This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Stray Cat Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 1 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

2349 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Traditional Costa Rican Breakfast is included in the prices. It is served from 4 Am till 10 Am.

At Stray Cat Hostel we endeavor 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 with 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 for tolerance: We are not able to tolerate any kind of behavior 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 the National Museum of Costa Rica, Museo Calderón Guardia, the 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 travelers. 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: Free cancelation.

Check-in is from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, or PayPal.

Breakfast is included.

Taxes not included - 13.00%


The reception service is open 24 hours per day.
No curfew.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days.

Reviews & Ratings

2349 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Nov 26, 2023
Simple hostel without much going on. Everyone stays for a night and then catches buses, flights and transportation out of the city. The neighborhood isn’t too inviting and most people stayed inside after 7-8 pm. Pizza is convenient but not the best quality. Rooms are quiet and beds aren’t squeaky. Showers are clean but the soap is basically hand soap in the showers.
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Male, 25-30
Nov 25, 2023
Nice place and the girl at reception was amazing!!!
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Female, 25-30
Nov 08, 2023
great place to stay at if you're just in san jose for one night. close to the bus stop (but if you leave early in the morning, they recommenduber because the area isn't the safest.) breakfast is included and starts really early, which is great before a long day on the bus! the kitten is the cutest
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • Shuttle Bus
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi



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