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2717 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3354
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#2 of 10 Speciality lodging in San Clemente
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We built the House of Trestles as a home for surfers and backpackers, making their pilgrimage to surf Trestles. House of Trestles is a Bed & Breakfast & 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, including world famous Trestles.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Vending machine
Game room
Entertainment staff
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Jewels M wrote a review Apr 2021
5 contributions
We have never stay anywhere like this, the hotel is like a community and very welcoming, the entire building is an art piece. If you enjoy art, this place is for you!! The environment left us feeling comfortable and relaxed, just what we needed. I plan to go back soon with my best friend for a “girls trip.”
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Gina G wrote a review Mar 2021
3 contributions
I had a great stay. Met some wonderful people whom I will now keep in contact with can't get any better than that and Chris the general manager is awesome!!! it's good to go solo which I was it's good to go with friends but it's a very very cool place super down to earth and very comfortable.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
katieh wrote a review Feb 2021
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Was out in the area for business and figured I would extend my trip over the weekend. Never been to San Clemente before, figured I'd book a hostel for more of a communal vibe plus I like the fact that they partner with surfers for (an additional charge) you can take lessons. Spent 3 nights in a private room. The room was great. The only thing I would mention as a "con" would be the highway noise. If you are a light sleeper I would suggest requesting a room that doesn't face the highway. Lee took me out Saturday for surf lessons. He spent a couple hours with me out in the water. As an extreme newbie to surfing he was extremely patient with me and was a great instructor to keep you motivated and pumped up both in and out of the water. Chris checked me in and out and was also available via text or phone if I needed anything. Overall, the staff, location, price, amenities - I couldn't have asked for a better stay! I will definitely be back. THANKS HOUSE OF TRESTLES!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Cole wrote a review Nov 2020
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House of trestles is filled with amazing and kind people who want nothing more than to make your stay as pleasant and meaningful as possible. From 2018 until now I have stayed here 3 times and it only gets better each stay. Thank you to Josh , Rose , Chris , Megan , Aaron , Welvis , Diego, Nestor and everyone else for making this stay so special.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nancy G wrote a review Aug 2020
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Very rude manager. Everybody there was high and had NO CLUE how to provide customer service. You can smoke pot all day long but alcohol is not permitted. Probably a good fit for a 16 year old! Place seemed a bit seedy and dirty. Did not want to stay
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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US$87 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaOrange CountySan Clemente
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Frequently Asked Questions about House of Trestles
Which popular attractions are close to House of Trestles?
Nearby attractions include San Onofre State Beach (0.3 km), San Luis Rey Park (0.2 km), and Molly Bloom's Irish Bar and Restaurant (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at House of Trestles?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a business centre.
What food & drink options are available at House of Trestles?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to House of Trestles?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hapa J's, The Sugar Shack, and OC Tavern.
Are there any historical sites close to House of Trestles?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens (2.7 km) and Camp Talega (4.6 km).
Is House of Trestles accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.