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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very friendly and most helpful front desk - could assist with all my local travel enquiries. Location great for closeness to beach, bicycle hire and bus stop from Old Town. Good atmosphere with fellow guests

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent hostel with excellent staff, a lot of events going on during the week getting everyone involved, would help solo travellers especially when meeting new people in these types of areas. Also a very good location within distance of the beach and lively nightlife.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I liked staying in this hostel. The staff was friendly. Helped with anything. The overall feeling was nice. And it's close anything you need. The beach, restaurants, bus stop or wherever. There are good restaurants too around.

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel was the solidifying reason me and my friends took the trip to California, and not only were our expectations of the place met, they were exceeded. The staff was kind, informative and welcoming. The bathrooms and rooms were clean and sanitary, and the location was perfect! NewPort Ave had a number of cute, unique stores and incredible food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

By far our favourite hostel on our travels round california. Beach is literally a stones through away, the ocean beach town in general is so chilled and welcoming. Hostel had so many activites from pub crawls, taco night and a free shuttle service. Atmosphere is great and we met so many people from all over the world. Staff are brilliant... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great place! very-very clean and just few minutes from the beach. there are many shops, restaurants and bars nearby.people are friendly and helpful, and I just loved San Diego after this short visiting.

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Cancun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay, favourite hostel in the USA. Funky decor, free brekkie, pub crawls and staff who go out of their waypoints make you feel Comfortable but are happy to chill and watch a vhs (!) with you. Also loved how they posted daily cool/weird events around Austin to make sure you see some stuff off the beaten track. Should out... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were nicely done. And it felt safe and friendly! The hostel bonfire with smores was a cool bonus. Only thing is if you have a car and arrive in summer it may be hard to find a park nearby :)

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

Thanks for your review. We agree, beach traffic can be a challenge for parking...but luckily if you don't mind a few blocks walk, something can usually be secured. Glad you liked the s'mores! We love showing guests how to make them. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This didn't feel like a hostel it was more like a bed and breakfast, it is small but so cute! its location is great for ocean beach and so close to restaurants and bars. the hostel run a free shuttle to get you to other areas you might want to explore in San Diego! i would stay here again

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

Your review put a smile on our faces...we like the comparison to a bed and breakfast since they are known for personal service and unique looks. We definitely have the unique look down...that's for sure! We're pretty sure our peace sign can be seen from space (and if you like pokeman go, it's in the game). More 

Canberra, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the breakfast to the simple decor, this hostel felt like home. I always felt relaxed, and the staff were always there to help with questions/tips etc. the bonfire run by the hostel was amazing! And the location just couldn't be better

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about USA Hostels Ocean Beach

Address: 4961 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3112 (Formerly Ocean Beach International Hostel)
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Ocean Beach
Price Range: $35 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — USA Hostels Ocean Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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Ocean Beach International Hotel San Diego
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