Sustainability Level 1
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Stray Cat Hostel

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

2532 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

FreeTraditional Costa Rican Breakfast is served from 5 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. Please note that there is 10% additional fee for payments by card 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.
Please note that we have small rescued kittens in the common area.
Maximum age for dormitories is 42 years old, if you are more than 42 years old you can still book a private room.

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2532 Total Reviews
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Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
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Latest Reviews

May 22, 2024
Very cute place and I love the cats! Perfect location for the bus terminals, friendly and welcoming staff, overall a great place. Thanks for the hospitality Stray Cat!
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Female, 31-40
May 21, 2024
Everything was graet Love the cats wandering around Only thing missing for me was an AC
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Male, 18-24
May 20, 2024
Nice atmosphere and good to stay over if you're coming in or out of San Jose airport. Helpful staff. Close to most bus stations (unless you're coming from the south/west Tuasa buses). Cats are nice. Would happily stay there again. Only thing is most of the cool things to do are the far side of town, if you're not just planning it as a stopover and want to explore a bit moee
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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
  • 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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