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 23rd 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...

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  • Linda Coogle

    President

    Linda Coogle

    Linda has enjoyed traveling the globe while working in the medical education industry for years and finally landed at USA Hostels a short time ago...

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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...

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  • David Proulx

    Director Hostel Operations

    David Proulx

    On a cold and wintery New England night, Dave was found in a wicker basket on the steps of a hostel. The staff needed a basket...

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  • Britany Carrolan

    Marketing Specialist

    Britany Carrolan

    Britany was raised by trolls in a cave just outside San Francisco. At the age of 21, she finally left the cave life to explore the world...

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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.

    • Ylenia Mallard

      MANAGER

      Ylenia Mallard

      After an idyllic childhood in Germany Ylenia got restless; with her exquisite...

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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...

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  • SAN FRANCISCO

    SAN FRANCISCO

    Located just 3 blocks from Union Square, we have a large kitchen with 8 cooking stations, a large lounge with video games, foosball and billiards tables and a quiet reading room.

    • Brendan Wolff

      MANAGER

      Brendan Wolff

      Brendan had planned his entire life on the basis that he would be cast on the...

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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!

    • Julie Jamgochian

      MANAGER

      Julie Jamgochian

      The name’s Julie and she comes from one of the toughest towns in the US of A...

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