The Yak Hostel
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8.5
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9.0
Exceptional
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Exceptional location
  • 3D Museum of Wonders140 m
  • Quinta Avenida160 m
  • Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church640 m
  • Parque Los Fundadores680 m
  • Playa Punta Esmeralda3.29 km
  • Xplor Park6.65 km
  • Rio Secreto7.61 km
  • Cenote Chikin Ha24.17 km
  • La Playa Xpuha26.08 km
  • Riviera Maya45.36 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    The Yak Hostel

    Calle 10 Bis entere Av, 10 y 15, Playa del Carmen, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, 77710 - See map
    "Our sleep was ruined by a group from Israel playing music and smoking outside our room."
    Aidan - July 29, 2018
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.4 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.4 facilities on premise
    Good comfort
    6.0 room quality and comfort
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    Value for money8.6
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportCozumel International Airport (CZM)
    Distance to airport19.7 km

    Rooms available at The Yak Hostel

    Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Deluxe Triple Room
    Deluxe Triple Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    ...
    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
    ...
    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Quadruple Room
    Deluxe Quadruple Room
    ...
    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed and 1 queen be...
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    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    ...
    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Single Bed in Mixed 12-Bed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in Mixed 12-Bed Dormitory Room
    ...
    • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    ...
    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about The Yak Hostel

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "The location is great."

      Chainarong

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      December 28, 2016

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    7.6
    Very good

    "Free inviting drink at the bar."

    Ganna

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    August 12, 2018

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    Internet
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    Housekeeping
    2 mentions

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    Reviews of The Yak Hostel from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.5
    Excellent
    From 584 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (14)Booking.com Reviews (570)
    Rating via Agoda8.4
    /
    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.4
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality6.0
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.6
    High score for Playa Del Carmen
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (5)
    8-9 Excellent (1)
    7-8 Very Good (2)
    6-7 Good (0)
    <6 Below Expectation (1)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (1)
    Jun - Aug (1)
    Sep - Nov (0)
    Dec - Feb (7)
    All guests (14)
    All room types
    All languages
    Showing 9 verified guest comments
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Carolin from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed 12-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

    Totally recommend this Hostel!”

    Nice and clean rooms, great staff, good to meet other travellers!

    Reviewed February 26, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    priscilla from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Amazing atmosphere!”

    I want to go back! Perfect location, spotless clean, amazing staff, fun bar and activities ! Just perfect!

    Reviewed February 09, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Ganna from Switzerland
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

    Party hostel”

    Warning: if you look for parties and events, this is exactly the place. If you search for a quiet location to rest and sleep, think twice! The facilities are super nice, with hammocks and a cool inner court. Very central location. Events and tours every day, e.g. to neighbor beaches or cenotes. Quite noisy at night due to Coco Bongo club next door and parties inside the hostel. Free inviting drink at the bar.

    Reviewed August 12, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Aidan from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in June 2018

    Great location”

    This is a nice hostel with loads going on. Luckily the private rooms are in a desperate building from the dorms and the noise. Our sleep was ruined by a group from Israel playing music and smoking outside our room. Location and breakfast was good.

    Reviewed July 29, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Chainarong from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed 12-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2016

    Good place to party”

    The location is great. Just 12 mins walk from ADO bus station. The hostel is just 2 mins walk to Calle 12 where clubs are. There were activities every night that ended with everyone going out partying. Sometimes they have day activities also. I went to Cenote with them. It was nice. Don't stay at 12-bed room. It's off the main building, very narrow steep stair and no wifi. Book 4 or 6 beds. U will surely be at the main building. Overall, I recommend !!

    Reviewed December 28, 2016
    7.3
    Very good
    KAI from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    Decent for price”

    Patio layout, friendly staff, good location

    I really like the style of the common area; the lights, hammocks and staff were great. The wifi barely worked even when I had good reception. The breakfast was enjoyable and simple (cereal, milk, juice, bread, butter, jelly, and fresh fruits).

