Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 8.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2022
    Great hostel with a nice atmosphere. All the staff were very welcoming and made sure we were all enjoying our stay, especially Macarena and Josué.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 May 2022
    BEAUTIFUL HOSTEL! Great party on Wednesday, the location is fabulous and the rooms are nice. Drinks are a bit expensive..
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 May 2022
    The Yak is the best Hostel to stay at in Bacalar, a little expensive but very worth it for the amazing rooms and facilities. The hostel is right on the lake with its own dock and has a booth for excursions and rentals of kayaks, SUPs and much more. The Wednesday party is amazing and so are the events organized every day. A special thank you to Andrea and Fredrick for the amazing time at the picnic!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 May 2022
    I had a fantastic stay here. All the guests and staff were extremely friendly and fun to chat to, particularly Macarena, Frederick and Laura. Macarena was also really helpful when trying to extend my stay at the last minute! The Lake House is in a prime spot and all the activities are fun to participate in. Highly recommend the morning yoga and sunrise SUP with Ignassio. It felt like the place was constantly being cleaned which is a big bonus too.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 May 2022
    Excellent hostel. Brilliant staff. Lovely outdoor space right on lake so a gorgeous setting. Activities and general vibe of guests was great, met loads of great people. You can swim in lake from end of pontoon directly at the hostel. Can book sunrise SUP from reception (recommend). Rooms were clean. Dorms had balconies, you can dry wet stuff/chill there. Dorm bathroom had beautiful view of lake too! Wednesday party was amazing! Free mojito class. Yes it’s a little pricey but 100% worth it IMO.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Jun 2022
    We booked for three nights and really had an awesome time at Yak hostel. The dorms and bathrooms were super clean and there are hostel activities each day with very nice staff. I especially want to point out Beau who was super communicative and always fun at the activities. The only drawback is the bar which is definitely overpriced. One Tequila shot was 100$.
    Austria, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 May 2022
    Great hostel. Loads of activities and incredible location. Staff were really helpful too. Rooms are quite basic and you’re definitely paying for the location (with drinks and room prices), but worth it in my opinion. Would stay again
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    22 Jun 2022
    Very nice hostel right on the lagoon, the staff has activities set up for the guest to do everyday if youd like to which are fun and a great way to meet other guest at the hostel
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    24 Jun 2022
    The hostel had a good atmosphere as there are often activities arranged. The only complaint I can give and advice is that if they put you in room 10, the closest one to reception say NO. The fans are all pointed to the floor and the a-c is situated at the entrance of the room, thus not providing any air, which made sleeping unpleasant. I did complain but the staff was unhelpful I think because they didn’t fully grasp the severity of the situation.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
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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