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“Great ambient, Great location”
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The Yak
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

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.

Room Tip: The private rooms are pretty nice, though the 4 bed private we got had only 2 double beds.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

The yak is probably the best hostel i ever stayed in. The staff are so great and helpful. Its located perfect near to the beach and all the bars. The rooms are really well cleaned. If i come back to carmen i stay in The yak!

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Good location and very nice staff. Two things were annoying; The Wifi was working maybe 20% of the time, and we had to wear white ribbons around the wrists without getting any good explanation for it.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stayed at the Yak for 4 nights. Nice and clean, good facilities, Carly was really nice and helpful with any questions we had. Only thing I would recommend is some night time activities e.g beer pong as people were hanging in separate groups and not one big group which would have been better.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great location being close to the main strip, beech, clubs/bars etc. whilst also feeling safe (security gate with buzzer used). Breakfasts we're good and rooms/bathrooms generally clean. There was a fun yet chilled out atmosphere with people generally leaving all there partying outside the hostel allowing you to get a good nights sleep. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had a great stay in Playa because of the Yak! It is very easy to meet people there and the daily activities are fun!
Bathrooms are clean. We stayed in a dorm which had lockers. Bed were comfortable! Thanks to the Yak!

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great hostel with daily activities that were great for meeting other travellers. Parties usually were loud until 1 in the morning at least so if your looking for a lot of sleep might not be the best place. Staff was really friendly and help answer any questions I had. Would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone going to playa del carmen

Room Tip: rooms off the first floor are quieter
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Additional Information about The Yak

Address: Calle 10 Norte Bis, Entere Av. 10 y Av. 15 | Lote #146, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 229 Specialty Lodging in Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $25 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Yak 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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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The Yak Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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