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 9.2

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2021
    Stayed here a couple of times now and have always had a great stay. Nice facilities, easy check in, and friendly staff.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2021
    Positive experience, not hard to reach, with friendly and very helpful staff
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    27 Jul 2021
    It's a nice place with friendly and helpful staff. If you're looking for an inexpensive and chill place, that's the one :)
    Poland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Jul 2021
    Brilliant character hostel with two small kittens. It is right next to the main bus terminals and on a quiet side street. The common room was very cozy. The staff were amazing and have gone above and beyond to help and make my stay as best as it can be. Could not fault them at all.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    22 Jul 2021
    The kindness and proper treatment of its employees. Small but well-run hostel. Clean, simple room with good bathroom. Good and plentiful breakfast. It is very well located for bus stations to the Caribbean and north of the country.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Jul 2021
    We stayed one night and it was a nice place to stay! We felt safe and secure inside and they had kittens!! They also had a pizza deal so we were able to deliver pizza for not too expensive! It’s overall location is a bit shady tho but the hostel itself was safe!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 Jul 2021
    Loved my stay at Stray Cat Hostel! It was a quick stopover before my bus to Monteverde, but they were very accommodating in arranging a shuttle service from the airport (my flight was 5hrs delayed...), providing info about the bus schedule, and a half day route around the city. Really sweet staff, and friendly atmosphere-- and walking distance from Terminal 7-10! Thanks for the stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Jul 2021
    Nice budget hostel with very friendly staff. Good kitchen and clean rooms. It is located on a busy street so there will be some traffic noise. Also, the neighbourhood wasn't too good with lots of homeless people but that's avoidable if you take ubers
    Netherlands, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    16 Jul 2021
    The hostel is close to the city center and the staff were nice. However, there was no hot water, roaches all over the kitchen and laundry cost $12.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    17 Jul 2021
    An okay option to spend the night before/after a flight but not more than that. The rooms are okay but the hostel lacks common areas which might be the reason why there is no social aspect to it. The kitchen was dirty, you could see bugs and insects everywhere. The staff was super friendly, though, could answer most questions.
    Latvia, 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


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