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Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Concierge
Wheelchair Access
1.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived in San Diego by flying in. I took a taxi from the airport to the hostel. This was a regular cab and it costed me just under $18, not including tip, to get there. The front of the hostel has very bold letters...More

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Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and thank you for sharing with our future guests :). We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed September 21, 2018

Well, I had another terrific weekend stay at Hostelling International in Downtown San Diego. This year, I was supposed to go to Seattle, Washington to both volunteer and attend for this year's Bumbershoot, so I postponed that vacation to Seattle until early November of this...More

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Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded September 23, 2018

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed August 4, 2018 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.More

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Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded September 18, 2018

We are sorry to read that your stay was not up to expectation. We do offer air conditioning in our 4 bed and private room options. We are working on getting AC into our 10 bed dorms as well. Hopefully when you return we will...More

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

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Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for the feedback. We are currently working on solutions for that room for future guests. If you return, please call and book directly. We'll be able to better accommodate you and quieter part of the building away from the cigar bar.

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
Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for the review. We do offer AC in our private rooms and 4 person dorms. We are currently working on getting AC into our 10 person dorms. We hope to see you again in the future.

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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
Laundry Service
Concierge
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
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Price range
US$46 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$46 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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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"Best views in a perfect location (including Downtown San Diego)."
DennisAlabaso
Sep. 21, 2018
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"This location had best views, along with 2 shareable HDTVs available in this hostel."
DennisAlabaso
May 24, 2018
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"Just the rooms on the kitchen floor would be the best to stay in."
Mahmoudi82
Dec. 28, 2017
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"2nd floor rooms are great for nearby TV room, laundry room & computers while 3rd floor is practical for..."
fredericg189
Aug. 21, 2017
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