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
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Nature-lovers

Green rating



Gemütliches, sauberes Hostel, gute Lage und freundliche Mitarbeiter. Großer Minuspunkt: Das Hostel schließt täglich von 11 - 16:30 Uhr, alle Gäste - auch diejenigen, die mehrtägige Aufenthalte gebucht haben - dürfen sich während dieser Zeit nicht im Hostel aufhalten. Der Komfort geht gegen null, ich kann dieses Hostel nicht weiterempfehlen.


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Fri 20 Feb 2015

Travel tips...

Where next?

north along the coast by bike to Cambria, Gorda, Big Sur, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Point Montara

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Tue 13 May 2014

Where next?

Santa Cruz

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Wed 20 Aug 2014