Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Free cancellation/ reduction in numbers till 10 days before arrival. Deposit is non refundable.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Full payment should be done 10 days before arrival to our bank account or via PAYPAL.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

At Stray Cat Hostel we endeavour you to have authentic, creative and engaging travel experiences. Here we, the staff, are travelers' connection to the city. We are here to present you different ways to enjoy . Stray Cat Hostel is a social hostel, but not a party one. There is some writing on the entrance wall which explains our preference about tolerance: We are not able to tolerate any kind of behaviour consisting of religious, sexual, or ethnic discrimination. This is for the comfort of any individual staying with us. Enjoy being here.

We are conveniently located in San Jose, Costa Rica between the bus stations, the largest park in the city, and the downtown cultural attractions. Stray Cat is just outside the noisy hustle and bustle but still close enough to be only a 10 minute walk to the central avenue. Travelers love that within 5 minutes you can walk to most of the long-haul bus stops which can take you across all of Costa Rica. From our facilities you can visit and explore some of the finest attractions of San Jose such as National Museum of Costa Rica, Museo Calderón Guardia, National Theater of Costa Rica and Antigua Aduana, amongst other interesting attractions of our city.

We have several types of accommodation options, both private options and dorms, to suit the needs and wishes of all our guests and travellers. In addition, we have several common areas where the guests can exchange experiences and future plans. We have several amenities such as free city maps, free safety boxes, etc.

Stray Cat Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes not included - 13.00%


The reception service is open 24 hours per day.
No curfew.
Non smoking.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2021
    We only stayed one night. We payed for a dorm room but they kindly gave us a private room and they were open at 1am when our bus from Panama got in. We left the next morning but everything during our stay was great.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2021
    Amazing hostel, amazing experience.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Jun 2021
    Always my go to when in San Jose! Great price, staff is AMAZING and so helpful and welcoming, plus always cats. They have a mom and kitten now and it was so sweet. So safe, you have to get buzzed in the doors cause they are always locked for security. Coffee in the AM was a treat. Cheap breakfast! Love this place
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Jun 2021
    Great welcome and very comfortable room with hot water, a joy! Small kittens with their mom in the common room are a great bonus. The WiFi is very good and there is free coffee and tea available. The hostel is right next to the main bus terminals and on a quiet side street.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Jun 2021
    Lovely hostel, great location, a fantastic place to meet people, kittens. What more needs to be said. As long as you like cats you will love this hostel. Comfortable, great vibe, nice breakfast, very friendly and helpful staff, minutes walk from the main bus station.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    14 Jun 2021
    Michelle is amazing! Very friendly and super helpful. The hostel itself has a good atmosphere, but nothing particularly exciting. It's a safe, clean place to sleep while you're in San Jose. I'd recommend anyone who's passing through to stop by.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    06 Jun 2021
    The staff is attentive, kind, and loving. I had my clothes washed, did a great job, I had just come from the jungle. The kitchen is fully equipped, staff is ready to help you. I stayed at Sura their sister Hostel stay, the Stracy cat hostel was very colorful and I love that about it. two things that bugged me was; There was small icky stains on sheets, not sure if they were changed or if it was a permeant stain and the bathroom had a smelled, something coming from pipes.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 May 2021
    Great place to stay clean fun the only thing is that the location is not safe at night to walk around
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    02 Jun 2021
    Best thing about the hostel was Andy who had been very helpful from my delayed flight up to advising my onward trip in Costa Rica. Hands up for Andy from Lyenne de Amsterdam :-)
    Netherlands, Female, 41+
  • 6.3


    03 Jun 2021
    Not the best place to stay in San Jose for this price but it is right next to the bus station.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

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