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HI San Luis Obispo

1617 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Formerly Hostel Obispo)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2009
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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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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2009

Hostel Obispo is located just steps from Amtrak and Greyhound and a few blocks from a lively small college town with a full service grocery around the corner. There are beaches and hiking trails nearby too; who could ask for more? I found the place to be very clean and the staff friendly. I'd return. In fact I have! Love... More 

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College Station, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

My fiance and I stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. The girl at the front desk was polite, not super friendly, but polite. I was skeptical of the sheets we were given - my fiance's smelled really musty. We stayed in 6 bed mixed dorm room - I was the only girl. There was a variety of ages in our... More 

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Culver City, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2008

We stayed for one night in a dorm bed and found the whole experience delightful. The staff were very friendly, providing not only the sourdough pancakes for breakfast but also a tasty, healthy dinner in exchange for a donation. The communal area is smallish but this also makes it very cosy, and the kitchen is very well equipped if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2007

My boyfriend and I regularly go to SLO. Our usual motel was booked. Other motels were asking for over $150 a room the weekend that we went. I was so happy to get a bed at this hostel. We were told to put our bags in a smaller room. After going out, we came back around 9 pm to find... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2006

We hit it off immediately with Buster, (presumably) the owner/manager, who was very amusing and gave us all sorts of useful information about the local area. We only stayed in SLO one night but the hostel was small and clean - more in B&B style than hostel style. We were staying in a dorm for five people, which was small,... More 

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Miami
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2006

A very weak hostel. The bedding system is very unsanitary. Each guest is given a clean sleep sack and pillow case, but sleeps on a used bottom sheet. Gross. I don't want to think about what the bites on my stomach are. Extremely regimented. If you love rules, then this is the place for you. From the looks of things,... More 

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Hostelmama, Owner at HI San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

It really bothers me when people have a negative experience at Hostel Obispo, as we strive to provide a cozy, clean, and comfortable alternative to cookie-cutter motels. Most people who stay with us rave about our high standards for cleanliness and the friendliness of our staff. I'm at a loss to explain the comments of this disgruntled guest, but I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2006

HI San Luis Obispo (Hostel) I'm sure it would have been a great stay if we would have had a room when we got there. I reserved the room 6 months in advance & then called to confirm it two times before we left. When we arrived they said "sorry, we gave your room away." A family of five, in... More 

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Hostelmama, Owner at HI San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

I remember this situation well, as I took the original reservation and was on duty at the hostel when the incident happened. The person who wrote to TripAdvisor left out a crucial piece of information, which explains why we did not honor their reservation. The family made their reservation by leaving their credit card information. I told them they would... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2005

I recommend this nice and small hostel to everyone, who travels on budget. I was travelling alone, and didn't want to pay much, so I thought I would try this. It cost me only $20 to stay in a dorm, but it was just fine. Everything was clean, there were enouhg showers, and there was also nice pancake breakfast in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2004

Very friendly, very clean, good value and definately recommend it to my friends!

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