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 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.
Please note that there is age restriction to book a dormitory bed . Age limit for dorm beds is of 38 years old. Private rooms does not have an age restriction to book. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2019
    Really great staff who are so friendly! Rooms and bathrooms were clean. Beds were a good size. Enough bathrooms for everyone so there wasn’t ever any waiting. Breakfast was good and included - toast with a varied selection of spreads, selection of cereal and coffee. Very easy to communicate with everyone. It is very accommodating. Before I even asked they helped me coordinate all my bus routes and good places to eat.Really good experience!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2019
    The hostel was clean, the atmosphere was chilled and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The hostel is also located to lots of bus terminals, including the 7-10 which was great. I arrived at night and arranged a pick up with the hostel; someone was there when arrived and got me quickly and safely to the hostel, whilst giving me lots of tips for my trip. Breakfast is included and simple cereal and toast with spreads; simple, but good coffee. I would recommend
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2019
    Really friendly and helpful staff. Very clean bathrooms, lots of showers and water was hot. Room was clean and good size.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2019
    The staff was absolutely amazing, they helped us with everything from getting us a towel to look up the bus schedule for us. The place is clean, has cute decor and nice location. If you are a backpacker or are on a budget but still want great quality and service this is the place for you.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2019
    very clean, nice dorms & perfect location - main bus stations in walking distance, also the city center can be reached within some minutes
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    Helpful staff, very friendly. Just some minute's walk from a lot of bus stations and the city center. Dorms are clean and the beds are comfortable. Breakfast is fine, hot showers. and good wifi. Would, recommend for onward travels in San Jose!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    It's a very clean and comfortable hostel. Maria from reception is awesome! Whatever you need - she can help you and she knows everything about the buses to all destinations in CR! Location of the hostel is perfect for stopovers since a lot of bus terminals are super close. The breakfast was good, you always have water, tea and cafe and the showers have hot water.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    The location was very good for anyone travels to or from the bus stations (specifically the MEPE or 7- 10 Terminal). it was the nearest one to that station and once we got there I felt very safe and comfortable. It is really clean, nice common areas, delicious breakfast, and awesome and really kind staff!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Jun 2019
    Loved the staff and the closeness to all the buses! A good base in San Jose if you are going back and forth between the coasts. All busses are about a 10-minute walk from the hostel.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    18 Jun 2019
    Gave us a free upgrade which was amazing. Scored badly though sadly because of the location. It’s slightly off the main streets about 10 minutes walk from the centre and we didn’t feel safe at all. It’s fine in the main streets with lots of people but as soon as you start to walk off to the hostel it’s just not a nice feeling. Police searching people etc. Hostel is clean and staff are great though very helpful with getting onward buses. Hot showers and good WiFi.
    England, Couple, 18-24
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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