Nice homely hostel! Most people staying here had either come off the Pacific Crest Trail or were attending the Shakespeare Festival, so a great mix of people. The wifi dropped out a lot which drove me insane, but apart from that everything was great. Beds were comfy, place was clean, lots of room to cook food and hang out, a block or two from the main drag....thumbs up from me!
This hostel feels more like a cosy home than a hostel, what with the pancake breakfast, welcoming atmosphere, and friendly staff. I have to mention one guy in particular, Andrew I think, who was very helpful and genuinely interested in people. One thing that might be helpful would be a place people could drop their bags while waiting for the evening check in time perhaps? Apart from that an excellent hostel and a must while in lovely SLO!
The staff here were indifferent at best! I saw one girl be openly rude to at least 5 other guests and seemed to be more interested in arranging her social life than helping guests. The hostel itself wasn't clean. The 12 bed dorm had 6 bunk beds shoved into a small room, people had to walk on other peoples luggage because there was no floor space. The wi fi was good and it's right next to the train station. Oh and the continental breakfast is just toast and coffee, pretty poor!
The negatives: wi fi dropped out a lot and wasn't available on all floors, the staff were efficient but not very friendly. On the plus side: good location, good breakfast included (coffee, juice, bagels, toast, peanut butter, jam, two cereals), organised tours to the Getty Centre/comedy nights/pub crawls, individual light and socket at each bed :)
Great location right on Hollywood Boulevard and across from the Metro station, but it seems like the hostel is coasting on that fact alone. Staff were not rude, just not forthcoming with any information- I had to ask where everything was. A hostel layout and local map would be a good idea. Because it's central it is very noisey at night. Kitchen facilities were terrible, beds not great, but showers were good. Fine for a night, two at most.
extremely noisy rooms and blindsand mattresses were paper thin so impossible to get a deacent sleep...
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