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1617 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA, San Luis Obispo, USA

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114 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Favourite hostel I stayed in America. Hostel staff were lovely and the hostel was just the right size to be able to meet people. Slightly annoying that it closed for a few hours in the afternoon, but this was nothing too major.


The staff were real friendly and it was kind of how I happily imagined it would be - a big American house style, very homely, comfortable and welcoming. Thank you! It was cool :-)


Friendly athmosphere and nice staff; good breakfast with brown pancakes, tea and milk.


the best hostel we stayed in in USA, great value for money!!!


Kurt was a great lad


Warm welcoming staff that engaged in dinner conversations and pointed out things of interest to do. The morning pancakes were "mixed with love" and were a great way to begin the day. Definitely the best hostel experience on my trip.

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Really didn't like being shut out from 11 to 4:30 every day.


We only stayed 1 night and arrived around 9pm after a very long day of driving. We were greeted, told to park in the back of the house and given the security code for the door. Sheets and blankets were folded on our beds. Some ppl hanging out in the kitchen, some people hanging around the living room playing instruments... Adorable atmosphere! Although the mattress was so thin I could feel every spring , the wifi was great and kept me occupied. It is well located too!

  • 12th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Laid back with a functional kitchen and an overall antiqueish ambience.


What a home away from home. I stayed a week here and encountered many different people. I stayed in 2 separate private rooms during my stay and each was comfortable. But the front room desperately needs its duvets dry cleaned. Its an easy walk into town and 1 minute from the Amtrak. This is more like an old guesthouse not a party scene at all. Staff were friendly , Eddy in particular went out of his way to greet you. Fond memories !

  • 5th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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