“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.

What our guests are saying:

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.

Amanda A

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!


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 have deals etc. they also organise parties and nights out but it is much more chilled than Cancun and you can go out late. Definitely stay here to meet people and have fun

Emelia H

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.


My fiance and I arrived late one night before Semana Santa with no place to go. We wandered into the Yak and were blown away by this hidden treasure. We were greeted with a free drink at checkin and enjoyed a few more during the movie night. They offered a wide variety of day trips coordinated by their awesome staff to cenotes, turtlewatching and the beach. It was also very close to Avenida Quinta which has the best night clubs and restaurants. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, and there were multiple kitchens both public and private. I was sad to leave but can`t wait for my next stay!


This hostel in playa del carmen has it all. Beautifully decorated and always clean. We stayed in the 12 man dorm and there was so much space, it didn`t feel cramped like other dorms. There`s something to do every day and night. And the staff are great fun. It definitely made our stay in playa del carmen.


Amazing place, so nice people, good location. I chose the yak because of all the good reviews, and I was defiantly not disappointed!! The service has been incredible and the staff is always ready to help at any given situation. Good internet and events almost every night. Great apartment and cozy roof top terrace.

Sofie T


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Calle 10 Norte Bis (entre Av. 10 y 15)
Playa del carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence: The Yak, 2016 Winner