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
  • Fantastic 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! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 May 2019
    Excellent hostel, really social and the staff are the best ever, I had a lovely time here, its easy to meet people as a solo traveller due to the events they hold in the evening. I'd come back here for sure :) thank you!!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 May 2019
    I LOVED my stay at the yak. One of my favorite hostels I’ve ever been to. If I had more time, I would have definitely stayed there longer than planned. Each day and night they have activities and it’s really easy to meet people if you’re traveling solo. The staff was beyond amazing and really do want you to have a good time.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Apr 2019
    Seriously, the best hostel ever!!!!!! was so to leave but def will come back!
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Apr 2019
    Everything was amazing, the daily activities are very fun. Mojito night and beerpong tournament was so much fun. Luis took us to Akumal on one of the daily tours which it´'s free of charge (You have to pay transportation and access to the beach tho) and was great. One of my favorite hostals ever. Will recommend to stay here.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Mar 2019
    Everything excellent: the atmosphere, staff, location, definitevly the best option if your are looking for a hostel in Playa del Carmen
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 May 2019
    This place is awesome! Quiet rooms with comfy beds, cool chill out areas with loads of activities each day. Staff were very accommodating and helpful throughout and the location has plenty of shops and restaurants nearby, as well as an ADO bus stop. Perfect!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 May 2019
    Enjoyed my stay here. The organised activities are great and the staff at the bar are alot of fun!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    29 Mar 2019
    I really enjoyed staying at this hostel. The atmosphere was unreal, Louie and Alesso were so friendly and awesome. It’s in a perfect location and the security is great. The only downside of this hostel was the receptionist and one of the bartenders that were really rude; just a heads up.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    19 Apr 2019
    Yak was a nice place to stay in Playa. Nice location, clean and good people. However, I found the place a little boring. Not many fun activities to do at the hostel unlike many others I have lived at.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    03 May 2019
    Hostel was ok! We had a private room which was average - bed wasn’t comfortable. It was low season (beginning of May) so not many people there hence the atmosphere was lacking. Staff were great and we had an early morning trip and they got up to give us breakfast which was nice!
    Australia, Female, 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