House of Trestles

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On the beach
Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Living Area
Fridge, microwave, oven, cookware/dishes/utensils

Overview of House of Trestles

House of Trestles

2 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
2717 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA, 92672

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCamp Pendleton Marine Corps Base12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSan Clemente State Beach13 min walk
  • Popular LocationRiviera Beach16 min walk
  • AirportOrange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne)32 min drive

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About this area

San Clemente

Located in San Clemente, House of Trestles is on the beach. Avenida del Mar and The Shops at Mission Viejo are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Trestles Wetlands Nature Preserve and Riviera Beach. San Clemente Pier and Surfing Heritage Foundation Museum are also worth visiting. Explore all the area has to offer with hunting and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • San Clemente Municipal Golf Course - 8 min walk
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base - 12 min walk
  • San Clemente State Beach - 13 min walk
  • Riviera Beach - 16 min walk
  • Lasuens Beach - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • San Clemente Pier Station - 5 min drive
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 32 min drive


  • Molly Blooms Irish Bar — 9 min walk
  • Pedro's Tacos — 13 min walk
  • Hapa J's — 17 min walk
  • Bagel Shack — 3 min drive
  • South of Nick's — 3 min drive

About this property

House of Trestles

Beachfront hostel with free breakfast and 24-hour business center
A 24-hour business center, a meeting room, and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include express check-in and express check-out. All 29 rooms have free WiFi and feature kitchens with refrigerators, ovens, and microwaves. Living rooms, dining areas, and showers are among the other amenities available to guests. Bathrooms are shared and limited housekeeping is available.
House of Trestles offers 29 accommodations with air conditioning. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include desks. Kitchens offer refrigerators, microwaves, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals

Family friendly

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room


  • Beachfront location


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Renovated entire property - June 2017
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Separate living room

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Check-in from 3 PM - 8 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions prior to arrival; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

House Trestles Hostel San Clemente
House Trestles Hostel
House Trestles San Clemente
House Trestles
House of Trestles San Clemente
House of Trestles Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
House of Trestles Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Clemente

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 28 out of 56 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 56 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 56 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 56 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 13 out of 56 reviews
1 - Terrible 23%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Made a reservation through them that shouldn't have been posted, blamed the return on a travel agency. Also, expedia sucks
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a review for Expedia, not for The House of Trestles. Expedia sold me a room that didn’t exist. When I called the House of Trestles the morning of my planned arrival, they explained that they were not renting rooms via Expedia, but that Expedia continued to falsely list the property on their website. They were helpful and provided information needed for a refund, but this experience has left me wary of ever using Expedia again.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

2/5 Poor

Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Staff & service
These guys didn’t allow me to keep my reservation and said that I couldn’t stay because I didn’t have a passport. When I booked my room online there was NO indication or requirements that stated me needing a passport in order to book the room. And on top of all that, they didn’t even at least give me a refund for wasting my time. The front desk was supposed to be active/working by 8am and they never showed up to the front desk at all to help me. Even though I waited there for several hours and called a few times. No response the entire day. Unfortunately, I’ll never book at this place again and do not recommend it to anyone.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021