San Jose, Costa Rica

Hostel in Quiet Village of El Progreso

Flexible Stay |

Stay at Drake Bay Backpackers, a small non-profit hostel offering affordable lodging and food, genuine community-based tourism activities, and a rustic jungle setting in the quiet village of El Progreso, Drake Bay. Until now there has been no budget accommodation available in Drake Bay, making Costa Rica’s most intact and beautiful primary rainforest too expensive to consider visiting for many travelers. With the opening of Drake Bay Backpackers, the region’s first dedicated hostel offering the cheapest accommodation and tours, Drake Bay has finally become accessible to budget travelers.

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Flexible Stay

Travel Style

Comfortable Stay, Connect with Nature and Active Adventure


English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Moderate activity and Light activity


Beach and Rainforest


Wifi: Available
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: English and Spanish


  • Chill in river-side hammock while reading a book or spotting all the wildlife surrounding the hostel
  • Throw a ball around on their volleyball court
  • Whip out your grilling skills in the BBQ and chill-out areas
  • Walk or hike in the surrounding primary and secondary forest, rivers, beaches
  • Pick out some activities from the plethora of tours they offer such as horseback riding and whale watching!



Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


Cabin and Camping


Bilingual guide


Shared Bathroom and Private Bathroom


Available for purchase (extra $)
Breakfast and a typical Costa Rican meal for Dinner are available. Vegetarian and vegan options are available and meals are prepared by local chefs. Guests are required to give prior notice if they wish to dine with us in the evening. The kitchen is also available for use for self-catering guests. No lunch menu.


Boat, Other local transport, Walk and Private van

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Drake Bay Backpackers

Locally Owned Nonprofit

Come marvel in the midst of this paradise that has exclusive access to deserted beaches, wetlands, and virgin rainforests! No matter what kind of tourism you're into from traditional to rural community tourism, you will find an activity that suits your preferences surrounded by a rustic natural and inviting environment where you will be able to increase your knowledge of the importance of conserving the marvelous and intricate biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula. Drake Bay Backpackers is a nonprofit offering accommodation, meals, and low-cost tours in the peaceful village of El Progreso, Bahía Drake, Pacifico Sur de Costa Rica. So come visit them for a truly memorable experience, unlike any other place in Bahía Drake, that will satisfy your adventurous spirit by exploring the Osa Peninsula and allow you to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this space while preserving the environment, paying cheap accommodation, and having access to a plethora of activities!

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Getting There

Transport options

Boat, Bus and Get picked up (included)
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