    Reviewed February 19, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Lidia from Estonia
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    Great atmosphere hostel”

    Atmosphere, staff, events

    It's a great hostel to meet people, hang out and chill. They've got kitchens for those who want to cook, but there enough cheap eateries around. They doe events and organize trips around Playa, the staff is very friendly and helpful. I would definitely come back.

    Reviewed January 10, 2015
    5.7
    KEI from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed 12-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    ちょっとウルサイ”

    ドミトリーが広い、ロッカーが大きい、繁華街にある

    ちょっと外国人たちが遅くまで騒いでいるので、寝つきが悪い人にはつらいホステル。部屋自体は広く、ロッカーも大型バックパックが入る大きさなのがよい。

    Reviewed January 17, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    chia from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

    Exceptional”

    這是我在墨西哥住過讓我感覺最好的hostel ! 還想再去 !

    Reviewed April 04, 2018

    Reviews of The Yak Hostel from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.5
    Excellent
    From 584 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (14)Booking.com Reviews (570)
    Rating via Agoda8.4
    /
    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.4
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality6.0
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.6
    High score for Playa Del Carmen
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (5)
    8-9 Excellent (1)
    7-8 Very Good (2)
    6-7 Good (0)
    <6 Below Expectation (1)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (1)
    Jun - Aug (1)
    Sep - Nov (0)
    Dec - Feb (7)
    All guests (14)
    All room types
    All languages
    Showing 9 verified guest comments
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Carolin from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed 12-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

    Totally recommend this Hostel!”

    Nice and clean rooms, great staff, good to meet other travellers!

    Reviewed February 26, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    priscilla from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Amazing atmosphere!”

    I want to go back! Perfect location, spotless clean, amazing staff, fun bar and activities ! Just perfect!

    Reviewed February 09, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Ganna from Switzerland
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

    Party hostel”

    Warning: if you look for parties and events, this is exactly the place. If you search for a quiet location to rest and sleep, think twice! The facilities are super nice, with hammocks and a cool inner court. Very central location. Events and tours every day, e.g. to neighbor beaches or cenotes. Quite noisy at night due to Coco Bongo club next door and parties inside the hostel. Free inviting drink at the bar.

    Reviewed August 12, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Aidan from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in June 2018

    Great location”

    This is a nice hostel with loads going on. Luckily the private rooms are in a desperate building from the dorms and the noise. Our sleep was ruined by a group from Israel playing music and smoking outside our room. Location and breakfast was good.

    Reviewed July 29, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Chainarong from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed 12-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2016

    Good place to party”

    The location is great. Just 12 mins walk from ADO bus station. The hostel is just 2 mins walk to Calle 12 where clubs are. There were activities every night that ended with everyone going out partying. Sometimes they have day activities also. I went to Cenote with them. It was nice. Don't stay at 12-bed room. It's off the main building, very narrow steep stair and no wifi. Book 4 or 6 beds. U will surely be at the main building. Overall, I recommend !!

    Reviewed December 28, 2016
    7.3
    Very good
    KAI from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    Decent for price”

    Patio layout, friendly staff, good location

    I really like the style of the common area; the lights, hammocks and staff were great. The wifi barely worked even when I had good reception. The breakfast was enjoyable and simple (cereal, milk, juice, bread, butter, jelly, and fresh fruits).

    Reviewed February 19, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Lidia from Estonia
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    Great atmosphere hostel”

    Atmosphere, staff, events

    It's a great hostel to meet people, hang out and chill. They've got kitchens for those who want to cook, but there enough cheap eateries around. They doe events and organize trips around Playa, the staff is very friendly and helpful. I would definitely come back.

    Reviewed January 10, 2015
    5.7
    KEI from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed 12-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    ちょっとウルサイ”

    ドミトリーが広い、ロッカーが大きい、繁華街にある

    ちょっと外国人たちが遅くまで騒いでいるので、寝つきが悪い人にはつらいホステル。部屋自体は広く、ロッカーも大型バックパックが入る大きさなのがよい。

    Reviewed January 17, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    chia from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

    Exceptional”

    這是我在墨西哥住過讓我感覺最好的hostel ! 還想再去 !

    Reviewed April 04, 2018
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