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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."

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California Dreams Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

California Dreams Hostel 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.

Neighborhood

California Dreams Hostel is located on the beautiful California coast, in America’s finest city of San Diego, 1 minute walk from the beach, 2 minute walk from public transportation and supermarkets. We are positioned within a 20 minute drive from San Diego Airport, Downtown and the city's main attractions. You will be staying in the heart of the Pacific Beach, vibrant neighborhood surrounded by bars, restaurants and nightclubs. 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, walk along the classic California boardwalk, 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 Pacific Beach without ever leaving our 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 or want to learn?

Our hostel is a 1-stop destination for all your surfing needs. Rent a surfboard and wetsuit at the reception desk, make a left out of the hostel’s doors — and you’re ready to hit the waves at the locals’ favorite surfing spot. You can also schedule a surf lesson with one of our professional instructors any day of the week. Let us know the date and time, and we will gladly take on the rest. Keep in mind: more people in your group means a bigger discount — so stay social!

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, watch free movies on a large flat-screen TV, or start planning your next adventure with your new friends!

Services & Amenities:

FREE Breakfast
FREE Luggage storage
FREE Lockers
FREE Parking (First Come, First Serve. We have limited space and we request a phone call to the Hostel to reserve your Parking after you create the reservation).
FREE Wi-Fi
Air conditioning in all rooms
ATM machine
Front Desk: late night service
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 44’’ flat-screen TV
Rentals: bicycles, surfboards, wetsuits, beach chairs/umbrellas
Security cameras in common areas
Surf Lessons: professional instructors & lowest prices in PB
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 (0.1 miles from Hostel)
Beach yoga (0.1 miles from Hostel)
Beachfront biking trail (0.1 miles from Hostel)
Beachfront jogging trail (0.1 miles from Hostel)
Bike tours to Ocean Beach Farmers Market and Sunset Cliffs
Hiking trail — La Jolla / Torrey Pines (3 miles from Hostel)
Movie nights (on-site)
Snorkeling (1 mile from Hostel)

Dining:

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

Bathroom Amenities:

Hairdryers (free)
Shampoo, soap, toilet paper (free)

Bed in a mixed Dorm Room offers:

Air conditioning
Bed linen included
Electrical outlets (individual)
Hooks and shelves (individual)
Oversized head space
Privacy curtain
Reading light

Private Room:

Offers Double-over-Double bunk bed (2 full-size beds) and fits up to 4 people. Ideal for couples traveling together (up to 2 couples per room) or groups who don't mind sharing a bed (2 people per bed, maximum of 4 guests per Private Room).
Note: Private Rooms’ prices are listed for 2-people occupancy. Each additional guest (3d and 4th) will be charged an extra fee.
Keep in mind: If you are planning to have more than 2 people in a Private Room, you will be sharing a bed with one of your friends.

Private Room amenities:

Air conditioning (individual climate control)
Bath towels included
Bed linen included
Flat-screen TV: free movies/shows on Amazon TV & Netflix, ESPN, YouTube, cable TV
Full-size mirror
Hangers
Hooks & shelves
Mini-fridge

Accessibility Features:

Accessible guest rooms with 32" wide doorways
Accessible route from public entrance to accessible guest rooms
Bathroom grab bars
Doors with lever handles
Electrical outlets, lowered
Roll-in shower
Self-parking, accessible space
Shower wand, adjustable
TV with closed-captioning
Toilet seat at wheelchair height
Vanities, accessible View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Jul 2021
    Great place to stay at an affordable price. Staff were super friendly. Just an fyi - they no longer have the free breakfast burrito, but you can still pick one up at the restaurant next door for cheap!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Jul 2021
    Great location, cool staff, has surfboard lessons and rentals. It’s pretty quiet at night. The common area isn’t the greatest but the bars in the area make up for it. Right off the beach. Cool spot. Someone stole my food and beer. Small lockers.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Jun 2021
    Overall a great experience at California Dreams Hostel. Can't beat the location. Literally seconds from the beach, restaurants, and bars. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. I have honestly never been to a hostel that was cleaned so often. It seemed that every time I walked into the common area some staff member was cleaning. Bathrooms, common area, bedrooms, outside spaces are cleaned 3 times a day. It was super cool to see how much this hostel values a clean space. Stay here!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 May 2021
    The staff was very friendly, and the hostel is in an excellent location right in the middle of Pacific Beach. I enjoyed my stay!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 May 2021
    california dreams hostel is the ultimate san diego experience. staying here made my visit 1000x better because of the incredible staff, unbeatable location, exciting activities, and fun people. the staff are so kind, welcoming, and knowledgeable that you truly feel at home no matter how long your stay is. with a great lineup of fun activities from yoga to bike tours to surfing and an awesome group of fellow guests to share them with, california dreams has it all. it’s the ONLY place to be!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Jul 2021
    Cleanest hostel I have ever stayed at. Very friendly and helpful staff. Overall great experience.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 Jun 2021
    I learned that you have to move your car by 06:00, or else it might get towed
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Jun 2021
    All good up in here
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    25 Jun 2021
    The location doesn’t get much better than here. It’s right across the street from an amazing taco place, and the beach is only 30 seconds away. It feels safe and secure, and the staff members were friendly. The atmosphere is very party oriented, so if you prefer a quieter place, this probably isn’t the hostel for you. Drinking is very prevalent, and folks stay out late, although alcohol must be put away by 10 pm. A super clean, nice property right on the beach in downtown San Diego.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.6

    Rating

    28 Jun 2021
    Booked a private room but didn’t get much sleep during the 4 nights I stayed here. The private rooms are right next to the front desk and there is a lot of noise around there. A lot of the staff working overnight also had loud social hours at the front desk (breaking their own quiet hours rule). I thought maybe the bad sleep was just because I was a light sleeper, but my friend who falls asleep easily also had the same problem. If you want sleep, just go get an Airbnb or try another hostel.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


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