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USA Hostels Ocean Beach

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#2 of 91 Specialty lodging in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Amazing hostel so clean and so much to do for young people definitely recommend.... the best hostel we stayed in across california with the nicest people... in the nicest area and staff all really helpful
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Property's Favorite Review
Staff: Almost everybody from the staff is a volunteer and it is noteable - they really know travellers wishes, because they're traveller themselves. Always friendly, always happy, never stressed. Rooms & amenities: You get a comfortable bed for a reasonable price, showers and
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Response from LeeC3237, Manager at USA Hostels Ocean Beach
Responded Jan 15, 2019
Happy to hear you had a great time and enjoyed our activities. The staff is a lot of fun, too!! Happy travels :)
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Stayed here for 4 nights back in Feb. Room was terrible, bed was comfy, has a screen over the face of the bed, so you get a bit of privacy. Check-in was easy, people working there were really nice and real. Breakfast wasn't too bad, and of course the hostel itself was as fun as
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Food is okay but view is exceptional. Be sure to bring a jacket because it is very breezy. You can sit and eat breakfast while watching the surfers trying to catch the perfect wave. Only restaurant on a pier. A must do in San Diego.
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So I have stayed in alot of hostels, mainly in Asia, so didn't know what to expect from one in the US, I was super pleasantly surprised. The outside of the hostel is super cool, very colourful. The lady on reception was really helpful, gave me tips on what to see in the area,
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Response from LeeC3237, Manager at USA Hostels Ocean Beach
Responded Apr 2, 2019
Happy to hear you had a great stay!
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$38 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ocean beach international hotel san diego
Ocean Beach International Hostel
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoOcean Beach
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