Hostels in Bahía Drake, Costa Rica

8 hostels available. Prices start from $7 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Bahía Drake

Party Hostel
"…You can book the tours at the reception. There is also the option of a walk to Rio Claro, is a 2-hour walk round trip (no guide needed). *How to get to the hotel? * BY CAR If you come by car, … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The bus from Palmar Norte to Sierpe (Morning 6:30 am/8:00 am/ afternoon 2:30 pm/ 5:15 pm (less than $1) ) about taxi boat, The 2 boats are at: 11:30am and 4pm and take 1.5 hrs. The 11:30 is $20, … More
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel Youth Hostel
Caletas the Osa beach More
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Corcovado wildlife reserve has multiple access points, however each is a considerable distance. Driving or very long, strenuous hiking is required. The closest and most common entry is San … More

Jungla del Jaguar

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel
"…Check out before 11am. Full payment due upon making the reservation. Please note: we do not offer a guest kitchen. All meals are included in the reservation price! We cater to all dietary … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…It has comfortable rooms with air conditioning and private bathroom, with balconies overlooking the Jungle.The hostel has a very quiet chillout bar where the guests can relax and have a drink at … More
Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We are located eight minutes from downtown Drake Bay and fifteen minutes from the beach, We are the meeting place par excellence for solo travelers, nature enthusiast and people in look for … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest
"…Away from the ordinary, watches, haste, with a stable temperature of 19 to 32 oC (? oF) all year, without mosquitoes, the forest welcomed me and I felt like I was a part of it. From there, … More

Hotels in Bahía Drake

Los Planes de Bahia Drake More
Bahia Drake, 800 este de la Escuela de Los Angeles camino a Drake Juan Carlos Cedeño, Cel 85148467 More
Camino Principal agujitas More
"La propiedad se sitúa en una zona tranquila del pueblito de Drake, rodeado de jardines tropicales que atraen a colibries." …"From San Jose, take a bus to Palmar Norte at the TRACOPA bus station. A … More
"…Breakfast not included. Reception Hours 5:00 to 20:00 No pets allowed. No curfew. Child friendly. Non smoking." …"When you arrive at Agujitas de Bahia Drake, turn left to the south 300 … More

Campsites in Bahía Drake

"…Trail, water fall and nice river view with a nice view of Rio Agujitas. Agujitas Farm is located from 1.22 kilometers from DrakeBay store The property is close to los Planes Ranger Station … More

Hostels in Bahía Drake, Costa Rica

8 hostels available. Prices start from $14 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Bahía Drake (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bahía Drake.

Guess what? Bahía Drake is also named and spelled Drakes Bay, Drake, Drake Bay - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Drake Bay, or Bahia Drake, is a city in the southwest part of Costa Rica. It is situated on the Osa Peninsula, one of the most deserted parts of the country. The town is scattered through a large rainforest and jungles of mangrove trees. the Corcovado National Park covers the majority of the peninsula. This is one of the most famous national parks and forest reserves in the country.

Bahia Drake features a large principal beach called the Playa Colorada. You can typically find hostels near it and within walking distance of the beach. Other accommodations, like hotels and boutique resorts, are also located in the town if you do not want a hostel. The hostel owners are friendly and give affordable prices if you can pre-book the rooms.

Since there are no ATMs in the city, and credit cards are not widely accepted, it is highly recommended that you come with cash. It is a step away from civilization, a sensation felt as soon as you arrive there, due to the ever-present wildlife that cannot be witnessed anywhere else. The best place to see the flora and fauna is at the Corcovado National Park, where you can see the Baird’s Tapir in its natural habitat, as well as other rare species.

You can also visit Cano Island from Drake Bay. It is about sixteen kilometers off the coast of the town and is completely uninhabited. It is known for activities like scuba diving and snorkeling, along with many rare species of marine life like dolphins, whales, and reef sharks. Once an old trading post for the indigenous people of the country, it is now an archaeological site.

If you are in the mood for a walk on your own, the hike to the beach of San Josecito is a good getaway. It is about three hours away along a jungle trail leading away from the south of town. There are many hidden jungle beaches along the way. The trail is a good way to unwind and get in touch with nature.

Written by local enthusiast for Bahía Drake hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Bahía Drake hostels Jakob Lombardi

Bahía Drake Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Bahía Drake, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 8
Average dorm price $35
Average private room price $79
Cheapest hostel in Bahía Drake Allegra Hostel with $14.5
Party hostels in Bahía Drake Corcovado Jungle Hostel (4 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.2

FAQ about Bahía Drake Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Bahía Drake. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

Find your Perfect Hostel Match

We've created more special guides for you:

Family Hostels in Bahía Drake

Youth Hostels in Bahía Drake

3 Best Hostels in Bahía Drake

3 Best Hostels in Bahía Drake

7 Hostels in Bahía Drake with Private Rooms

7 Hostels in Bahía Drake with Private Rooms

6 Cheapest Hostels in Bahía Drake

6 Cheapest Hostels in Bahía Drake

Other Nearby Cities

Drake (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Isla Violin (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Peninsula de Osa (25 Km / 15 mi.)
Sierpe (27 Km / 17 mi.)
Dos Brazos (34 Km / 21 mi.)
Puerto Jiménez (43 Km / 27 mi.)
Golfito (61 Km / 38 mi.)

Travel Tips for Bahía Drake - from the Community

Oh man, so far no one from the community has left a comment or travel tips for Bahía Drake. How about you kick start the discussion here? Gather your best backpacking recommendations for Bahía Drake and jot them down below. The community thanks you.

Bahía Drake comments only. Don't discuss the hostels here, post a review on the hostel's page instead.

Unlock your Hostel Account to Freedom!

Unlock your Hostel Account to Freedom!

Sign up with and get access to exclusive hostel content and much more.

Do you already have an account? Login
Home Your Wishlists