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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! 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 7.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2019
    Me gustó muchísimo el hostel, la ubicación que tiene es perfecta. Súper cerca del centro, de restaurantes y los bares que hay en Bacalar. El bar del hostel aunque pequeño se pone divertido. Únicamente tuve un problema con otros huéspedes porque les dieron la misma cama que a mi, pero fui con alguien del staff y me ayudaron a resolverlo. Creo que en cuanto a precio es un poco más caro que otros hostales pero vale la pena porque esta justo en el lago y la vista es hermosa.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Nov 2019
    Book this place. Then book an extra night as you won’t want to leave. Waking up to that view is heaven.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Nov 2019
    I loved everything about Yak Lodge and it sat directly on the lagoon. The staff were helpful, efficient, and friendly. The room was basic but well put together. I had a beautiful view of the lagoon. The hostel offers sheets as well as blankets for those that get cold. A/C is on from 8pm-11am which I thought was great time span. They offer rented kayaks and paddleboards, bar in the back of hostel which faces the lagoon & activities scheduled everyday. The free bkfast was great! Very clean!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    19 Nov 2019
    A beautiful hostel, and the best one to stay at in Bacalar. Right on the lake, free kayak hire from 8am-1pm which was the best otherwise it would’ve been too expensive for us to even go out. Great margaritas! Pretty chill vibe but that’s what we wanted. Fantastic breakfast and very friendly staff.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Nov 2019
    - If sleeping in and cleaning crew come in, they will have a normal conversation (not whisper), despite being able to see that you are sleeping. - Otherwise, friendly staff, especially bar staff. - Dish washing sink does not have hot/warm water. - Only one toilet outside of dorm (and only one bathroom/toilet in 8 people dorm). - Lockers have a 4-digit PIN, easy to change on each use. Staff have master key if you forget PIN. - Dorm door does not auto lock. - Nice small light & plug by each bed.
    New Zealand, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Nov 2019
    Overall nice hostel. The price is a bit high though. However, compared to another hostel I stayed in Bacalar, the Yak Lake was definitely cleaner and had nicer facilities and beds.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 Nov 2019
    Very nice hostel, the showers and toilets could be cleaner, other than that it's perfect and in my opinion the best place to stay in Bacalar
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Nov 2019
    Nice hostel although a little bit expensive for not great facilities. Plug kept falling out of socket so difficult to charge phone and the ceiling was very low on top bunk so I banged my head on a wooden beam, which is a health and safety issue. Activities were really great and the hostel has a nice vibe and great location in Bacalar. Probably the best hostel to stay in Bacalar for the time being!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    27 Nov 2019
    Quite a nice place, very busy with international travellers. Loud music till 1 am on my second night from the restaurant next door. Nice beds and big lockers, a light and plug for every bed. Good hot water. Breakfast was pretty lame with good fruit and OJ and terrible bread and sweetened cold cereal - no hot food. A/C was excellent - from 7 pm to 11 am, much longer than other hostels I've been in. Too bad the price is double the going rate there.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 4.6


    16 Nov 2019
    We stayed here because of the perceived best location on the lake. However you cant enter the lake from the deck and the hostel pier is for boats. Other better locations to spend time by the lake than here. They are renovating the deck so half of it was unusable. There was no advance notification,discount or apology. WiFi not working. No apology or notice. The hostel is between 2 clubs. The hostel was shaking from the bass next door til 3am on 1 night. No apology. Overall v bad experience.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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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