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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

On parties of 4 or more 50% of the booking is due upon booking and the balance within 14 days before the stay. No refunds once monies are paid.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


House of Trestles

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

***House Of Trestles opened on 6/15/2017. Breakfast and WI-FI included. Surfboard & Bike rentals available. Daily Yoga 7-8am. Activities throughout the week. Surf classes with local professional surfers $60 for 1.5 hours***

We built the House of Trestles as a home for surfers and backpackers, making their pilgrimage to surf Trestles. House of Trestles is a surf hostel, steeped in San Clemente Surf Culture and Street Art. Located on Surfer's Row, you will be within walking or bike riding distance to 16 local breaks. The project consists of five Team Rooms, designed by local surf companies, including Lost Surf Boards, Rainbow Sandals, Ripcurl, Vissla & Catch Surf.
We handcrafted the semi-private, birch bunk beds with a curtain system for additional privacy. Each bunk has a memory foam mattress, reading light, USB charging dock and lockable storage. Each room has a sink, windows and air conditioning.

Located on Surfer's Row in San Clemente, California. Within walking and biking distance to 16 surf breaks, café, restaurants and bars. San Clemente is the most southern town in Orange County on the San Diego County line. An hour from Downtown Los Angeles and Downtown San Diego.

The common areas include a kitchen, dining hall, Moroccan lounge, laundry room, restrooms, showers, surf shower, wetsuit rack and art gallery. We are also home to the Street Artist in Residence program, so the building is covered in murals by internationally acclaimed street artists.

House of Trestles Policies & Conditions: As a shared living space it is important that we all, as humans, respect each other, that we respect the space, our neighbors and our community. We ask that guests clean up after themselves and be good stewards of the space. Be kind to one another and create amazing experiences. Our goals is to provide you with a space that allows for a transformative experience. Quiet hours are Sunday-Thursday 10am-8am and Friday-Saturday 12am-8am.

Cancellation policy: All reservations are non-refundable within 7 days of check-in.

Check in from 15:00 to 20:00 (we may be able to check you in earlier)
Check out before 10:00
Late Check-In: We offer check-in after 20:00 for $5. If you want a Late Check-In please fill out Late Check-In form. The link to the form will be in the 2nd email you receive from us titled 'Re: Your stay at House of Trestles'. We will process your Late Check-In form and email you a Late Check-In confirmation with all the details to check-in.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may charge your card prior to arrival.

Taxes not included - occupancy tax 10.00 % per room per night/per person per night.
Breakfast included.

Reception from 08:00 - 17:00.
No curfew.
Age restriction: Minimum 18 years.
No children allowed. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.8

  • Security 7.2

  • Location 6.8

  • Staff 7.2

  • Atmosphere 6.4

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 6.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2019
    Awsome place to stay, really close to amazing beaches and great surf. The bedbunks are great it gives you enough privacy for a good night of sleep. It has a night light for reading and usp port to charge all.your gadgets. Kitchen is comercial size so you can cook any kind of gourmet meal you have in mind. Staff is pretty cool and laidback, and talking aboit laid back is a hammock in.the back yard where you can lay down and relax...
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Nov 2019
    Super friendly staff, perfect location to surf trestles!
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Mar 2019
    Excellent place. Stayed 20 days. Fascinating surfers and other guests.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    13 Jul 2019
    Cool vibes and unique place to stay. I've been back to this place multiple times already and I don't mind it at all! The location is great, not too busy, parking is not so hard to find and the people there are so laid back.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    17 Feb 2019
    This is a very friendly hostel, great if you’re looking to chill out and surf. Great simple breakfast of coffee & bagels, but could do with more activities and a bar. Also some more heating in the winter.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    26 Sep 2019
    Overall a pretty great place with laid back vibes. The place could definitely be a little cleaner. There is also a strange dynamic with the live in staff, where it can feel like you are temporarily living in their space, as their stuff is all over the rooms. Super friendly staff, and a great place to stay to see San Clemente.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Sep 2019
    A hard out surfers hangout so if you’re not a surfer I could imagine it would be a little hard to fit in. The top bunk beds are super high but you get used to it after a few climbs. As it was festival time and I stayed in the room where the staff normally stay we had them walking in and out all the time so they could get to their stuff. Good points was that the staff were lovely, the location is great, really cool funky interior, good price, always someone around playing a guitar, super chill
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    21 Mar 2020
    Wouldn’t allow check in. Said they had just gotten a message that they could nit have any new guests. Yet they are still taking reservations! I need to know about my refund. Or will i need to dispute the charge? Please contact me
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    10 Sep 2020
    Very strange atmosphere... the location is far from everything, you must have a car for any basic need but there is no easy way to park. There was no breakfast as stated in the booking, I wasn't even able to use the coffee machine. The bathrooms are really poorly designed, I don't think anyone feels comfortable using them. Sometimes the water in the shower is cold. I was supposed to stay 20 days and left after 5.
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    18 Jan 2020
    The hostel did not really meet my expectations. The email originally sent out with all the details makes it sound better then it is. They did not offer yoga as mentioned. It was very disorganised and we were not sure who was managing the place. The room we stayed in was a bit of a dungeon with people smoking weed in and outside the room the whole time. As long as you are happy with staying in more of a boys group house rather then a hostel, you will enjoy it. Not great for couples!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi