The Yak

Calle 10 norte bis


With a bar offering the best prices on drinks in the neighbourhood, people plan to stay for a few days and end up staying for weeks at this home away from home on one of Mexico's best beaches. With two communal kitchens, bright airy dorms, a rooftop terrace, private rooms and apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes - there is an option to suit every budget.

For travellers looking for something to do in Playa, The Yak hosts a changing schedule of activities, ranging from Mojito and Guacamole lessons, trips to nearby Cenotes and beaches, pool parties, movie nights and much more. Our mentality has always been "There are no strangers here, only friends we haven't met".

Whether it's meeting someone new at the bar or heading with a group to nearby Playa Akumal on a tour, you're guaranteed to leave The Yak with new friends and fond memories.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils



Traveler Reviews

“Great Clean Property - Great Value”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 06, 2018

We booked The Yak for 1 night prior to our stay at an All Inclusive Resort in Riviera Maya. We arrived at the Hostel at 6pm and were buzzed into a lovely courtyard. Clean and lots of little area to...

“Good stay at a quirky place”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on March 01, 2018

We stayed here for 3 nights in total. Pros: Good communal area with lots of seating. Spacious lockers in the rooms Free welcome drink Rooftop area was good Good gated security Lots of...

“Magical Place”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on January 22, 2018

Originally I was planning on staying at The Yak for 2 weeks while I found an apartment. I ended up staying a little over 3 weeks and had the time of my life. Met people from all over the world and...


By bus : Take the ADO bus to Playa Del Carmen, or a taxi directly to our hostel with the directions above.

By Car : when you get out of the airport 1.Take the ramp onto Mexico 307, continue 2. Turn left onto Av. Constituyentes 3. Turn right onto 15 Av. Nte 4. Turn left onto 10 Nte Bis 5. Stop after 20m by our big metal gate and ring the bell :)

From the bus terminal:
By foot : Walk down Benito Juarez to Avenida 10. Turn right and continue straight on Avenida 10 for several blocks. Turn left on the street before Coco Bongo, Calle 10 Norte Bis. You will see our gate on the left in the middle of the block.

Taxi : Show the driver the directions, about 30 pesos ( 3$-+)


For modifications or cancellations, please contact The Yak at least 2 days prior to your arrival.
In the event of cancellations or changes made on shorter notice (or in the case of a No Show), the hostel has the right to charge for 1 night of the booking.

Minimum stay: No
Check In time:14:00
Check Out time: 12:00.
Method of payment upon arrival: Cash only.
Breakfast Included. Tax included.
Minimum age 18