The Yak Lake House

The Yak Lake House is located right on the beautiful lagoon of Bacalar! Our volunteers receive special prices in the hostel bar, free tours, and a chance to spend some time in paradise!

Our international staff makes the hostel a fun and interesting place to work! Each staff member brings new energy and ideas, invaluable to the amazing atmosphere we strive to create for staff and guests alike!

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Reviews

4.5
(37 reviews)37

Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Spain

4

The Yak Lake House is one of the best spots in Bacalar so is a must. And they run a massive party on Wednesday there.
You might like to cheer up people and socializing cuz it’s the job itself.
Fabi-the activity manager-is a lovely person but the managing in general is a mess so be patient.
Don’t think about getting full w/ the daily meal cuz isn’t enough.
Besides that, the accommodation is in a very nice place and the people living is great.
Have fun!

23 days ago

Ukraine

2

My time volunteering at Yak Hostel wasn't what I expected. Poor communication, delayed stay confirmation, and Spanish language barriers, were challenging. Promised free kayaks and tours were unavailable during the undisclosed "high season."The volunteer accommodation lacked cleanliness. My job was mostly about working at parties, staying up late, and making sure everyone was having a good time. Some activities were nice, but the parties were too much for me. If you're fluent in Spanish and love parties, Yak Hostel might work, but for a more organized experience, consider other options.

3 months ago

Germany

5

we volunteered at the yak for 6 weeks and had the best time! the whole staff was very welcoming and made us feel like a part of a family. the work at the bar was very easy to handle (working as a waiter)… but it would have been nice to know before that the hostel is working with a restaurant and you will mostly be serving guests from outside the hostel, so it’s very busy and sometimes stressful! nevertheless we would always come back and had a great time!! thank you for everything, lott & nina 😚😚

4 months ago

Mexico

4

Trabajé en el área de mesera, que para ser voluntariado es pesado, pero la ventaja es que estás en constante comunicación con los huéspedes y te ayuda a mejorar mucho el inglés. también te ayudan con el tema de las propinas quincenalmente y si estás trabajando en la fiesta que es cada miércoles ese día se reparten las propina entre los que trabajaron ( un trabajo muy pesado en las fiesta) pueblo viejo es donde se queda el personal, los chicos a veces no respetan las reglas y no te dejan dormir por la noche, pero estoy agradecidas por el tiempo y el apoyo. ¡GRACIAS! El hostal está muy bonito.

5 months ago

Canada

5

I volunteered at the Yak for 5 weeks. This was an all time favourite for me. The staff didn’t know much English but they made a point to try and learn to communicate with me. They also really helped a lot with teaching me Spanish. I made so many great friends that I was sad to leave. I 100% recommend volunteering at the Yak.

6 months ago


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