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521 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 270 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at HI - San Diego Downtown Hostel.
|Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room|
|Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room|
|Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom|
|Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room|
|Twin Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom|
|Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room|
|Double Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Double Room with Private Bathroom|
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Pool Table, Massage, Game Room
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
Krisp Beverages & Natural Foods (0.4miles)
Lotus Thai Cuisine (0.2miles) Pokez (0.5miles) Zanzibar Cafe (0.2miles)
Lion Coffee (0.2miles) Starbuck's (150yrd)
Sea Port Village (0.7miles)
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Extra beds are not available.
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.
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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.
Based on 270 reviews
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Location, friendly and helpful staff.
We stayed in a double room with private bathroom. Room itself and facilities were fantastic however the noise from the surrounding night hotspots was deafening in the room so if you're a light sleeper perhaps pack your noise canceling headsets...
Great location, good (and clean!) amenities, approachable staff, interesting events, and friendly guests. It was my first stay at a hostel, and it was a pleasantly surprising experience. I met people of all ages and a wide array of nationalities.
Showers were nerve wracking because people faced with a locked door would sometimes refuse to give up and yank it hard a few times. Clear curtains / screens make it so that you have little cover if they succeed. I would suggest implementing a lock based system for vacant/occupied like on airplanes to avoid awkward situations.
Most of all. Close to everywhere. Specially from where I needed to be working. Great location.
Well no tv in the room. But still was good. We can leave without it.
Brand new facilities, warm and generous staff, smiling and hard working cleaning ladies, super comfortable bed (I was in a double room), a kitchen nicer than at my own place, top location... All I can say is "wow". Dont hésitate to book this hostel.
The no alcohol policy
Comfortable rooms. Completely soundproof room where I was - couldn't even hear the roadworks going on outside one morning. Friendly staff. Clean facilities. Located right in the centre of Gaslamp Quarter with easy access to everything. Would definitely stay here again!
Friendly staff....very helpful! A couple steps away from nightlife
The location is perfect for those who like bars and restaurants. You can walk to the pier (or take the metro, which is few blocks down) and is also close to the san diego convention center.
My room is on top of the 5th street, which can be really noisy at night. But you can ask them ahead you prefer the quiet side if you wish so.
i stayed in a double bed room with private bathroom. good place. nice and clean rooms. nice staff. great location, right in the middle of gaslamp district. just 10 minutes walk from the harbor. 5 minutes walk from the bus station or trolley station to all the places you can travel to.
they didn't write in the invitation that the payment is made on check-in.
Love the close proximity to see and explore downtown San Diego. The staff was very helpful and made great suggestions. I was impressed by the kitchen and the size of this hostal.
It would have been nice to know that no alcohol was permitted on the premises. It would have saved us the trouble of checking our bottle of wine and then claiming it later but that was the only minor inconvenience.
I liked the fact that everybody was open minded, it was easy to make some connections And speak with others
The only thing I liked was the hallways. They looked cleaned and fun
The employe that helped us in the front desk. Her name was Maury. I work with customer service as well and to be honest I felt treated poorly When we first arrived she didn't let us in. We told her we made reservations and gave one of the girls I came with attitude. It took forever to get into our rooms.
No sockets near the beds
front desk was very helpful.
Better than most of the hostels, great location(next to all the bars and clubs), you can easily walk to the beach
Sheets could have been cleaner
The staff where amazing
The location is in the heart of downtown. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. There was a window air conditioner in my room and a (weak) blow dryer in the bathroom. Each bathroom was a one person facility so you have privacy. There was a large flat screen tv and a couch but more importantly for me there were two free computers for public use and free wifi. Plus they give you sheets and towels for no extra charge. I did not eat there so I can't vouch for the food. The staff was knowledgeable and courteous. They helped me with directions around town. It is an adequate lodging given the very low price point.
great location within the gaslamp quarter.Great base for most excursions.
Really bad bed had me getting neckaches for the duration of my stay
Staff were very friendly & helpful. Fantastic kitchen with spices available, plenty pots, pans & containers for food.
Toaster & hot water filter broken & not replaced or removed when I told staff. TV poor connection & unable to was rich
no wardrobe for clothes no TV no coffee facilities in the room
The hostel had great amenities, most of the staff were friendly and helpful, it was in a great location and the bed was comfortable
As the hostel is on the Main Street it is extremely loud on Fridays and saturdays. It doesn't help that the airconditioning unit installed is out of the bottom of the window making it even louder. They provide you with a refrigerator in your room but you aren't allowed food or drink out of the kitchen?? The breakfast is terrible.
The location is awesome with easy access to a lot of tourist attractions and restaurants. The slip of road guide is very thoughtful.
The window in the room could not be opened. the smell of smoke lingered in the room.
Nice Kitchen. Free coffee and tea at all hours (no herbal tea so bring your own). Fridge in room. Nicely furnished room. Comfortable bed. Staff EXTREMELY helpful, especially with directions and restaurant recommendations. They happily store luggage after checkout. Location very convenient for convention center.
Can be noisy. It is an old building with hardwood floors. Street noise on some sides of building. Air conditioning and ear plugs (supplied by front desk on request) helped. Breakfast hours didn't work for me as I was going to a conference that started at 7am but there is a large drug store and a very large supermarket nearby and helpful staff did offer to give me some instant oatmeal to make in the morning. No late check-outs granted--not even half an hour! They can't possibly clean all the rooms at the same time.
Great Location, downtown in the gaslamp district. Nice Facilities (lots of showers, a very well kept pool table)
No individual lights of plugs in the dorm.
This is one of the best HI that I've already been. They put my family (we haven't ask for it) in a quiet room (304) because our baby (4m old) was traveling with us. Location is amazing. Close to the main restaurants and attractions.
I think the price was a bit salty but nothing too high.
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