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USA Hostels Ocean Beach
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is hands down the best hostel I have been to. They have everything figured out from beach volleyball to bike rentals. They have lots of organized events which makes meeting others easy and fun. It's great for a solo traveler! Everything is super clean. This was an exceptional hostel experience.

Stayed: April 2017
Thank deliarose13
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Super nice hostel, close to the beach with awesome people.

Been here for a week intentionally only for surfing, but there is so much more to do (hostel activities every day) that I only found time to hit the waves once a day.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
Thank Danny F
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

The facilities were brilliant. Everyone was very friendly. All sorts on offer for breakfast. Beds were comfortable and lockers for security are good. Cheap surfboard hire and the wetsuit rental across the street is brilliant. The best thing however are the evening activities, smores next to the camp fire at the beach with a few beers. And all sorts of other activities. The wifi is good too

Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

This is probably the best among the USA Hostels in California. I stayed here for 4 days and my experience was wonderful. The location is very good as it is walking distance to Ocean Beach and pier. Also the local bus stop to reach downtown and other attractiobs is right around the corner.
The staff is very friendly and helpful and organize different group activities on a daily basis for everyone. I enjoyed the Cycling tour to the beaches and bar hopping in the area. Kitchen is always available for any cooking etc. Beds are regular hostel beds and the rooms are a bit small but that's no issue.
I would definitely go there again if headed to San Diego.
Kudos to the whole team !

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

We had a great stay at USA Hostels Ocean Beach, the hostel has a really chill vibe and they organise activities like bar crawls where you get to meet other guests. Rooms, bathrooms and kitchen were clean and the staff was super friendly. Perfect location close to all services and the beach, would definitely stay here again!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank lempinenkatja
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Additional Information about USA Hostels Ocean Beach

Address: 4961 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3112 (Formerly Ocean Beach International Hostel)
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Ocean Beach
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #1 of 66 Speciality Lodging in San Diego
Price Range: AU$41 - AU$167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — USA Hostels Ocean Beach 2*
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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