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About this listing

“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, writing desk 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. Our listings open 6 months in advance of booking date. Airbnb advertised price includes 16% sales tax.

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.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private washroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 10PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM

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


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


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

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

92 Reviews


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Eric User Profile
May 2017
Drift is everything it seems and more! The 4 employees are all fantastically nice, welcoming, and engaging. The Mezcal bar is the best! Thursday night was great fun, the food truck eats were delicious, and hanging with the hip young locals is a blast. The room was perfect, minimal, comfortable, and a breath of fresh air. Plunge pool was clean and felt great to hop in a cool off. Bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper, the neighborhood dogs can be noisy at times. Also bring home a bottle of the house Mezcal, and some worm salt to impress your friends back home with the real deal.

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!

Brittany User Profile
March 2017
The location of the hotel was great! There are plenty of places within walking distance, and Drift has a great information sheet that lists many of them. Our bed wasn't incredibly comfortable, but otherwise we enjoyed our stay here!

Kate User Profile
January 2017
We loved everything about our stay at Drift. It was a very comfortable room, the property is exactly as the photos indicate - stylish, simple and in harmony with the surrounding environment. There are 8 unique, private rooms. The mezcal bar is stocked with some small batch offerings and a great way to meet other guests. My husband and I spent 8 nights here, and it was the most relaxing holiday we've ever had. Thank you to the brilliant team of 5 that make this place so welcoming. We hope to be back someday!

Jon User Profile
December 2016
The team at Drift is super chill and hosts a great party on Thursday night. Staying at Drift adds a little bit of style and authenticity (smack in the middle of town) to your trip to Los Cabos.

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

Jen & Naz User Profile
November 2016
The Drift is a wonderful space. If you see the photos then you know how photo-worthy it is. (Get that 'gram!). The building has nooks and crannies and interesting touches and details. We got a Grande room, on the top floor, and tucked away in the back (leftmost when looking at the building) and it was a wonderful room. They're all slightly unique and different. What made the stay even better was the hospitality of Angel, Christiano and Mauricio (as well as the lady whose name we didn't get). And last but never least: Clara, the house dog. She was a total sweetheart and loves a good belly rub. The location is right in the heart of San Jose del Cabo and in the Arts District. Super easy to walk to everything and Lupita (best tacos in town) and Lolita (awesome breakfast) are just around the corners. Proximity to Acre and Flora Farms and the East Cape make it an awesome base camp. If you're looking for local flavor and like quiet and culture, as opposed to the hustle and tourist-catered watered-down feel of Cabo San Lucas, stay here. If you appreciate modernism, a clean and minimal approach, are a DIY-er, appreciate design, stay here.

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San José del Cabo, Mexico · Joined 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.

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