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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.


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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2019
    The yak was amazing! The beds are big and comfy, the location was perfect, burger night was cheap, brekkie was good, and there are day trips and social activities on everyday/ night. It was super easy to make friends, I really enjoyed my time here!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2019
    Great place - modern and clean. Nice breakfast
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Oct 2019
    Great place to stay, really close to the center. Enjoyed stay their!
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Sep 2019
    Great hostel! Really cool area on the lake and good activities offered. Good social atmosphere too with different nightly activities. Friendly volunteers as well. There was an alarm battery noise going all night and it’s pretty expensive in comparison to nearby parts of Mexico.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Oct 2019
    Stayed in mixed form for 4 people, nice and big room with private bathroom. Atmosphere is nice to chill out but not if you want to party. Cost twice more than any other hostel but don’t really know if it is really worth it...
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    19 Sep 2019
    Gives onto the lake with A great cheap bar and organised evening activities usually involving food so you don’t necessarily need to eat out - perfect for solo travelers. The hostel is quite a lot more expensive than others in the region and you get what you paid for but still a little overpriced. Would be great if you could just rent the paddle board without having to pay a high price to go on a tour with a group. Would also be good to have some sun beds and not just chairs on the terrace!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    13 Sep 2019
    Nice hostel, a lot of loud reggaeton music thought, a bit pricey
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    08 Sep 2019
    Although this is probably one of the more expensive hostels we have stayed at I think it was worth the money. It’s very clean and has a perfect location on the lake. My boyfriend was really ill when we were there and the staff were amazing. They found a English speaking doctor and sent us there in a taxi, they went above & beyond to help. Thank you!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    22 Sep 2019
    Cool place and good rooms however the staff were extremely unhelpful and very slow. They lacked basic knowledge about transportation and other common tourist services. They were not friendly and we're unable to help us with any of our questions. Although the rooms were good, the bad customer service made our stay less enjoyable than it could have been.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 4.9


    16 Sep 2019
    Extremely expensive for a bed in a regular dorm, in my friends room the AC was so bad they had to leave the hostel at midnight and look for another hostel to stay at! There stoves didn't work. A lot of small ants in the kitchen, the drinking water tap and in the milk jug (also the juice jug) floating around!
    Israel, Mixed Group, 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