It's clear to me that this hostel has been around the block a few times and knows the business well, which contributed to OBI being a pretty well-oiled machine in terms of providing for its guests. While the atmosphere is a little bit dark, it is a very fun place with a ton of folks from all over the place. I also appreciate that this is a hostel that is decidedly international - requires a foreign passport or an American guest MUST be a student/educator from outside of San Diego. Pretty sweet!
Very friendly and helpful staff, and the international atmosphere created at the hostel was a breath of fresh air. I highly recommend this hostel to anyone staying in San Diego. Tons of activities each day, and who can beat complimentary breakfast AND dinner? P.S. Steve (the manager) is the man.
I loved my time at Suites, and I plan on returning again soon. It's not every day that you find a place that's like a little home-away-from-home where you long to return to, and this is definitely the first I've experienced this feeling at a hostel. Great value and I expect to return soon.
This hostel is very well organized, and the staff and customers of the hostel were all very friendly and helpful. There were few things I didn't like about this hostel, and I would recommend it to pretty much anyone who might want to stay in a hostel in São Paulo.