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Drake Bay Backpackers

Corcovado Foundation, 25 Meters West of the Rio Tortuga | El Progreso de Drake, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall experience has been very nice and Special - stayed one week longer to participate in their volunteering projects - people were wonderful and Charlotte and Rob take care of every wish you might have for excursions or whatever and try to get the best prices for you. Felt at home from the beginning. Real hostel feeling but if you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stayed in Backpakers hostel in the end july 2014. This time is rainy in this part of Costa rica. But we had a great time in here. When you travel to Drake bay, probably you want to visit Corcovado national park, or try snorkeling in famous Cano island, or just explore this amazing place. In part of the world... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Unforgettable experience. 5 min. from the hostel we experienced a Homestay. Friendly and welcoming Family hosted us to experience a very simple but authentic costarican life. Rob and Charlotte in the Backpacker were very helpful and accomodatet us for coffe, games an wireless. They book tours to Corcovado or turtle watching right on the beach. The walk to the Beach... More

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Charlotte R, Manager at Drake Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Tom, we really love having you and so did your homestay family! It's great to have wonderful families like yours helping our little community by supporting our homestay network and our local tours. More

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had a great few nights at Drake Bay Backpackers in July. Rob and Charlotte are great, fun hosts and clearly love this part of Costa Rica. They will take care of the logistics of airport transport, booking tours, etc. The other guests/volunteers were all very friendly as well. You definitely can't beat it for the price, both in terms... More

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Charlotte R, Manager at Drake Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Caroline! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this great review. Just letting you know we have a new router for the wifi, so our internet access is much faster and reaches throughout the hostel now. Yay! Sorry about the kitchen though! We usually let guests know where the key is hidden, so they can get in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights, just kept extending my stay because I couldn't get enough. Dorms are really nice and clean, all with mosquito nets and each set of bunks separated by walls and a sheet door which makes it feel nice and private. Great little lounge area. Well-stoked kitchen. It was nice to be out of the touristy... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Drake Bay Backpackers is an ideal hostel for travellers wanting to experience Costa Rica's natural beauty, culture and wildlife. The hostel is also the camp for the Corcovado Foundation's sea turtle program, offering the best chance of seeing nesting sea turtles in the area. During my stay the hostel on request organised activities such as snorkelling Isle De Cano, sea... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had such a wonderful time at Drake Bay Backpackers-- all thanks to hosts, Rob and Charlotte, and the community of El Progreso. This hostel is the perfect fusion of adventure and relaxation-- an amazing spot to go for a longer morning hike and then chill out hammocks for the afternoon. It was an amazing opportunity to learn about sea... More

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Charlotte R, Manager at Drake Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this great review Maddie! We miss you around here! I hope returning to work wasn't too painful for you. Come back and visit ASAP! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was one of my favourite places during our month in Costa Rica. My partner and I stayed for 4 nights and had a great experience; Rob and Charlotte went out of their way to make us feel like home and help us make the most of our time in Drake Bay. The hostel is excellent value for the area... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was happy to stay in this hostel as my fees went towards turtle conservation. Additionally, I had a great time speaking with Charlotte and Rob about their cause, and Rob made sure I was on the boat early morning to Sirena (which was the cheapest way I could find to get to Sirena). Before hoping on that boat, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A long overdue review from my stay back in April. This hostel is absolutely excellent!! Rob and Charlotte, who run it, are both unbelievably friendly and welcoming, and ready to help out with any query, tour booking or adventure you can think of! The great thing is they can also organise local tours which are both cheaper and all the... More

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Address: Corcovado Foundation, 25 Meters West of the Rio Tortuga | El Progreso de Drake, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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