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House of Trestles

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Front of property
On the beach
Laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets
Laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room dining

Overview of House of Trestles

House of Trestles

2.0 star property

3.6/5 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Laundry
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)31 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Clemente

Located in San Clemente, House of Trestles is on the beach. Avenida del Mar and San Clemente Farmers Market 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. Bamboo and Beyond and Surfing Heritage Foundation Museum are also worth visiting. Explore all the area has to offer with hiking/biking trails and hunting.

What's nearby

  • San Clemente Municipal Golf Course - 7 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 - 7 min drive
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 31 min drive


  • Molly Blooms Irish Bar - 9 min walk
  • Cafe del Sol - 12 min walk
  • Pedro's Tacos - 12 min walk
  • Hapa J's - 16 min walk
  • Cafe Calypso - 3 min drive

About this property

House of Trestles

Hostel remodeled in 2017
At House of Trestles, you can look forward to a library, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour business center. This hostel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Bike rentals, express check-out, and luggage storage
  • Express check-in and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say good things about the convenient parking, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 29 rooms have comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, as well as perks like free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and ovens
  • Wardrobes/closets, cookware/dishes/utensils, and limited housekeeping



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

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals

Family friendly

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Library

Guest services

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

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.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • 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


  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

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


  • Laptop-friendly workspace

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


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

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

Frequently asked questions

Is House of Trestles pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at House of Trestles?

As of Nov 27, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at House of Trestles on Dec 28, 2022 start from $61.89, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at House of Trestles?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 8 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at House of Trestles?

Check-out is at 10 AM.

Where is House of Trestles located?

Nestled on the beach, this San Clemente hostel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from San Clemente Municipal Golf Course and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. San Clemente State Beach and Riviera Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at House of Trestles and receive a full refund?

Yes, House of Trestles offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to House of Trestles cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 39 out of 92 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 21 out of 92 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 92 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 92 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 22 out of 92 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 24%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a really cool property. A genuine place to chill for a few days while visiting the area.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
1st time in a hostel and was a great experience!!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE! This place is not clean, dirty concrete floors. We arrived at our room late in the evening, should have had to use a code to get in, instead the back door was wide open and our room was around the corner of the back door. Music and noise late at night and then again around 6:00 am, paper thin walls. To top it off we had no hot water for a shower or in the sink. The worst place we have ever stayed!!! We had to leave and find a different hotel for the rest of our stay.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Not only was the restroom filthy but the side door was not locked/did not stay locked. Anyone can just walk in there, no safety precautions were being met.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Staff very friendly and accommodating. Kitchen need some cleaning Throw out that disgusting microwave. I would stay at this property again. Price was reasonable.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cool place!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
8 strangers share a room and bath during Covid.
It is a Hostel not a hotel. Multiple people in one room. Shared Bathroom. No parking except on the street which is full and not safe. If you want a Hostel it may be nice. I wanted a hotel so I did not stay here. Also no one is available on-site to assist you. The email said it is a place to crash for surfers and lifeguards. You should be more truthful about what this is when you list it on I would not have booked it if I knew what it was. I did not stay there when I found out the truth.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location! Living spaces were comfortable!
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Beach pad
Bohemian. Great price. Quiet. This is not the Four Seasons. I really enjoyed it because the “room” was like a small apartment. The bed was comfortable. San Clemente State Beach across the street. It’s mixed in with condos on both sides. Street parking. I will come back again. As it was suited to my beach personality.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022