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Young Dudes Surf Hostel and Backpackers

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed July 30, 2015

The dorm room is nice and the price is good but although it is listed as being in Rosarito it is actually about half an hours drive from Rosarito in an area that has nothing to offer apart from a few restaurants, a couple of taco stands, a not too clean beach but good surf and a nice sea view...

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Lake George, New York
Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Awesome place to stop if you're going north or south down baja! You'll enjoy an awesome common room/kitchen area to get to know all the other travelers as well as Amazing sunsets from the room and balcony every night! It's A great location to surf, there's a fish taco vendor nearby, and a great owner (and his funny daughter)!

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Reviewed August 7, 2014

First of all it's just a cool spot overlooking some of the best surf in Baja. Ian, the owner is the man. His daughter Molly is the coolest girl and pretty much runs the town. She'll take you to the best fish tacos in town. Nice rooms where you can fall asleep to the ocean and wake up to perfect...

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Reviewed July 23, 2014

I stayed here for a few nights, Done a few surf lessons and had my first fish tacos in Mexico! I really enjoyed my time and also the chats with Ian and his colleague. Its in a great location with a lot of potential.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful place! Don't think of this as a hostel, you are being welcomed into someone's home. Iain the owner and his daughter are two of the kindest people I've ever met. Thanks Molly for taking me for fish tacos, and Iain for taking me on hikes in the beautiful surrounding hills! The hostels location is perfect if you...

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Thank Bogisz
Perth
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Needed cheap accommodation for my sis and two other people and found this place. Only there for two nights and was really not expecting much but had the best time. Clean rooms close to ensenada/tijuana in a nice quiet little town with a good beach. There is a deli just 5min walk up the street. Ian the owner is a...

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Burbank, California
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Love this place, it's not a hotel. It's like staying at your uncles. Pool tables, patio, right on the beach. A few restaurants and bars to walk to. Awesome cheap tacos too. It's not the place to go if your looking for strip clubs and crowds.

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san diego ca
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great location, close to everything in the area and walking distance to the beach. Chill vibe, not the cleanest, but not disgustingly dirty or anything. It's a hostel. Basic accommodations close to the beach and places to eat. Would stay again, but think I might try out the camp ground right next door for my next trip.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Great place to hang out, relax and go surfing. And it's just a half hour bus drive from the US border. The guy running the hostel is super nice, the rooms are clean and comfortable. I ended up spending a week at this place, cause it's so nice

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San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The location is an easy walk to the beach; however, it isn't on the beach. I've stayed in hostels throughout Latin America and this ranks as one of the 3 dirtiest. It wreaked of urine at the front door, there were peculiar odors throughout and I'm pretty sure the linens hadn't been washed in ages. If you're on a really...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Young Dudes is a surf hostel and backpackers right on the beach at La Mision, situated at the first great sand break on the Tijuana-Ensenada Highway. Accommodation consists both of dorm beds and private rooms, some with ensuite bathroom. All the usual facilities of a modern hostel - laundry, wifi, heating, good showers, food (in the form of pizzas and barbecque packs) and drink. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Young Dudes Surf Hostel and Backpackers

Address: km, 58.7, Tijuana-Ensenada Highway, Rosarito 22744, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Rosarito
Price Range: $14 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“The dorm room is good value”
 of 5 bubbles Whereissanne, Jul 30, 2015 | Read review
“Go for the master bed room. Why not have your own room with bathroom if it's $50!”
 of 5 bubbles NurseVondi, Jul 2, 2014 | Read review
“The dorm upstairs has a killer patio and view.”
 of 5 bubbles abohannon, Jul 2, 2014 | Read review
“Avoid rooms in the back where you hear the highway all night.”
 of 5 bubbles trevork83, Jun 17, 2014 | Read review
“The dorm is great.”
 of 5 bubbles teddi78, Dec 6, 2013 | Read review
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