I stayed at The Yak for a week, the people working there are amazing and very helpful. Often at night people would gather around the bar for a few drinks and chatter, so it was very easy to get to know the people staying there. I stayed in a 12 bed dorm for most of the time, which was good, but quite hot in the afternoons when the AC was off during the afternoons. The bathroom was OK, though having only a single room with both the head and the toilette was a bit problematic (specially when girls are getting ready for the nights out). Wall sockets were few to recharge your electronic stuff at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "There are no strangers here, only friends we haven't met." That's the vibe you can expect when entering the perfectly shaded, outdoor courtyard at The Yak. With a combination of the best location, great accommodations, a friendly staff, and lots of awesome things to do-you can't miss out on The Yak. Located right in the center of Playa, The Yak is close to everything: 5th Avenue (known for its restaurants and shops), grocery stores like Wal-Mart, 12th Street with all of the bars and nightclubs, and, of course, the beach-but many people pass the day in the hostel lying in the hammocks or chilling on the rooftop terrace. In The Yak's courtyard, you will find a 24-hour reception with lots of staff members who are always available to answer your questions, a cool bar with cheap prices, and a café where you can order paninis and coffee. The Yak was created for travelers, by travelers-so it's more than just a place to sleep, we try to keep it fun! We have different activities everyday including movie nights, tours to Cenotes, our famous Mojito Lesson, and many more! For those looking to explore the Mayan ruins, we can reserve additional excursions. The Yak has two communal kitchens, bright/airy dorms, and private rooms with kitchenettes, so there is an option to suit every budget. Many people plan to stay for a few days and end up staying for weeks. You're guaranteed to leave The Yak with new friends and fond memories, so come be a part of The Yak Family! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Yak Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico