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Located in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, this nonprofit hostel, has a fully-equipped kitchen and offers free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and filtered water 24-hours a day. Balboa Park is 3 mi away.

Accommodations at HI San Diego Downtown Hostel includes heating and a fan. Private air-conditioned rooms are available with private bathrooms and hairdryers. Personal lockers are available for each dorm bed. Free high-speed WiFi is included in public areas.

HI San Diego Downtown Hostel offers laundry facilities and a 24-hour shared kitchen. Free luggage storage is also available as well as an around the clock reception with no curfew.

Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball team, is 2 minutes’ drive away. San Diego Convention Center is 1 mi away.

This is our guests' favorite part of San Diego, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

HI San Diego Downtown Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Dec 22, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of San Diego, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2!


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Do i need to be a member of IH to stay at the HI san diego downtown Hostel?
    Yes, a Hostelling International membership is required in order to stay at our non-profit network of hostels. You can become a member by purchasing a..
    Answered on February 19, 2020
  • Hi do you have parking lots? If not any suggestions please
    There are several parking garages and lots located around the hostel as well as metered street parking. The parking garages charge $15 or more for ove..
    Answered on December 13, 2019
  • Is it quiet at night?
    If you'd like a quiet room please request this while making your reservation and we will do our best to accommodate this specification. Being in the ..
    Answered on September 7, 2019
  • Hi How does one apply for a membership or is it needed?
    We are a nonprofit member organization, all guests are required to be members. If you do not have a current HI/YHA membership, you may purchase an ann..
    Answered on July 4, 2021
  • Is the kitchen available for cooking meals?
    We have two microwaves available for you to cook your meals.
    Answered on September 9, 2020
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Travel Proud

Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Amenities of HI San Diego Downtown Hostel
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Bicycle rental Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Pool table
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

HI San Diego Downtown Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking for more than 6 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover Diners Club American Express HI San Diego Downtown Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

When booking 9 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Property has house rules that must be adhered to. Please contact the property for details.

Hosteling International is a member based organization. Guests must present a membership card at check-in or pay a membership fee of USD 4 per night. Please contact the property for more details.

Guests under 18 years of age 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: Property cannot accommodate reservations for more than 14 days within a 365 day period.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

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.

Please inform HI San Diego Downtown Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about HI San Diego Downtown Hostel

  • HI San Diego Downtown Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Bicycle rental

  • Check-in at HI San Diego Downtown Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to HI San Diego Downtown Hostel by:

    • Bus 27min

  • HI San Diego Downtown Hostel is 650 feet from the center of San Diego.

  • The prices at HI San Diego Downtown Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.