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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 9.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    The best hostel I have ever stayed in. The staff were lovely and helpful. They had a fully equipped kitchen with a huge outdoor seating area with TV and sofas, even Netflix! The place was spotless at all times. Brilliant location to surf all day and drink all night with plenty of activites included by the hostel. I'd recommend staying a full week to take advantage of the beach and what the hostel has to offer.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    This place was great! Super close to the beach and SO SO clean for a hostel I was amazed. I highly recommend. Super chill vibes and felt good being there. I hope to be back soon.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2019
    Everything was great but it is so loud here. There was a pre bar crawl party on the patio and all we could hear for hours was "WOOOOO!!!!" and crappy music blasting. All I had to do was put in some earplugs and it was significantly quieter. If you stay here BRING EAR PLUGS!! Also, I wish the shower area had a small table or something to set my clothes on. The sister hostel downtown has one for each shower space.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Oct 2019
    This place is really chill... perfect spot in ob to live the dream... bars,brewpubs, beaches and great food all within 5 blocks...awesome staff and clean everything
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2019
    This hostel is beautifull and great atmosphere. I only stayed for onde the night but I'll definitely come back. The staff was friendly, the vibe was chill and relaxed.
    Brazil, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Sep 2019
    When I was first booking my stay in San Diego, I saw that the USA Hostels Ocean Beach was voted #1 and decided to give it a go. After my stay, I now understand why it received the honor. The location is a mere two blocks to the beach. There is a target up the street and at night it is live with restaurants, bars and music. The rooms are well furnished, facilities are exceptional and guest security is a priority. Great staff! I had such a great stay at the USA Hostels Ocean Beach location!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 Oct 2019
    Great spot, right on ocean beach.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Oct 2019
    Clean spaces, love the outlets and privacy in the bunks. Very clean and activities going on most days. The pub crawl had something to be desired though
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Oct 2019
    The beach rental equipment was awesome! Mad cheap and tons of selection. If you want to have a San Diego beach day and from out of town, then this is the move.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Sep 2019
    We booked this place because of it’s reviews. We were told quiet hours were from 11pm-7am. The hostel had a BBQ that turned into a party that didn’t end until past midnight. The music was extremely loud and there was a lot of yelling. A man came in to our room extremely intoxicated and kept making heaving noises that sounded like he was choking on his vomit and would yell. We tried to leave the next day but they wouldn’t give us a refund. So they put us in a new room that was nicer.
    USA, Female, 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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