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1617 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Formerly Hostel Obispo)
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HI San Luis Obispo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
annam222015 Palmerston North, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Without a doubt, the best part of Hostel Obispo was the people! I stayed in an all-women's five-bed dorm room, and everyone was fantastic. I stayed up late having great conversations with three of my roommates, who ranged in age between late-20s and mid-60s and hailed from all over the country, as well as Scotland. Staying here felt like staying... More 

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Cambria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

So I was on my way to Cambria eh? Unfortunately i arrived in SLO while the bus was no longer running for the night. So i wandered over to Hostel Obispo, or should i say Hostel of the Angels?! I have never met so many very loving, cultured, and free spirited individuals in one place! There were people there from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I arrived at this hostel devastated: Amtrak had just lost my luggage, containing a year's worth of belongings! Fortunately the staff were absolutely beautiful and made me feel right at home. Even made some phone calls to Amtrak on my behalf. The room was clean and tidy. The pancakes delicious! I'd definitely return.

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My family and I spent three nights at Hostel Obispo during Christmas. Unexpected life events brought us to California. Very good fortune brought us to Hostel Obispo. What could have been a sad and lonely Christmas turned into a warm and inviting Christmas away from home. Hostel Obispo is situated in a charming neighborhood near downtown San Luis Obispo. It... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We had a stop-over in San Luis Obispo and stayed at this hostel for one night. At the time it was very quite and it was pretty much just we, a couple of other guests and the staff. It's a small hostel with a home-away-from-home felling to it. Cozy, clean and very nice and helpful staff. I would definitely stay... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Friendly and generally clean. A little more upkeep would make it a 5-star choice. Pancakes were good, and the breakfast setting encourages talk. Bike rental was cheap, but bikes were not in great shape. We'd stay again.

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Address: 1617 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Formerly Hostel Obispo)
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
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