The Yak Hostel

Calle 10 Norte Bis, entre Av. 10 y Av. 15Playa del Carmen77710Mexico
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About The Yak Hostel

The Yak Hostel, a sociable hostel in Playa del Carmen, offers private rooms and dorms. It features a bar and is located a short walk from nightspot Calle Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue) and lovely sandy beaches.

Private rooms can accommodate two, three or four persons and the mixed dorms feature up to twelve bunk beds. In-room amenities include en-suite facilities, a locker and air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi access is also available.

Guests staying at The Yak Hostel can meet other guests in the common room and go out together on arranged excursions. There's a communal kitchen for preparing meals and an outdoor courtyard with barbecue facilities.

A complimentary breakfast is provided and the on-site bar serves beers and other alcoholic beverages. On 5th Avenue, Blue Lobster is a popular steak and seafood restaurant.

Just around the corner is Congo Bongo nightclub, famed for its extravagant cabaret-style shows. To experience the stunning underground caves and rivers in the area, Rio Secreto is a five-mile drive.


Calle 10 Norte Bis, entre Av. 10 y Av. 15, Playa del Carmen, 77710, Mexico
Telephone: +52(984)1480925 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Fan
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Television


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

A very sociable atmosphere

According to feedback, there’s a very friendly vibe between the guests who stay here. The common room is where guests can get to know each other with a few drinks from the bar and the courtyard outside is another popular meeting place. There are also organised excursions where guests can explore Playa del Carmen together.

Decent accommodation

Guests are generally happy with the hostel’s standard of accommodation. The rooms are kept clean by the housekeeping staff and for the most part guests feel comfortable in the private rooms and dorms.

Great location

This hostel is ideally located for exploring the sights of Playa del Carmen. Guests love how close it is to attractions they want to see such as Congo Bongo nightclub and Calle Quinta Avenida with its restaurants, bars and shops. It’s also very close to the beaches which guests appreciate.

Negative Reviews

Staff not always friendly

Perhaps the main complaint guests have about this hostel is the inconsistent standard of service provided by the staff members. Guests don’t always appreciate the attitude of the staff and feel that they could be more polite and attentive at times.

Breakfast could be improved

While it is nice receiving a complimentary breakfast, guests are a little displeased by the offering. In an ideal world they would like to see more options to provide a more satisfying start to the day.

Free Wi-Fi not the best

According to feedback, it’s not always an easy matter using the free Wi-Fi. The signal can be patchy at times and this can make it frustrating accessing emails and searching the Internet.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 886 reviews across the web
9 /10
  • hostelbookers
    9.6 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.8 /10
9 out of 10 based on 886 reviews