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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
1042 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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97%

Love this hostel!! Awesome staff, great breakfast, perfect location right next to the beach. You can rent bikes and surfboards for super cheap. Rooms are nice too and it's a great place to meet people.


86%

Very nice place near the ocean, cheap surfboard rentals. Right on a strip of bars and restaurants. Great location for everything else. Very easy-going


89%

Great location right by the beach and surrounded by some great bars and restaurants. Easy to get around with buses going from ocean beach all the way to downtown as well as pacific and mission beach. Hostel was clean and staff very friendly. Rooms were kept clean although it was a bit annoying having to put your suitcase on your bunk every day for cleaners especially when you had the top bunk! Hostel offered surfboard rentals and other beach gear which is great! Good atmosphere will stay again!


80%

Was a great Hostel. Really good location, staff good to tell you where is cheap to buy food locally. Definitely stay here again if I was going back to San Diego. Only down side is you have to park a few streets away but its not a long walk.


91%

Awesome hostel with friendly people and staff, plus nice location.


91%

Good beds, friendly and helpful staff, place for your stuff under the beds. Free bbq on the beach


89%

Great hostel with helpful staff and cool location near the beach. Good atmosphere with plenty of beers to be had in the evenings

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

I really enjoyed the events that they have for the tenants. They made it easy to get to know other people and truly enjoy the time spent there.

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

This was one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The amenities were amazing....surf and beach rental equipment, and numerous FREE "loaners", such as guitars and beach chairs. The location can't be beat, and the hostel ensures that there are activities galore.

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

OBI had a very special atmosphere. Staff was welcoming and helpful and the house is like a big community (like the whole OB), you feel being part of it the minute you step in. It's not only for hard core partying, you get some sleep as well.


100%

This is the best hostel I have ever stayed in! Staff welcomes you very professionally and friendly, the bathrooms are the most shiny and clean ever, the breakfast with eggs, peanut butter, jam, pancakes is great, the organized evenings are a lot of fun, the beds are stable and have curtains for privacy, safety lockers, free food and free drinks. This is a hostel not to miss! It is a bit far from San Diego but right at the beach.


71%

GOOD: Staff, close to beach, wifi, free breakfast. Good for those into surfing etc. close to mexico, lots of hostel activities to get everybody together, outdoor seating areas. free water and pretzels on check-in. BAD: Neighborhood a bit sketchy, drugs everywhere, i felt a bit uncomfortable, not my scene. showers very basic, facilities basic, noisy.


80%

Pretty awesome Hostel. Stayed here to find a room in San Diego, had a great time!

  • 24th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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.


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