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San Diego's Ocean Beach International Hostel Reviews

4961 Newport Ave., CA 92107, San Diego, USA

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86%

Rating
1031 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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100%

LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF MY STAY :D

  • 12th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel is the best!! Very laid back, staff is awesome, location couldn't be better, 5 min walk from the beach.


91%

Great Staff, nice location at the beach, very relaxed atmosphere, cheap surfboards, beachtowels... to be continued. If you want to stay at Ocean Beach, do it here!


69%

If you feel that you dont have to stay close to the beach and all the bars, stay in the hostel in Point loma instead!


97%

It was the third time we were here. the atmosphere is very good and very nice.Staff ( Kendra ) en the rest are friendly. We will definitely come back ;


91%

Great place. Very chilled.


94%

Best hostel have been in California! Friendly staff, meet new people, a lot of activities planned every night and close to the ocean beach!


57%

everything is very old, uncomfortable beds, dirty bathrooms, strong urine smell, old and dirty kitchen

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback. New management took over the hostel in September 5, right before you arrived and we have been making lots of changes to the hostel. We hope you come by next time you are in San Diego and see the differences. Happy Travels.

80%

Staff were great, location fantastic. This is a very social hostel, with plenty of spaces that facilitate meeting other travellers. Not the quietest place, and could be described as a party hostel, but a pretty chilled out one. Awesome porch for people watching.


51%

This hostel is very small and the building and facilities are very old. It is near the sea, but it is not a good location for me because there isn't many convenient stores near by.

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We're sorry that you didn't find the array of shops, restaurants and bars right on the street we are on convenient. Generally guests find we have quite a selection of places to go shopping. The hostel is not extremely large but with 112 beds, it's a pretty good size, we think. And the outdoor patio space is rather large too. Unfortunately there are no really large hostels at the San Diego beaches.

94%

Great place to stay, loved the beachy vibe and helpful staff! Was a very cool place, although shower was not that warm

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

The hostel was a little dirty in the common areas, the rooms were fine though. The computers didn't work, the shower was fine though. They organized a bonfire 2 times within 4days which was nice. It is located right at the beach, so nice if you are planning to be at the beach a lot.


86%

Really fun place would definitely stay there again. Great location right next to the beach. Staff were friendly and helpful and the nightly organised activities were great and social so the place is good for solo or group travellers. Clean facilities and pretty decent wifi.


54%

Great location, great staff! Absolute discussing showers and facilities, also way to many! That is a discrase!

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

Hotel is in a great location if your looking for a chill out time close to a beach.

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

right by the beach! good atmosphere! unfortunately not a lot of showers for the size of the facility


80%

If you want to be near a great beach, this is the perfect location. You really can't go wrong. One thing though, if you're planning on going to bed before 2 am at all, make sure you get a room away from the outside commons area.


91%

Staff are great. Very helpful and informative. Free dinner and beer twice a week was great! Comfy beds for a hostel. About 200 m from the beach and the street is full of bars and restaurants.


83%

very good place to meet people and have a great time.. also good to start surfing as the beach is really close !


100%

Best hostel I've stayed in since I've been in America. Everyone is so chilled and friendly. Most nights there are events on which almost everyone joins in on so it's really easy to meet other travellers. 5/5

  • 13th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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