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Ocean Beach International Hostel

4961 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107
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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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Muenster, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The location is perfect, the beach is only two or three blocks away and there are a lot of bars, restaurants and shops in the area. It is not as comfortable as some of the newer hostels in SF or LA, but for a hostel it's still pretty good. The rooms are a bit cramped, at least if everyone brings... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The hostel is located in a nice neighbourhood with bars and little shops and close to the beach. The hostel itself is nothing special, a little dirty and dark, but it offers nice activities for the night and the atmosphere invites people to hang out with each other. The breakfast was good and more than expected for the price.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I have stayed at OBI twice, so this review will be for both times. First off, this is located in the section of San Diego as Ocean Beach. The hostel makes every effort to ensure that you get the most out of everything the neighborhood has to offer. They offer discount rentals for boogie boards, surfboards and bicycles. They also... More 

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Laval, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
3 reviews 3 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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8 helpful votes 8 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
2 reviews
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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26 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 via mobile

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