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Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

California Dreams Hostel - Pacific Beach

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9.3
Superb
315 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

California Dreams Hostel is a fun place where backpackers from all over the world can meet like-minded travelers, and have a true hostel experience with its friendly community atmosphere and affordable prices, while enjoying excellent customer service, amenities, cleanliness, and comfort of staying at a quality hotel.

Neighborhood

California Dreams Hostel is located on the beautiful California coast, in America's finest city of San Diego, 1 minute walk from the beach, 2 minute walk from public transportation and supermarkets. We are positioned within a 20 minute drive from San Diego Airport, Downtown and the city's main attractions. You will be staying in the heart of the Pacific Beach, vibrant neighborhood surrounded by bars, restaurants and nightclubs. An ideal place for those who love the beach, outdoor & water activities, good food, and making new friends.

Why Our Hostel is Perfect for You

When staying with us, you can spend the whole day on the beach, surf, walk along the classic California boardwalk, go shopping and enjoy many great restaurants/bars/nightclubs, all within a short walk from our hostel. Plus, you can rent any beach equipment for a great day in Pacific Beach without ever leaving our lobby. Just stop by the front desk and our friendly staff will help you with any recommendations, bookings and rentals, so you can get the most out of San Diego with a minimal effort.

Love surfing or want to learn?

Our hostel is a 1-stop destination for all your surfing needs. Rent a surfboard and wetsuit at the reception desk, make a left out of the hostel’s doors — and you’re ready to hit the waves at the locals’ favorite surfing spot. You can also schedule a surf lesson with one of our professional instructors any day of the week. Let us know the date and time, and we will gladly take on the rest. Keep in mind: more people in your group means a bigger discount — so stay social!

Want to ride a bike and enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean?

Rent a bike at the front desk and our helpful staff will suggest the most scenic route and provide you with all the necessary maps & directions.

Prefer to check out San Diego sights?

Hop on a scooter, get an Uber/Lyft/taxi, or catch a bus to get to San Diego’s main attractions. Visit our Travel Desk, where we can help you purchase discounted tickets to the most popular attractions and tours:

Birch Aquarium
Old Town Trolley Tour (famous Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour)
San Diego Zoo
Sea World
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
Whale Watching (seasonal)
Wild Animal Park

We will gladly print your tickets to save you time in lines, so you can spend as much time as possible enjoying our wonderful city.

Tired of having too much fun outside?

Relax and unwind in our spacious comfortable lounge area where you can chat with interesting people from all over the world, watch free movies on a large flat-screen TV, or start planning your next adventure with your new friends!

Services & Amenities:

FREE Breakfast
FREE Luggage storage
FREE Lockers
FREE Parking (First Come, First Serve. We have limited space and we request a phone call to the Hostel to reserve your Parking after you create the reservation).
FREE Wi-Fi
Air conditioning in all rooms
ATM machine
Front Desk: late night service
Housekeeping service daily
Iron & ironing board on request
Kitchen: stove, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, pots & pans for cooking, utensils
Laundry Service: we wash and dry clothes for you
Living Room with 44’’ flat-screen TV
Rentals: bicycles, surfboards, wetsuits, beach chairs/umbrellas
Security cameras in common areas
Surf Lessons: professional instructors & lowest prices in PB
Travel Desk

Entertainment & Activities:

FREE: Movies/shows on Amazon TV & Netflix, ESPN sports channel, YouTube and cable TV
FREE: Board games
FREE: Frisbees, soccer & volleyballs, yoga mats
Beach volleyball (0.1 miles from Hostel)
Beach yoga (0.1 miles from Hostel)
Beachfront biking trail (0.1 miles from Hostel)
Beachfront jogging trail (0.1 miles from Hostel)
Bike tours to Ocean Beach Farmers Market and Sunset Cliffs
Hiking trail — La Jolla / Torrey Pines (3 miles from Hostel)
Movie nights (on-site)
Snorkeling (1 mile from Hostel)

Dining:

Sundry / Convenience store on-site
Local restaurant delivery (ask Front Desk for details)

Bathroom Amenities:

Hairdryers (free)
Shampoo, soap, toilet paper (free)

Bed in a mixed Dorm Room offers:

Air conditioning
Bed linen included
Electrical outlets (individual)
Hooks and shelves (individual)
Oversized head space
Privacy curtain
Reading light

Private Room:

Offers Double-over-Double bunk bed (2 full-size beds) and fits up to 4 people. Ideal for couples traveling together (up to 2 couples per room) or groups who don't mind sharing a bed (2 people per bed, maximum of 4 guests per Private Room).
Note: Private Rooms’ prices are listed for 2-people occupancy. Each additional guest (3d and 4th) will be charged an extra fee.
Keep in mind: If you are planning to have more than 2 people in a Private Room, you will be sharing a bed with one of your friends.

Private Room amenities:

Air conditioning (individual climate control)
Bath towels included
Bed linen included
Flat-screen TV: free movies/shows on Amazon TV & Netflix, ESPN, YouTube, cable TV
Full-size mirror
Hangers
Hooks & shelves
Mini-fridge

Accessibility Features:

Accessible guest rooms with 32' wide doorways
Accessible route from public entrance to accessible guest rooms
Bathroom grab bars
Doors with lever handles
Electrical outlets, lowered
Roll-in shower
Self-parking, accessible space
Shower wand, adjustable
TV with closed-captioning
Toilet seat at wheelchair height
Vanities, accessible

Reviews & Ratings

9.3
Superb
315 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.1
  • Location
    10
  • Staff
    9.8
  • Atmosphere
    9.2
  • Cleanliness
    9.1
  • Value for Money
    8.9
  • Facilities
    9.1

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Nov 14, 2022
Great place, wonderful staff, communal area great for making friends
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Female, 25-30
8.0
Fabulous
Oct 27, 2022
Location and staff amazing! This hostel is so close to the beach (2min walk) and is located in the less party side of pacific beach so isn't rowdy or loud which is great! But if you want bars they are close by and can easily get to them in a short walk. The only downside was there were only two bathrooms and the toilet and shower are in the same room so if someone is showering then you cant use the bathroom to brush teeth or use the toilet so you can be waiting around for the bathroom.
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Female, 31-40
10
Superb
Oct 21, 2022
Nothing but good feedback here. Friendly staff, killer location (nearly on ocean next to 2 best Mexican spots in PB), clean, safe, lockers/curtains on each bed. Even quiet hours 10pm for the non-party crowd. Def would stay here again.
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Male, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi