Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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
  • Superb 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2022
    Hostel is great. Very lovely, lots of activities. Staff are really friend. Food is very good too
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2022
    Amazing place the best in Bacalar and great tours too
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Jul 2022
    Had a great experience at Yak, the activities and the staff are great.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Jul 2022
    So beautiful!!! Loved my stay here the location is perfect and they also have great food and drinks. It’s more of a chilled Hostel then party hostel.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Jul 2022
    Tribu Hostel was a real asset to my vacation. The location was perfect almost next to the beach. The staff was very friendly en the rooms were very clean. Also there were a lot of activities and facilities offered to make our stay very nice! I really liked my stay!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    15 Sep 2022
    Definitely the best hostel you can stay in in Bacalar. Great location, great coffee, great entertainment and staff. Dorms are a bit small. But guys you need to improve the airconditioning in the dorms, yes it works but it doesn't cool the rooms properly.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    01 Jul 2022
    Awesome location right on the lagoon. The hostel shares its location with Adventure Lab, where you can book activities like paddle boarding and boat trips, and staying at the Yak gives you a 10% discount. The hostel has some kind of activity on every evening, which seemed fun and very sociable. You can’t control the air conditioner temperature but can ask for it to be turned down at reception. The drinks and food at the hostel are quite expensive though considering the price of the hostel
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Jul 2022
    The Wednesday night party set up was cool. Not super social in terms of opportunities to meet people. Aircon turns on at 8pm so the rooms and bathroom can be hot in the day. Boat and kyaking etc tours go from the hostel wharf, but the swimming isn't as nice, have to walk up to the public pier. Bartenders were lovely.
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 Jul 2022
    Great location and nice hostel though I think my expectations were higher from what I’d heard. Positives were the deck outside and bar/music every night plus cute dorms & the staff were really helpful. Only issue is the drains smelt terrible so keeping the doors open was a no no! Good food onsite & you can pop in to the bar even if you’re no longer staying there which is a nice bonus
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Sep 2022
    The Yak is a good place with great volunteers who do great activities for meeting other travellers, but my issue is that despite it already being an expensive hostel which is just about justified by the activities and location I still felt like I was being fleeced for money at each opportunity. The bar/restaurant is really expensive there, and the manager was particularly irritating when to change the name the booking was under by being a total jobsworth. So yeah it’s a nice place and I enjoyed it but the c
    England, Male, 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
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi