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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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Samesun Ocean Beach

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the newest addition to the Samesun family! Formerly USA Hostels Ocean Beach, we are proud to take over this award-winning hostel.

Located right in the heart of the idyllic Ocean Beach community, you'll love our large common spaces, open-air concept and range of private and dorm rooms. Our local staff know the area inside out, and can arrange bike and boards to help you explore the area further.

Ocean Beach is California life at it's best. The beach is here. The sun is here. There are a ton of great restaurants and breweries in the area. You can surf, skate, walk, run, bike, be a yogi, or just chill out. And with easy transport to other neighbourhoods in San Diego, it's easy to use Ocean Beach as a base for exploring further. We are also very close to the airport.

We look forward to welcoming you at our second beachfront California hostel, and we hope to see you soon.

Samesun Ocean Beach Conditions and Policies:

We require guests who are not vaccinated to wear masks when inside of the building. Those who are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask inside per current CA rules and regulations.

Guests must be 18 years or older to make a reservation. Guests who are not 18 years old are allowed to stay with us, as long as a parent or guardian is staying with them. We recommend booking a private room if you are travelling with someone under 18.
Guest must have a valid government issued photo ID from outside San Diego County and a credit or debit card in their name to stay with us. Quiet hours are 11pm to 7am.Guest must have a valid government issued photo ID from outside San Diego County and a credit or debit card in their name to stay with us. Quiet hours are 11pm to 7am.

We do not accept locals at this location, which would include anyone residing within San Diego county. If you have an ID from within San Diego county but do not live here then we would need to see proof of your living elsewhere (an electric bill, rent bill, phone bill with your current non San Diego address).

We need a valid government ID from every guest. If you are from the USA then we require a valid driver's license. If US residents choose to provide a passport in lieu of a driver's license then the state listed must be outside of CA (unless you can provide proof listed above-- that you do not live in San Diego County).

If you are from outside of the USA then we require a passport to check you in.

We do not allow pets. We do not allow emotional support animals. Legitimate service animals are allowed to check-in with you as long as they are kept under control as per ADA requirements.

Guest are not allowed into each other's rooms, shared or private.

No outside guests are allowed in the building. If you are in a private room and have a second person joining you then they must check-in with reception (they'll need a valid ID from outside of SD County). If a guest tries to sneak in a non-guest then they will both be asked to leave (and the guest will be refunded according to our 24 hour policy).

Our kitchen is open! From 7am-10am we supply coffee, tea, and snacks.

Cancellations: We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please let us know by 3pm the day before your arrival if you need to change or cancel your booking. If you do not cancel within this window, you will be charged for a same-day cancellation and the rest of your reservation will be cancelled free of charge.

Check in from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. All guests must be 18+ and have valid government issued photo ID.
Check out before 11:00 AM.
24-hour reception.

All bookings of 6+ people or 7+ nights may be charged a first night deposit.
Sorry, but no San Diego locals are allowed to stay with us.

Taxes not included - 10.50% of the booking cost.

Breakfast is included.

We do not accept guests younger than 18 years of age, even if a private room is booked.

Non smoking.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2022
    This may be a repeat of you because I did leave one on some other site.... But This particular hostel was so outstanding I'm going to try to rewrite what I already said. Basically I said there's no way to even address ALL the many things that are wonderful aspects about this youth hospital.... because attention to detail in every conceivable way has clearly been beautifully Implemented!!! If there was a master class and how to create an excellent youth hostel, Samesun should be their teacher!!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2022
    By far the nicest hostel I’ve ever stayed at. Everything was immaculate. Lots of surfboards available to rent and lots of beach games/sports/supplies available. The staff is amazing! Every single one of them was always in such great spirits and very helpful. Nothing but good vibes from the crew, the property, and other travelers. Definitely recommend 100% and definitely will be my go-to for all SD trips.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2022
    Great and friendly staff, chilled vibe, wonderful location, always attracts nice travellers - it's my second time visiting Ocean Beach and wouldn't stay anywhere else.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2022
    Everything was super excepting the room, that has no air conditioning and it’s an oven to sleep there. 8 people
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2022
    I drive to San Diego, from Las Vegas several times per year, and have stayed in other hostels, and motels. I would much rather stay in Samesun O.B., than stay in a hotel, when I visit San Diego. The vibe there is the best!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2022
    It was a perfect Location to stay in San Diego. The hostel was very clean, the staff very frinedly and helpful and the location perfect for a starting point to explore the city.
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2022
    I loved this place and I met some awesome people here from all over the world.
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Sep 2022
    This hostel was so comfortable and inviting! I appreciated how everyone respected each other's items and space. I left my backpack, electronics, and some other items out and nothing was touched. While I don't recommend doing this, this is just an example of the type of security and respect my dorm in particular had. There were plenty of awesome amenities like being able to rent beach towels, umbrellas, and other things from the hostel for FREE. :) It is located just a walk away from Ocean Beach
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Sep 2022
    Our stay here was fantastic. Everyone was super friendly and the entire hostel was so clean and well cared for! They have free beach stuff like umbrellas for everyone to use which came in handy. There's lots of food options and groceries nearby as well. We used public transport to get around SD and you can pretty much reach any hotspot within an hour from the hostel. The beach nearby was also great. Our roommates were all lovely, and the general vibe of everyone at the hostel was great.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Sep 2022
    This place is awesome. Amazing location in Ocean Beach and the staff is very friendly. The people staying there were easy to talk to.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi