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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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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Lovely place. They have activities to join people but also have rules to protect the one who want to stay at night in bed and rest. Very clean. Its located in front of the main street so people have beers at Yak and then go to the party. Perfect !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

To be honest the Yak's facilities are modest and the aircon is limited but what I loved about the Yak was the atmospher the employees create and how quickly new guests become family. I would go back to this hostel in a heartbeat. I highly recommend the free day trips ran by hostel. Look no further when booking a place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great location Great Vibe Great staff Clean Good value suits the party goer and if a person wants to just chill .............................................................................................

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was excited to stay at The Yak as I had heard (and read) so many good things. Boy did it live up to the positive reviews. Staying here made my time in Mexico. The location is amazing, only a couple of blocks from the main street and beach. Organised tours to Akumal and the Cenotes. The staff and atmosphere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The dorm accommodation is nothing special but what makes this hostel so exceptional are the staff and the range of cheap and budget activities which always draws a crowd. Great place for meeting travellers from all over the world. Loved my stay here and would definitely come back if / when I'm ever in Playa again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Good vibe! Cool stuff! Excellent location! very close to 5 ave (the main street of Playa, where's all the restaurants and shopping areas) and to the 12 street (where's all the nightlife). Best hostel in Playa!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I stayed here for 9 days while in Playa del Carmen. It is a very chilled out hostel. The rooms are cleaned twice daily and each dorm room has their own kitchen so it never gets too crowded. There is a nice BBQ/ Sitting area on the roof. Theres a good bar downstairs and hammocks. Daily activities are organised such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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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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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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