Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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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 2 pm.
Check-out time is 11 am. Late checkouts will be charged MXN 50 per person.

Payment types accepted at this property: cash, credit card with commission of 3% on the total amount.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Taxes not included.

Breakfast not included.


No curfew.

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 8.7

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2021
    Beautiful place. Perfect location. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Especially Jacques the bartender. Highly recommend when visiting Bacalar. Will not disappoint.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2021
    Great hostel - great location
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Jun 2021
    My first Hostel experience, and a great one. It's such a vibe and the staff really take care of you. The place to be.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Jun 2021
    Amazing people. If you are in Bacalar please stay here. The people truly make it feel like home
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 May 2021
    Amazing location! Lots of activities! Clean and safe environment! Love it!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    31 May 2021
    This is an amazing place to stay. Stunning location on the lagoon, excellent facilities, helpful staff, close proximity to boat tours, restaurants and bars. I got the feeling this was the place to be in Bacalar in the evenings, with people coming from the their accommodations to socialise, but it was never too much noise and the security was great. The one and only downside is the price, which would seem fairer with a small breakfast included. Other than that, amazing amazing amazing.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Jul 2021
    Highly recommend staying here! A more expensive hostel but the location is amazing right on the water and close to town, and there are discounts on water sports. There are activities organised each day (drinking games, mojito class, salsa dance, kayaking etc) which are great for meeting people. The staff are all lovely and it’s really fun in the evenings. Also the resident tattoo artist (@donmarcianotattoo) is amazing!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    30 Jun 2021
    The Yak house is the best place to go in Bacalar. Go there if it's available
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    28 Jun 2021
    Great location! Bacalar itself is incredible and very peaceful. This hostel is more of a party hostel which was okay,but not ideal for us. Lots of noise , but nice that they have activities tours etc. The one terrible thing is the 'A/C'. One unit in the room that only runs at night but our beds were a bit far from it and it was HOT. Outside felt nicer than in the room. I didn't feel unsafe but there were a lot of people roaming around the place and doors were left unlocked. They do have lockers
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Jul 2021
    It is a beautiful hostel but outrageously priced. They raise the price depending on when you book meaning we were charged £40 per night for an 8 bed dorm. This makes it an unreadable option for backpackers especially as there are many other hostels around here charging a quarter of the price. Stay at xibalba hostel and come to this one to hang out/ do activities.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi