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Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend stayed in a private room, and our 4 friends stayed in other rooms for about a week. We LOVED our stay. Perfect distance from everything - Ocean Beach, the zoo, good food, etc. The bathrooms were awesome for a hostel, and the whole place was cool. Hammocks, ping pong, a big communal space! Staff was awesome... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hostel years ago while traveling with 2 teenage daughters. Now I came back as a solo traveler and it is still a great place to stay. Place was clean, rooms were clean. Really nice kitchen facility. I showed up without a reservation and got a top bunk, but no big deal. I had to do laundry... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Point Loma was a pleasant surprise after checking out several hostels on the beach that were filled with party type people. As i prefer a quiet easy going atmosphere, i ended up staying 3 nights instead of just one. Very clean, with a nice out door patio for morning coffee (they make the best organic coffee) and socializing. Also a... More 

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Fresno, Cali
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 3 different times in 3 different private rooms n really like HI Point Loma because... PROs: Easy checkin n checkout Friendly n very helpful staff Clean throughout entire facility FREE breakfast FREE n very good coffee (freshly ground) FREE public street parking FREE fast wifi Clean fairly NEW upgraded Women's bathrooms upstairs with clean showers...always saw staff cleaning... More 

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HI-PointLoma, Front Office Manager at Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We value our customers feedback! We are apologize for the inconvenience it may cause having the AC unit controls locked, we went this route because too many people were struggling with the settings were not controlling the room temperatures comfortably. If you stay with us again please do not hesitate to request the staff... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The downtown location is great for all the activities associated with nightlife. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the parking garage near HI was reasonably priced and across the street. The bldg itself was clean, quiet and beautifully decorated. The room was nicely maintained and so was the private bathroom. We were facing a very busy street so... More 

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12 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel is located in a quaint neighborhood near a grocery store and some restaurants. The outside of the hostel is very much like a beach community and is very secure. I'm thinking I liked the most about the hostel were the other guests that we socialized with. Many of the guests were from Germany. I was able to get... More 

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HI-PointLoma, Front Office Manager at Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, and for choosing to stay at HI Point Loma. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here! More 

Carson, California
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The location was okay, the dorm room was great, in fact, I slept on the upper bunk bed and the lighting during late night was very uncomfortable to put back all my belongings into the safe, but everything else is A-okay.

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HI-PointLoma, Front Office Manager at Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, we always want to know how to improve your hostel experience. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us! More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Great location. Close to shopping and restaurants/take away. The beds were fantastic. Nice atmosphere, very relaxing. Only bad thing is the wifi cuts off very often. But other than that, it's awesome. Very clean. Would recommend it any day.

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HI-PointLoma, Front Office Manager at Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to give us a great review! We will find a solution for the wifi problem. Thank you for choosing HI Point Loma! More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the room was really too tiny for us. There was no space to put the stuff anyway. It's noisy because of the aircrafts which are starting and landing every 10 minutes. We wanted to cancel our reservation for 7 nights. This was no problem. Kimi was very nice and did everything to make us happy. The hostel itself is... More 

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HI-PointLoma, Front Office Manager at Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in San Diego. More 

Santa Barbara, California
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

My friend and I stayed here for a couple of nights when we came here to visit San Diego. All in all, this was a practical place to stay, with lots of good amenities. On the plus side: * Nice common areas - Clean, large, well-equipped kitchen, plus dining room, TV room, laundry room, outdoor patio that has ping pong,... More 

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HI-PointLoma, Front Office Manager at Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review our hostel. We hope that you end up back here in the future! We are sorry to hear that your dormitory room was not as comfortable as it could've been. We do have AC throughout the hostel that our staff will happily adjust per guest requests. :) More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come Chill in our Air-conditioned hostel featuring a laid-back atmosphere with a beautiful, sunny courtyard complete with table tennis, gas BBQ, and plenty of spots to relax. There is also a large, open kitchen that's perfect for cooking and sharing your favorite meals and a comfy, spacious lounge with a big screen smart TV that you can stream Netflix on. FREE WIFI throughout building. Weekly dinners, barbecues, and Taco Crawls are conducted by helpful hostel staff. The Point Loma Hostel is located two miles from San Diego's famous Ocean Beach in the relaxed neighborhood of Point Loma. Ocean Beach and its accompanying nightlife, cafes, restaurants, shops and weekly Farmer's Market are just a short 5 min drive/bus ride or 20 min walk away. Nearby, Sea World and Mission Bay are just a 5 minute drive or 20 minute bus ride away. Balboa Park, with its museums and the world famous San Diego Zoo, and Downtown San Diego are 15 or 30 minutes away by car and bus respectively. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma

Address: 3790 Udall St, San Diego, CA 92107
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Point Loma
Price Range: $40 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“all rooms seem to be relatively quiet”
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 of 5 bubbles holysmile24, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best views with some quieter rooms after 11:00 PM PDT.”
 of 5 bubbles DennisAlabaso, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“good pricing”
 of 5 bubbles claudeth padres, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you can afford it take one of the private rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles sandnsun4ever, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you want a private room, you may have to pay more. I did. It was still less than a cheap hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles paolipam, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
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