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  • 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 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 9.2

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Mar 2020
    There is no place like home. Picture this, feeling at home in another country. That is exactly the feeling I got at Stray Cat. The staff, the place, location, the warmth of the people working there are immense. Location is perfect bang in the heart of it all. Rooms are spotless, breakfast good with fruit in the mix. From the minute I got there I felt welcome!! I ended up staying twice during my trip. Countdown to the next one!!!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Mar 2020
    After such a hectic week, I have never felt so lucky to be stuck at a place, All staff members have been a blessing in disguise. The kindest and genuine people. Love this place. kitten Sativa and the staff with all my heart. I'll be back.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Mar 2020
    Great vibe, cozy, artistic place near bus stations and city center. 👍 Artists can paint and stay free! 🎨 Very clean and comfortable. Friendly staff with lots of helpful suggestions.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Nov 2020
    Extremely helpful staff. Everywhere spotless. Nice outdoor sitting garden area. Use of kitchen and plenty of coffee.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Nov 2020
    I really like this hostel. It is clean, charming, and has personality. The building itself is very attractive, helpful staff, comfortable bed and to close to bus depots, The room was comfy and very reasonably priced. It is about a 15-minute walk to the downtown, the pedestrian shopping streets, and some historic sites of San Jose. There are a few local eateries within a short walk. The coffee is good. Guests have the use of the kitchen and the big fridge. I would stay here again for sure.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    19 Mar 2020
    Great place to stay in San Jose with great staff!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Nov 2020
    We liked it so much that we stayed here 3 times during our Costa Rica trip! The location is very practical for a lot of departures by bus (on foot - 10mins from Coca Cola terminal, 15mins from Gran Caribe, 5min to Mepe). The hostel is exceptionally clean. The rooms were pretty spacious, cool, and good ventilation. Bathroom spotless, the hot water is very hot (but you need to wait a bit for it to arrive). The staff is the best, and everything was fantastic.
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 Nov 2020
    I really enjoyed our stay in this small hostel, it has its particular charm. First of all the staff is very friendly and ready to help with anything you need, they gave us very useful local tips. Communication with the hostel was great and fast, everything was well organized. Location is the best in the town when planning to travel by bus, all the main terminals are like 300m close. Thank you again and of course, I would definitely recommend this place to stay in.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Mar 2020
    Great atmosphere
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    19 Mar 2020
    Such a scary neighborhood!
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • 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
  • 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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