We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 51 San Diego accommodations

Ocean Beach International Hostel

4961 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107 (Ocean Beach)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Ocean Beach International Hostel to your Saves list
Ocean Beach International Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
SteveDwyer Dublin, Ireland
  • Reviews (92)
  • Photos (19)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (11)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

92 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unbelievable 4 nights staying here!! All of the staff were so helpful friendly and fun!! Breakfast in the morning was a fantastic addition!!! Pancakes, eggs, fruit PB&J! Would highly recommend staying here! We arrived on our j1 without a notion where to stay etc and the lads here helped us out big time!! Basel was a great man! Love F-érgul... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Ocean beach Hostel its like paradise its a amazing place you can stay the people are amazing great events the staff members noah sam charlie basil they are just all amazing great amazing adventure trips for planning every sunday and tuesday amazing bonfires taco tuesday and wendsday farmers market. when ever you look for a great place to be and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights, having no idea about the location and definitely chose wisely - a stones throw from the beach in a really cool, laid back district with plenty of bars and cafes. The hostel has a good-sized well equipped kitchen with plenty of free breakfast (pancakes, toast, tinned fruit, eggs) the rooms are clean and cleaned regularly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
La Rochelle, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We spent a month at OBI and I can assure you this is a great place !! We met the best people ever at this place, the staff is awesome too and they have lots of free stuff too, specially an amazing free breakfast ! Totally worth it and highly recommended !

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Friendly staff, great help even on the phone requiring info. Some nights with great food deals! Awesome chef. Location is perfect. Close to beach, shops, restaurants. Everything is possible to do by public transport. Take a day pass if you go to La Jolla. 7 dllrs vs 4x $2.25 But the best is the room with the bed and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This hostel is awesome, the people are awesome, the neighborhood is a place you want to visit, the staff here is really good, the bedrooms have extremely comfortable beds, the bathroom is clean and it has a lot of showers and toilets. Book this hostel!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Came here during Christmas 2011 and had an absolute blast. Great people, great scenery and lots to do around the area. I enjoyed the free breakfast and BBQ nights! We also had a bonfire night too. Highly recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Loved this hostel! Was next to beach! Brilliant shops around very arty an brilliant for a relaxing travel. Easy to get to main city via bus at top of road. Colourful and such a chill relaxed environment free meal on some nights! Recommend this hostel! Also free pancakes!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The hostel facilities are great, people were lovely plenty of activites and ways to meet people. Staff were helpful and went out of their to help you. Overall place is clean friendly and provide free meal some nights. I'll be back again!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Banff, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

People say it is the people you meet that make the hostel experience what it is. This is what makes ocean beach so amazing the staff hear all go out of their way to make sure you have a good time while you are staying there. From the day I arrived to the day I left there was never a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Ocean Beach International Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Ocean Beach International Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ocean Beach International Hostel

Address: 4961 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Ocean Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld and HostelBookers so you can book your Ocean Beach International Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ocean Beach International Hotel San Diego

19 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (11)
Pool/beach area (4)
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (9)
Other (9)


Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are the World Famous " OBI Hostel", Number One Hostel on the West Coast - close to all San Diego attractions including Sea World, San Diego Zoo , MEXICO, Old Town San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter, board surfing, the Wave House , Whale Watching , Sandy beaches, Farmer's Market , hiking, biking, sunbathing , nightclubs , bars, clubs, and lots of tasty food cafes ... ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer