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    San Diego Area Housing

    Hey guys,

    I'm going out to California sometime in the next few weeks and need some place to stay. Ill be in the San Diego area for a few months. I'm on a pretty tight budget so any place thats gonna cost a fortune is out. Anyone have a spare room or couch they wouldn't mind renting? Help a brother out!!

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    Youth hostels and here:
    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/hhh/

    There's a youth hostel in PB at the end of a certain street that's pretty nice. Gets some waves and you can watch the sunset from the balcony. Can't remember the name or the street right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Youth hostels and here:
    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/hhh/

    There's a youth hostel in PB at the end of a certain street that's pretty nice. Gets some waves and you can watch the sunset from the balcony. Can't remember the name or the street right now.
    Banana Bungalow - at the end of Reed street....about 3-4 blocks south of Garnett...

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Tron View Post
    Banana Bungalow - at the end of Reed street....about 3-4 blocks south of Garnett...
    I actually worked and lived there for 3 months cleaning toilets right after I turned 21. I just didn't want to name a spot. I still have friends who live on Oliver and Reed Streets who surf right there. One of the most fun and carefree times in my life. 50$ a week, free room and board, breakfast and dinner, a new flock of European girls every week, and every Saturday night all the beer I could drink. I'd wake up before dawn every morning and jog down to the Mission Beach Jetty and then back to the pier and follow it up with a surf right out front.

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    Yeah, there is an international only one right by the OB pier, but a regular hostel out by Point Loma High on Voltaire as well. Check craigslist for rooms. I found one to crash in for FREE for two weeks when I first moved there because I left before my apartment was ready. It was in La Mesa, but free is free.

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    US Hostel. Gaslamp quarter (next to whiskey girl) - $50-60/night

    Trolley to old town, old town to Belmont (#8) $5/day pass

    California burritos for lunch - $5/day

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    Catamaran Resort, Mission Bay. 30 second walk to Mission Beach and 5 minute walk to the Pier there. http://www.catamaranresort.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIsurfer View Post
    Catamaran Resort, Mission Bay. 30 second walk to Mission Beach and 5 minute walk to the Pier there. http://www.catamaranresort.com/
    300/night..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIsurfer View Post
    Catamaran Resort, Mission Bay. 30 second walk to Mission Beach and 5 minute walk to the Pier there. http://www.catamaranresort.com/
    Grommet, do you know how much the Catamaran costs per night? I want to say last time. I checked it was a little over two bills. Now someday when you're paying for your own wax and who knows maybe a surf trip or two, you might feel the need to economize. The youth hostel I alluded to is 3 blocks from the Catamaran and even closer to the surf. It also cost about 25-30$ a night, or at least that's what was about 15 years ago.

    Nice thing about youth hostels is that there are adventurous types there, most of them with sexy accents and lowered inhibitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Grommet, do you know how much the Catamaran costs per night? I want to say last time. I checked it was a little over two bills. Now someday when you're paying for your own wax and who knows maybe a surf trip or two, you might feel the need to economize. The youth hostel I alluded to is 3 blocks from the Catamaran and even closer to the surf. It also cost about 25-30$ a night, or at least that's what was about 15 years ago.

    Nice thing about youth hostels is that there are adventurous types there, most of them with sexy accents and lowered inhibitions.
    Yeah, the shared rooms in OB were going for like $10 per night about 12-13 years ago. People were camping out there for months at a time. Not sure what the going rate is, but it's not that much....

    And I can't stress this enough, Southern California is filled with strange people, that think a little differently than most, so you would be surprised what kind of a "room" you may be able to score for a few months for next to nothing.

    I.E. Found a room to stay in at this Hippy Chicks house for a couple weeks when I moved there. She said she had a back injury, but if I helped her clean up her house and move some of her furniture, I could stay there as long as I want, for FREE.

    There are tons of people doing business travel, people out of work that need help with rent. I have been BAFFLED by the things I have found on SD craigslist. Free surf boards, free fins, a free wetsuit....

    Just throw a post up saying the deal that you are in. You are trying to flop in SD for XX amount of time... Blah blah... You could get someone hitting you back saying you can crash with them for $100 a month. You never know.

    Every sob story I have EVER posted out there has been met with FREE services. Not kidding. I jacked my Jeep up years ago off roading on Fiesta Island, I put a craigslist sob story asking for someone to look at it for free, cause I couldn't afford it... This guy on coronado told me to bring it down. He was retired Navy. He not only looked at it, but fixed it completely free and worked on it for about 2 hours. I was blown away...

    Works every time... To date, I have not encountered a murderer or crazy person, so good luck with that.