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Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

I was really lucky to find this hostel, in a really good location between LA and San Francisco. Really felt like a proper hostel, as always with HI with a large emphasis on sustainability and consideration for others staying there. Really impressed.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Stayed here with my boyfriend in a private room. The hostel is nice enough and offers very good value for money but our room needed redecorating and was very small. It was located next door to the reception desk so you could hear everything that was going on from 7am in the morning. Breakfast was limited to pancakes (which neither...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 July 2015

The Hosteling International hostel in San Luis Obispo is a pretty good deal, as long as you're OK with a no-frills room & facilities. It's conveniently located very close to the Amtrak train station and walking distance to the downtown area for restaurants, bars, clubs & other assorted nightlife options. We stayed in a private room with a semi-private bathroom...

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San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 25 July 2015

In preparation for a four month backpacking trek across Europe, my brother and I stayed overnight in Hostel Obispo, which is only about a twenty minute drive from our home. If all the hostels we stay in in Europe are as comfortable as Hostel Obispo, we will have nothing to worry about. The beds were clean (guests were asked to...

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

Hostel Obispo is a short block from the Amtrak train station and a ten minute walk into downtown. There is also local bus transit across the street. It sits on a cozy, tree lined, street which is remarkably quiet. They have bikes to rent too. Private rooms are available as well as dorms prices ranging from $28 to $69/ night.

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Reviewed 14 April 2015

We got to the hostel about 8-9pm and were welcomed really nicely. We were in a group of 6 so we took one of the group rooms. The room looked fine for a hostel room with storage space, although it was a bit odd not to have a lock on the outside of the door for me. The only problem...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 12 February 2015

I stayed in the private room toward the front of the hostel. It was excellent. The facilities are all that a traveler needs...good kitchen, comfortable sofas, and a decent breakfast. The location is in a quiet part of downtown, but yet it is close enough to town to walk to everything. I highly recommend this hostel

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2015

This place hardly qualifies as a hostel it is a home away from home! Feels very safe and the other guests and workers are super nice and helpful! Make sure to check out the sough dough pancake breakfast where everyone sits around the table talking in the morning it is like no other hostel I have ever stayed. You feel...

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Reviewed 6 January 2015

We came here after a tip from a friend back home and we weren't disappointed. This is a very cozy place almost run like a community. Felt like being back in a fraternity at Uni, very nice people living and working at the hostel and we got a very nice stay.

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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Located in a old wooden house, the hostel has a lovely vintage feel to it. It is only 10 minutes to downtown. Staff is friendly and helpful. There's plenty of parking place in the back. The only complaint I have is that the beds could be better.

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Additional Information about HI San Luis Obispo

Address: 1617 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3721 (Formerly Hostel Obispo)
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range: $44 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“Doesnt matter, I woulda been happy sleeping on the lawn! There are so many good and loving people to meet that the rest is water under the bridge!”
 of 5 bubbles TomarD, 6 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Be sure that you understand that a hostel is not a hotel. The dorm accommodations are an exceptionally good value, but they are dormitories. There are rooms that can be reserved privately; be sure to ask about this if you want your own space.”
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“The private room by the office turned out to be very loud. If you're on the main floor, choose the bathroom and shower directly across from the front door, not the one to the right.”
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