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HI San Luis Obispo

1617 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Formerly Hostel Obispo)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 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... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 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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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Generally this was a good option for us while staying a couple of nights in SLO. The street is great, perfect location, nice people, good kitchen and shared space (GRUBBY fridge though - please deal with that ;)) We had some nice conversations and were welcomed very warmly. The only negative thing I'd draw attention to is that we were... More 

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