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  • 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.
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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.


Stray Cat Hostel

Book more than 7 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%
Breakfast included.


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 8.5

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Feb 2020
    Lovely hostel, kind staff and the cutest hostel cat. Good knowledge of the surroundings and reception 24/7.
    Norway, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Feb 2020
    Very beautiful and clean hostel! Recommend 100%
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Feb 2020
    The Stray Cat hostel was a perfect first landing spot after arriving into San Jose. The friendliness and accommodating staff really made the environment so wonderful. The outdoor aspect of the hostel was so cool! I also really appreciated the complimentary breakfast, it’s just what we needed to get onto the next adventure. Muchas Gracias!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Feb 2020
    I loved Stray Hostel. It was a super chill hostel with breakfast and the staff was super nice. The best part is that they had a kitten in the living room and it was the cutest thing ever. The kitten was so friendly and interacted with all the guests.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    24 Feb 2020
    Great hostel - spacious dorms & really nice clean bathrooms. Free cereal and toast for breakfast. Nice social area that people seemed to make good use of. The perfect spot for us just passing through San José for one night. I understand where people are coming from re: the location but it’s honestly not that bad. We walked for food after dark and whilst the area initially seems a bit sketchy, we found everyone we encountered to be really friendly. Not far at all to Main Street and bus stations.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Feb 2020
    Good hostel. Comfortable beds and nice bathrooms. I was here for one night before heading home. Good breakfast, helpful staff, and the hostel is located about a 10min walk from Avenida Central. Certainly a good place to stay while passing through San Jose. Only downside were the cold showers with little water pressure (like a sink dripping water).
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    10 Feb 2020
    Stray Cat has everything that a traveller needs. Breakfast is included, the WIFI is good, beds are comfy and the staff are knowledgeable about the area and very happy to help!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    20 Feb 2020
    Pros: - super nice staff - free breaky - great wifi - good social atmosphere without the “hard party” vibe. Cons: - location is a bit dodgy. As a solo female traveller, getting around at night wouldn’t be advisable. - my mattress was a little lumpy but nothing too bad
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    11 Feb 2020
    San Jose is nice if you’re just passing through. I was advised after arriving not to go to the market alone. It was 3-4 blocks away. Not a good first impression. Actually the first impression was at the airport where I thought the hostel was going to have a shuttle for me. It was not there. When I went to pay, because they were “cash only” they struggled with proper change. If you want to sleep in, don’t stay here. Loud inside and it’s like a highway is right outside. Staff were friendly though
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Feb 2020
    Staff was pleasant, rooms were spacious and clean, plenty of showers and bathrooms! Only downside was we expected more cats ;)
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • 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
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

    1st, Most Popular Hostels San Jose

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