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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

California Dreams Hostel is located just 30 seconds walk from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. When we created California Dreams Hostel, we wanted to create a true hostel experience for travelers all over the world. We provide the fun, community atmosphere of a hostel, while having all of the amenities, cleanliness, and comfort of staying at a Hotel.

We are located in the heart of Pacific Beach, the perfect neighborhood to spend your entire stay or branch out to see all that San Diego offers. You’ll experience true California hospitality as you explore all of the restaurants, bars, nightlife and beach activities within walking distance. Explore neighboring areas by hopping on a scooter, taking a Lyft/Uber or use our transfer service. Another option if you’re watching your budget, is the bus line which has a stop one block away.

Start your day off with our complimentary breakfast burritos, then check out our many activities including daily surf/sup lessons and daily tours. Rent a surfboard and take to the waves, or rent a bike and stroll across Pacific Beach in style. Take a break and relax in our comfy common areas while you meet and socialize with travelers from across the world – watch a movie or plan your next adventure with your new friends!

-Free Wifi
-Full-Size Kitchen
-Big Flat screen TV (Netflix, youtube, open channels)
-A/C and Heater in every room
-Free Lockers
-Luggage Storage Available
-Complimentary breakfast burritos, coffee & tea
-Surf Lessons Everyday
-Laundry service

California Dreams Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.
Changes to booking(s) cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability.

Check in from 14:00 to 00:00. Please contact the hostel if you are arriving after midnight.
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
After booking with Hostelworld, this property will charge the credit card on file a first-night deposit that will be deducted from the total amount at check-in.

Taxes not included - 10.50% occupancy tax will be added.
Free Breakfast which is a baby burrito(eggs, cheese, and sausage) plus a cup of coffee or juice.
Vegetarian option available.

There’s an age requirement, guests must be at least eighteen years old to stay.
You must have a passport to stay at the California Dreams hostel.
You must also be able to show proof of on-going travel. A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
The hostel is a smoke-free zone.
Regretfully pets are not permitted in the hostel.
Use of Personal information: All guests staying with us release liability for the use of photos that they are pictured in. The Hostel randomly takes photos of just having a great time and uses these photos for social media and marketing purposes. If you do not want to be included in the fun photos. Please let the camera man know.
Liability: California Dreams Hostel does not assume liability for any theft, damages or injuries occurred while staying at our property.
California Dreams Hostel is a private business and is allowed by law to refuse service to any customer or patron.
California Dreams Hostel reserves the right to charge a guest for any damages he or she may have caused to the property during their stay. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2019
    I had a great experience at California Dreams Hostel. The location can't be beat, the staff are super friendly, and for a woman traveling alone I had absolutely no concerns about safety or security. I would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 May 2019
    We had a group of five who stayed for about a week, and we all LOVED this hostel. The staff are super welcoming and happy, and they plan activities throughout the week so you're never at a loss for what to do! Special shoutouts to Nicole, Kristin, Kaleb, and Ray for all of their cool ideas and amazing "camp counselor" personalities. Very clean facilities, easy to rent bikes or surfboards, good privacy, AMAZING location, super friendly atmosphere thanks to the stellar staff! Thank you all!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Apr 2019
    Stayed for 5 nights. Chill, clean, well-run spot 2 blocks from the beach, and just as close to all of the restaurants, bars, and nightlife. I'll definitely be back.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Mar 2019
    My stay was fantastic, would recommend to this place to the older travellers late 20’s as it wasn’t a party hostel vibe. Is more of a chilled atmosphere. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful. The location was perfect for all things food, drink and surfing. 10 out of 10 only wish I could have stayed longer.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    23 May 2019
    Pablo & Ray were amazingly friendly & helpful!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    14 Apr 2019
    My stay was all good. Staff was good and attentive as necessary. Bus connection close by, and lots of entertainment and food nearby. Great!!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    01 Apr 2019
    Incredible location - practically on the beach (PB). The hostel has pretty reasonable beach rental gear that I used a couple times ($8/day for a chair and umbrella). Everyone on staff was easy to talk to and friendly. The place was clean and in great shape. I liked the privacy curtain for my bunk bed. There were lockers in the room as well. Only three bathrooms in the hostel but I never had to wait too long. Free breakfast from a restaurant next door was small but tasty. Had a great time!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Apr 2019
    10-person room exceeded my expectations. I loved the curtains, clothing hooks, little light and electrical outlets at each bed. Lockers for valuables available in room but not big enough for suitcases. The pillow was nice. Ensuite bathroom was spacious and clean. Staff here were friendly. I did catch the room door being kept open a lot by staff, which is not the safest as it opens to the alleyway. Anyone can walk in and grab suitcases! I was so paranoid.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Apr 2019
    Cute place with great location very close to the beach! The staff was super nice. They have a lot of activities, but it is still a small place not so many people, make it intimate. Check out the free breakfast its nice!
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    08 May 2019
    Spotty Wi-Fi in the dorm room. Only works at certain beds close to the door. Left my clothes in the washroom overnight and staff stuffed it in a small bag when it was wet with no notice at all.
    Canada, Male, 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
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 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
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi