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“Great hostel, facilities, location” 4 of 5 stars
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Lima
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4 hotel reviews
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“Great hostel, facilities, location”
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 and there is plenty of storage for stuff in the dorms.

Staff are friendly and always around to offer advice, including useful printed directions and bus routes for getting to various areas of the city, airport, Greyhound terminal etc.

The only issue I had was that there was no running water when I arrived due to the plumbing BUT the hostel apologised massively and offered free nights accommodation - in the end I'm glad I stayed put as the problem was sorted and I could enjoy the hot and powerful showers (...not always the norm in hostels)

Recommended!

Room Tip: I chose a 6 bed (3 bunkbed) girls dorm which was nice. A heater was available as one night was prett...
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Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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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
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La Rochelle, France
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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 !

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 curtains for your privacy as well as the awesome mattresses!!!

Well def return again! Very clean hostel with great atmosphere

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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!

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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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!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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San Diego, California
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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!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ocean Beach International Hostel

Address: 4961 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Ocean Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 51 Specialty Lodging in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
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 
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