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Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

California Dreams Hostel - Ocean Beach

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9.0
Superb
86 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

California Dreams Hostel - Ocean Beach 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

Our hostel is located on the beautiful California coast, in America's finest city of San Diego, 2-minute walk from public transportation and supermarkets. We are positioned within a 10-minute drive from San Diego Airport, Downtown and the city's main attractions. You will be staying in Ocean Beach, San Diego's most laid-back neighborhood. It is a perfect spot to chill with friends on your visit to sunny Southern California. With plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, Ocean Beach is 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, 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 Ocean Beach without ever leaving the 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?

Rent a surfboard and wetsuit at the reception desk, take a walk or a short bike ride to the beach and you're ready to hit the waves at the locals' favorite surfing spot.

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 and watch free movies on a large flat-screen TV. Take a swim in our outdoor pool or enjoy our hot tub with your new friends and start planning your next adventure!

Services & Amenities:

FREE Breakfast
FREE Luggage storage
FREE Lockers
FREE Street parking
FREE Wi-Fi
Air conditioning in all rooms
Front desk: late night service
Hot tub (Rental service - We charge a really small fee to use it)
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 flat-screen TV
Outdoor swimming pool
Rentals: bicycles, surfboards, wetsuits, beach chairs/umbrellas
Security cameras in common areas
Travel desk
Parking is based on a first-come, first serve basis. For Private Rooms ONLY. The guest is required to call the business to secure the spot

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 (1 mile from Hostel)
Beach yoga (1 mile from Hostel)
Beachfront biking trail (1 mile from Hostel)
Beachfront jogging trail (1 mile from Hostel)
Bike tours to Ocean Beach Farmers Market and Sunset Cliffs
Hiking trail La Jolla / Torrey Pines (5 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)

Reviews & Ratings

9.0
Superb
86 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.6
  • Location
    8
  • Staff
    9.2
  • Atmosphere
    8.9
  • Cleanliness
    9.3
  • Value for Money
    8.6
  • Facilities
    9.1

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Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
Nov 16, 2022
Hard to sleep because the heat was on all night and the temp was around 85 degrees in the room.
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Male, 18-24
9.4
Superb
Nov 14, 2022
Best facilities and kitchen of any SD hostel I stayed in. Nice patio including pool, BBQ and Foosball table. Located in a quiet suburban neighborhood, but centrally located between beaches and downtown. Could be good home base for exploring the city by car or bike!
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Male, 41+
10
Superb
Nov 10, 2022
We spent rather little time at the hostel directly, as we had a rather full agenda during our stay but, nevertheless, people and staff were lovely and always very helpful. Nice and clean facilities and very fair prices for board and bike rental services! Would definitely come again :)
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Female, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

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

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

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

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi