Our non-profit hostel, Drake Bay Backpackers was established in 2014 to provide travelers with quality, budget accommodation in the Osa and the generate funds for our conservation programs. Since then, we have won a certificate of excellence on Trip Advisor and a gold rating in their Green Leaders program, as well as raising over $17,000 for our environmental programs.

Dorm rooms at the hostel are available for as little as $13 per night and we offer free transfers from Drake Bay airport. The hostel is well-equipped with a bar & restaurant, hot showers, huge self-catering kitchen and common area, river trails, lockers and tourist information.


Drake Bay Backpackers also operates as sustainably as possible by ensuring that we:

    • Use only biodegradable products in showers, washing machine and sinks.

    • Filter and recycle our grey water using a bio-garden system

    • Use energy saving light bulbs, timers and sensors where appropriate

    • Buy locally! Wherever possible goods such as eggs and cheese are purchased from local fincas.

    • Make use of our hydroponic vegetable garden!

    • Educate our guests about sustainable tourism practices

    • Offer tours that are provided by sustainable operators

    • Encourage guests to support the local economy by offering rural eco-tours and home-stay options


“ Awesome vibe at this hostel. Loved the variety of guests and the relaxing environment. Great place to stay as a solo traveler or with friends and family. I had great experiences with the folks I met here.”

Gabrielle, USA

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25 meters west of Tortuga River Pass, El Progreso of Drake
Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas, Costa Rica