Best San Luis Obispo hostels

Top tips for finding the perfect San Luis Obispo hostel

  • With mountains and nearby beaches, San Luis Obispo is a popular destination for California locals and travelers alike. Booking a hostel in San Luis Obispo puts you within reach of the area’s great outdoor attractions, like Avila Beach and the nearby mountains, without the high price tag of local hotels and resorts. Hostels in San Luis Obispo also generally offer great amenities for thrifty travelers, like shared kitchens where you can prepare meals instead of dining out for every meal.
  • When you’re looking around for a hostel in San Luis Obispo, you’ll find that all of them are located in the city’s downtown area. This area provides travelers with easy access to trailheads leading to Reservoir Canyon and several other natural attractions, while also being close to convenient attractions like shops and restaurants. There is also a large railway station in downtown San Luis Obispo that can take you to other cities in California and the surrounding states.
  • If you’re traveling on your own, booking the right hostel in San Luis Obispo is an important part of making the most of your trip. The HI - San Luis Obispo Hostel is a great choice for solo travelers because of the included breakfast and the common areas that have a piano, guitar, and board games to keep you busy when you’re not hitting the beach or hiking the local trails.
  • For those heading to San Luis Obispo with family or friends, a great choice for accommodations is the International House SLO. This hostel comes equipped with several room options that can accommodate groups of up to four people; single, double, and triple room options are also available. The International House SLO also features a spacious shared lounge, where you and your group can unwind after a long day of sightseeing.

Where to stay in San Luis Obispo?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in San Luis Obispo by showing you the exact location of each hostel.