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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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USA Hostels Ocean Beach

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

Voted USA's #1 hostel in 2019 by Hostelworld guests, we're just an easy, two-block stroll to the beach. Our completely redesigned hostel provides the most fun, comfortable and convenient beach stay in San Diego. Our free shuttle to major tourist spots in San Diego puts you just minutes from all the city has to offer..or just spend your days at the beach and nights hanging out with us. Pack your swimsuit and sunscreen and we’ll provide the rest! We loan out beach chairs, umbrellas and towels and rent surfboards and body boards. We'll even point you to the right place to take a surf lesson.

Located on Ocean Beach’s main tourist road, we’re surrounded by restaurants, bars and shopping. When you’re done hangin’ at the beach we have a large guest kitchen and plenty of patio space to make new friends and relax. And here’s even more reasons to stay with us:
Hostel events:
• Sunday Shuttle to the famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, USA Hostels downtown location and airport
• Cowles Mountain Hiking (roundtrip) once a week
• La Jolla shuttle (roundtrip) twice a week
• Beach bonfire 2x a week with American camp fave S’mores
• Weekly Beer Pong tournament
• Donation based yoga classes by the beach three times a week
• Weekly farmers market right outside our front door
• Pub crawl twice a week

FREE Amenities including:
• Daily breakfast with bagels, oatmeal, fruit juice, fresh fruit, coffee/tea
• WiFi
• Lockers
• Bed linens and bath towels
• Beach towels/mats, umbrellas, chairs and coolers

• Surf lessons
• Wet suit rental
• San Diego Zoo tickets

We require all guests to be 18 or over to stay at our hostel. Please contact us directly for rules and regulations before booking with anyone under the age of 18.

USA Hostels Ocean Beach welcomes travelers from outside of San Diego County. At check in, international guests must present a valid passport. US residents must present valid government issued identification (ie: drivers license, state id card, passport). Guests may also be able to present proof of onward travel.

14-day maximum stay limit.

Please note that the prices listed here do not include city/hotel tax of 10.5%. Tax will be added at check in and will be detailed in hostel’s confirmation email. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Apr 2019
    Best hostel I’ve stayed in. Great location and if you have a car they help you with where to park it for free. We didn’t get too involved in activities but there looked like a good atmosphere here. Very clean and even though your in a shared dorm, the bed area was private. Small locker for valuables. Breakfast was good Bagels, fruit, coffee and tea available. Clean bedrooms and bathrooms Will be staying again when I come back to San Diego!
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Apr 2019
    LOVED everything about this hostel. The staff was awesome, the environment & location was perfect :D we will be returning without a doubt.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Apr 2019
    Great place with a phenomenal staff! Highly recommend!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Apr 2019
    It was an amazing experience, sometimes people suck other than that the place was amazing! The perfect place right by everything and the sexiest workers.
    Kuwait, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Apr 2019
    Wonderful Hostel
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    31 Mar 2019
    Overall great hostel. Close to the beach, bus transit downtown and the airport. Good breakfast of bagels and fruit. Plenty of spaces to chill. Close to places to eat, shop and rent surf gear. Really in the top five hostel's I've stayed at after traveling to nearly 30 counties.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Apr 2019
    Lovely hostel! I have stayed at hostels all over the world and this by far was the cleanest I have ever encountered. Great staff, great general atmosphere, and perfect location steps from the beach, restaurants, breweries and bars.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Apr 2019
    Great staff very helpful and happy people
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    02 Apr 2019
    Had a great 3 day stay in Ocean Beach. Location is close to the beach but is a decent bus ride into town if you want to explore there. Rooms were a good size and beds were fairly comfy. They only had small lockers to put only valuables away. Good laundry facilities. Great kitchen facilities. Good breakfast options. Communal room was outdoors but there was some covered areas. They have events on everyday. We would stay again
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    08 Apr 2019
    Whilst my overall stay was 'okay', I truly do not understand how this was voted "Best Hostel in the World". Apart from one staff member, the rest were robotic and quite blunt at times. The cleanliness for such a highly spoken of hostel was way below standards and the floor in my room and showers in particular were filthy. There was only one tiny locker per person in each room which was enough for small items and not bags and clothes. And the towels provided are tiny! Disappointing!
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners USA

  • 2019

    2nd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2019

    8th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2019

    7th, Best solo male hostel

  • 2018

    8th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners USA

  • 2017

    8th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2017

    2nd, Continent Winners North America

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