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521 Market Street, Downtown San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 306 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|
|Room Selected at Check In|
|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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HI - San Diego Downtown Hostel's staff speaks: Spanish, English
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Wired internet is available in public areas and costs USD 5 per hour.
No parking available.
Ralph's (0.3 miles)
Krisp Beverages & Natural Foods (0.4 miles)
Lotus Thai Cuisine (0.2 miles) Pokez (0.5 miles) Zanzibar Cafe (0.2 miles)
Lion Coffee (0.2 miles) Starbuck's (0.1 miles)
Sea Port Village (0.7 miles)
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 306 reviews
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Situated in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, this hotel is a 15-minute walk from the San Diego Convention Center. It offers a free shuttle from the San Diego International Airport.
Score from 620 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 583 reviews Good
In a historic 1880s building in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, this hostel serves a daily free breakfast and offers shared accommodations with free Wi-Fi. The San Diego Zoo is 2 miles away.
Score from 182 reviews Very good
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 276 reviews Good
May 21, 2015
It's still a hostel, so dint expect total peace and quiet. Other guests were pretty load and quite a bit of noise from the street too.
As far as hostels go, this is by far the best I've stayed in. Great location and facilities and great value for money.
May 20, 2015
It's a bit far from public transportation. Have to walk five or six blocks to transit.
The staff was great. Clean, great bed. Really awesome place to stay. Good breakfast and nice to have WiFi in room.
May 11, 2015
May 7, 2015
Beds could be a little bit more comfy.
Staff was friendly, even gave us free entrance tickets to a club!
May 5, 2015
Stayed in early May but may not in the peak of summer. No AC and it was already quite warm.
Location, close to trains, buses and all the nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter. Comfortable private rooms. Clean for the most part.
April 28, 2015
Loved this place.
April 25, 2015
The parking situation
Definitely liked the location. The staff was fun. The room was nice and clean.
April 15, 2015
Not very social, but it may have just been bad timing for when I was there.
Location was the best you could ask for. The Staff were wonderful and helpful.
April 12, 2015
Noise from other guests.
Liked the service, room, kitchen, 24 hrs availability of tea and coffee.
April 7, 2015
There is a lot of noise from the bars till 2am. The windows cannot be closed completely to cancel the noise
it has an excellent location, in the middle of gasslamp, near to a lot of attractions. Free Wifi and breakfast
April 6, 2015
The metal bed-frame squeaked loudly with EVERY move we made. The floor could've used a mop. Walls and doors were too thin. You could hear everyone walking by. One window didn't have curtains, so we woke up every time or neighbor turned their lights on and off. The worst part was being woken up several times by the returning partiers in the kitchen from 2-7am. It was too much of a frat house mentality for us. If you're a light or moderate sleeper do not reserve any of the rooms near the kitchen or lounge area, you won't get any sleep. Great for partiers.
The location was great. The staff sweet. The building and decor was kind of cute.
April 1, 2015
Everything was great all the stuff give us ideas to enjoy to have fun
Exiting intense art in the board for things to do in San diego
March 26, 2015
The location is just the best it could be in Gaslamp Quarter. The staff is always helpfull and polite. I've forgotten my ipad in my room and they've helped me out sending it to the airport for me! Great people!
March 26, 2015
Construction going on, so could not sleep past 8am
March 24, 2015
Very friendly staff and nice ambience. Comfortable and clean.
March 20, 2015
Breakfast and dinner activities should be more publicized.
March 17, 2015
Outsider street noise
March 14, 2015
Nice staff, nice facilities, does exactly what it says on the tin but nicely!
March 10, 2015
Considerable noises from outside till 1-2 A.M., probably because of a huge number of visitors for a meeting held at the convention center.
Walking distance from the convention center.
March 2, 2015
Surly attendant at check in, room stunk of sewer gas, dingy room, cheap bedding. It was like moving into a public restroom.
location was convenient to convention center
February 24, 2015
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...
Location, friendly and helpful staff.
February 23, 2015
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.
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.
February 20, 2015
Well no tv in the room. But still was good. We can leave without it.
Most of all. Close to everywhere. Specially from where I needed to be working. Great location.
February 19, 2015
The no alcohol policy
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.
February 19, 2015
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!
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