comscore

Ocean Beach International Hostel

4961 Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
Check Prices
Been here

Tribes: Who likes this place?

Who Likes This Place?

What the scores mean:
These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.

Which Gogobot Tribe do you belong to? Join now

  • 98%
    Backpackers
  • 91%
    Students
  • 84%
    Budget Travelers
  • 58%
    Trendsters

Member Reviews (4)Write a review

Backpackers
Sort by
  • Ocean Beach International Hostel
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Family Travelers
    Foodies

    If you're on a cheap budget, this is the place you should stay at. Located in the middle of a local beach town, you can walk to bars, the beach and a lot of shopping. They have a parade every Christmas time and many surfers come to this beach to surf by the pier. Bring cash with you because there are a lot of cool mom and pop places that still do things the old fashion way.

    Recommended for:BackpackersBudget TravelersStudents
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(1)
    Report
  • Ocean Beach International HostelAmbassadorPro 2014
    Member of
    Backpackers
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    + 2
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Nightlife Lovers
    First to Review

    When I travel, I generally stay in hostels. And when I look for a hostel, I generally scour reviews for three things: location, atmosphere, and Wi-Fi. OB's International Hostel fits the bill for all three: young visitors to hip San Diego want the beach, and they can walk to it in five minutes from here. In the funky hipster town of Ocean Beach, a quiet oasis isn't in high demand, but the street performers, sidewalk artists, antique and craft shops, and food stalls provide plenty for guests to do if they need a reprieve from the ocean. Finally, the hostel has free Wi-Fi - and free breakfast, and free dinners twice a week, and free BBQs, and free transportation from the airport...

    Recommended for:BackpackersStudentsTrendsters
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(1)
    Report
  • Ocean Beach International Hostel
    Member of
    LGBT
    Nightlife Lovers
    Art & Design Lovers

    The location of this hostel is really its number one selling feature. Newport Avenue is where most of the characteristic OB shops, bars, and restaurants are located, and the hostel is even west enough to access them all and then the beach with ease. The spacious front porch is a great place to people watch in one of San Diego's most culturally diverse areas. Don't bother bringing your own bedding, though, because there is a strict ban on these items (I presume to keep the bed bugs at bay). The rooms aren’t too cramped for a hostel, and some even have their own shower in addition to the standard sink. Everything about this place, from the giant peace sign above the front of the building, to the occasional communal free meals, to the pierced and tattooed front desk man with an attractive accent (sshhh), fit perfectly in with the Ocean Beach vibe and more casual feel that San Diego could certainly use.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Ocean Beach International Hostel

    This hostel is one of very few in San Diego (why the heck don't people open more hostels in the U.S.A!!), and is everything great if you are a young traveler looking for a perfect location. The beach is a stone's throw away, and there is an AMAZING hole in the wall coffee shop called Jungle Java a half a block away. This hostel is pretty funky, with a giant peace sign hovering above the entrance. But then again Ocean Beach is a pretty funkadelic town on it's own, so the hostel fits right in. The receptionist was pretty nice, and was helpful in regards to explaining the surrounding attractions. The hostel serves breakfast and even include a free dinner a few nights a week. If you are looking to meet other young travelers to hit the nearby beach then look no further than the OB International Hostel.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
Pick Dates for Best Prices:
Showing Lowest Prices(Avg. nightly price)

Description

Guests at the Ocean Beach International Hostel must be from outside of San Diego County, and can provide proof of either student or teacher status, or foreign residency via a passport. Once in, guests are provided with free breakfast buffets, free dinner twice a week, free WiFi access, and free local transport. Ocean Beach and its eclectic array of shops and restaurants are within walking distance of the hostel. Rooms contain lockers for guest use.

OverviewEdit

3.5 out of 5
4 members' reviews
5 people visited Ocean Beach International Hostel
Excellent! - 90% of guests recommend
  • Phone:

    +1-888-271-2681

Reviews Summary

Excellent!14 reviews across the web.

    • Restaurant
      100% were happy with the price.
    • Hotel
      Excellent hotel.
    • Service
      World class service.
    • Location
      Location is great.
    • Room
      Rooms are ok.

    Nearby Hotels

    Paradise Point Resort & Spa
    Paradise Point Resort & Spa
    Avg. rating:
    21 reviews
    Tower23 Hotel
    Tower23 Hotel
    Avg. rating:
    10 reviews
    Catamaran Resort Hotel
    Catamaran Resort Hotel
    Avg. rating:
    10 reviews
    View all Nearby Hotels

    Nearby Attractions

    Ocean Beach Newport Avenue
    Ocean Beach Newport Avenue
    Avg. rating:
    16 reviews
    Ocean Beach Antique Mall
    Ocean Beach Antique Mall
    Avg. rating:
    6 reviews
    Harp
    Harp
    Avg. rating:
    3 reviews
    View all Nearby Attractions

    Nearby Restaurants

    South Beach Bar and Grill
    South Beach Bar and Grill
    Avg. rating:
    13 reviews
    Pizza Port
    Pizza Port
    Avg. rating:
    5 reviews
    Raglan Pub House
    Raglan Pub House
    Avg. rating:
    5 reviews
    View all Nearby Restaurants