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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Calle 10 Norte Bis, Entere Av. 10 y Av. 15 | Lote #146, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Yak is one of the cleanest hostels I've stayed in. There was someone cleaning constantly. The bathrooms were always in good shape and the toilet bins emptied regularly. The common area is a nice place to chill out and meet people. The daily activities are really fun and great value-especially the mojito lessons!

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay at the Yak Hostel was everything you could want from a hostel. I stayed in an 8 bed mixed dorm with a bathroom in the room. There are also bathrooms outside the rooms so you never really have to wait and they keep them clean. The bed was comfortable and the sheets were clean. I was able to... More

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Bari, Italy
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I stayed in 3 hostels in playa del carmen, this is definitely the best. The 2 kitchens are good except the fridges from which things fall once you open the door. There is a nice garden to hang out with other people, great staff, efficient aircon from 10 pm to 11am, few blocks from the beach and the party. Aircon... More

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This hostel is ideal. It is in an absolutely fantastic location : 3 minute walk from Main Street with restaurants, bars, clubs and the beach. The staff are really friendly and the rooms and clean and the air con was good. There is a nice communal seating area with hammocks and a rooftop. The bar is quite cheap and they... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in a private room in August. As this was my first hostel I have stayed at it went well above my expectations. The rooms were clean and the people were friendly. At night the courtyard is buzzing with people. Be sure to ask the reception what tours and activities they have on for the day. This is close... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We travelled with a group of 14 guys and had a great time at this Hostel! Lots of activities, very friendly staff, great atmosphere. I would say this hostel is exactly the kind of hostel which travellers in a group or solo search for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Me and my frriends spent 2 nights in the hostel and had a great time. We stayd in a 6 bed dorm with aircon. The bathroom and hostel is clean. The breakfast is ok. Every night the hostle offers a different programmed. We joined for the Burgers and Salsa sessions. The stuff is friendly and helpful. Even when the aircon... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a great hostel if you want something inexpensive and in a great location as well as having awesome common areas to meet other travellers. We stayed in a 4 person dorm with ensuite and while the room was fairy basic, it was big, the beds were fairly comfy, it had aircon and a ceiling fan and the shower... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I love this hostel, I have been there abut 2 weeks, grate people. Grate place in the middle of Playa del carmen. Thay have all kind of rooms in the hostel, in the hostel you feel like you in home. You can cook food with everybody .

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was in a 12 bed dorm. We all shared one bathroom, which concerned me. I then noticed the bathrooms are cleaned very often per day. There were also other bathrooms in common areas (kitchen). The kitchen was very nice. The main area outside was very nice. Hammocks, chairs, tables, giant jenga blocks, and music plays constantly. The music selection... More

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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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