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Drake Bay

Drake Bay Backpackers

Corcovado Foundation, 25 Meters West of the Rio Tortuga El Progreso de Drake, Drake Bay Costa Rica
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Drake Bay Backpackers is a non-profit hostel offering affordable accommodation, food and community-based tours. Drake Bay Backpackers is run by The Corcovado Foundation and all income is invested directly into environmental programs.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Special diet menus
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Street parking
Free internet
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Nice staff, nice bar, close to the airport. The price was right. Its clean, they have air conditioning and the backyard has a forest view. They dropped me and my wife at the airport for free and the coffee was very good.
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The hostel is really close to the airport and they came and picked us up for free when we flew in. The manager arranged our Corcovado tour and we also did a cool night tour in the local area. The bar was really nice.
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This hostel is very conveniently located in a small village (El Progreso) and is only 15 minutes walk from Drake Bay airport (DRK) - down a dirt road and unsigned(!). The hostel has a good map with directions and there is a pulperia (convenience store) and a couple of sodas nearby. Note: the hostel is not in the main town of Drake Bay (Aguitas), which is 6km away along a hilly dirt track. The hostel can arrange a pickup for you. We stayed in a private room with a double bed and a bunk. This was basic, no frills, and had clean sheets and charging points. There were holes in the window mosquito netting - hooks in the ceiling to hang your own (if your net is long enough). The internet / WiFi is patchy - it’s dependent on the owner’s mobile, so is not always available. There is a shared bathroom in good condition that is well cleaned, plus separate toilet and shower. The kitchen has a gas hob and fridge, and is well-equipped - it wasn’t very clean and had an overflowing bin. Overall the hostel is well located, but was a little run down.
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We stayed 5 nights with our two kids, 8 and 9 years old. The family room, and the rest of the place was very clean. Marvin and Viriam runs the place with a warm heart and the dinner is really tasty! We did a great Bird tour in early morning, Madre Selva tour including a refreshing waterfall swim and the half day Corcovado tour. All of them was worthwile but the Madre Selva stood out since we were the only people in the forest and the guide was really personal and informative. Some bird highlights were Swallow-tailed Kite, Little blue Heron, Lineated Woodpecker and of course the red Macaws. Woodpeckers, hummingbirds, macaws, hawks, toukans, parrots, parakeets, vultures and a lot of smaller birds can easily be spotted from the hammocks! We also saw a howling monkey in the garden! The place is a bit off the bay but there’s a very reliable and service minded 24/7 taxi, always on time, that brought us to our different drop offs whenever we needed. If you want a true local and nature experience and support the environment conservation in Osa, this is the place for you!
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First of all, the host actually drove me from Drake bay to his hostel. That is very nice. He also drove me to the airport the next day, albeit for a small fee, which is not fantastic but still reasonable. I was offered a dinner for 6$, which is good value and tasty. However, the 50$ for the cabin with ensuite bathroom is overpriced. It is clean, simple and functional, and I did get a discount of 5$ when I paid cash. However, for 45$ I can get a way better hotel room (no it is not a cabin but just a hotel room) in Drake Bay. In that sense I think it is slightly overpriced. Maybe 35-40$ is a more reasonable price.
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaDrake Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drake Bay Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Drake Bay Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Naturaseekers (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Drake Bay Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Drake Bay Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Drake Bay Backpackers?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drake Bay Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kalaluna Bistro', Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo, and Claudios Grill.
Does Drake Bay Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Drake Bay Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Drake Bay Backpackers?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Drake Bay Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.