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HI - San Luis Obispo

1617 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, California, CA 93401, United States

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Overall Rating 82%

From 16 Reviews

Hostel rating (16)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 89%
Cleanliness 75%
Location 88%
Security 81%
Service 81%
Comfort 79%
Green rating 79%

We are located in a charming Victorian house that provides many of the same amenities that you would find in your own home.

  • Dorm
    From $32.50
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San Luis Obispo Hostel

Hostel San Luis Obispo

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 08:00 to 11:00
From 16:30 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 16:30 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1.805.544.4678

reservations@hostelobispo.com

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • San Luis Obispo Mission and Downtown Area (500m to 1km)
  • Bishop Peak and Cerro San Luis Peak (2 to 3km)
  • Hearst Castle (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

The rooms were comfortable (but not particularly clean). The fridge was filthy to the point I felt I couldn't use it, though the rest of the kitchen was clean and tidy with items easy to find. .Bathrooms were spotless. I felt safe. Was not happy that they stressed that they didn't want guests there between 10 and 4 (and they locked the doors) while they cleaned which meant taking a mid day break was impossible. If found one of the staff to be quite offensive so stayed out more than I wanted.

73%

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Lory,

Tue 10 Oct 2017

Loved the hse, it's character, parking at back, ease of checking-in, accessible kitchen, warm shower. Unfortunate that at breakfast each day, a friend of Evans (staff member) talked about throwing-up like it was great fun, Evan & 'the one other gentleman' kept raising their voices, taking over the whole breakfast chill out environment. Each day, the same loud talk where Evan seemed to just hang-out, making me uncomfortable. Other things to improve were recycling options & clean bathrooms.

70%

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Nicola,

Thu 05 Oct 2017

Better cooling throughout the hostel would be ideal. Lovely people running the hostel though.

67%

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Jordane,

Wed 13 Sep 2017

The room and the bed were very nice. The breakfast selection was good. Bar crawls can be made by the quality of the bars. Shame that the range of bars on the crawl wasn't better.

77%

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Brett,

Tue 12 Sep 2017

The guy on the front desk, Logan, is exceptional - very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Not too far away from the city centre, but hidden away and not well signposted, so kind of difficult to find even with a GPS. If they're going to ask for donations for breakfast, then they need to offer more than simply make-your-own sourdough pancakes and coffee. Could not believe there weren't locks on the internal room doors.

73%

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Brett,

Tue 12 Sep 2017

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
About 3 miles from San Luis Airport. 200 miles from Los Angeles or San Francisco airports.
Bus
Amtrak train/bus station located one block away from Hostel.
Alternate Transport
From San Francisco: Take US-101 South. Take the exit toward SANTA ROSA ST in San Luis Obispo. Turn RIGHT onto CA-1/ SANTA ROSA ST. Continue to follow SANTA ROSA ST. End at 1617 Santa Rosa St on right. From Monterey/Santa Cruz/Cambria: Hwy. 1 South becomes Santa Rosa St. as you enter San Luis Obispo. End at 1617 Santa Rosa St on right. From L.A.: Take US-101 North. Take the MARSH ST exit EXIT 202A. Proceed Straight on MARSH ST. Turn RIGHT onto SANTA ROSA ST. End at 1617 Santa Rosa St on right. We have limited parking available behind the hostel and there is street parking which is free safe and available 24/7.
Car
Limited onsite parking. Free safe street parking.
Rail
Amtrak is located one block away. Walk North on Santa Rosa for one block. We are on the left at 1617 Santa Rosa St.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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