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Get to know Morro Bay (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Morro Bay. To help you make friends with Morro Bay before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

If you are in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, California, then you are in for a treat. Adventure, natural history, and a scenic quality of nature abound in this location and there are plenty of things to do, starting with Morro Rock. This fifty-acre landscape is dotted with several extinct volcanoes and is one of the best locations to take pictures. Not only does it take your breath away, but Morro Rock is also home to several Peregrine falcons, blue herons, and even egrets.

Another must-visit is the Morro Bay Museum, which is a great place to go to simply because the concept of museum is quite different here in Morro Bay. In this museum, you will have a hands-on experience -- you'll learn by experiencing it, which is probably the best teacher -- and it is extremely inexpensive to gain admission. Not only will you have fun, but you also have a great view of Morro Bay and a wealth of information from all of the items and stuff inside the museum.

The Bayside Café has appetizing food, plus the Heron Rookery has much to offer as well. If you have gotten your fill of such, you can also spend the afternoon at the golf club. On the other hand, if you are hoping to have water to accompany you for the rest of your vacation, the protected harbor of Morro Bay is great not just for kayaking but also for harbor cruises offered in the area. Another place to check out is millionaire William Randolph Hearst’s Hearst Castle.

When looking for a Morro Bay hostel, you are sure to find one that satisfies your budget, style, and atmosphere criteria.

Written by local enthusiast for Morro Bay hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Morro Bay hostels Angelica Burrage

Your Packing List for Morro Bay

Your Packing List for Morro Bay

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Other Nearby Cities

San Luis Obispo (20 Km / 12 mi.)
Santa Barbara (149 Km / 92 mi.)
Seaside (165 Km / 103 mi.)
Monterey (166 Km / 103 mi.)
Bakersfield (166 Km / 103 mi.)
Chowchilla (202 Km / 126 mi.)
Live Oak (207 Km / 128 mi.)

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