Ocean Beach International Hostel
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- Ocean Beach International HostelMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodiesJun 03, 2014
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:
- Ocean Beach International HostelAmbassadorMember ofStudentsLocal CultureBackpackersAdventure TravelersFirst to ReviewJun 03, 2014
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:
- Ocean Beach International HostelMay 21, 2013
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.
- Ocean Beach International HostelMay 01, 2013
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.
Excellent!13 reviews across the web.
- Food100% were happy with the price.
- HotelExcellent hotel.
- ServiceWorld class service.
- LocationLocation is great.
- RoomRooms are ok.