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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

“There are no strangers here, only friends we haven’t met.” That’s the vibe you can expect when entering the perfectly shaded, outdoor courtyard at The Yak.

With a combination of the best location, great accommodations, a friendly staff, and lots of awesome things to do—you can’t miss out on The Yak.

Located right in the center of Playa, The Yak is close to everything: 5th Avenue (known for its restaurants and shops), grocery stores like Wal-Mart, 12th Street with all of the bars and nightclubs, and, of course, the beach—but many people pass the day in the hostel lying in the hammocks or chilling on the rooftop terrace.

In The Yak’s courtyard, you will find a 24-hour reception with lots of staff members who are always available to answer your questions, a cool bar with cheap prices, and a café where you can order tartas and delicious empanadas.

The Yak was created for travelers, by travelers—so it’s more than just a place to sleep, we try to keep it fun! We have different activities everyday including, tours to Cenotes, our famous Mojito Lesson, every night we have our amazing chef making different delicious dishes and many more! For those looking to explore the Mayan ruins, we can reserve additional excursions.

The Yak has two communal kitchens, bright/airy dorms, and private rooms with kitchenettes, so there is an option to suit every budget. Many people plan to stay for a few days and end up staying for weeks.

You're guaranteed to leave The Yak with new friends and fond memories, so come be a part of The Yak Family! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    Really lovely hostel with great staff who create a welcoming and warm atmosphere. Highly recommend a stay!
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Dec 2019
    Had an amazing stay at the Yak. The beds were comfy and rooms were kept clean daily. The hostel makes it very easy to meet new people since they organise activities every day both morning and evening. The day tours are usually cool beach trips and the food they serve at the hostel in the evening is AMAZING. Kinda felt like I was in an all inclusive since I didnt even have to eat out anymore. 😃 Big thanks to all the awesome staff that Ive met during my stay!
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Dec 2019
    I just stayed two nights in the Yak, but I liked it. I'm not a fan of Playa del Carmen as City because it's not Mexico anymore but instead feels like being part of USA. The hostel had everything you need. Friendly staff, nice events, wifi, etc. I can definitely recommend staying in the Yak if you stay in Playa del Carmen.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2019
    A beautiful building and an amazing location! All of the staff and guests were very kind, and the bar was a fun, easy place to chill. upper patios were beautiful and I wish I could have stayed longer.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Nov 2019
    Great location able to walk anywhere in the Main Street and beaches of playa del Carmen in a minute. Security was great with a guard at night time and a buzzer to get into the place. Rooms were clean and standard. Good atmosphere but not great
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    14 Nov 2019
    Great location, super clean, activities most night and a lively bar which helps you to meet people. There are no curtains on the beds and no individual lights, which is a pain when you want to go to bed early and others come back in late from partying. Also the stoves are not functional.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Dec 2019
    This is my second time staying at the Yak! I love it for its location and vibe. I met some cool people joining in on the activities, partying hard on the weekend, having breakfast, and just chilling out. Love the rooftop lounge area as well as the beautiful courtyard. Super close to all the fun and the beach. Staff is friendly as well.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    30 Dec 2019
    The staff did an amazing job on New year's, we had a great time. The breakfast was nice and great that it's included. We stayed in the 12 bed dorm and don't understand how it can only be one bathroom for 12 people. A lot of waiting and unnecessary frustrating.
    Sweden, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    26 Nov 2019
    Great location! Hamacks and a nice rooftop! Fun drinking activities. Crowded kitchen so difficult to cook. Loud at night so difficult to sleep. No ac during the day so hard to nap. You had to pay for the tours to local activities. Nice travelers. Some of the volunteer staff seemed hard to approach.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    27 Dec 2019
    This hostel is close to the the beach & the restaurants but my room was dirty & there was no atmosphere in the hostel. for breakfast all that there was bread & Jan. Don’t come here if you want to make friends.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi