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Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gaslamp quarter”(28 reviews)
“hi hostel”(6 reviews)
“great location”(47 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
1 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awful. It is in the middle Of the gaslamp district. Super loud, cannot sleep and no air conditioning. As there is no air conditioning the windows are open and that creates a vicious cycle of heat and noise and no sleep.

Thank naomis192018
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Attending a conference at the Convention center is a huge expense. 8 nights at an hotel linked to the conference is an enormous expense. Hi San Diego was the best option: 5 minutes walk to the convention center, 5 minutes to Ralph's supermarket, 10 minutes...More

Thank Sylviane D
Reviewed July 2, 2018

The hostel has a wonderful atmosphere and plenty of free perks. Included are free breakfast, towels, soap and shampoo in the washrooms. Good selection of teas and hot chocolate all day long. On the flip side, the absent ACs make it hard to sleep in...More

Thank jan k
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

This is our second time going to this hostel and it never disappoints! Staff are friendly, the ambience is great and the rooms are clean and spacious. After another mediocre experience at another HI, I can now say that this HI tops the others. The...More

Thank jacintarosew
Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you for the lovely review! We hope to see you again in the future!!

Reviewed May 24, 2018

The location (521 Market Street) and my dorm room were terrific, and I stayed in this hostel in honor of my 55th birthday. I even participated for this year's March of Dimes' March for Babies event at Balboa Park for the third year in a...More

Thank DennisAlabaso
Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded June 12, 2018

Happy Birthday!!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
Details
Price range
US$47 - US$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$47 - US$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (130)
Room & Suite (50)
Dining (17)
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NMPate
March 3, 2017|
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Response from Judith_AGM | Property representative |
Hi, Check-in time is anytime after 3pm. In a private room it is possible to check-in late in the evening. Just make sure to contact us before so that we can expect your arrival.
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ajs202
August 15, 2015|
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Response from norcalitaliana | Property representative |
Greetings ajs202, There is parking nearby. The two closest parking options are the Park It On Market garage (on Market between 6th and 7th), and the LAZ Parking Lot (on Market between 7th and 8th). The Garage parking is... More
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"This location had best views, along with 2 shareable HDTVs available in this hostel."
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"Just the rooms on the kitchen floor would be the best to stay in."
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"2nd floor rooms are great for nearby TV room, laundry room & computers while 3rd floor is practical for..."
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"Private rooms are available!"
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