California Dreams Hostel
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8.4Excellent

377 reviews

377 reviews

Service 8.3
Cleanliness 7.7
Location 7.5
Facilities 7.1
Value for money 6.8
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7.5Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 150 meters to the beach
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Mission Beach
230 m
Buffalo Exchange
460 m
Popular landmarks
SeaWorld
4.7 km
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
7.3 km
USS Midway Museum
12.1 km
San Diego Zoo
12.2 km
Balboa Park
12.5 km
Closest landmarks
Law Street Beach
150 m
Crystal Pier
400 m
School of Healing Arts
480 m
Motu Hawaii
740 m
Ocean Front Walk
890 m

California Dreams Hostel

743 Emerald Street, Pacific Beach, San Diego (CA), United States, 92109 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Pacific Beach part of San Diego (CA), this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous San Diego Zoo. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Front desk [24-hour]

150 meters to the beach

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Breakfast [free]

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Fitness center

Game room

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in San Diego (CA) every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.8
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportSan Diego International Airport (SAN)
Distance to airport9.3 km

Rooms available at California Dreams Hostel

Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 14-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Double Private Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
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10 Bed Mixed En-suite
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  • Room size: 450 m²/4844 ft²
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 5 bunk beds
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1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 450 m²/4844 ft²
  • 3 bathrooms
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Frequently asked questions

What kind of non-water sports and outdoor activities are accessible at California Dreams Hostel?

California Dreams Hostel features non-water sport and outdoor activities such as bicycle rental, and hiking trails for you to sweat it out while lounging here.

How many rooms does California Dreams Hostel have?

California Dreams Hostel has a total of 4 rooms.

At what time of the year is California Dreams Hostel most popular?

California Dreams Hostel's most popular month where verified tourists have stayed the most is in April.

What was the average room rate for California Dreams Hostel been in the past month?

The average room rate for California Dreams Hostel in the past month is 40.04 USD, compared to city's average of 237.4 USD.

In which languages can California Dreams Hostel's staff members communicate?

California Dreams Hostel can converse in 5 languages and supports popular languages such as English and Spanish for visitors traveling to this property. Please refer to the 'Amenities and facilities' section and in the 'Languages spoken' category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What payment cards are supported at California Dreams Hostel?

Enjoy the convenience of easy payment at California Dreams Hostel which accepts up to 6, with payment card options including Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa, Cash, and American Express.

What do verified guests love most about California Dreams Hostel?

Past guests that stayed at California Dreams Hostel have given this property a rating of 8.286 for its remarkable service as the primary highlight for their stay.

What is the verified guest review consensus about California Dreams Hostel's view?

83.0% of our past guest reviews have given an optimistic review and remarks about this property's view. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for California Dreams Hostel down in the review section.

What is the verified guest review consensus about California Dreams Hostel's food?

92.0% of our verified customer assessments have given an optimistic review and remarks about this property's food. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for California Dreams Hostel down in the review.

What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to California Dreams Hostel?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given California Dreams Hostel an average rating of 8.5. You can look up more in depth customer ratings and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the closest airport to California Dreams Hostel?

The closest airport to California Dreams Hostel is Hemet-Ryan Airport, 106.0 km away.

What people love about California Dreams Hostel

  • 8

    Very good
    Bathroom

    "Perfect for a simple accommodation if one can navigate shared rooms and bathrooms."

    Eero

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    December 28, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "Amazing stay for solo travelers or even group travelers."

    Choshini

    |

    September 4, 2023

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very friendly and helpful staff and the night was quiet too."

    Choshini

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    September 4, 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 596 San Diego (CA) properties
Room size
304 sqm.
Service score
8.3/10
Cleanliness score
7.7/10
Value for money score
6.8/10
Bigger than
99
%
of San Diego (CA) properties
Better than
94
%
of San Diego (CA) properties
Better than
93
%
of San Diego (CA) properties
Better than
89
%
of San Diego (CA) properties
More about California Dreams Hostel

More about California Dreams Hostel

California Dreams Hostel

Never miss a single attraction in San Diego (CA) when staying at California Dreams Hostel. Getting around in San Diego (CA) is easy when staying at this hostel, strategically placed right in the heart of the city. Enjoy more possibilities on your vacation at California Dreams Hostel, with its convenient location just 12.2 km from the San Diego Zoo.
California Dreams Hostel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Taxi services provided by California Dreams Hostel makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around San Diego (CA). Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hostel.
Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage. Packing light is possible at California Dreams Hostel thanks to the hostel's dry cleaning service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like 24-hour room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. In some select rooms, you can find mini bar at your disposal.
California Dreams Hostel also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


