Local Ocean Beach Hostel Wins 3 Global Awards

by on February 2, 2017 · 0 comments

in Culture, Economy, History, Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach’s own hostel has just won three global awards by the industry’s international association HOSCAR.

Owned and run by USA Hostels, Ocean Beach ranked best in the world in 3 categories. The 15th annual HOSCAR awards, which celebrates the best hostels around the globe just came out. The awards are based on travelers’ reviews of hostels in countries around the  world, and this year’s are reportedly based on one million reviews.

The OB hostel won the following awards:

  • Best Hostel in the United States
  • 2nd Best Hostel in North America
  • 8th Best Medium Hostel World-wide

Here is what the HOSCAR website says about USA Hostels Ocean Beach:

Property Description

Just an easy, two-block stroll to the beach, our completely redesigned hostel provides the most fun, comfortable and convenient beach stay in San Diego. Our free shuttle to major tourist spots in San Diego puts you just minutes from all the city has to offer..or just spend your days at the beach and nights hanging out with us. Pack your swimsuit and sunscreen…  We loan out beach chairs, umbrellas and towels and rent surfboards and body boards. We’ll even point you to the right place to take a surf lesson.

Located on Ocean Beach’s main tourist road, we’re surrounded by restaurants, bars and shopping. When you’re done hangin’ at the beach we have a large guest kitchen and plenty of patio space to make new friends and relax. …
Hostel events: … • Beach bonfire 2x a week with American camp fave S’mores; • Weekly Beer Pong tournament; • Yoga class twice a week..

The hostel company that runs the travelers’ hotel definitely takes advantage of the OB “hippie image” that surrounds the former Newport Hotel by promoting the hippie-floral exterior. And to think management once considered repainting it – until they read a poll run by the OB Rag where most respondents wanted to keep the beautiful, iconic paint job.

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