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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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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • 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.


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 9.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Apr 2021
    This was the first time I ever stayed in a hostel and I can honestly say that it didn’t disappoint. The staff was super helpful in guiding us where to go and what to do, as well as super friendly. The location is also great since it’s walking distance to all the big bus stations. I would recommend it 100%.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2021
    Walking distance to just about everything in town. Need to be buzzed in and out of property which was good bc there’s a lot of homeless around. Staff was wonderful!! Rooms were amazing for value. Ended up staying an extra night. Would definitely stay here again (:
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Mar 2021
    Loved this place! I'll be back!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2021
    Really enjoyed my stay, the staff was really nice and the Hostel was clean and secure! I recommend it :)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Feb 2021
    very nice, clean, and friendly staff, great location close to the bus station!
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Apr 2021
    Although the booking was for Stray Cat I stayed at the same owner Hotel very close, they informed it via email in advance. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There's a kitchen with all that is needed and tea included. The area is perfect for someone taking a bus in the nearby station(3-5 min walking distance), I founded that walking to the city center was quite easy.
    Portugal, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Mar 2021
    Clean hotel, friendly staff, good value. Neighborhood is a little sketchy, but that may just be San Jose, CR in general. Would stay again. Thanks
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    22 Feb 2021
    I didn't actually stay at the hostel because they are putting guests in private rooms at their B&B instead, which was great! I stayed just one night passing through, but it was perfectly located a couple blocks from the bus stations I was travelling with.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    09 Mar 2021
    Cozy little spot just a 5 minute walk from the bus stops. Friendly staff and loving atmosphere. This is my new San Jose spot!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 Mar 2021
    Very kind and available staff. The place is nice, with an open courtyard surrounded by 1st and 2nd-floor terraces. The room was clean and well-prepared for my staying. The position is not in the nicest part of the city but I would definitely recommend it.
    Italy, Male, 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
  • 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
  • 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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