San Luis Obispo is a charming, friendly hostel, located in a sunny, welcoming college town on California's Central Coast, and is a convenient stay midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, just 12 miles to the beach.

This hostel has a fully-equipped kitchen, lounge with fireplace, piano, guitar, board games, and outdoor garden patio with BBQ.

San Luis Obispo features many cafes, theatres and coffee houses offering live entertainment almost every night. While staying at Hostel Obispo, you can explore tide pools at Montaña de Oro, bird watch at Morro Bay, rent kayaks at Shell Beach, hike the many hills and canyons surrounding the hostel, go surfing at one of the four beaches in the county, or bike along the coastline. For an indoor experience, you might attend a concert at the Performing Arts Centre or visit Hearst Castle which is 45 minutes away.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Relaxing
  • Socialising
  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing

Green rating



Loved it! The sheets smelled so clean. (We stayed in Morrow Bay). I was surprised there were not low-flow toilets or shower heads though. They would save you $o much money!


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Thu 19 Nov 2015

schnuckeliges Haus, praktische Lage am Bahnhof, aber es war muffig, schlechte Luft, 5 Personen im kleinen Zimmer zu viel und Hochbett war wackelig, fast gefährlich, Matratze super durchgelegen. kein guter Schlaf möglich. Müsste erneuert bzw gewartet werden. Öffnungszeiten etwas angepasst werden. Fa tagsüber geschlossen ungünstig für Anreise mit dem Zug.


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Sun 08 Nov 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

The view from the top of bishops peak

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Tue 29 Sep 2015

Where next?

elsewhere in northern California or Santa Barbara for another beach town

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Tue 29 Sep 2015