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
  • Excellent 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 9.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2021
    Whenever I stay in San Jose I stay here! Super clean and comfy beds lol I stay in the dorms and sleep like a baby. Staff is super friendly and helpful - always helping me with the bus schedules and where to go. Also, close enough to the main bus stops to walk! There are always other travelers here and it's a nice place to meet other people traveling around!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Nov 2021
    The location is just great for buses, all terminals are at 5min which is really great. The staff is welcoming and very accommodating. The wifi is fast and the kitchen clean.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Nov 2021
    The rooms are clean, the kitchen is clean and functional, free and unlimited coffee and tea, the Wi-Fi works at 100, the Staff are super friendly and helpful
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Nov 2021
    Location close to the bus station, not far away from the center, nice and helpful staff, super clean, lockers, great wifi, comfortable bed, equipped kitchen, free meditation lessons, cheap
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    25 Nov 2021
    Clean, with good WiFi and friendly staff. Can't fault the hostel but I wouldn't stay in San Jose any longer than a day an a half in future as there isn't much to do.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    28 Nov 2021
    Great place! Would definitely stay again. Not the fanciest, but the vibes are greaat.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    20 Nov 2021
    Perfect hostel for taking the bus! Everything you need for a great price!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    28 Nov 2021
    Hostel is located close to bus stations and downtown, which is great, but not particularly in a very nice or interesting neighborhood. Most people staying here and just stopping by before transiting somewhere else (as was I) so I wouldn't recommend it for a social hostel scene. Facilities were good and clean, staff were helpful. Great hostel to transit through but that's it really.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    21 Nov 2021
    Very close to most the bus stops and also Avenida central. Though not a whole lot to do at the hostel itself…
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    21 Nov 2021
    Not the worst hostel I’ve been at, however it’s not super clean, beds are really uncomfortable and it’s in a bad neighbourhood. On the plus, it’s close to all the bus stations and the staff are amazing!!!
    Canada, 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
  • Towels Not Included
  • 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


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