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542 3rd Avenue, Downtown San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101 – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 95 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Hostel On 3rd.
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Pool Table, Game Room
Free! WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges apply.
Shared Lounge/TV Area
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! One child under 2 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking for more than 6 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
A security deposit of USD 20 is required upon arrival for incidental charges. This deposit is fully refundable upon check-out and subject to a damage inspection of the accommodation.
Based on 95 reviews
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In a historic 1880s building in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, this hostel serves a daily free breakfast and has shared accommodations with free Wi-Fi. The San Diego Zoo is 2 miles away.
Score from 157 reviews Very good
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Score from 339 reviews Good
In San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, this non-profit hostel serves a daily breakfast, has a full kitchen and provides free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and filtered water 24-hours a day.
Score from 213 reviews Very good
In sunny San Diego, this motel is a 10-minute drive from Sea World. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with cable. San Diego International Airport and San Diego Zoo are 3 miles away.
Score from 529 reviews Good
Room is so warm but fan is provided, so overall it was okay
best price and location.
too hot. bad wifi at room
The staff was sooo nice and helpfful! The location was EXCELENT, downtown. The price let me had more fun around :-)
Entrance (to rooms) needs some maintenance, but all the rest is good and charming.
Breakfast Staff Location
Beds are uncomfortable It was too hot in the rooms
location amenities staff
Is really close, helps alot to be at night life at comicon and to place the stuff you buy, so closer to my favorite bars and restaurants, people are nice, and willign to help. Had a great time i will come back again.
Location Staff Nice kitchen facilities Great grocery/supplies store near by (Ralph's) Uber taxis (look up the app) were everywhere and so much cheaper than a taxi plus much friendlier!
No early check in :-( And just being picky now but no toilet brushes in toilet so people couldn't clean it after using it....
This was a great hostel- quiet rooms, very friendly staff and reasonably clean facilities. Very accommodating and located right in center. I used the hotel to attend conference and it was wonderful
The Location was great, the staff was friendly, and the facilities were all very nice.
Parking was a bit of a hassle.
Good location - one block away from the famous Gaslamp district. Fair room rate. Friendly staff. Free baggage storage in the lobby. Choose this facility if location means everything for you.
First of all it's a hostel and you feel it in every small piece of this place. But this is a good hostel. Though the building is old with no sound proofing. It's a little dirty, but not that bad. The breakfast was a joke - you have to cook it yourself using their ingredients and reusablee dishes, then you have to wash after you. I'd also recommend to wash the dishes before eating, just in case.
The place they provided for everyone to use for entertainment, and web searching. The staff were nice and friendly.
It is often said that a place is judged by its people and it was never truer than with Hostel on 3rd. James and his affable staff made my stay extremely easy and enjoyable. I was staying for 5 days with a gap day in the middle when I travelled. I wanted to leave my large bag here and they were extremely accommodating and made it very easy for me. Would absolutely recommend to anyone traveling on a budget. And even if you're not on a budget, the place is certainly worth an experience due to the truly global people that come and live here.
The room was unclean. Only sheets were changed. The wi-fi doesn't work in our room.
The location was pretty much perfect, though Friday and Saturday night was still fairly loud outside, even though it was not on the most main street int eh Gaslamp.
There were only 3 bathrooms with showers and toilets available for the entire hostel. There was another set of toilets available, but you had to go outside to enter the lounge area to get to them. The quiet hours were not enforced and it was very loud in the room area until 3 am Friday and Saturday night.
James is my main man! Greatest host ever!
The bathrooms are very dirty. There were parts that are rusted. Odors to be eliminated last long. The entrance is not appropriate.
This is a decent hostel, very clean.
-Best price in town for a hostel (~$25 as of last month) -Convenient location to bars, clubs -Friendly staff, patrons
Not much free parking, but that's downtown for you. Maybe if there could be a parking validation for the nearby pay-to-park station that would definitely be a plus. Breakfast also ran out before I could get any during the allotted time.
the worm hospitality i got amazed me, i really appreciate thanks
Staff was cool
Very friendly staff, clean, cheap, breakfast with cereals and pancakes. Nice lobby : good to work or watch a movie with friends.
hardly any other people staying there
The location is perfect,exactly in the center of San Diego! The kitchen is really cute and there is a lot of staff for breakfast. I liked it so much
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