Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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
  • 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 paninis and coffee.

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 movie nights, tours to Cenotes, our famous Mojito Lesson, 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!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jan 2019
    Amazing, everything was just as advertised in here!
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2019
    This is by far one of my favorite hostels after traveling both in Mexico and throughout Southeast Asia. There's a different activity every day/night, staff is AMAZING, and you'll never feel alone. Beds are comfy, shower always has hot water and really good water pressure. Breakfast is included (fruit, coffee, yogurt, bread and jam). Long story short, do yourself a favor and stay here :)
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Jan 2019
    Great hostel. Clean and spacious rooms and quiet from our room if you want to escape the party. Super social with entertainment every night that everyone gets involved in. Good security and massive lockers in the very. Would definitely stay again!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Jan 2019
    First thing to say. Don't go there if you are planning to sleep prior to 2AM. The music is on and there was live a show up until that hour in the yard. My roommates just left the room at that time for a party. So if you are a party person it might be for you. The WIFI wasn't functioning well in the room and it was pretty crowded. However, A/C was good and the bed was good too and there warm water in the shower. I suggest to extend their breakfast hours since people go to sleep very late.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
  • 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


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Check In Time: 14:00
Check Out Time: 12:00
Minimum Age: 18
Method of payment upon arrival: Cash only
Breakfast is included.

Please note that if you reserve more than one bed in a dorm, we will try to keep them in the same room, but cannot guarantee it. Thanks for understanding!

Normal Cancellation Policy
For modifications or cancellations, please contact The Yak via email at least 2 days prior to your arrival. In the event of cancellations or changes made on shorter notice (or in the case of a No Show), the hostel has the right to charge for 1 night of the booking.

**Please note that for all reservations between the 21st of December and the 15th of January, there is a required minimum stay of 4 nights and a special cancellation policy.
For reservations from 21/12-15/1: Once your reservation has been processed, you will be asked to pay an additional 25% deposit within 24 hours in order to confirm your reservation. Once the payment has been received, we will send you a confirmation email. If the deposit is not made within the allotted time, the reservation may be cancelled.

Special Cancellation Policy for High Season:
**This policy applies to any reservation that has at least 1 night booked within the following dates 21/12-15/1.
For modifications or cancellations, please contact The Yak via email at least 7 days prior to your check in date in order to receive a full refund of your deposit (*note that this refund applies only to deposits made directly to The Yak). In the event of cancellations or changes made on shorter notice (or in the case of a No Show) the hostel has the right to charge for 1 night of the booking and the deposit will not be refunded.