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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2020
    Great hostel. Clean, stylish dorms. Lots of showers and bathrooms. Small kitchen/hangout area to socialize and cook. Breakfast served was simple cereals and toast, coffee, tea, perfect to start your day. Easy to walk to various bus stops. Would stay again!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2020
    It's conveniently located a few minutes walk from the bus station going to the airport and the Tica bus to Nicaragua which is why I picked it. It is safe, nice rooms and the staff is amazing! Pamela was the best, I was exhausted and couldn't sleep so she found a better bed for me, no questions asked. Thank you Stray Cat hostel team for caring for your customers!
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2020
    Solid spot. Great for folks travelling on the cheap as well as families an anyone else. Comfortable beds, good breakfast, free towels, money exchange if they've got it. Really anything that you need, the stafff will help you out. They speak english as well. 10/10 would recomend.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Dec 2019
    Very clean, friendly staff gave us recommendations of where to eat for vegetarians, cool paintings on walls, cozy atmosphere :)
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Dec 2019
    This was a wonderful hostel to stay in for a couple of nights. Very affordable, centrally located, clean and cozy. It was easy to meet people there in common areas. The location was great for anyone wanting to travel to or from the bus stations. The wifi was strong and the staff was full of good suggestions.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Jan 2020
    The gentleman on reception is so so friendly and helpful from before you arrive with the helpful emails of how to get to the hostel and once you arrive. I stayed in a private room which was simple but clean. Bathrooms clean and HOT showers! Area isn’t the nicest but it’s close to all bus stations which makes it a good hostel for 1 night before moving on. Would stay again and recommend (better than selina in SJ)
    Wales, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    21 Dec 2019
    The location to the bus stations are great, not far from downtown either. The staff is really good and helpful, goes out of their way to keep you safe and give you tips. Felt very welcomed and the beds very super comfy!
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Jan 2020
    A really good hostel if you are just passing through San Jose for the night, the beds were comfortable, the place was secure, the location was quite close to where the bus stations are located and staff very friendly!
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    12 Jan 2020
    just used it as a stop on my way out of costa rica but it made for an easy stop and a wonderful night! very safe with good food close by for easy stopping, close to the center of SJ and easy to get to buses, beds were amazingly comfortable! only complaint was the noise but there’s really nothing the hostel can do about that because san jose is constantly used as a one night stop, so lots of people fly or bus in late and fly or bus out early, just bring earplugs!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    15 Dec 2019
    I booked this hostel based on proximity to bus stations. I arrived late at night, and the staff was all very helpful and went out of their way to make sure guests were safe. Breakfast was basic, but served early for departing guests, which is appreciated. Noise was a bit of a problem, both from the street and the hallways. In the future, I am sure guests would appreciate it if mgmt could grease the door hinges. I’d stay here again if I had an early departure from one of the nearby bus stationa.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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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