Courtyard with pool and firepit
Hosted by Team Drift
Team Drift is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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“Emblematic of youthful, independent properties with hip, social spaces. SoHo loft meets Baja ranchero style” Travel + Leisure.

“Renegade…think the Ace minus the mob scene and high prices” Remodelista

“Stylishly minimalist" says New York Times

The space

Large Room - One Queen Bed. Courtyard facing, hammock, open concept shower and lockbox. 25 Sq Mt (270 Sq Ft)

DRIFT SAN JOSÉ - for independent travelers who value adventure and culture over all-inclusive package holidays. Drift San José promises a social atmosphere and simple living. Guests make their own coffee, enjoy self-serve beverages poolside, meet other guests by the evening fire or relax on the rooftop deck. Inspired by Baja ranch-life, rooms have basic amenities, rustic concrete finishes, open concept showers and industrial style windows opening into a palm filled courtyard.

We have a total of eight listings, small, medium and large rooms. We do not have rooms with two beds. We may have a minimum stay in effect on your requested dates depending on occupancy at the time and during holidays and busy season - please enquire.

Guest access

MEZCAL TASTING BAR AT DRIFT SAN JOSÉ - Featuring more than 15 varieties of hand made mezcal sourced from independent producers. Try our signature "Mezcanela", a mix of mezcal, cinnamon, orange and Sal de Gusano (a spicy Oaxacan delicacy of toasted agave worms and sea salt). Also featuring Mexican Micro-Beers and Baja Wines.

FOOD CART AT DRIFT SAN JOSÉ - Our Food Cart events have become the favorite meeting place for both locals and travelers alike. Menu changes weekly, find a variety of Mexican inspired comfort foods such as Arrachera Grilled Cheese and Guacamole, Tuna Tartar Tacos, Cilantro Sea Bass Sausages, Machaca Perogies or Banana Bread with Mezcal Chocolate Ice Cream.

DESIGN SHOP AT DRIFT SAN JOSÉ - Showcasing contemporary design from up-and-coming, independent designers, fair trade goods supporting traditional industries, pop-up shops, design shows and collaborations. Mexican design partners include Bambocycles, Lagos del Mundo, Protototipo Cero and Lordag y Sondag and Colorindio.

Interaction with guests

One of our friendly hosts will be available to check you in any time between 2:00PM and 10:00PM. At this time, we are happy to tell you about our favorite local spots to eat, swim and other “off the beaten path” attractions. Our Mezcal Tasting bar is staffed and open to our guests every night between 2pm and 10pm. We do not have a traditional 24 hour reception or concierge.

Other things to note

Financial transactions, date changes, cancellations and refunds can be managed directly through your Airbnb account.

Air conditioning
Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Adults only 18+ / No pets / Max two guests per room / Name on reservation must correspond to guest, registered guests only on property / Contact us before making multiple or group bookings


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

3 nights minimum stay

94 Reviews

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Christin User Profile
April 2017
I stayed a week at The Drift and very much enjoyed my time there. Loved my room and the location - lots of good eats. I will definitely be back!

Alli User Profile
December 2016
Unique and comfortable space for hanging out in San José del Cabo. Great roof top deck - will be back.

Dave User Profile
May 2016
Just returned from 7 awesome nights at Drift! I have travelled to the southern Baja 5 times now and stayed in a wide variety of places big and small. This was by far the best experience yet. The staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The rooms are large and spotless and very comfy despite the industrial design. The gallery district where the hotel is located is such a nice change from resort row. You actually feel like you are in Mexico! I would advise renting a car for your stay here as beach access is limited but other than that the location has all the amenities needed. The Thursday night party was such a blast, make sure you try to catch it. Also make sure to ask Angel where to find the tamales in the central square, they are out of this world! We will definitely be back.

Saylish User Profile
March 2016
Thanks Drift for a perfect stay in San Jose! We loved our room and the location. It was exactly what we were hoping it would be. With a perfect secret little hideaway right in the heart of town. Also lots of great recommendations on nearby restaurants, beaches etc.

Brenda Marie User Profile
Brenda Marie
December 2015
The Drift is for the minimalist & adventure traveler on a budget. A cool place with lovely staff & a resident well behaved pup named Clara. It is safe & there is a communal kitchen to make your meals if you choose. The beds are not very comfortable & the shower is lukewarm at best, however we managed. Lol. It is a different concept & the fire pit & kitchen & tequila bar (which was not open during our stay but looked yummy).... & roof top place to hang was very nice! Thank you Stu, Christian & the staff at The Drift. We appreciate your welcome! xBrenda & Pat

Taryn User Profile
November 2015
My husband and Ioved our time at Drift. The staff and owner are amazing - very kind and helpful. Location is great. The space is beautifully designed ; minimal and modern - exactly what we love. We will definitely be back!

Eddie User Profile
February 2015
We have nothing but great things to say about Drift and the all the staff members. The place is an oasis for explorers and San Jose del Cabo is a fantastic location for people looking to explore authentic Mexico without feeling overwhelmed by tourists like in Cabo San Lucas. Try and stay at least three days; the location is perfect for day trips and there is so much to do in the town itself. One to two days really is not enough to explore all this area has to offer. Having the kitchen stocked with fresh oranges for juicing and fresh ground coffee beans made morning so pleasant. It was so wonderful connecting with other like minded individuals in the morning and planning the day with the map on the wall. I'm already missing my freshly squeezed OJ. It was great being able to just help ourselves when we wanted. Sunsets on the rooftop and pre-dinner chat by the fire are a must. The staff was incredibly helpful and warm in their interactions. It was very evident that our experience was important to them. Stu also hosted an Amazing Tequila/Mescal Tasting for the guest and I highly recommend for you to inquire about it. Can't wait to come back again.

San José del Cabo, MexicoJoined in October 2011
Team Drift User Profile

We opened in January 2014 with a goal to provide a value priced alternative to package tourism and all-inclusive resorts - geared to independent travelers who value adventure and culture over luxury services and expensive amenities. Our friendly staff includes Mauricio, Angel, Christian and Ana who maintain our 5 star rating, welcoming hundreds of guests every year. We have been featured in many publications found online by searching Drift San Jose.

Languages: English, Español
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Response time: within an hour

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