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San Diego's Ocean Beach International Hostel Reviews

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

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1062 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Great place. Very chilled.


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


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.


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.


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.


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)

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