contraption! 😂 stayed 2 very chilling nights
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    Unbelievable! Without a doubt the best hostel I’ve stayed at in my life. If I’m being honest it’s a standard sort of hostel itself but waking up every morning, opening the door and seeing that view across the lagoon is just priceless. Truly stunning. Well worth a few extra quid to be on the lake so enjoy the seats out on the “beach” all day.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2019
    One of our favourite hostels that we’ve stayed in in Mexico!! Great atmosphere, friendly staff and lots of activities you can do from the hostel which are good value - definitely recommend the sunrise paddle board tour!! Perfect hostel to chill all day and then good vibes a night but doesn’t go on too late so can sleep early if you want to!!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Aug 2019
    Clean hostel. Very social. Great free breakfast and very secure.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Aug 2019
    I stayed in room 1 … even with the use of ear plugs, it’s impossible to fall asleep before 4 AM with the bar next door (on a Saturday, at least). The music is aggressively loud and the bass makes the wall vibrate. The girls who work the front desk are fantastic … the dude, Mario, I think his name is, could use some extra training in the area of hospitality.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    11 Aug 2019
    Only bad thing is the non-stop music from the bar outside. Some quiet hours in the morning and mid-day would have been nice. Overall amazing place by the lake, fun and cheap activities. Guidance by passionate staff. Recommend dorms for the atmosphere.
    Denmark, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Aug 2019
    I had a really great time in this hostel! The people I met were all chill and from all over the world. The staff except for one guy at the reception was really nice and helpful. The place was incredibly clean and the bathroom was really great for a hostel. Everything seemed in good shape and a big plus was the WiFi which only broke down once for a few hours and worked amazingly well the rest if the time. If I ever come back - I will definitely stay there again.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Aug 2019
    About a 1km walk from the Ado bus station down one road, so super easy to reach without getting lost. It was amazing to open the hostel sliding door (made of glass so you can look outside) to step out onto the patio with the lake right in front of you. The convenience of this is what makes this a great place to stay to enjoy the lagoon. We booked the sunset kayak with the hostel and this was amazing. We also recommend the sunrise paddle tour - an absolute must in Bacalar! It was our first time!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    11 Aug 2019
    Beautiful location and good activities. Activities were well priced and a good way to meet people. Others complained about a bar next door which was quite loud but it didn't bother me from my room. Good atmosphere in the afternoon with lots of good seats and a bar by the lake.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Aug 2019
    Standard hostel with over standard price. Not many possibilities to connect with other people due to the arrangement of the public areas
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi