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Calle 10 Bis entere Av, 10 y 15, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 125 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Yak Hostel.
|Standard Quadruple Room|
|Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
|One-Bedroom Apartment (2 Adults)|
|Basic Double Room|
|Single Bed in Mixed 12-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
|Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room|
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The Yak Hostel's staff speaks: Hebrew, Spanish, English, German
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BBQ Facilities, Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Ping-Pong, Diving, Snorkeling, Library
Food & Drink
Bar, Snack Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible).
24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Air Conditioning
Hebrew, Spanish, English, German
5th Avenue (109yrd)
5 Avenue (55yrd)
Playa del Carmen (164yrd)
From 2:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
Extra beds are not available.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.
Credit cards are only needed to guarantee your booking.
Based on 125 reviews
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This stylish, modern hostel is in Playa del Carmen, just 1 block from the beach. It offers private rooms and trendy dorms along with a 5-hour open bar.
Score from 125 reviews Very good
Emotionin Santa Lucía is located in famous 5th Avenue and its bars, restaurants and nightlife; and the beach is just 200 metres away. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.
Score from 63 reviews Good
Hotel El Hormiguero is located in Playa del Carmen, only 20 metres from the city’s popular 5th Avenue. This Mexican-style hotel has a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.
Score from 135 reviews Good
Hostel Che is 215 yards from Playa del Carmen's main square and less than half a mile from the beach. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas of the property and a buffet breakfast is included.
Score from 43 reviews Good
Noise from disco one block away goes until 5 AM.
Great staff, nice backyard to hang out, super central, parking with camera surveillance (in the street and free)
Incredibly loud. We stayed in a bedroom for 2 people adjacent to the main building. From midnight to 5.30 am it was so incredibly loud as if we were sleeping in a night club. Without earplugs we would not have been able to sleep even a second.
Nice Programm organized by the staff. Very friendly people nice garden with possibility to relax and get in touch with others
After a 4 day stay I was charged 50 pesos for shower after check out.
The staff were very friendly! They all could speak fairly good English which is very convienient. We only stayed one night. Be sure you want to party because the location is very loud. Would be a fun hostel to stay longer. I like that they had different "themed" nights: mojito, bbq, etc. also cheap food/ water. The facilities are really cool and big. It felt very secure! Big plus!
Although we were in town to party, I still got woken up by how loud it was (till 5 am). Bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper. Other than that, nothing!
Location is great Staff were nice Breakfast was basic but good
Ambience Nice people around Familiar feeling Shared activities Beer pong Good and cheap drinks Looking for party you can find it here
We had to leave :,-|
It's a really good place to be at Playa del Carmen. There's a bar when you can spend some time and meet people, great breakfast (with cereal and fruits) and it's really near from everything you need.
They don't accept credit or debit card. You can only pay with cash or paypal (with a fee for this transition). It's better if you can bring money.
the a/c works only at night from 10 pm till the morning
Very close to the 5th avenue, restaurants. There is a bus stop close to the hostel where you can take collective buses to Tulum and Cancun at each 5 minutes. The staff is absolutely amazing, they provide you everything you need and are really helpful. We had such a great time over there.
The towels were not good (old, blurried).
Location was awesome close to the Playa del Carmen night life. Staff was friendly and congenial. I had a good time. The current hostel crowd that was there was kind of clique but no problem for me.
From what I have seen from past comments and when I was at the hostel, the main tip is to book your bed in the 6-bed room!!! The room is big, has a balcony and individual lockers. The bathroom is inside the room as well. The noise in this room is not a huge issue. The wifi is good and the hostel has an excellent atmosphere!! Would certainly go back.
Activities every night/day including free tours!! Very close to the main strip and beaches. Staff are super friendly and interact with everyone more than what one would as expect as staff.
Great place with lovely people! We had a private room with an AC that took a while to cool the place down but worked in the end! We did have to stop bugs from getting in the room one night after a long storm but the hostel was on top of it, coming around several times to make sure they didn't come in the room (still freaked us out even though the bugs were harmless!) Fantastic activities every night that were cheap or free and everyone really got into it! Definitely reccomend. Good location just 2/3 blocks from the beach and 1 1/2 blocks from the main nightlife part of 5th avenue! WIFI was pretty bad - we could barely access it from our room (although i think that was just because of the room we were in) but was much better in the common area outside :)
Like the hipster feel and that they have daily activities
This hostel is very clique-based, it's kind of difficult to really make friends compared to other hostels I've stayed at for that reason. Perhaps it would be easier if the staff had more interactive activities that allowed people to get to know each other.
The environment How easy was to meet people The activities held by the hostel in which you could meet other people
Great vibe, always something on for guest to do ad be sociable! Would highly recommend :)
Staff very helpful, nice atmosphere and not too far from the beach
Wifi in the room was very bad but the signal was good in the common area
Simply put the best Hostel i ever slept in. Staff, wifi, location,warm water and the best people :)
Staff was fantastic!
The location is great The staff is friendly They do activities Cool young people Wi-Fi almost everywhere
The hostel is pretty simple, not fancy or anything. There's no pool or anything to do during the day in the hostel. In the rooms there is no Wi-Fi
Friendly staff, great location, and the apartment rooms were clean and very comfortable. Also great to be able to bring in food/drink and relax in the courtyard.
Booking.com claimed we would have free access to a Beach Club (Deliss) as part of our stay,and the hostel knew nothing of this. Was a let down.
most everything about the place.... especially the roof :)
wifi was bad - the weather prices were kinda high - I can get a motel room in sacrament for the same price as a bed in mexico? seems a little off.
I thought the staff was very nice and the yak creates social events so travellers can meet one another which was very successful. The yak is a very well run and maintained hostel. I would recommend it for sure.
The bunk beds were not the most comfortable and the wifi was spotty.
A great social area to meet other travellers and you can bring your own drinks in and relax.
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