What is Jiu Jitsu Hostel?

We offer jiu jitsu vacations by providing clean and affordable accommodations located in the hottest training location in the United States (Pacific Beach, San Diego, California). Enjoy the opportunity to train full time with Andre Galvao, Saulo Ribeiro, Dean Lister, Rodrigo Medeiros,  Keenan Cornelius, Clark Gracie, Jeff Glover, and more! Soak in the sun as you surf the waves or lounge on the beach. Go for a hike on the scenic trails, enjoy the tourist attractions, check out the nightlife, and enjoy everything San Diego has to offer!


What’s it Like to Stay at BJJ Hostel

Staying at the BJJ Hostel with strangers may seem strange at first but it is exactly what makes staying at the BJJ Hostel so special! Meeting like-minded jiu jitsu athletes from all around the world who want to explore the city, train together, and get to know one another makes for a special environment inside the hostel you just can’t find anywhere else! Check out Mark and George’s experience at the BJJ Hostel and hear what they have to say about their time here:




Train with The Best in the World in San Diego!

  • Atos Jiu Jitsu with Andre Galvao, Keenan Cornelius, JT Torres, and Angelica Galvao
  • University of Jiu Jitsu with Saulo Ribeiro and Xande Ribeiro
  • The Arena MMA with Baret Yoshida
  • Nine Nine Jiu Jitsu with Eduardo Telles
  • Clark Gracie Academy with Clark Gracie
  • BJJ Revolution Team with Rodrigo Medeiros
  • Gracie Humaita with Leticia Ribeiro
  • Victory MMA with Dean Lister and Jeff Glover
  • Fabio Santos Academy with Fabio Santos

Pictures of Our Facilities

Please check the photo album at the following link for photos of our accommodations!



Hostel Location

The University of Jiu Jitsu (Saulo/Xande Ribeiro), Arena MMA (Baret Yoshida), and Victory MMA (Jeff Glover/Dean Lister) are all a 20-25 minute bus ride from the BJJ Hostel. Clark Gracie Academy in Oldtown is also about a 25 minute commute via bus too. Atos is about a 30-35 minute bus ride from the BJJ Hostel. All of these academies are accessible by driving 10-15 minutes if you have your own car!


Inside the Hostel

The hostel will be able to host up to 11 guests with ample room for all guests to enjoy their time and privacy. A training area is set up for guests to drill or roll at any time of day with 10×10 feet of tatami 1″ MMA puzzle mats to accommodate for hard training. Housekeeping services will be provided throughout the week along with laundry facilities inside the building.


Test Yourself at Competitions!

Group rides to local tournaments hosted by IBJJF and local circuits will offer guests  with multiple options to test yourself in the jiu jitsu proving grounds of southern California.


Pricing at Hostel

Please download our brochure at the following link for more information including pricing:

BJJ Hostel Brochure



Josh Mancuso from Lousiana: “Great accommodations, location, and hospitality. Dave is a very welcoming host who loves and is very involved in the local jiu jitsu scene. I highly recommend everyone to come out to SD and stay at the BJJ Hostel. I’ll be back for sure.”

Sascha Scharma from Germany: “Tolles Hostel zu gutem Preis. Tolle Anbindung an BJJ-Schulen und ein wirklich fürsorglicher Hostel-Leiter. Kann es jedem BJJler nur empfehlen.”

George Charalambopoulos from Oregon: “best experience in my life. thanks to Adam and Josh for the great time.”

Linden Clarke from Ontario, Canada: “This is the perfect place to stay! The location is amazing. Close to the beach and all the academies. The house has everything you need for training. There is a washing machine, dryer, soap, and tons of room to hang your gi. The living room is comfortable and has lots of room with a big screen tv for relaxing after training. The owner of the house (Dave) is awesome and will help you out with anything you need while you are staying there. When I stayed there I met a bunch of great guys and Dave took me to the University of Jiu Jitsu with him to train. If you are going to the area to train this is 100% the place you should stay. Thanks again for everything Dave!! I will for sure be back :)”

Hannah Robinow from Kansas: “Can’t say enough good things about this place! I would definitely recommend this to all of my friends– this is a great place to call a home-away from home while checking out the best of the surfing, training, and Açai bowls SoCal has to offer.”

Roxana Safipour from Colorado: “A friend and I stayed here for four nights while training at Gracie South Bay and the University. This is the perfect place to stay while training, with free laundry and access to the kitchen for cooking meals. It’s clean and quiet. Dave is a great host; he gave us lots of tips on things to do and places to eat in the neighborhood. Way better than staying at a hotel! If you are coming to San Diego to train you should definitely stay here.”

Ollie Price from London: “This place was amazing! Perfect location near the beach and close to all the best Jiu Jitsu academies in SoCal. Dave who runs the place is a legend! Cannot recommend this place enough go book book your stay!”

Terren Casson from New York: “Greatest place to stay to dive right in the San Diego’s amazing BJJ Community”

Mindy Ashby from Kansas: “Perfect location, accommodations, and hospitality! I will definitely go back. There should be locations like this throughout the states that can live up to the comfortability and hospitality of Dave’s hostel.”

Josh Mendoza from Colorado: “I moved to San Diego from Denver to pursue my career and my love for Jiu Jitsu. Since the day I landed at the BJJ Hostel I knew this was the best place I could be. With my gym being 15 minutes away, 5 minutes from the beach, a badass house manager in Dave Kim who I now consider a good friend, this place is everything I could ask for and more. Met some amazing people who share a passion for Jiu Jitsu and I see this place continuing to bring in some cool people from around the globe. Definitely the only place to stay in SD if youre coming to compete, train and vacation!!”



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