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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.

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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!

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 not 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 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2019
    This hostel is well worth the price. Yes it may be more expensive than other hostels in this region of the world, but it is totally worth it. Yak Lake House is right on the water with fun activities such as kayaking during sunset. The bar right on the water is an excellent addition to the hostel and with reasonable prices for drinks. The kitchen and communal area is very comforting and accommodating. Lastly, the rooms are well-equipped with charging stations, serviceable lockers, and bathroom.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Dec 2019
    I guess it’s the best place to stay if you wanna see the lake. It’s expensive, but I rather pay the price than stay up in the city. Nice, clean, helpful and nice staff, lockers, trips on the lake. Everything you need and want when traveling to Bacalar.
    Norway, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Dec 2019
    The hostel is an absolute dream. Located right at the lagoon, coming down in the morning on the terrace is simply stunning. Also all the facilities are brand new and SUPER clean. Atmosphere is also great with an amazing and quite affordable bar on the terrace. Just the breakfast was a bit basic, this is better in a lot of hostels nowadays. Everything else was just perfect, though.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Dec 2019
    Beautiful hostel in prime location on the lake. No complaints but it’s a little too pricey for what you get...
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Jan 2020
    Very pricey for the location, but overall great quality of stay. The staff was superb!
    Iran, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 Dec 2019
    Quite high price compared with other hostels. Staff was really fun and social, always ready to help. Especially Lucila who kept coming to fix people's lockers with a smile! Chill vibe, good place for the preparty. Good bathrooms and good bar. Perfectly located at the lake and close to restaurants
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Dec 2019
    World class staff, loved the mojito class, super chill vibe at the bar and great to meet people. My only complaint is for that price water should never go out and guests shouldnt be washing their dishes.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Jan 2020
    Great location by the lake and close to town centre, sociable hostel with nice staff and good, clean facilities. Very relaxing :)
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    21 Dec 2019
    Located directly at the lake which is very beautiful. Also a cool bar. AC ran over night without a chance to turn it off so it was freezing
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    12 Jan 2020
    Really lovely stay at the Yak. Was great being on the lake, there was no reason to leave the hostel. Lake tours departed from the hostel, and there was kayak hire from the bar. Overall a good place to stay. On our two night stay I managed to lose my bed on the second night. When I enquired I was told that I had to leave things on the bed or it was fair game for someone else to take. Really didn’t appreciate this, the beds really should be allocated.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • 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
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi