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Want to stay at the beach? For next to nothing? Then this is the place for you. This hostel is located in a former military barracks, and admittedly, the decor isn’t much fancier than it was back in the days when soldiers bunked here. Most of the rooms are dorms, with simple pine bunk beds and shared bathrooms. But bedding is provided, and it’s clean, well-maintained, and safe. There’s a cafe that serves simple food prepared by students of the North Shore Culinary School, as well as a kitchen where you can cook your own meals. And the hostel’s staff can set you up with tours and activities. But the real point is the setting—right in the middle of a big park just a block away from beautiful Jericho Beach.