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San Diego's Ocean Beach International Hostel

Hostel | 4961 Newport Ave, San Diego, California, USA 92107

86.7% Overall Rating

132 out of 146 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/08/2014)

"Great place to stay if you want to be by the beach. Met some really nice people here and made some friends for life. Had an awesome time."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Stay in San Diego next to the Pacific Ocean! We've got the Best Beach Location in a great beach town! Enjoy Sun, Sand, Parties, Surfing, Bonfires, and lots of Friendly People! Solely for International travelers and students/educators from outside of San Diego County. Current and valid Passport, Student ID, or Teacher ID is REQUIRED for check-in. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

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About San Diego's Ocean Beach International Hostel

Centrally Located in Sunny San Diego (township of Ocean Beach) California near all San Diego attractions
We are the World Famous "OBI" Hostel, the Number One rated Traveler's Hostel On The West Coast of California. Close To All San Diego Attractions Including Sea World, San Diego Zoo, MEXICO, Old Town San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown San Diego, Body Surfing, Board Surfing, Boogie Boarding, Experience the WaveHouse, Pacific Ocean Sunsets, Whale Watching, White Sandy Beaches, Weekly Farmer's Market, Biking, Sun-bathing, Night Clubs, Bars, and Lots Of Tasty Low Priced Food Cafes...

Best Rates! No Curfews! No Chores! No lockouts!

We Have a Friendly, Sharing Staff
The Hostel is Safe, Clean, and Well Kept

FREE Pancakes, assorted breads and fruit breakfast (Daily)
Fun Beach Bonfire nights!
FREE Wi-Fi access

Nice Big Kitchen with Dining Room, Cable TV
FREE Linens, Pillows, and Blankets
FREE laundry detergent
FREE Coffee and Tea All Day
FREE Lockers

VISA and MASTERCARD accepted!

Beds at the OBI Hostel are available to International travelers and students/educators from outside of San Diego County. Passport, Student ID or Teacher ID is REQUIRED for check-in.

All guests MUST provide one of the following:
1) Passport with International stamp within the last six months
2) Student ID** and Driver's License
3)Educator/Teacher ID** and Driver's License

**School must be outside of San Diego County

Guests arriving at the Hostel without one of the required types of Identification DO NOT meet the requirements for check-in and any existing reservation could be shortened or cancelled.

*HI Membership is not accepted for check-in. San Diego’s Ocean Beach International Hostel is not affiliated with Hostelling International, HI, or HI-AYH


Any bookings scheduled for arrival from July 8-12, 2015 are subject to this cancellation policy.
No cancellation fees imposed up to 21 days prior to scheduled arrival.
Cancellation from 20 days to 14 days will result in one night’s fee being charged for each bed booked.
Cancellations from 13 days or less will result in a fee being charged to the credit card on record of
all days of the scheduled stay for each bed or room booked.

Location Information

Stay by the Pacific Ocean in Sunny San Diego. Learn to Surf. Enjoy the Sun, Fun and Play in the Sand. Meet lots of Friendly People under our World Famous Peace Sign

Distance from Hostel to:

Sea World 3km....Zoo 12km....Downtown 8km....Gaslamp 8km....Mexico 35km....Outlet Stores 32km....Airport 5km....Pacific Ocean 300 meters....Bus 100 meters....Restaurants 10 meters....Bars 30 meters....Las Vegas 535km....Los Angeles Airport 200km....San Francisco 821km....London 8833km....Sao Paulo....9729km