ABOUT USA HOSTELS

First started in January 1994 as the Grand Pacific Hostel in San Diego’s redeveloping Gaslamp Quarter, Today we’re running outstanding hostels in San Diego, Hollywood and San Francisco.

USA Hostels is now in its 20th year of operation and winner of many industry awards including top rankings by Hostelworld, Hostelbookers and Trip Advisor..

Even though we’ve grown a lot there are some things that haven’t changed at all since things started in San Diego. We all work here for the same reason: we love to travel. Since each hostel is run for travelers, by travelers, guests can expect to find the kind of excellent service that we know makes any trip easier and more enjoyable. We run some of the cleanest and most fun hostel facilities in the USA with loads of activities, tours and parties!

We hope you’ll come visit us during your travels. Don’t hesitate to contact any of the people listed below with any questions, comments or feedback.

 

  • David

    President and Owner

    David

    David's goal is to climb the highest mountains on each continent. Just three more to go! David, fed up with wearing suits, decided to open a hostel after backpacking through Australia...

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  • Maria the Greek

    Chief Operating Officer

    Maria the Greek

    Maria was considered a kindergarten prodigy because she could actually spell her last name by the age of 5. Unfortunately that early promise did...

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  • Brigit Nickol

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Brigit Nickol

    Brigit comes to USA Hostels from the little-understood world of horseracing. After 12 years as a horse jockey, she found herself longing to be on the other side of the fence...

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  • Brendan Wolff

    Manager-at-Large

    Brendan Wolff

    Brendan had planned his entire life on the basis that he would be cast on the American reality television show the Real World then ride out his remaining professional years by

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  • HOLLYWOOD

    HOLLYWOOD

    Located in the heart of the entertainment district, there’s never a lack of things to do or see in the area and once you’re back at the hostel, there’s always an activity you can join in. Or, if relaxing is what you need, you can chill out on our sunny patio or our comfortable lounge.

    • MANAGER

      Brandon

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    • Sara Mitchell

      ASST MANAGER

      Sara Mitchell

      Sara was accidently sold to a band of gypsies as an infant when her grandmother tragically mistook her for a sack of grain. Her youth was spent travelling, telling fortunes, and singing songs...

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    • ASST MANAGER

      Ylenia

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  • SAN DIEGO

    SAN DIEGO

    Maybe it’s because we were the first USA Hostel, or because we’re the smallest. Maybe it’s because we’re all so fine looking, but everyone with USA Hostels seems to have a soft spot in their heart for San Diego.

    • Charlena Brunner

      MANAGER

      Charlena Brunner

      Born and raised in south San Diego, Charlena grew up the youngest of 5 girls, to a mother who already had the car in reverse before anyone could even finish saying the word “road trip“...

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    • Assistant Manager

      Andrew Weyant

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  • SAN FRANCISCO

    SAN FRANCISCO

    In addition to dorm rooms with comfy mattresses and privates with hotel amenities, we have a very large kitchen with 8 cooking stations, a large lounge with video games, foosball and billiards tables and a quiet reading room.

    • MANAGER

      Ian the Inventive

      Growing up in the merry old land of Oz was not easy for Ian. Can you imagine being the only thing without magical powers or a flying monkey for a pet? Those witches (all of which are wicked in his book) would gang up on him every day. At least that stopped...

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  • OCEAN BEACH

    OCEAN BEACH

    Two blocks to surf and sand, a completely remodeled hostel and that awesome Ocean Beach vibe add up to the best beach hostel in San Diego!