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 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 May 2022
    Only stayed one night which seems to be the norm, just people passing through. Staff are incredibly knowledgeable about onward travel, really clean and quiet, location is perfect between all the bus stations
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 May 2022
    This was my first stay at a hostel ever and I was very surprised!! The staff was super nice and helfpful and the hostel is very cute, the rooms are spacious and clean. Thank you :)
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    26 Apr 2022
    Perfect place to stay. Lots of people here have just arrived in Costa Rica, are just leaving or are breaking up a long journey - the relaxed vibe makes it the ideal choice. Location is close enough to the city centre and very convenient for major bus stations and the staff are 10/10. It’s the obvious choice if you’re stopping in San Jose
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 May 2022
    Not in very nice area but perfect for stopping off to get buses. Is a really lovely hostel with lovely rooms and showers and good kitchen and comfy sofas.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Apr 2022
    Very wonderful hostel. The staff is very welcoming, the showers are hot and clean. It's near the 7/10 terminal which goes almost everywhere in Costa Rica. It's a walking distance to everywhere you should see or do in San José.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    10 May 2022
    Great place for those passing thru San jose. Staff is really friendly and location is great.
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    18 Apr 2022
    Did the job as a stopover for catching a bus.
    Northern Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 May 2022
    Strange smell in the hostel but nice staff and clean facilities, good for a stopover in San Jose
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    30 Apr 2022
    This hostel was okay. There were no hooks or stools in the showers. Kitchen and public facilities are small. I arranged a pick up from the airport and the driver wasn't there when I arrived. Next time, I'd choose a hostel closer to the central district.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.3


    27 Apr 2022
    It's good for a night in between travelling as it's really close to the bus stations, besides that i would probably not choose this location. It was dark when I arrived so I took a taxi even though it was just for 700 meters, but I really didn't feel comfortable walking around there by myself. It was fine in the morning and good location if you need to catch an early bus, also the staff at reception is very helpful with finding out where you need to go.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • 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
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


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