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California Dreams Hostel is a fun, friendly hostel that caters to independent travelers looking to explore Southern California and experience the beautiful city of San Diego on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

Our staff works hard to make our hostel a warm and welcoming place for our guest, providing the best experience possible, so that you can find a home away from home and make some unforgettable experiences. Staying with us is an opportunity to meet like-minded travelers from all over the world, make new friends, and experience San Diego like a local - the nightlife, the beaches, the history and the food!
Our hostel is located in a convenient spot, only a 2-minute walk from the beach, between the restaurants and nightlife, with easy access to public transportation. Perfect for travelers looking to chill in a beautiful location, surrounded by friendly people and good food.

We do not accept anyone under 18 years old in our dormitory rooms.

We cannot host San Diego County residents. 

A valid government ID is required at check-in. If you are from the USA then we require a valid driver’s license. If US residents choose to provide a passport instead of a driver’s license then they will be asked to provide proof of residency outside of San Diego and/or proof of ongoing travel.

No outside guest are allowed on the property at any time. Guest are not allowed into each other’s rooms, shared dorm rooms or private. If you are in a private room and have an additional guest joining you then they must check-in with the front desk (they must also present a valid ID from outside of San Diego County). 

We do not accept 3rd party payments. Must present valid credit or debit card that matches the name on the reservation at check-in with funds in it for liability and damage.

Our activities are posted weekly, they are subject to change but if you call, email or text us ahead of time we can inform you of the most recent changes. We offer rentals on property. Speak to the front desk about pricing and availability.

No pets or emotional support animals are allowed in the hostel. Legitimate service animals are allowed to check-in with you but must be kept on a leash at all times. They must also remain with their owner at all times. Service animals who are out of control or that are not housebroken, this includes being aggressive towards other guests or being off-leash in any instance or who are left alone in the room, will be asked to leave. If the service animal causes any damage, the handler will be charged for the damage. Staff members will not supervise or provide care for a service animal.

Property Name: California Dreams Hostel - Pacific Beach

Address 1: 743 Emerald Street

City : San Diego - California

Postal Code : 92109

Contact Name: Manager

Phone: +1 619 832 1127


  • Automated teller (ATM)
  • Baggage storage
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry service
  • Lounge
  • Photo copying service
  • Printer

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 2:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Property and Cancellation Policies :
Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to 2:00 PM on your scheduled arrival date in order to avoid a cancellation fee. Changes to booking(s) cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. Guests who miss their reservation date or cancel with less than 48 hours notice will not be refunded for their first 2 nights of stay (when applicable).

Terms and Conditions

All guests must present a valid government-issued ID at check-in. In addition, be prepared to show proof of ongoing travel.
We are not allowed to host any San Diego residents.
Check-in is available between 2:00pm and 1:00am (next day). If you anticipate arriving after midnight, please contact Front Desk as soon as possible, so we can make arrangements to accommodate your request.
We can accommodate guest luggage complimentary in a secure location until the guest bed or room is ready.

We require all guests to be 18 years old or over to stay at the Hostel.

A valid debit/credit card is required to make a reservation.
The debit/credit card must match the name on the reservation.
We accept most major credit cards. Note: American Express is not accepted.
Credit card authorization forms are not accepted as a method of payment.

Dorm Rooms — guests can stay for a maximum of 14 consecutive nights in calendar year.
Private Rooms — guests can stay for a maximum of 21 consecutive nights in a calendar year.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in all rooms and public areas of the Hostel, including corridors, lounge, and lobby.

Regretfully, pets are not allowed at our Hostel.

All registered guests release liability for the use of photos that they are pictured in. The Hostel randomly takes photos of our guests having a great time and uses these photos for social media and marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be featured in these photos, please, let the cameraman know.

California Dreams Hostel does not accept responsibility whatsoever for theft from the Hostel premises or from rooms in the Hostel. The Hostel does not assume liability for any injuries occurred while staying at our property.
California Dreams Hostel is a private business and is allowed by law to refuse service to any customer or patron. 

Guests will be responsible for any damages caused to the Hostel room or any furnishings, fittings and equipment therein by any act or omission of the Guest or his/her invitees. Should this damage come to light after the guest has departed, California Dreams Hostel reserves the right to make a charge to the Guest's credit or debit card. Things such as puke and urine are considered damages with a minimum (but not limited to) $50 charge per incident. Misbehavior, such as sexual and verbal harassment, level of volume and aggression, fight and racial profiling towards staff and other guests is also considered part of the incidental fee.
In case any guest is required to leave the Hostel for not respecting the house's rules, the remaining of the stay is not eligible for a refund.

Rates are subject to change. Rates may increase during holidays, special events, and other high-demand dates. Rates in dorms are per person per bed.
Taxes are not included in room rates. A 10.5% (USD) Transient Occupancy Tax will be added to the cost of your reservation.

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