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
  • Superb 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!

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 8.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Nov 2021
    Beautiful set up, great activity calendar and lovely room. Only complaint would be the smell of the drainage/piping but I think it’s normal for Bacalar
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2021
    Cute, fun hostel, close to Centro. Fun activities at night. Boat tours of the lagoon available on site.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2021
    Great hostel right in the lagoon. Rooms were clean except when i checked in my bed had hair on it so i just asked for a fresh sheet and it was fine. Other than that it was clean and lots of fun. Lots of activities every day from boat tours, salsa dancing, yoga/ workouts, Spanish lessons etc. We wanted to extend out stay another night but unfortunately the hostel was completely booked :( definitely recommend!!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2021
    Yak is the best hostel I’ve been to. It’s very clean, the shower is in the room and everything works well. But the best part about this hostel is the stuff, everyone was super nice and made us feel at home. Don’t miss the bonanza trip! Pau,Andrea and Viri made sure we have the best time! Every day they had a different activity for the guests. The bar is great (Miguel makes the BEST cocktails) Definitely a 10/10 experience don’t miss it!
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2021
    Amazing hostel. Great location, great food, friendly staff and great activities. Really couldn't ask for more, it's worth every cent. It's also really really clean and it feels really safe. Shoutout to Fede, Pau and Claudia for the recommendations and the Bonzanza picnic!
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Sep 2021
    Best hostel I stayed in during my travels in Mexico!
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Oct 2021
    Amazing hostel right in front of the lagoon! They offer many activities which makes it easier to meet people when travelling alone. I would definitely go back!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    21 Sep 2021
    The Yak Lake House was probably the coolest hostel I’ve stayed at in terms of location. The staff is exceptionally helpful and they organize a lot of fun activities (e.g. yoga, karaoke, parties). In terms of price, it’s slightly more expensive than most hostels I’ve stayed at. Score would have been a 10 if the dorm mattresses were softer and if the rooms were soundproof so you could sleep if you didn’t feel like partaking during parties.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Oct 2021
    Overall awesome hostel in an amazing location on right next to the lake with restaurants nearby. Staff are great and so are the tours and activities. Only bummer is the floating cost which cha fes from day to day. They wanted to charge around 50 (!) Euros to prolong my stay in a 8 or 10 bed dorm... Absolutely ridiculous, therefore only stayed one night. At a normal price, I would highly recommend though
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 Nov 2021
    The hostel in itself is nice but it is definitely not worth the price (which is insanely high for a night in a dorm). Nothing was exceptional and i didn’t even have hot water I’m my shower. I would recommend that either they lower their prices or that at least they include a nice breakfast!
    France, 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