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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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McLean, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

And that's rare 😊 Few min away from ocean beach walking distance, and all bars are around it. Bus lines are well connected to other areas of San Diego. I.e I took a bus the next block up for a 20min ride to old town. Very well accessible. Hostel breakfast wasn't so great but plenty of eateries around.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

beautiful location surrounded by lush green plants,nearby markets and malls,public restaurants have made this place an immortal and valuable property.Kids will enjoy such stories of these property.Must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reception was so lovely and friendly, chilled atmosphere, close to the beach and shops. Our private room was brand new inc private bathroom and appears all rooms are getting redone in the hostel! Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Ocean Beach San Diego

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Supposed to stay here just 2 nights but stayed 5. This hostel has a great located right on the beach and the staff are amazing. They run loads of activities and encourage everyone to get involved - it's really social and easy to make new friends. Absolutely loved my stay here- will definitely be back!

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would recommend this hostel very highly. Very good location, a short walk from the beach, bars and restaurants. Very helpful and friendly staff, spacious rooms and lots of activities for guests to partake in. Could do with more bathrooms but still a really good hostel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The hostel should've offered a discount as the hosel had construction going on. The place is clean, safe and quiet. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The activities are awesome especially the fires on the beach and the beer pong table

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

We're glad you had a good time with us! Life is easy at the beach! Please come back again. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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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USAH, General Manager at USA Hostels Ocean Beach, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. We are finishing a major upgrade to the hostel as it was in need of quite a bit of TLC when we took over a year ago. Part of that work included refurbishing the hallways were there was a lot of artwork. We fully intend to recreate the festive atmosphere in the hallways, but artwork and... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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 June 15, 2015

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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