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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 9.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2019
    Hands down, the best hostel experience in San Diego -- there is a reason why its voted number 1 hostel for the USA. The people, the inclusiveness, the understanding of each other. I have made numerous friends in such a short amount of time. Hands down to the volunteers and staff in that hostel, you folks make this environment great and welcoming! Well done!
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2019
    Loves our stay! Great location and the help desk (Cassidy) was awesome!!!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2019
    Had an awesome time in this hostel. First, the place is nice and clean and is located in the center of Ocean beach, with beach, bars, shops all around. But above all, the staff team work their asses off to make sure there is a good, friendly and safe atmosphere. They organise several social activities everyday, they naturally bond with everybody and they are very open-minded and respectful. Reggie, Daniel, Tommy, Léa, Kevin all did an amazing job and I would come back for sure
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Nov 2019
    The best hostel I’ve ever been in! Perfect location and very easy to meet new and diverse people! The staff/ volunteers is really what made my stay one of a kind, after a couple of weeks I felt as if I knew the staff and volunteers for years. If your looking for an amazing experience in San Diego, your search has ended! Book now I promise you’ll have a great time!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2019
    This was my first stay in a hostel and now has me hooked! I met so many interesting travelers eager to talk, party, and go on adventures. There was always someone down to join you. I saved so much money with free breakfast, free programs at the hostel, and shuttle rides to most of the big attractions in San Diego (and Tijuana!). I will definitely be back!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Nov 2019
    Great stay! The hostel offered clean and comfortable beds and excellent free beach accessories (towels, chairs, etc). The common areas are nice and the outdoor seating is excellent for conversation and relaxing. The location is perfect and an easy walk right onto the beach.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    03 Dec 2019
    Great location in the middle of the business district and only two blocks from the beach. Good vibe in the hostel with lots of cool outdoor spaces. Kitchen was small but really clean and well stocked. The place was much cleaner and modern than I expected for a beach hostel! There were also a lot of activities sponsored by the hostel. Lockers in the room are small, but every bed has light and power for devices. Some even had sinks in them. I'd definitely return here.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    18 Nov 2019
    Great location. Ocean beach is laid back, local feeling and friendly! Good selection of tours and activities. Know what you want and the staff there can help direct you. Security is organised. There's comfortable and clean lounging areas. Plus, if it's a lazy day, there's Nintendo Wii and Netflix on a big screen. Overall atmosphere is chill and happy! Cheers!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Nov 2019
    It smelled like vomit, no indoor common areas and the beds were terribly uncomfortable. People were nice, nice outdoor area ( it rained the whole time I was there and it was cold) nice clean bathrooms
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Nov 2019
    Decent place to stay. Certainly not one of my favourites. Had a very impersonal feel. Staff does not get to know guests and instead you have to show your key card every time you come in. Free breakfast is maybe a $2 value so don't feel you need to wake up for that. Also the whole back covered area smelled strongly like puke for a solid 3 days. Otherwise great facilities for cooking and close to the beach.
    Canada, 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

    7th, Best solo male hostel

  • 2019

    2nd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners USA

  • 2019

    8th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2018

    8th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners USA

  • 2017

    2nd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2017

    8th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

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