San Diego's Ocean Beach International Hostel
4961 Newport Ave., San Diego, USA

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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!

FREE Local Transport to hostel from bus, train, or plane terminals. Call on arrival in San Diego so we can direct you to our choice of express public bus, taxi, or shuttle.

Centrally located, Close to Sea World, Zoo, Mexico, Downtown, Gaslamp, Outlet Stores, Surfing, Sunsets, Coronado, La Jolla, Seal Beach, Whale Watching, Sun-bathing, Hiking, Biking, Clubs and Bars, many Tasty low-priced Cafes and unique shops.

FREE local Transport to Hostel from bus, train, plane terminal
FREE dinners Monday and Friday
FREE Breakfast daily: eggs, pancakes, toast & more!
FREE coffee and tea all day
FREE: Lockers
FREE Sheets, Laundry Soap, Kitchen Condiments, and more
DISCOUNTS: Surf Shop Lessons and Clothing
DISCOUNTS: Health Food Co-op 10% off price

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

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.

Tax is not included in the online price


  • 24 Hour Reception 
  • 24 Hour Security 
  • Adaptors 
  • Airport Transfers 
  • ATM 
  • BBQ 
  • Bicycle Parking 
  • Book Exchange 
  • Breakfast Included 
  • Cable TV 
  • Ceiling Fan 
  • Common Room 
  • Free City Maps 
  • Free Internet Access 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hairdryers 
  • Hairdryers For Hire 
  • Hot Showers 
  • Housekeeping 
  • Internet Access 
  • Kitchen 
  • Laundry Facilities 
  • Linen Included 
  • Lockers 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Meals available 
  • Outdoor Terrace 
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities 
  • Towels for hire 
  • Vending Machines 
  • Washing machine 


Call toll free 1-800-339-7263 (free call from any pay phone within U.S. and Canada) for directions on how to get here or for free local transport to hostel


San Diego Train Station:
Blue Line Trolley to Old Town, then bus 35 to Newport and Cable

San Diego Airport:
Call Hostel for free transport directions!

San Diego Greyhound or downtown:
Weekdays, bus 923 to Newport and Cable.

With Car

From Los Angeles -
Interstate 5 South; Exit Sea World Dr. left to Sunset Cliffs Blvd.; Right on Newport Ave. 4961 Newport Ave.

From Mexico -
Interstate 5 to Interstate 8 West, End of Interstate 8 left to Sunset Cliffs Blvd.; Right on Newport Ave. 4961 Newport Ave.

From Arizona -
Interstate 8 West, End of Interstate 8 left to Sunset Cliffs Blvd.; Right on Newport Ave. 4961 Newport Ave.

Distances from Hostel to:
Sea World 3km
Zoo 12km
Downtown 8km
Gaslamp 8km
Mexico 35km
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