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HI - San Diego Downtown Hostel
521 Market Street, Downtown San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101 – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 197 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at HI - San Diego Downtown Hostel.
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The most recent booking for this property was made on Aug 29 at 2:45 AM from the United Kingdom.
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Pool Table, Massage, Game Room
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Wired internet is available in public areas and costs USD 5 per hour.
No parking available.
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Lockers, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry
Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
From 3:00 PM
Until 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.
Extra beds are not available.
Free! Up to two older children or adults stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 15 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking for more than 10 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
HI - San Diego Downtown Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.
Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
You must show a valid photo ID from outside of San Diego County and credit card upon check-in. San Diego County residents will not be admitted.
Please note: This property cannot accommodate reservations of more than 14 days within a 365 day period.
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.
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The location is great, right on the middle of the gaslamp district
The noise! Room was facing the street and with no double glazing you heard everything! Including people leaving bars at night and early morning deliveries
The staff was very friendly, facilities were clean and welcoming. I had a good time, the location was surrounded by places of entertainment and food.
Staff is terrible
bathroom attached to the room was still accessible to everyone else
I loved the location, the room was quiet, which I wanted. The whole building was very clean. It is 100 years old so it is not fancy but it suited me fine. The staff was great & helpful and I enjoyed the evening meals.
While I was there it was very humid and I like a very cool room so I bought a fan to make my room cooler. It did have a celing fan & a window fan but for me that was not enough. I needed a new fan so it worked out.
I didn't get in till about 10pm, but the staff was still eager to welcome me and get me situated. Even when I felt I was bugging them by asking too many questions they were still extremely friendly and helped out a ton. I honestly don't see myself ever wanting to stay at a conventional hotel again.
There wasn't anything I didn't like. It was my first Hostel experience and it was better than I expected. Nothing like the movie haha
cannot use wifi in my room(305)
Great central location, lovely rooms. Would definitely stay again.
Location, private room with private bath
sheets were very thin, worn. Noisy air conditioner.
I loved everything from the people to location and environment of hotel
Some nights downtown was really loud but overall it was great
In the middle of downtown, close to bars, restaurants, movie theatre etc.
Breakfast was alright...
That staff was overwhelming helpful. Even when I kept coming to ask more questions and felt like I was annoying them, they were more than happy to answer any questions I had. They made my first stay in a hostel and in San Diego fantastic!
Excellent location on Market & 5th in the middle of the Gaslamp Quarter, 10 mins' walk from the Convention Center. I asked for a quiet room and got one facing the "courtyard," where there was no street noise at all (though the view outside the window wasn't great), which was great.
The building is a bit dated, which I don't mind, but the sheets were a bit dodgy - there was a questionable hair on a pillow and some stains on the bedspread that I didn't want to think too much about. For the price, though, this hostel is a great value.
Everything. Congratulations to all the staff for being so kind. Great value for price.
exceptional hostel, great location. Great value for money.
Great location, we didn't find it too noisy. Renovated bathrooms are great, older ones ok, and clean.
Old building, showing its age - not hotel quality clean, but ok.
The best location to stay in San Diego. Staff very friendly. They have a a communal kitchen, if you're with children it helps a lot. The room could be better cleaned during our stay but nothing to discrediting. Maybe the best cost-benefit of the region.
The location was perfect. Plenty to see and do all within walking distance. Gas Lamp District has a ton of great bars too.
They need to fix the clock in the room. It showed me 2 hours earlier the real time so i woke up and didn't hurry to pack my bag. But the stuff came and told me if i will not get out the room in 30 min, they will charge me another 100$ for 1 day...Not nice, guys.
The noise coming through the window was too loud that I couldn't sleep.
very helpful staff great location in Gaslamp comfortable private rooms for a price of hostel, you can use facilities of hotel!
reconstruction works, so a bit noisy athmosphere, but understandable
The location is great, as the Gaslamp neighborood is fun, and the staff was really nice!
why paint the wall during the night? The smile was terrible!
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