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“Good place to stay (wifi tempermental, cheap laundry, staff friendly)” 4 of 5 stars
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USA Hostels Ocean Beach
4961 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107 (Formerly Ocean Beach International Hostel) (Ocean Beach)   |  
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Good place to stay (wifi tempermental, cheap laundry, staff friendly)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

In a nice area, very close to the beach and shops. Staff are very friendly (given water and pretzels on arrival). If you get a receipt they will refund your travel costs getting to the hostel from the airport/bus station. Had curtains on the beds, good privacy! Washing machines are cheap, great outdoor area with TV. Wifi is not so good, it's free but could only get service in the kitchen (cooker etc provided) and in the outdoor area.

It's a clean place, beds are good. Need air con in the rooms though, just a fan in hot weather is no good! A bit expensive, I would look elsewhere first because of price, wifi and aircon but I wouldn't mind having to stay again.

Room Tip: No wifi service in room 14.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Brilliantly located hostel. Super friendly staff with frequent hostel events. Rooms were clean and spacious. Only problem I had were the lack of outlets.. But besides that everything was perfect. Had the best time of my two month west coast travel here. Would recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 3 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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Unbelievable 4 nights staying here!! All of the staff were so helpful friendly and fun!! Breakfast in the morning was a fantastic addition!!! Pancakes, eggs, fruit PB&J! Would highly recommend staying here! We arrived on our j1 without a notion where to stay etc and the lads here helped us out big time!! Basel was a great man! Love F-érgul x

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Ocean beach Hostel its like paradise its a amazing place you can stay the people are amazing great events the staff members noah sam charlie basil they are just all amazing great amazing adventure trips for planning every sunday and tuesday amazing bonfires taco tuesday and wendsday farmers market. when ever you look for a great place to be and party as wel go to ocean beach hostel on newport avenu

Room Tip: the rooms are great amazing fun people around the world you will stay in a dorm i need to make pic...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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La Rochelle, France
1 review
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 via mobile

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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Additional Information about USA Hostels Ocean Beach

Address: 4961 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107 (Formerly Ocean Beach International Hostel)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Ocean Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 55 Specialty Lodging in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With the beach just 2 blocks away, a newly remodeled hostel with all new rooms, beds, and hang out space, and a free shuttle to area attractions and downtown, there’s no better beach choice than us! Formerly Ocean Beach International Hostel, now with new owners and new management, you get the best of the Ocean Beach vibe and the amenities that USA Hostels is known for. You’ll make great memories here as we have loads of activities designed to help you make new friends and have new experiences. Join us for our beach bonfire with hot dogs and s’mores, show us your beer pong skills or relax after a day of sun and sand at our ‘family dinner’. If you want a beach break we’ll take you to the Zoo, SeaWorld, Downtown or La Jolla and even drop you off at the airport for free! Our dorm rooms feature USA Hostels exclusively-designed ‘privacy pods’ that not only provide screening from roommates but a reading light, shelf, usb plug and outlet. Free security lockers are also provided. Most rooms have a sink and some rooms are with full bath. Amenities include a FREE shuttle to the Zoo, SeaWorld and downtown. We loan out beach gear and have low cost rentals to try your hand at surfing too. We’re surrounded by restaurants, bars and shopping in the heart of Ocean Beach but also have plenty going on at the hostel to keep guests busy. Check out our list of activities and amenities below: Hostel Activities: • 4x a week free shuttle to the famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, USA Hostels downtown Gaslamp location and airport • La Jolla free shuttle twice a week • Beach bonfire 2x a week with free hot dogs and American camp fave S’mores • Weekly Beer Pong tournament • Coastal bike ride tour twice weekly • Yoga class twice weekly • Weekly farmers market • Pub crawl twice weekly • Hostel dinner nights FREE Amenities including: • Daily breakfast of baked goods, oatmeal, fresh juices, fresh fruit, coffee/tea and more • WiFi • Lockers • Bed linens and bath towels • Beach towels/mats, umbrellas, chairs and coolers • Guitars, board games and foozball Discounted: • Surf lessons • Wet suit rental • Bike rental • San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Harbor Cruise tix ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ocean Beach International Hotel San Diego

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