Dining and things to do

Every morning you can wake up to a delicious free breakfast at California Dreams Hostel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar. California Dreams Hostel has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and/or drinks.
California Dreams Hostel offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the hostel. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, located right at the hostel. Check out the hostel's fitness facility to stay fit and firm on vacation.
Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like fishing, surfing and diving. Fun in the water is easy with aquatic activities available, like boats and canoes. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hostel's hiking trails. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Experience all the sights and local attractions of San Diego (CA) with California Dreams Hostel as your base. An afternoon of browsing the works at USS Midway Museum located 12.0 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Enjoy the simple pleasures of an oceanside getaway, with La Jolla Cove located 6.0 km away, where you can turn a good day into a great one with a sea view.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 96% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 97% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.1

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Finnish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pub crawl
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing lessons
  • Tours
  • Water park
  • Yoga room
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Grocery delivery
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • First aid kit
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
La Perla Cocina Mexicana
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

743 Emerald Street, Pacific Beach, San Diego (CA), United States, 92109
Very good
Location

7.5

Airports
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
    9.3 km
  • McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD)
    36.6 km
Public transportation
  • Balboa
    4.0 km
  • Clairemont
    4.8 km
Hospital or clinic
  • The Secret Vein Clinic
    5.2 km
Shopping
  • Fashion Valley
    9.1 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    50 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • SeaWorld
    4.7 km
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
    7.3 km
  • USS Midway Museum
    12.1 km
  • San Diego Zoo
    12.2 km
  • Balboa Park
    12.5 km
  • Seaport Village
    12.7 km
  • Petco Park
    13.8 km
  • Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
    15.2 km
  • Coronado Bridge
    15.5 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Law Street Beach
    150 m
  • Mission Beach
    230 m
  • Crystal Pier
    400 m
  • Buffalo Exchange
    460 m
  • School of Healing Arts
    480 m
  • Motu Hawaii
    740 m
  • Ocean Front Walk
    890 m
  • Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop
    1.1 km
  • Pilar's Beach Wear
    1.7 km
  • Calumet Park
    1.9 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

The property
  • Number of rooms 4

Reviews of California Dreams Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.2
Very good
Service8.3
Cleanliness7.7
Location7.5
Facilities7.1
Value for money6.8
High score for San Diego (CA)
Rating
9+ Exceptional (1)
8-9 Excellent (0)
7-8 Very Good (1)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
Showing 4 verified guest comments
9.6
Exceptional
Choshini from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 14-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2023

Safe and clean”

Amazing stay for solo travelers or even group travelers. Very friendly and helpful staff and the night was quiet too. Restrooms were clean and nothing at all to complain Except for the fact that finding parking was bit of a trouble since my stay was during a long weekend.

Reviewed September 05, 2023
5.2
YUKA from Mexico
Solo traveler
Bed in 14-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2023

Stopped water supply and couldn’t use washroom for a while.”

The entire water supply at the hostel was stopped for a while. Then I couldn’t wash hands for several hours. And of course need to give up using shower as well at the night. Then after it was recovered, still hot shower is broken.. then can use the another bathroom, but just 2 or 3 bathrooms for many people. So need to wait. Also no staff at front desk at night. Anyone can enter the domitory easily if get the pass code of the doors. I didn’t feel safe at all. Also not very cheap at the weekend as the levels of facilities and management. I didn’t understand why they could get such a high scores.

Reviewed January 12, 2023
8.0
Excellent
Eero from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 14-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 5 nights in December 2019

A great value and fun opportunity to meet many nice souls. ”

Perfect for a simple accommodation if one can navigate shared rooms and bathrooms.

Reviewed December 29, 2019
6.0
ROBERT from Italy
Business traveler
Bed in 14-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

2Day stay but was not provided a blanket. I did rent a beach towel . I noticed that the toilet was ”

Flooded toilet urinile during entire stay. I brought this to housecleaner woman and she said I will get it up but did not. This may be OK in other countries but pestilance and disease spread quickly and when intwined with berthing (PNUMONIA/ FLU/ DYSENTARY/ becomes possible especially with the current ventilation system. Please correct at once ( keep it DRY and HEALTHY.....🙂 ROB

Reviewed December 09, 2018
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