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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."

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California Dreams Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

About Us
When we opened California Dreams Hostel in 2017, we strove to create a fun place where backpackers from all over the world could 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.

Convenient Location
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, surfers’ mecca surrounded by bars, restaurants and nightclubs. An ideal place for those who love the outdoors & 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?

We got you! 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?

Easily! 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 (highly recommended hop-on & hop-off narrated sightseeing tour of San Diego and Coronado)
- San Diego Zoo
- Sea World
- USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
- Whale and Dolphin Watching (seasonal)
- Wild Animal Park
We will be happy to print tickets for you to save you time in lines and allow you to 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: breakfast burritos (with vegetarian option) and coffee/tea
- Free Iron & Ironing board
- Free Luggage Storage (for our guests only)
- Free Lockers
- Free Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
- Air conditioning in all rooms (regardless of category)
- ATM / Cash machine
- Housekeeping daily
- Kitchen: stove, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, pots & pans for cooking, utensils
- Large Flat-screen TV in lounge area
- Laundry Service: we wash and dry clothes for you
- Parking on-site (extra fee)
- Front Desk: late night service until 3:30 AM
- Rentals: bicycles, boogie boards, surfboards, wetsuits, beach chairs / towels / umbrellas, etc.
- Surfing Lessons: professional instructors at the lowest prices in Pacific Beach
- Travel / Concierge desk

Entetainment & 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 away from Hostel)
- Bicycle rental (on-site)
- Beachfront biking trail (0.1 miles away from Hostel)
- Beachfront jogging trail (0.1 miles away from Hostel)
- Hiking trail - La Jolla / Torrey Pines (3 miles away from Hostel)
- Surfboard / wetsuit rental (on-site)
- Surfing lessons (on-site)
- Snorkeling (1 mile away from Hostel)

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

Bathroom Amenities
- Hairdryers (Free)
- Shampoo & soap (Free)

Dorm Bed
- Air conditioning
- Bath towels (for a fee)
- Bed linen included
- Electrical outlets (each bed)
- Hooks and shelves (each bed)
- Oversized head space
- Privacy curtain
- Reading light

Private Room
Offers 1 "Double over Double" bunk bed (with 2 full-size mattresses) and fits up to 4 people. Ideal for couples traveling together (up to 2 couples per room) or for groups that 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 guests (3d and 4th) will be charged an extra fee of $30 (+tax) per person.
Keep in mind: If you are planning to have more than 2 people in a Private Room, you might 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
- 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 9.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2019
    Unbeatable location. The breakfast included next door is delicious and I want one of those tortillas!🤤 Free beach toys for rental, which was fun for us since we play volleyball. Cozy lobby and yummy coffee.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Sep 2019
    Hostel Staff were very passionate about their job and an asset to the business. Dorms have a good amount of privacy due to layout and curtains. Only slight downside is the lack of toilets and showers but I won’t mark them down for that as they are aware of the issue and have plans in place to resolve.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2019
    LOOK NO FURTHER!! If you’re visiting San Diego and looking for a clean, safe, awesome place to stay- this is it!! You are steps from Pacific Beach and the main strip of bars/ restaurants in PB. The staff is wonderful, and the hostel has fun activities for each day of the week. The dorms are super clean, the beds are big and the curtains are great, so you have privacy in your bunk. Can’t say enough good things about this place! You won’t regret staying here.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2019
    All staff was super friendly and informative. Made me excited to come back from my adventures to see what was up.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2019
    The place was sparkling clean and the bed and sheets were very clean and comfy. The staff were very friendly and helpful!! I really enjoyed the stay there, so sad my visit was short. Everyone around was talented and good to speak and have a convo with, they even have daily events there !! Kirsten and Kaleb were the best ever!! So sad they leave in Dec, I would've come again just to meet them again. All the best for all.
    Yemen, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Sep 2019
    I honestly can not thank all of the staff and the people around the hostel for making me feel welcome and appreciated. Not only was the place always clean, the staff are great too. Kaleb was extremely nice and always went out of his way to make sure I was finding all of the beautiful local spots which was amazing. Rey Ray literally went above and beyond to help me find the best places to eat, party and chill even when he wasn’t on shift and his general attitude towards helping made my stay.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    31 Aug 2019
    It was amazing staying at California Dreams! Everyone that works there is so friendly and welcoming and I met so many new people. The location is SPOT ON.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 Aug 2019
    Great location and great facilities in the bedrooms, the only problem was that there was only 1 restroom for 16 people
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    19 Jul 2019
    Great place to stay at wish they had multiple showers though. Besides that great stay and amazing staff. Our host Ray Ray was amazing very friendly and gave me a full tour of everything superb service!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    21 Jul 2019
    The location of this hostel is amazing. You are steps from Pacific beach and are surrounded by an endless choice of restaurants and bars. The hostel is very simple & intimate with only a few rooms in total. Free mini tacos in the morn were awesome. Ray & Kaleb (2 of the volunteer workers) were super friendly and gave lots of suggestions on what to do. Other than the power going out for a couple hours 1 day (which they repaired quickly) the overall stay was pretty good. Make sure u rent scooters!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi