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HI San Luis Obispo

1617 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Formerly Hostel Obispo)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2005
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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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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

Finland
2 reviews
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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Additional Information about HI San Luis Obispo

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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