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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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Official Party Hostel


Stay with us and be a part of The World’s Biggest Hostel Party, celebrating 20 years of Hostelworld! Book on the 2nd of August to secure your VIP invite to our epic Millennium party! Expect fun-filled fancy-dress, competitions, Hostelworld merchandise, plus one-hour of free booze! WOOP! Find out more, here!

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 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2019
    This was my first time staying in a hostel and I definitely love it. It was a very clean place. This was my main concern but as the other reviews say it is very clean. Location it’s amazing just few blocks from the beach and they have everyday activities. OB BEACH is laid back/hippie style so people is very friendly and relax. I would come back for sure. I wish I had more days to stay!
    Colombia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2019
    There is a reason why this is rated the best hostel in the US. Ocean beach is great with heaps to do! Clean rooms and lots of organised activities from the staff. Highly recommend
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2019
    The BEST hostel I have ever stayed at! The location, cleanliness and VIBE is just unbeatable. The staff is so kind and chill and the activities are fun! BBQs, yoga, beach bonfires bring guests together and it was truly an amazing place to stay. Planning to return very soon, OB just can’t be beat!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 Aug 2019
    Great upbeat vibe that turns down at a reasonable hour. Clean restrooms. Outlets for every bed that are integrated into the bunks themselves so they're easy to access. Lockers are only big enough to hold a small bag.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Aug 2019
    Great location and a really cool hostel. Received a great taco recommendation from the staff. Bedding was comfy. Bathrooms clean. Lots of space to hang out at night and meet fellow travelers.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    03 Aug 2019
    One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Extremely friendly atmosphere, staff and other travellers all very welcoming. Great events and great location beds the beach. Ocean Beach has a great selection of bars restaurants and shops
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Aug 2019
    One of my fave hostel experiences! An amazing location, fun party atmosphere, and super cute decor! Would highly recommend!!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Aug 2019
    It was great! There was activities for the week, good people, and a staff. The location is good either, lots of places to go around, I was able to take bus, and lyft with no worries.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Aug 2019
    Nice and clean hostel. I was unlucky and was in a room full of friends that had booked a trip together. Hard to bond with other travellers. I took part in the evening events but it was a bit cliquey. All in all good location and clean. But room was very cramped with people's mess everywhere and not the best hostel experience. I love meeting other travellers but here was just not the place to do so.....
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Aug 2019
    I couldn't have picked a better place to stay! My trip to San Diego was spectacular & so much fun greatly due to the OB Hostel location, facilities, staff & guests alike. I live in a similar-to-hostel situation with many languages & cultures in a San Francisco neighborhood very much like OB so I felt right at home. I particularly enjoyed that everyone was under 40, maybe 30. I'm 66. It didn't matter a bit. Comfortable in every way. A truly wonderful place to stay. Thank you so much!!!!
    USA, Female, 41+
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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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