Hostel in San Luis Obispo, USA

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Get to know San Luis Obispo (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 San Luis Obispo. To help you make friends with San Luis Obispo before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

San Luis Obispo is a small beach town located on California's central coast, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The city is more often referred to as "SLO" being known for it's small businesses and laid back (or SLO) lifestyle. It won't take long to notice that hardly anyone will be over the age of 24, this is because a majority of the town's population attends the prestigious Cal Poly State University or Cuesta Community College. Notable Cal Poly alumni include John Madden, Peter Oppenheimer, and 'Weird Al' Yankovank.

Your San Luis Obispo hostel options are limited, but you should be able to get a bed without a problem if you book ahead. Because the town is relatively small, just about everything you need is within walking distance from the Hostel Obispo. There is a small shopping center on Foothill Blvd., that has an Albertson's, RiteAid Pharmacy. Higuera Street, which intersects Santa Rosa, is the heart of downtown. There are many interesting boutiques, quirky restaurants, and bars literally door-to-door. Check the Mustang Daily, Cal Poly's newspaper, for the happy hour deal of the night. Passports are not considered to be sufficient for buying alcohol at Albertson's but should work for pub admission.

Every Thursday night, Higurea Street shuts down and hosts California’s largest farmer’s market from 7 PM to 9 PM, so you might want to book your Obispo hostel during that part of the week if that's something that would interest you. Farmers hail from as far as Bakersfield with generous deals of the freshest produce. Due to fierce competition, you'll likely to be able to haggle a good deal. Most of the local businesses also have stands open selling food, clothing, and crafts.

Almost all businesses in this area are family owned and have been around for years. While corporate franchises are around, take some time to visit, chat, and support the locals that give SLO its charm.

FAQ about San Luis Obispo Hostels

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A hostel in San Luis Obispo costs on average $46 for a dorm. A hostel in San Luis Obispo with private rooms costs on average $142.
There is exactly 1 Hostel in San Luis Obispo, USA. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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San Luis Obispo Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in San Luis Obispo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$46 Average dorm price
$142 Average private room price
$46 Cheapest hostel in San Luis Obispo
HI - San Luis Obispo Hostel is the cheapest
9 Average rating of all hostels

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Santa Clarita (217 Km / 135 mi.)
Live Oak (223 Km / 139 mi.)

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