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Drake Bay Backpackers

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Corcovado Foundation, 25 Meters West of the Rio Tortuga | El Progreso de Drake, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Drake Bay Backpackers on my first trip to Costa Rica and of the places I visited it was hands-down my favorite accommodation. The Drake Bay area had been recommended since it's off the beaten path compared to many other destinations in CR and other Trip Advisor reviews directed me to Backpackers. Drake Bay is amazing and Drake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a couple in our mid 20s and love to travel off the beaten path. Drake bay backpackers was an amazing stay, mostly due to the staff. Sophie and Gabriel were so wonderful. They are really invested in your stay there and want you to get the most out of your trip, no matter the budget. Wherever you stay... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drake Bay Backpackers was my first experience traveling abroad sola (I'm a female study abroad student, so this was BIG). I wanted to experience Corcovado (Costa Rica's most remote, biologically-diverse location) in an affordable, safe way. The Backpackers went above and beyond! From the free airport shuttle to honest recommendations about booking tours, the staff was really helpful and friendly.... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at Drake Bay Backpackers. There are closer places to the beach to stay but none are very affordable and none offer the opportunity to support the local economy and conservation efforts like this place.

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Backpackers is a great place to stay. The beds are fairly comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped, it's really not missing any amenities you need. But what sets this place apart is the staff, who are incredibly helpful and are very friendly. The place is a bit far from the main town, but that's not a huge issue. It's a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Drake Bay Backpackers in March 2015 for 4 nights and it was a great experience! I was travelling solo for 3 months in Costa Rica and was on my final month so had seen my fair share of hostels around the country. Drake Bay Backpackers was exactly what I was looking for: a cheap place to stay... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sofia and Gabri were great hosts! They make sure you're set up with whatever it is you need in regards to sight seeing or tours. They are located just around the corner from a river that is fun to hike up and down and it's littered with lizards running on top of the water. Their dog, Tute, made sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Sofia and Gabri were wonderful hosts! They are very welcoming and arranged for us to go snorkeling, offshore fishing, and your Corcovado. They go out of their way to ensure you have a great time and cook amazing food! A very charming hostel, we would definitely recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Had a great time at drake baby backpackers.lovely People who make you feel very welcome and arrange a lot of things. The surroundings are beautifull and the little town is peaceful. You are really in the jungle. Plus I can recommend the soda near by. Roxan

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had a great stay here during January and although, not near the main town, it's still within walking distances to pretty much everywhere you'd need/want to go, the beach for example is only about 15-20 minutes walk away. The location is rustic and gives you a view into everyday life for the locals as it's in the village of... More 

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