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California Dreams Backpacker's Hostel

Hostel | 743 Emerald St, San Diego, California, USA 92109

75.6% Overall Rating

10 out of 13 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/10/2013)

Mr Mohammed M Rahman thinks…

"The staff were really fret! Friendly and fun and always willing to help! Definitely will stay there again"

Read all California Dreams Backpacker's Hostel reviews


  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Gym
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note taxes are not included

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.

Tax Policy (payable to property)

Visitors Tax 10.50%

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:30
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to San Diego?

Contact us directly

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The California Dreams Backpacker’s Hostel is a brand new spot for travelers on a budget to stay in San Diego. Inaugurated on January 2012, the hostel offers new and clean accommodations, with sharing bedrooms and bathrooms, a kitchen facility plus a patio area and living room for extra activities. Guests tell us the feeling here is like visiting friends rather than impersonal as some larger city hostels can be. Read more

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About California Dreams Backpacker's Hostel

Our mission at California Dreams Backpacker’s Hostel is to offer you a clean, safe and relaxed environment so our guests can enjoy all the great “So Cal” life style and come back to a nice and quiet place to Dream about tomorrow’s new adventures…

Borrow one of our many available bicycles and cruise down to Belmont Park, where you can ride San Diego’s oldest wooden roller coaster, ride a never-ending wave at the Wave House, or enjoy many other rides and games. Hop a bus or taxi downtown to some of the greatest museums in America. Or maybe you just want to keep it low-key and hang with us in the hostel. We have plenty of room for socializing and – best of all – it’s all clean and new! But for those who want to keep the “SoCal dream” alive, Pacific Beach offers over 100 bars and clubs that are guaranteed fun. Our mission at California Dreams Backpacker’s Hostel is to offer you a clean, safe, and relaxed environment so you can enjoy all San Diego has to offer, and still come back to a quiet place to dream about the incredible memories you’ll create tomorrow.

Of course, the best parts of staying here are the beach and the surf! No need to worry about finding rides, parking, or lugging around boards or umbrellas: We are LITERALLY a stone’s throw from the sand. Check the surf, borrow one of our many surfboards, and get out there!

Planning your new trip to San Diego? Dude what are you waiting for? Check our rates and availability, book online or give us a call! We’ll see you soon…

Accommodation Information

Each bed has outlets and a personal shelf so you can download all the sick pics you took to your laptops, Ipods, Iphones, Ipads and Idon’t cares!!!!!!!!
Each bedroom is completed with a shower and separated toilet and sink, plus each bed has its own chest compartment so you can keep your stuff safe…also all accommodations are smoking free.
We have two private rooms available, perfect for couples or families traveling together. The private rooms are located in a separate and more private area of the hostel, and have both a kitchen and bathroom shared only by guests of the area. The bathroom is complete with a bath tub/shower combo, full length mirror and hair dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove/oven, microwave oven and a large fridge.
The décor is casual and laid back, like you are at your own beach house.

Location Information

Located in the heart of Pacific Beach, just two blocks north of the main strip, and steps to Crystal Pier and Pacific Ocean, California Dreams Hostel is the perfect place for relaxing, making friends, surfing, and experiencing all San Diego has to offer!
YOU WILL NOT NEED A CAR WHILE STAYING WITH US! Unlimited shopping – countless restaurants, bars, and retail stores – Crystal Pier, the famous Pacific Beach Boardwalk, and of course the beach – are within a few steps or, at most, a couple blocks. Taxis, busses, and rental cars are all very easy to obtain; however, thanks to our ultra-central location, our guests almost always prefer to walk everywhere. Day trips to Los Angeles County, or even cities and beaches in Mexico, are also very simple.