We’re the newest member of the USA Hostels family….but we’ve been a big part of Ocean Beach life for 20 years, formerly known as Ocean Beach International Hostel or OBI, for short. The spirit and fun, the crazy colorful paint job and the famous peace sign still remain, but the inside is shiny new, complete with USA Hostels’ signature ‘privacy pods’ and a new patio chill out space.
All you need when you stay with us is a swimsuit and sunscreen – we loan free beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, mats, Frisbees and paddle ball sets. We even have coolers to keep those beach beverages icy cold. Wanna try out surfing? We have surfboards and body boards for a low rental cost.
Our FREE shuttle to popular local destinations sets us apart and gives added value to our hostel. Running every Thursday, Friday and Saturday we provide a round-trip La Jolla Cove shuttle where guests can get some great pictures of sea lions hanging out on the beach. We also have a drop-off ONLY service every Sunday from our OB location to the Zoo, Balboa Park, and our sister location downtown in the Gaslamp district. Just to be clear, we do not offer rides back to our hostel but can absolutely provide our guests with return directions and suggestions for fun activities!
We not only fill your days with options, but you can also join us for our twice weekly beach bonfires with good old’ American ‘smores’ and hotdogs.
And, if the cozy warmth of the fire gets you feeling musical, you can borrow one of our guitars, tambourines or bongos and get to singin’ campfire songs. We also have beer pong tournaments and a seasonal foam party.
Did you know that we are one of the most instagrammable hostels in the WORLD!
“Absolutely love this place! If you're looking to have an amazing time with amazing people from all over the World then you got to check out USA hostels in Ocean Beach California. About 40 bucks a night 4shared a person dorm. Very inexpensive traveling option especially here in California. Place is extremely clean comfy beds free breakfast in the morning, and if you want, a Non-Stop party. I met some amazing people from France, Germany, Finland, England and I've built connections for life. I will definitely return!”
“The best hostel in San Diego! I’ve stayed in a private room, just like a hotel. Clean, very well organized, very nice crew. Excellent neighborhood. The hostel offers some nice programs like bike ride , yoga, karaoke . I’ve had the best bike ride of my life in the coast , helped by Pedro, one of the hostel staff guy.”