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Featured Hostels in California

Hostel on 3rd
2.5 out of 5
542 3rd avenue, San Diego, CA
The price is ¥6,470 per night

Located in Downtown San Diego, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Lyceum Theatre, San Diego Convention Center, and Petco Park. Seaport Village and USS ...

3.1/5 (22 reviews)
Great hostel to stay

"Is the cleanest hostel i have every stayed in, also the most comfortable bed, great service and nice amenities"…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Hostel on 3rd
FOUND Hotel San Francisco
3 out of 5
140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is ¥12,732 per night

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Westfield San Francisco Centre, Warfield Theater, and SHN Curran Theatre. San Francisco ...

4/5Very Good! (102 reviews)

"Its the nicest property in the shopping district at a convenient price"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

FOUND Hotel San Francisco
DC Crashpad
2 out of 5
1640 Edgeworth Ave, Daly City, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥2,749 per night

Located in St. Francis, this hostel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from San Francisco State University and within 6 mi (10 km) of San Francisco Zoo and University of California ...

3.8/5Good! (27 reviews)

"the only reason i did not rate higher was because i was assigned the top bunk."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

DC Crashpad
Los Angeles Backpackers Paradise Hostel
2 out of 5
4200 West Century Blvd., Inglewood, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥12,940 per night

Situated in Inglewood, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hollywood Park Casino and Los Angeles Forum. Loyola Marymount University and Hustler Casino are also ...

2.4/5 (221 reviews)
Best in the West

"Awesome Service,,,,Clean and Friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Los Angeles Backpackers Paradise Hostel
Banana Bungalow Hollywood
2 out of 5
5920 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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The price is ¥7,440 per night

Located in Hollywood, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Pantages Theatre and Hollywood Palladium. Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood Wax Museum are ...

3.8/5Good! (42 reviews)
Only a night

"I was only staying 1 night, the place was clean. It was decent for a 1 night stay. The breakfast was very lacking. Cereal and toast that’s basically all they had. Oh and some fruit. The dining area is beautiful as long as it isn’t raining."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Banana Bungalow Hollywood
The Steady
2 out of 5
4302 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
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Located in Hollywood, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Melrose Avenue, Pantages Theatre, and Paramount Studios. Wiltern Theatre and Echo Park are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (48 reviews)

"It was great staying and bed was very clean. I’ll recommend you this hostel."…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2020

The Steady
Minna Hotel
2 out of 5
509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥5,408 per night

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Golden Gate Theatre and Warfield Theater. Westfield San Francisco Centre and Orpheum ...

3.1/5 (776 reviews)

"The heavy trafficing in the hallways & ecessive noise nearby rooms & overhead as well"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Minna Hotel
California Dreams Hostel
2 out of 5
743 Emerald Street, San Diego, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,705 per night

Located in Pacific Beach, this beach hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Pacific Beach Park and Mission Beach. Mission Bay and Belmont Park are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (43 reviews)

"Clean! Nice staff. Next to ocean. 420 friendly patio"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

California Dreams Hostel
HI San Diego Point Loma Hostel
2 out of 5
3790 Udall Street, San Diego, CA
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Located in Point Loma, this eco-friendly hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ocean Beach Pier, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and SeaWorld. Cabrillo National Monument ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (95 reviews)

"This is probably the best hostel in San Diego. It is always clean. The interior is not cramped like some hostels I have visited. The only downside is that they have a limit of 14 days a year. Breakfast is continental and always offers a good variety."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

HI San Diego Point Loma Hostel
ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel
2 out of 5
707 Reed Avenue, San Diego, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥11,214 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Pacific Beach hostel is just steps from Mission Beach Boardwalk and Pacific Beach Park. Mission Beach and Mission Bay are also within ...

3.9/5Good! (105 reviews)

"Loved that it was right on the beach and everyone was super friendly! Felt very safe!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel
PodShare
1.5 out of 5
1617 Cosmo Street, Los Angeles, CA
The price is ¥8,087 per night

Located in Hollywood, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Hollywood and Vine and Pantages Theatre. Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood Palladium are also ...

3.9/5Very Good! (73 reviews)

"Good and central for an expensive city. Awesome that you can swap location for free"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

PodShare
Lucky D's Hostel
2 out of 5
615 8th Avenue, San Diego, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,190 per night

Located in Downtown San Diego, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Petco Park, San Diego Convention Center, and San Diego City College. Balboa Park and ...

3.7/5Good! (185 reviews)
Happy with LyckyD’s

"My first stay in a hostel and it was very nice although a little loud for me. Staff were very nice and helpful as were most guests!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in California?
If you’re in the market for a low-cost place to stay in California, one of the 96 hostels here might be a great choice for you. Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save more for going out. You’ll find sporting events and other activities to enjoy, and the beaches create an appealing natural setting.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in lots of different forms, but they all have three main qualities in common, including budget prices, a social environment, and shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms).
What are the best hostels in California?
Wondering where other travelers have stayed overnight in California? Here are a few popular properties that may have reasonable prices: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX - Property features at this hotel include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Bahia Resort Hotel - Located within a 10-minute walk of UC Irvine Medical Center. Property features at this motel include an outdoor pool. Surf And Sand Resort - Located within a 5-minute walk of Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and barbecue grills at this cabin.
What is there to see and do in California?
In general, California is known for its beaches, restaurants, and sports. Major attractions include Save Mart Center, Table Mountain Casino, and Old Town Clovis. Get out into nature with places like Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, and Mammoth Mountain. Cultural attractions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Exploratorium, and California Academy of Sciences.
What's the best way to get around California?
After you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. You can access metro transit at Santa Teresa Station, Cottle Station, and Snell Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Fresno Station, Madera Station, or Hanford Station.