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Ocean Beach International Hostel

4961 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107 (Ocean Beach)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Dominique572 Laval, Canada
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  • 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
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Laval, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed there for 4 days suring a vacation. It was an okay hostel. The employees where really nice and helpfull. There was services you could use (beach towel, lockers, surfboard rental...) Location was perfect! But, rooms where small, bed where really unfonfortable and when your room is on the side of the outdoor area, it's really noisy. People talk... More

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Curitiba, PR
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

OBI was the first hostel I stayed in on my trip around California.. and all that I can say is that one of the best places I've been before! Very clean, very good and friendly people, amazing location, crazy and exciting decoration (especially the building) and good staff! I really spent good time there and would recommend it to everyone.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

One of the best hostels I have stayed in. The location is spot on, right next to the beach and on the main strip. The hostel itself is clean and friendly. A great place to meet new people. One of the best things about the hostel is the kindness and helpfulness of the staff. The guy who checked us in,... More

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

In my opinion is the best hostel I've ever been to. Clean, great service, many activities (f.ex. bonfire at the beach). You can rent body board, surf board there. Clean showers with nice cosmetics. We had wonderful stay there and we would love to come back again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

brilliant time here in ocean beach international hostel myself and 4 of my irish friends stayed here and the staff were so helpful, very friendly and the hostel was very clean! good hostel good crack! :)

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Oslo, Norway
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

the one good thing to say about OBI is its location - right at the beach. besides that we were disappointed by the size of the dorms (tiny), of the 4 showers, three were broken when we were there, the lock on our dorm door was broken and did not get fixed until 2 days later. if you are (or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I loved this place! Comfy beds,nice staff,good facilities,clean. I loved the look of the whole place and my bed was so good!! Free Internet and use of the kitchen. The people are so nice and it's a very chilled out hostel in a great location the BEST hostel I have stayed in! Definitely give this place a visit

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stayed here for one week during July and had an amazing time! The outside of the hostel is very colourful and looked amazing! (You see alot of people walk past talking pictures). We were given a 6 bed dorm upstairs, although rooms are abit small, there is plenty of rooms as each persons suitcase/backpack can fit perfectly under the bed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Met some great people here! Hostel is great location, near the beach and lots of shops. Some great places to eat nearby too. The rooms were great, beds comfy and perfectly good en-suite bathroom. Kitchen is a huge size, and there's free tea and coffee all day. Free bottle of water and a packet of snacks on arrival. Staff are... More

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Lima Peru
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stayed there for 9 days from 7/28/14 to 8/6/14. We had the best time ever, hostel was very acomadating. Breakfast was great. People in the hostel freindly. I would reccomend this place to anyone. wildbillpidg

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Address: 4961 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Ocean Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
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