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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 92%

From 17 Reviews

Hostel rating (17)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 97%
Security 92%
Service 96%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 94%

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

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    From $37.95
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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.
  • 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.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not 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

Jarred was really gently at my check in and he explain me all the rules and also he gave me all the information I needed for dinner and late come back in hostel. The guy that was present in the morning was not so gently.

90%

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Claudio,

Mon 01 Oct 2018

The hostel was clean, but the mattress was atrociously hard- similar to sleeping on the ground. I was not a fan of the hostel closing down between 11 and 4 pm- weird vibe. For the 'breakfast'- You get to wait in line 10-15 minutes for the opportunity to make yourself a couple of small pancakes while everyone behind you is staring and waiting for their turn. This isn't a bad hostel, just don't expect too much.

83%

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ioan,

Wed 05 Sep 2018

easy to walk to, very clean very convenient to station, the negatives, we had to leave the hostel between the hours of 11am to 3pm (doors were locked)what would you do if it was pouring with rain or very cold. also it was a little rude when 'breakfast' just pancake batter and a little butter and maple syrup only, and was included in the price, had a 'donation' jar requesting $3 for same!! Being small we had to be Very Very quiet after 10pm, ok for me but some would find it very restrictive.

87%

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Diana,

Mon 27 Aug 2018

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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