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The Yak

2.0 of 5 Calle 10 Norte Bis, Entere Av. 10 y Av. 15 | Lote #146, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great hostel. I returned to Yak unprecedented 3 times. great location, awesome people, activities, rooms are clean and good standard, beautful garden and terrace, cool bar, etc etc. it has everything you need - book now.

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Yak is really the best hostel I have visited so far!! This is a very social hostel, with a really cool and including staff, and a supercosy backyard for socializing. The rooms are very clean and have lockers for personal belongings, so its very safe as well. They organize activites/trips that you can attend, have pizza nights, mojito nights,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just returned from an amazing trip to mexico culminating in Playa del Carmen for a few days at the Yak for the BPM music festival. We were in a private room next door to the main hostel which happened to be next door to an all night Brazilian night club which played music so loudly until 7 a.m. every... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing hostel with amazing people working there. If you are in Playa del Carmen I strongly recommend the Yak if you are looking to meet people and have fun. The location is great for nightlife and shopping.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at The Yak for a week with some friends around new years 2014/2015. Yak was the perfect hostel for my staying in Playa del Carmen as the location is very good, the people who work there is super nice and helpful with everything, they have big and beautiful social area in the backyard, the bar is cheap and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, walking distance to the main strip area, staff were all wonderful and helpful, the hostel itself is beautiful - gorgeous courtyard, kitchens are stunning, rooms have a/c and get cleaned twice daily. Really happy I stayed here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Yak was everything we hoped it to be. My girlfriend and I just wanted to stay somewhere that had a great vibe, meet awesome people and make some good memories. That is exactly what happened! The staff are fantastic. Particular mention to Alica, Henre, and Nata! The rooms were fine, the atmosphere is what any personable person would want.... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostel...clean, safe, good crowd, good location and friendly staff. You can see the owners are making an effort to build a nice place. I didn't sleep there often as i was out partying most of the time and I guess as with any hostel the experience depends a lot on who else is sating there at the same time.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It sounds weird, but this place is relaxed and a bit party-ish at the same time. Very nice courtyard area with hammocks and comfy chairs, adjacent to the bar. It was usually somewhat crowded. There was constantly music playing in the courtyard which was kind of annoying, but not loud enough to disturb my sleep. They have a lot of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Awesome atmosphere, awesome staff and facilities and even planned events. There was plenty of outdoor space to socialize and there was even a bar (though the prices could have been a bit cheaper, that being said there's an OXXO mart around the corner). I couldn't imagine having stayed at any other hostel in Playa del Carmen.

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Address: Calle 10 Norte Bis, Entere Av. 10 y Av. 15 | Lote #146, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Yak 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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The Yak Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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