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542 3rd Avenue, Downtown San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 165 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Hostel On 3rd.
|Room Selected at Check In|
|Single Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
|Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
|Single Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room|
|Private 2-Bed Dormitory Room|
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Hostel On 3rd's staff speaks: Chinese, English
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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.
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
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 165 reviews
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Featuring a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub, this San Diego motel includes a cable TV with HBO movie channels in every room. San Diego International Airport is just a 10 minute drive away.
Score from 1487 reviews Review score
Set in a Victorian house in the heart of Central San Diego, this hostel offers dormitory rooms with free Wi-Fi. It serves daily free cooked meals and daily free guided local adventure activities.
Score from 260 reviews Excellent
Located a 5-minute walk from the Gaslamp Quarter, this East Village San Diego hostel provides free Wi-Fi and a free daily continental breakfast. A common room features a DVD player and a XBOX system.
Score from 278 reviews 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 582 reviews Good
May 19, 2015
I thought it was great. The girl at the front desk was very helpful, I wish I would have stayed longer. Bring a towel and blanket if you can but they are available.
May 10, 2015
Bunk Bed in 2 Bed dorm squeaked a lot.
Staff was super friendly and attentive. Everything was pretty clean and free breakfast with Pancakes and Cereals was a big plus. Location next to Bay Area and Gaslamp Quarter is just perfect. Quiet at night. Enough Showers & Toilets.
April 21, 2015
I didn't like the bathrooms. Very dirty. All the time.
A chinese guy who works there. I forgot his name. He was amazing. Very helpful with everything I need. Also the location is awesome.Also the location is awesome. Close to everything.
April 15, 2015
The lobby was separated and the wifi doesn't work in the rooms
The location and the breakfast
April 14, 2015
You have to give a $20 deposit and their are alot of ways to lose your deposit because their is alot of rules. But there chill though.
It was in down town walking distance to all the bars in the gas lamp district
April 12, 2015
You have to walk down hallways to use bathroom.
Right in the heart of downtown so I can walk to variety of bars and restaurants.Also near baseball stadium.
April 8, 2015
The staff and location were really good. Very good price too.
April 7, 2015
Breakfast time should be longer No privacy
Staff Location Cheap People
April 6, 2015
pay for parking
Close to gaslamp and food
March 26, 2015
Noisy bunkbeds $3 charge for credit card transaction but everywhere else its free Layout of the building: Reception street level and to access dorms needed to go outside to next door
Location was really good and not noisy Friendly staff
March 22, 2015
The dirty rooms and bathroom The smell They asked me to pay an additional fee of 5$ for the credit card They asked also for a 20$ deposit !!!
March 5, 2015
Not very clean, especially the kitchen(which i didn't use, though). But hey, it's a hostel so actually lower expectations than at regular hotels.
Pingpongtable, wifi, Netflix, staff!
February 5, 2015
There is a song sung by guns and roses , it says when you have a job to do, do it well. Hostel on 3rd does this , all staff are friendly and helpful, it is clean with a good breakfast and interesting travelers. I travel to San Diego often and know the Hostels and this is 1 of 2 with good mattresses.
February 1, 2015
you'd better use other hostels.
January 10, 2015
Freezing cold, very cheap blankets, funny smell throughout the place, very poor wifi, late check-in (4pm). Not sure we got a "deal" through booking...Check prices on site first.
Location is good, helpful staff, nice lounge with boardgames, TV, dvds and books/magazines.
January 6, 2015
Give better blankets, install a heater, and increase the wifi quality
For the price that I paid, the hostel was excellent. The localization is excellent. There are a lot of stores, resataurants, pharamcies, supermarkets nearby. However, it was cold because they don't have a heater, and the blanket was awful. I had to sleep with many clothes to got warm. Another bad point is the wifi. It was almost impossible to use it. Also, it is necessary to rent a towel. Overall, I would recommend it.
January 5, 2015
freezing cold at night without enough blankets. no working wi-fi during the duration of my two day stay.
location. older building but passable for comfort if on a budget.
January 2, 2015
Even there was a good solution, the situation was unexpected and a little uncomfortable... I understand that this mistakes could be happen, I just ask more careful with those stuffs. Than you
Me and my friend arrived the hostel... For any reason they didn't have our reservation, but inmediately sorted out and gave us a private room and better prize for first night.
December 29, 2014
Wifi does not worked in my room and kitchen. I felt cold some nights even with a blanket.
Excellent location with public transportation near by, grocery stores and night life. Hostel has equipped kitchen!
December 11, 2014
- wifi mainly availible just in kitchen and lobby - squeaking/noisy (but comfortable) bed
- very friendly and helpflul staff - perfect location in the city, very close to trolley - included breakfast with pancakes - big and comfortable lounge with tv, games, pool table etc.
November 21, 2014
-Pay for towel
-Kitchen -Multiple Bathrooms -Nice Staff
October 14, 2014
But I suggest the hostel use some air fresher, it smells so bad. And have some hairs on the sheet before I live in this hostel
Love this vintage hostel ~ near to the shopping mall, close to the restaurant.
September 14, 2014
Awesome staff, pleasant atmosphere, one of the finest hostels I've ever been to.
September 13, 2014
September 11, 2014
Breakfast starts at 8 am, I left earlier
Trolley station at 5 min walk Nice staff Quiet at night
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