Playa Del Carmen: The Yak Hostel
Get There: Calle 10 Norte Bis, entre Av. 10 y Av. 15 – an easy five minute stroll from the ADO bus terminal. Check their website.
Cost: From MXN200 (17AUD)
Free Breaky: Yes
Free Wifi: Yes
Bar: Yup – and it’s a tiki bar at that
Playa del Carmen is known for being one of the party hot spots in Mexico, so fittingly, The Yak hostel offers you a perfect social atmosphere to meet people and hit some of the world-famous clubs.
Fairly new to the scene, the boys here have worked hard to make sure their hostel not only has the perfect vibe but also great facilities. The location is seriously unbeatable – only a few blocks from bus stop, the beach, the main strip and the clubbing area of Playa, meaning even the drunkest person should be able to stumble their way back. The rooms at the Yak are fairly spacious, with even the 12-bed dorm not appearing too cramped, and ensuite bathrooms and balconies are offered in most rooms. The hostel boasts two kitchens if you want to save a few dollars and cook your own food, or don’t feel like vomiting up taco number 500 after your night at Coco Bongo. Once you’ve finished cooking, the stunning rooftop is the perfect place to sit and enjoy your brilliantly prepared cup-a-noodles or woo the babe at the hostel with beans on toast while checking out the sunset.
The central courtyard is your spot for socialising. The bar opens at 8pm, so be sure to grab your welcome drink and check out which activities are on for the night. From movie nights, pasta nights, tours to Akumal and the staff favorite, drinking games night- there is always something happening both day and night at this hostel. The uber lovely staff are keen to make sure no-one is left behind, which is what makes the atmosphere so kicking, with everyone getting involved, you’re bound to know everyone’s name after just a few days staying here .