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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


California Dreams Hostel - Ocean Beach

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

California Dreams Hostel - Ocean Beach is a fun place where backpackers from all over the world can meet like-minded travelers and have a true hostel experience with its friendly community atmosphere and affordable prices, while enjoying excellent customer service, amenities, cleanliness, and comfort of staying at a quality hotel.


Our hostel is located on the beautiful California coast, in America's finest city of San Diego, 2-minute walk from public transportation and supermarkets. We are positioned within a 10-minute drive from San Diego Airport, Downtown and the city's main attractions. You will be staying in Ocean Beach, San Diego's most laid-back neighborhood. It is a perfect spot to chill with friends on your visit to sunny Southern California. With plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, Ocean Beach is an ideal place for those who love the beach, outdoor & water activities, good food, and making new friends.

Why Our Hostel is Perfect for You

When staying with us, you can spend the whole day on the beach, surf, go shopping and enjoy many great restaurants/bars/nightclubs, all within a short walk from our hostel. Plus, you can rent any beach equipment for a great day in Ocean Beach without ever leaving the lobby. Just stop by the front desk and our friendly staff will help you with any recommendations, bookings and rentals, so you can get the most out of San Diego with a minimal effort.

Love surfing?

Rent a surfboard and wetsuit at the reception desk, take a walk or a short bike ride to the beach and you're ready to hit the waves at the locals' favorite surfing spot.

Want to ride a bike and enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean?

Rent a bike at the front desk and our helpful staff will suggest the most scenic route and provide you with all the necessary maps & directions.

Prefer to check out San Diego sights?

Hop on a scooter, get an Uber/Lyft/taxi, or catch a bus to get to San Diego's main attractions. Visit our Travel Desk, where we can help you purchase discounted tickets to the most popular attractions and tours:

Birch Aquarium
Old Town Trolley Tour (famous Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour)
San Diego Zoo
Sea World
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
Whale Watching (seasonal)
Wild Animal Park

We will gladly print your tickets to save you time in lines, so you can spend as much time as possible enjoying our wonderful city.

Tired of having too much fun outside?

Relax and unwind in our spacious comfortable lounge area where you can chat with interesting people from all over the world and watch free movies on a large flat-screen TV. Take a swim in our outdoor pool or enjoy our hot tub with your new friends and start planning your next adventure!

Services & Amenities:

FREE Breakfast
FREE Luggage storage
FREE Lockers
FREE Street parking
Air conditioning in all rooms
Front desk: late night service
Hot tub (Rental service - We charge a really small fee to use it)
Housekeeping service daily
Iron & ironing board on request
Kitchen: stove, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, pots & pans for cooking, utensils
Laundry service: we wash and dry clothes for you
Living room with flat-screen TV
Outdoor swimming pool
Rentals: bicycles, surfboards, wetsuits, beach chairs/umbrellas
Security cameras in common areas
Travel desk

Entertainment & Activities:

FREE: Movies/shows on Amazon TV & Netflix, ESPN sports channel, YouTube and cable TV
FREE: Board games
FREE: Frisbees, soccer & volleyballs, yoga mats
Beach volleyball (1 mile from Hostel)
Beach yoga (1 mile from Hostel)
Beachfront biking trail (1 mile from Hostel)
Beachfront jogging trail (1 mile from Hostel)
Bike tours to Ocean Beach Farmers Market and Sunset Cliffs
Hiking trail La Jolla / Torrey Pines (5 miles from Hostel)
Movie nights (on-site)
Snorkeling (1 mile from Hostel)


Sundry / Convenience store on-site
Local restaurant delivery (ask Front Desk for details) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2022
    Absolutely, loved California Dream Hostel! The staff was wonderful. The location was perfect. The facility was clean and hostel friendly. I will be staying again when traveling to San Diego.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 May 2022
    Dorm beds were extremely comfortable, with privacy curtains and all the things you need as a traveler to feel comfortable- personal storage locker in the room and another cubby in the kitchen. Amenities were great with hot tub, pool, lots of outdoor seating, beautiful kitchen, and cozy common area. Beautiful older building with everything completely remodeled, clean, and modern on the inside. Friendly staff, great environment, 10/10 would reccomend every time!
    American Samoa, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 May 2022
    This place was so awesome, super laid back vibe and an amazing taco dinner. I’ll definitely be coming back.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 May 2022
    Very nice hostel. Store, eating places, laundry and transportation nearby. Be aware that buses near this hostel do not run on the weekends.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    27 Jun 2022
    Very impressed with the overall cleanliness and organization of the place. All the staff were so kind as well. There are so many thoughtful touches throughout the place- small shelves, hooks, and outlets by the curtained bunks, large showers and bathrooms, hooks everywhere to hang clothes, etc, assigned food cubbies in the kitchen- I loved it. If ever there was a hostel that I would live in long term or work in, it would be this one.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Jun 2022
    Finally, America gets a hostel right
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    16 Jun 2022
    I had a great stay, and would stay here again! It’s a little pricy for a hostel, but definitely cheaper than booking a hotel in San Diego! The atmosphere is fun and there’s lots to do! My bed was pretty saggy, but I expect that from a hostel. The staff was nice and helpful, and it was about 10 mins from the airport!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    23 May 2022
    Bedrooms and bathrooms were immaculately clean!! the staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. The common areas/kitchen set up makes for a well functioning and social atmosphere :) Lots to do on the property-it is much farther from the beach than other hostels in Ocean Beach, but still a manageable distance.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    24 Jun 2022
    Great staff, good location, and lots to do—we will definitely come back someday. The kitchen was spacious and stocked with cooking supplies and dishes and the outdoor areas were clean and just beautiful.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    24 Jun 2022
    The airplane noise which starts before 7am and last till late at night was hard to ignore. Also the door rooms are very noisy especially in night time when folks needed the bathroom. AC to cold in floors. Appreciate table tennis, all the outdoor accessories to sit and hang out. Great to use the kitchen for cooking. Staff is friendly and helpful. Facility is very secure! And probably great to meet up with relatives.
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi