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San Diego
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

they do what they do and do it well. daily activities. clean rooms, clean bathrooms, clean fridges w stickers and expiration rotation. great social atmosphere and fun common spaces. i wish they composted and recycled. because they throw out so many beer bottles.

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Having stayed in hostels in both Europe and USA, i was highly impressed by this hostel. I am 22 years old and my boyfriend and I stayed in a 4 bedroom dorm for 4 nights. The staff in this hostel were very welcoming and friendly. If we had any questions they tried their up most best to help and would... More 

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OB Hostel is my favourite one in San Diego :-D i had the best time there with a lot of crazy and lovely people. Thank you OB for the nice time with u! If u want to go surfing its the best spot to do that- the beach is just 200 meters away. You´ll definately have a good time.

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean, with variety of activities and a knowledgable, good staff. Kitchen dishes where sometimes greasy.... Everything else was nice and clean Dorm room with bathrooms very convient. Bathrooms and linens very clean. Lots of stores near by. Easy to use the near by bus system.

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Santa Monica, California
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

perfect place to stay, absolutely lover the area and the staff and hostel were fantastic. Cant wait to get back and do ita all over again. Great beach, great coffee and amazing beers. Get down there and get around it

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Draper
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of this hostel is unbeatable being a little over a block from the beach. Ocean Beach is the best part of San Diego and every time I go I stay here. The hostel provides free breakfast and wifi and shuttle service.

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved the place and people. Had an amazing time and I will definitely come back! Really friendly stuff that always tries to help you and that organizes everyday trips so you don't get bored. Going to miss it.

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at USA OB is awesome. This is a very clean hostel with great activities in a terrific location in Ocean Beach. It is close to the pier and sunset cliffs, great restaurants and bars, and a very cheap uber ride from the airport. I highly recommend it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chilled atmosphere that encompassed a high level of respect for others - This was clear by the signage and noise restrictions plus lights out in corridors.. I liked that there was a community feel outside in the back courtyard yet still had private spots to read a book or write alone.

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San Carlos, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the coolest hostels you will ever stay! All the staff guys were so nice, the rooms were clean and big, also the bathrooms. The common areas like the kitchen and the patio were the perfect places to socialize with people from over the world. Just 3 blocks from the amazing Ocean Beach, you can rent swimsuits... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 (Formerly Ocean Beach International Hostel)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Ocean Beach
Price Range: $41 - $174 (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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“Private rooms are super clean with ensuite, mini fridge and tv - loved it!”
 of 5 bubbles GypsyChany, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were in a 8-dorm. Bring your own lock for the locker, but everybody is respectful with your stuff and space. They provide linen and towels.”
 of 5 bubbles 416ariadnap, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Clean rooms and good beds. Water pressure in the men's showers was weak so try to use the single showers if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles MOLTOV, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“4 bed room ”
 of 5 bubbles LuamachtUrlaub, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bright clean rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles gerardyoung1952, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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