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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
1020 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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94%

what a great hostel just a few steps away from the beach in one of the coolest parts of San Diego. It's a great place to meet people from all over the world and the friendly staff makes it impossible not to have a great stay. Everything is super clean and there is a big kitchen that has everything you need to prepare your own food. I'd definitely come back!


94%

This is one of the best hostels i've been to. Just a block from the beach and everything you need is right next to the hostel, for example bike rental, supermarket, bars, cafes, restaurants, etc. Staff was really friendly as well:)

  • 23rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Loved the location. The breakfast was great; you had a lot of choices. The staff was helpful and they offered a lot of things (surf, bus passes, bike rental discounts, etc...) and organized a lot of free activities. It was great to stay there.


91%

Easy to meet nice people!


57%

The staff is inefficient and not very friendly. The neighborhood is very seedy and filled with panhandling. Impossible to sleep at night with all thoe noise caused by the other renters

  • 8th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Very good social side to the hostel, good free breakfast and organised activities


94%

Loved it here and would definitely go back!:)

  • 25th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

I loved this hostel!!! Met great people and stayed a few blocks away from the beach couldn't ask for more :)


91%

Group of Irish girls loved the outdoor area! The atmosphere at night time was excellent. On one night, we got a meal cooked by someone in the hostel for 2 dollars. Staff were really helpful when it came to recommending places to eat, buses to get etc.

  • 19th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Great hostel and great location only a one minute walk to the beach. Staff were very helpful and hostel provided great free activities and dinner which was also good. all in all a excellent experience. id definitely stay here again.

  • 11th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

The location really can't be beat, the staff were good, and the place was pretty clean. A few downsides: It's not a youth hostel. On the last night we were there, a coked out 40-something homeless man and his trail of odor were bunking in our 6-person dorm. The water in the shower was always cold. No attempts were made to fix this. There was nowhere to secure your things except a little locker (which wasn't wide enough for my laptop). The bins under the bed don't lock.

  • 7th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Best hostel I've stayed at. The atmosphere is unbeatable- made some awesome mates, and enjoyed the perfect location for beach going. This is a place to chill out and enjoy the Cali lifestyle!


91%

Super chilled atmosphere. Staff are really nice and theres usually a group of people going out every night. The hostel is right next to the beach, a few cool bars in the area. Recommend this place for sure! And tonnes of good places to eat too. The free breakfast is also a very nice touch.


80%

Very good place to stay, good location near to the beach. Bathrooms could be more cleaner but nothing terrible.


97%

Fantastic hostel!! Clean, close to the beach, and in a great location. I honestly can't say enough. Top drawer!


89%

Didn't want to leave! Was such a good atmosphere and a cool hostel! Will definitely be coming back!


83%

Best location, nice crowd, sociable and clean.


91%

We had an amazing time at OBI!! Such an incredible environment. I highly recommend this hostel if visiting southern California. Sam, Noah, and all the staff are so friendly and helpful. Daily outings help you to get to know the area and hostel guests. Def made some lifelong friends and plan on staying there again and again. Do it.

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Really liked my stay here. Staff is great. Very helpful and friendly. Other guest were also very nice. The hostel is located in a street full of bars and the beach is only 5 minutes walk. Downtown is 30 minutes away but you will enjoy your time in OB. I would defo recommend this hostel to everybody.


94%

This is a high-quality hostel in a great location with a Top-Notch staff who are happy to help with any travelers need; really can't say enough about them! The facilities are excellent as well, with spacious rooms, clean bathrooms, an excellent kitchen and social areas! I never had a chance to go to the beach fire barbecue, but that seemed really cool as well, especially in regards to California's limited use of beach fires on the beach, great option! Thank you all for a great stay! J


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