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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.
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
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
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
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!!
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
Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded June 12, 2018
Happy Birthday!!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
Response from norcalitaliana | Property representative |
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
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 24 hours, and you pay when you take your car out, so it is typically $15-$20 for a 24-hour period depending on when you take you car in and out. The Parking Lot is typically $9-$12 for a 10-hour period of time. With the lot, you can only pay for 10 hours of parking at a time, and you pay upon arrival the kiosks located in the lot.
All the best and safe travels!
Amelia Barrett, AGM
HI--Downtown San Diego
521 Market St. 92101
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