Hostel Obispo


Hostel Obispo is located in San Luis Obispo, CA - Happiest City in the USA!

Seriously though, SLO offers:
- It has the small town charm - especially the downtown area
- It is surrounded by hills and mountains so it has a very cozy feel to it
- There are many hiking trails nearby (look up the Nine Sisters)
- It is a bike friendly town
- Well known for the year-round Farmer’s Market
- Lots of public transportation options within the city as well as to the surrounding cities
- Pismo Beach and Morro Bay are just a bus ride away

Hostel Obispo is a small, cozy, welcoming hostel - many compare it to visiting Grandma’s house ;)
We are near the coast, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. We provide lodging for 24 guests from all around the world. We have four staff members who participate in the work exchange.

Not to sound cringey, but I want all volunteers to feel like they are family. My goal is to make all volunteers happy because in turn they will make the guests happy. I want us to do all that we can to not only add to the guest’s experience but also to the volunteers experience. I have been doing this volunteer program for 14 years and it is a positive experience for 99.9% of the volunteers - no exaggeration. I am in contact with many former volunteers because of the bond that we share due to our time together. We provide the following foods to volunteers: - Of course, our famous Sourdough Pancakes - Milk, eggs, butter - Coffee and Tea - Rice, quinoa, various type of beans, pasta and pasta sauce, oatmeal, peanut butter, bread, and occasionally some other items. - We occasionally have a meal for all guests and volunteers to enjoy which is always a really fun experience :)


Reviews

5.0
(3 reviews)3

Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

United States

5

Hostel Obispo is a magical place.

I fell in love with San Luis Obispo!

Jared is a wholesome and excellent host!!!

WWJD!

7 days ago

Netherlands

5

I had an amazing time in San Luis Obispo! Jarred and the rest of the staff were very welcoming. I was responsible for the cleaning shift, which was easy to learn. The tasks took me a few hours a day, and I had enough free time left to explore the beautiful surroundings after my shift or on my free days. The hostel gave me the opportunity to eat delicious pancakes every morning, meet travelers from all over the world, and feel at home. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

2 months ago

United States

5

Hostel Obispo is a very charming bed-and-breakfast-like hostel. It's in the heart of Downtown San Luis Obispo. There are many things to do like hiking, beach and shopping. I signed up to work at the hostel because I wanted to get hospitality experience and Jarred, the owner, provided that opportunity allowing me to work at the Front Desk. Jarred is a very kind, welcoming, and generous host. Jarred is extremely flexible on the schedule. He allows the staff to provide input on what shifts they would like to work. Jarred also allowed me to work a part-time job to earn money. I enjoyed my time.

7 months ago


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