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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 85%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 86%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 95%
Security 82%
Service 86%
Comfort 82%
Green rating 83%

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 $36.00
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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 non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 13% is payable at check-in.
  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • 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.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • 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
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - 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 young man checking me in was very nice. Pancakes in morning was fun. Community feel was also fun. My only to suggestions: 1) please use non-hypo-allergenic laundry detergent and no dryer sheets. I couldn’t sheep most of the night due to the chemicals in the sheets. 2) two of the older guys in my room were surprisingly noisy and unconcerned about being quiet and respectful to the others in the room. Both of these issues made my night the worst in memory. But the guests I met the next morning were delightful.

80%

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Kevin,

Tue 28 Jan 2020

Hello Kevin, I am really sorry to hear that your night with us was so awful. I really appreciate the feedback regarding the laundry detergent - I decided to try a new kind of detergent in the hopes that guests would enjoy the fresh scent. I didn't take into account that some guests might be sensitive to it. So again, thank you for sharing. I will use a non-hypo-allergenic detergent in the future. And I will ask my staff to not use dryer sheets. I am also sorry about the other gentlemen in the room that were not concerned about how they might affect other guests. I can understand why the combination of these two things made for a really bad night for you. I hope if you decide to return you will have a much better experience; at least the detergent will be suitable :) Best Regards, Jarred Partridge Owner

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San Luis Obispo,

Thu 30 Jan 2020

All the staff was wonderful

100%

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Meriem,

Sun 26 Jan 2020

The towel was really worn out and looked almost dirty and really rough on the skin. The hostel communal areas and the bathrooms did not seem clean at all. There was too much clutter everywhere and it felt like needed a really good clean in all communal areas and the rooms. I have stayed in HI Hostel Toronto and hands down to Toronto. SLB hostel is a disgrace.

30%

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Shirlyn,

Mon 06 Jan 2020

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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