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The Yak
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Perth, Australia
1 review
“Great staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Only here for one night and arrived late but it was no problem, we were easily checked in and welcomed quickly. Great kitchens, good showers, aircon during the night was excellent. Friendly vibe with no divide between staff and guests!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Seriously, this hostel is the best I've stayed at by far! I only stayed for 2 nights, but I wanted to stay for a month. The people that work there are great, such a family like atmosphere that accepts everyone. Love all the daily activities that get people together in the hostel. Fun place that I would recommend and definitely would to go back to. Stay Here!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed in the 12 man dorm at the yak and had a great time, the room was very clean and secure. The staff were very friendly and good fun, and the communal outdoor space was brilliant, with a large screen in which we were able to watch the World Cup

  • Stayed June 2014
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

This was one of the best hostels I ever stayed in. The location is amazing, the staff were awesome and the atmosphere was great! Its a great place to meet other travellers. Carly on reception was awesome! They organise activities which is really cool. Would have stayed longer if they weren't full. My only advice; book in advance as they sell out often!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Escazu, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

This place litreally stole my heart! We had so much planned and ended up just staying here the whole timee!! The staff is young polite and lively!!! Its soooooo amazingly clean, rooms are cleaned every day TWICE, big lockers, there is an activity every night and when we do go out to clubs we all go together, feel safeee and have a blasssst! Rooftop amazinggg!!!! And u have TWO kitchens super adorable and CLEAN!!!! Watched the world cups on a big screen!! airCon blast was hard on me but was also gratefull cuz its HOOOT outside!!!! If u come to Playa at least come and hanng with the crew if u dont like sharing rooms with cool azzz people!!!! 1000% recommened!!!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

It's the cleanest Hostel I've ever stayed in, also very organized and the staff are great! You'll feel sincerely welcomed once you get there and they'll take you to the best spots in playa! Every day there's a different activity which you can take part in or not if you don't feel like it.. If you come to playa and want to stay at a clean and friendly place The Yah is definitely the place for you! Book ahead cause their usually packed (more so on weekends).

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

The Yak is a gem, a haven for young globe-trotters with incredibly friendly staff, clean and secure facilities, great public gathering spaces, fun daily events, and just a generally awesome place to lay your head down at night. Love this place, man.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Yak

Property: The Yak
Address: Calle 10 Norte Bis, Entere Av. 10 y Av. 15 | Lote #146, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Region: 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 #6 of 199 Speciality Lodging in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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