You've found the best hostel in San Jose's next hot neighborhood. We're here to help make your Costa Rica adventure the best it can be with brand new orthopedic mattresses, 100% cotton sheets, hypoallergenic pillows and all the rest...
Central location, walking distance to the bus stops which can take you all of Costa Rica
24 hours reception with local knowledge
Traditional Costa Rican breakfast with eggs, rice & beans, jam, butter, toast, coffee or tea...
Free tea and coffee all day long
Free luggage storage
Free safe deposit boxes
Free city maps with all highlights
Free night stay for artistic travellers which wants to make an art or performance in the hostel*
Affordable tours around the country...
At Stray Cat Hostel we endeavour to provide you with authentic, creative and engaging travel experiences. We, the staff, recognize ourselves as the travelers' connection to the city. We are here to present you different ways to enjoy San José and Costa Rica, let us share with you the true meaning of pura vida!
We are conveniently located 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.
We have a well-equipped kitchen and cozy common areas where you can enjoy our complimentary breakfast and trade adventure tales. You can also enjoy a good night's rest on our 100% cotton sheets in several different types of rooms including single, double, triple, or quadruple occupancy, and mixed or female only dorms.
Stray Cat is a social hostel, but not a party one. In the common area every guest can see a short mission statement which explains our emphasis on inclusivity:
"For the comfort of all guests we are not able to tolerate any kind of behaviour consisting of religious, sexual, ethnic or any other kind of discrimination."
We hope you will come co-create a unique experience with us and enjoy being among friendly faces.
We offer a free night stay to artistic travelers who want to make a performance or some art in the hostel. Please let us know if you wish to participate in the Stray Cat experience.
We are happy to offer all our guests our easy airport service.
We need your arrival time, name on the reservation and flight number to arrange your airport transfer in advance.
San Jose Airport – Stray Cat Hostel for 1-4 people car 35 Dollars.
BOOK YOUR TOUR WITH US
Irazu Volcano & Thermals Hacienda Orosi
Duration: 9 Hours
Location: Cartago City, Central Valley
Estimated Departure from San José: Between 6:30 A.M – 7:30 A.M
Price Per Person:
MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK
Duration: 12 hours
Location: Manuel Antonio Central Pacific
Estimated Departure from San José: Between 6:00 A.M. – 7:00 A.M.
Price Per Person: 135 $
COMBO TOUR POAS
Duration: 10 hours
Location: Alajuela, Central Valley Estimated
Departure from San José: Between 06:00 A.M. – 07:00 A.M.
Price Per Person: 149 $
VOLCAN ARENAL+HOT SPRINGS BALDI
Duration: 13 hours
Location: Arenal Area, Northern Region
Estimated departure from San José: 7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.
PACUARE 1-DAY TRIP
This is the Premier River of Costa Rica
Difficulty: Class III-IV
Distance: 30 kms/18 miles
Number of rapids: 38
Approximate river time: 4 hours
Minimum age: 12 years
Price Per Person: 151 $
Price Per Person: 99 $
HOW TO GET TO THE HOSTEL
There is a local bus TUASA with 600 colones( around 1 dollars fee). It comes to city center then you need to walk 15 minutes from the last stop at the city center, When it is dark it is better to take a taxi at the bus stop it should cost maximum 5-6 dollars from there to the hostel. At late hours it can be tricky to use this option.
A decent taxi driver would charge 25-30 dollars Max for this ride from the airport
Instructions to the driver in Spanish:
Barrio Mexico De la Antigua Farmacia Calzada 300 mts Sur y 100 metros Sur de Castro s Bar . La Escina Avenida 9 y Calle 20.
By Our Pick-up Service
We offer all our guests our airport pick-up service.
We need your arrival time,name on the reservation and flight number to arrange your airport transfer in
San Jose Airport – Stray Cat Hostel for 1-4 people car 35 Dollars
Let us know for any inquiry, we are happily at your service.
Enjoy being in San Jose, Costa Rica with us