Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

House of Trestles

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95 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

***House Of Trestles opened on 6/15/2017***

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, cafe, 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.

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

Reviews & Ratings

95 Total Reviews
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Very Good
Sep 18, 2022
A good, sleepy surf hostel a 20 min walk from the beach - very good value for money if staying to surf for a while or passing through town.
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Male, 25-30
Jun 08, 2022
It is the only Hostel/Hotel in San Clemente with a reasonable price, which was important for me. The people there were vefy friendly and when I had some issues they went beyond what was necessary to accommodate me. Overall San Clemente is a cool place to visit and the hostel has cool/good vibes.
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Male, 31-40
Jun 01, 2022
I've lived and travelled in all kinds of conditions, all around the world and have never encountered bed bugs. It didn't even cross my mind and I assumed maybe it was sand flies yesterday when spots first showed up while I was at the beach, but these blisters I have today are the result of bed bugs. I hadn't read the reviews until now but wish I had. It is completely negligent on the management's behalf to not remedy this issue!
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Female, 31-40


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi