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San Luis Obispo Hostel

1617 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States
San Luis Obispo, CA
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From
$85
Cheapest

rate per night

8.3
Great
based on 756 reviews
756 reviews

About San Luis Obispo Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Located 15 minutes’ drive from Shell Beach and Pismo State Beach, this HI - San Luis Obispo Hostel offers free WiFi to all guests. Cerro Caliente Cellars, Tolosa Winery and Autry Cellars are within 1.9 mi away. Each bed is in a room with access to a shared bathroom at HI - HI - San Luis Obispo Hostel. Two lockers are in all rooms. Laundry facilities is onsite. A fireplace, a piano, a guitar and board games are featured in the shared lounge at HI - HI - San Luis Obispo Hostel. Hiking and cycling opportunities are nearby. California Polytechnic State University is 1.6 mi away. Hearst Castle is 45 minutes’ drive away from HI - HI - San Luis Obispo Hostel.

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Amenities at San Luis Obispo Hostel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Increased accessibility
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • No smoking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Private apartment in building
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Heating
  • Trash cans

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

General

  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Semi-detached
  • Sofa
  • Lockers
  • Tile/marble floor

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Cycling

Bedroom

  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Dining

  • Shared kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking

Workspace

  • Desk

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs

Reviews of San Luis Obispo Hostel

8.3
Very good756 verified reviews
4.9Couples
2.9Families
15.5Solo
2.5Friends
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9.7Wonderful
Julian, Dec 2019

Pros. Great location, easy check in.

10Wonderful
Anonymous, Nov 2017

Pros. Lugar lindo. A pocas cuadras del centro Tranquilo La gente muy simpática Cama cómoda Te dan toalla Cocina grande

8.5Very good
Alicia, Sep 2017

Pros. Meeting people

Cons. Snorers in room

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What can I expect from the beds at Hi - San Luis Obispo Hostel?

The beds are comfortable and clean, although some guests mentioned that the bunk bed mattresses were uncomfortable.

Is parking available at Hi - San Luis Obispo Hostel?

Yes, there is free parking available for guests.

How is the food quality at Hi - San Luis Obispo Hostel?

Guests can enjoy delicious sourdough pancakes for breakfast, and the use of the kitchen is a great bargain. However, some guests mentioned that the laundry is $10 per load.

What is the cleanliness like at Hi - San Luis Obispo Hostel?

The hostel is clean, but some guests mentioned issues such as mold in the bathroom and smelly rooms.

What is the customer service like at Hi - San Luis Obispo Hostel?

The staff is friendly, welcoming, and very helpful, providing a warm and kind atmosphere for guests. However, some guests mentioned feeling uncomfortable due to the behavior of other guests or staff.

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Opt for a Private Room

If you prefer more privacy and comfort, consider booking a private room to avoid the potential inconvenience of shared facilities and noisy dorms.

Check-In Time Consideration

Be mindful of the hostel's check-in time, which starts at 4:30 PM. Plan your arrival accordingly to avoid waiting for access to your room.

Enjoy the Pancake Breakfast

Don't miss out on the complimentary sourdough pancake breakfast, a highlight for many guests, and a great way to start your day.

Consider Noise Levels

Some guests have mentioned noise disturbances, so if you're a light sleeper, it may be helpful to bring earplugs to ensure a peaceful night's rest.

Explore Nearby Attractions

Take advantage of the hostel's proximity to downtown San Luis Obispo and various nearby attractions, such as Dallidet Adobe and Gardens and Fremont Theater.

Utilize the Shared Kitchen

Guests appreciate the access to a shared kitchen, which can be a great way to save on dining expenses and enjoy a communal cooking experience.

Be Mindful of Room Selection

Some guests have reported issues with uncomfortable bunk bed mattresses, so if you have specific preferences, consider reaching out to the hostel to inquire about room options.

Consider Parking

If you're arriving by car, take advantage of the free parking provided by the hostel, but be aware that space may be limited during peak times.

Embrace the Hostel Atmosphere

If you're open to a social and communal atmosphere, this hostel provides a friendly and welcoming environment, making it a great place to meet fellow travelers.

Addressing Room Cleanliness

While some guests have reported cleanliness issues, others have found the rooms to be clean. It may be beneficial to communicate any concerns directly with the staff for resolution.

Location

1617 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

What's nearby

  • Dallidet Adobe and Gardens0.3 mi
  • Fremont Theater0.4 mi
  • Monterey Street Wines0.4 mi
  • San Luis Obispo Little Theatre0.5 mi
  • San Luis Obispo Museum of Art0.5 mi
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa0.5 mi
  • Ah Louis Store0.5 mi
  • San Luis Obispo Children's Museum0.6 mi
  • Steynberg Gallery0.6 mi
  • Mott Gym1.5 mi
  • Alex G. Spanos Stadium1.5 mi
  • California Polytechnic State University1.7 mi

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 4:30 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about San Luis Obispo Hostel

Low season

January

High season

April

Average price (weeknight)

$55

Average price (weekend night)

$53
Cheapest month to stay with an average 25% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 71% rise in price.
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When to book a room at San Luis Obispo Hostel

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Top tips for your stay at San Luis Obispo Hostel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at San Luis Obispo Hostel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and December.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at San Luis Obispo Hostel, plan to stay on a Sunday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Wednesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at San Luis Obispo Hostel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $51, while the most expensive was $54.
  • How long should you stay at San Luis Obispo Hostel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at San Luis Obispo Hostel

  • Where is San Luis Obispo Hostel located?

    San Luis Obispo Hostel is located at 1617 Santa Rosa Street, 0.4 miles from the center of San Luis Obispo. Dallidet Adobe and Gardens is the closest landmark to San Luis Obispo Hostel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at San Luis Obispo Hostel?

    Check-in time is 4:30 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at San Luis Obispo Hostel.

  • Does San Luis Obispo Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, San Luis Obispo Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does San Luis Obispo Hostel offer free parking?

    Yes, San Luis Obispo Hostel offers free parking.

  • How far is San Luis Obispo Hostel from the airport?

    San Luis Obispo Hostel is 3.1 miles from San Luis Obispo County. San Luis Obispo Hostel is 28.6 miles from Santa Maria Public.

  • How does KAYAK find such great San Luis Obispo Hostel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at San Luis Obispo Hostel in San Luis Obispo and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at San Luis Obispo Hostel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for San Luis Obispo Hostel.

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Good to know

Value for money

8.4

Distance to city center

0.4 mi

Nearest Airport

San Luis Obispo County

Distance to airport

2.9 mi