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USA Hostels Ocean Beach

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4961 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107 (Formerly Ocean Beach International Hostel)
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here for a week with my friends last year while in America for the summer. It was such a cool place to stay. The staff were all extremely nice and friendly. We met loads of new people and had some great nights drinking and getting to know everyone. This hostel was great craic.!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been coming to this hostel for 5 years now but this is the first year w new management. Its different...the charm and vibes of ob are gone. Instead of a welcoming hostel it feels fake and corporate. The engaging fun staff was half the fun here but they seem to have gone. The female staff have eery fake... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house looks very nice from outside and the location on the main road of the Ocean Beach area is good. On the other hand it is quite pricey >45 $ and most of the staff was not very helpful. The volunteers were actually quite nice, but the local workers are mostly bored at the best. Especially the older ones.... More 

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USAH, General Manager at USA Hostels Ocean Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, however we are puzzled by your statements and would like to talk with you further so we can ascertain to whom you are referring. As all of our staff are under 35 we are not sure who the 'older blond woman' is. We have however, spoken with all our female blond staff and none recall... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were kind and considerate to offer vegan options for their many events and meals! It was greatly appreciated! They also set up activities to entertain the guests and to encourage people to get to know one another. The location was within walking distance of the beach. I enjoyed my stay, Thanks!

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USAH, Public Relations Manager at USA Hostels Ocean Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Our assistant manager is vegetarian, so we have been trying to consider all guests needs. We hope you visit us again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like all beach hostels in California, it's quite pricey, but the staff is really nice and they are all Ocean Beach locals, so some support is alright. The house is very nicely painted, lots of tourists taking pictures when passing by. Middle of Newport Avenue, the epicentre of the life in Ocean Beach. Bars and all kind of Restaurants and... More 

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USAH, General Manager at USA Hostels Ocean Beach, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the great review. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Happy Travels! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stayed here for two nights and I couldn't recommend it enough! The staff were very helpful and friendly! They had beer pong and s'mores for us oh both night and we really enjoyed them! Rooms were lovely and clean and there was breakfast both mornings including pancakes! Would love to go back!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I don't know if I was expecting more or if I was just comparing this to hostels in Europe, but I think I expected my stay to be more exciting. Upon arrival I spoke to the woman at reception who gave me information about the hostel but did not tell me there was a terrace in the back, which I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The manager there was lovely girl (irish, Aussie chick I think!) really friendly and helpful. I feel like some of the other staff couldn't be bothered answering questions at times but perhaps I caught them at a busy time. Beds are comfy enough, small room but I wasn't there to spend time in my room! Bathroom was clean. Showers suck... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I loved it here! I am a 29 female traveling alone and I had a wonderful time here. I stayed in a room with five other women. It was comfortable. The staff were helpful, loved the breakfast, can't beat the location by the beach! I enjoyed the yoga class they offered too. Thank you!!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I came here for 3 nights after a few nights in Downtown San Diego and it was a nice change of pace. The beach is a 2 minute walk down the road and there are loads of cool shops, bars and restaurants on the same street to venture into. The rooms are fine, nothing special but comfortable and come with... More 

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