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Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Stray Cat Hostel

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

1874 Total Reviews
Perfect 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

1874 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Nov 22, 2022
The Hostel has a very nice athmosphere and the staff is very nice. They provide a typical breakfast which is pretty good. They have some small lockers but you need your own lock. The hostel is close to the city center but the area is not the safest one.
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Couple, 25-30
Nov 17, 2022
Even though people mainly stay here because it is close to most bus stations, the atmosphere is good and it is easy to meet people. The neighborhood is rather sketchy, but, the walks from and to the bus station or the city center are short so that is not really a problem. The staff is very helpful and friendly, so, overall a very nice stay in the hostel.
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Female, 18-24
Nov 17, 2022
Great vibe, cozy, artistic place near bus stations and city center. Artists can paint and stay free! Very clean and comfortable. Friendly staff with lots of helpful suggestions.
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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
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • 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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