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Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

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Traveller (130)
Room & Suite (50)
Dining (17)
Ratings and reviews
Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gaslamp quarter”(28 reviews)
“hi hostel”(6 reviews)
“dorm room”(6 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Suites
Fitness centre
Kitchenette
1 Star Hotel
We’re here to help you with the most central and accessible hostel in San Diego. Let our award winning staff ensure you receive the most comfortable and enjoyable hostel stay you’ve ever had. We offer a myriad of free tours and activities, and all of our beds are Tempur-Pedic mattresses.
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Location and contact
521 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-7024
3.8 km to San Diego Intl Airport
397 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
1.4 km from USS Midway Museum
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

I am a frequent traveller who has stayed at well over 30 hostels throughout the past couple years. I have never written a negative review before, but felt the need to write this in order to protect would-be travelers from a sub-par hostelling experience. Although...More

2  Thank Amanda E
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

Initially we were sceptical. How will it be , with kids & bunker beds.But when ee reached, the warm welcoming attitude of front desk & instantly allowing an early checkin was very comforting. But euphoria got the better of us, when we entered our room...More

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

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

Reviewed October 9, 2017

We had a frighteningly negative experience on the first night we arrived at the hostel on Sunday October 1st 2017... Upon arrival to the hostel we were notified there was an organised party happening on our corridor, we were really happy about this because we'd...More

3  Thank BarnesBrewing
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

The service on the hostel was nice, all the receptionist were very helpful, is everything very clean and I appreciated. But the location is not so good, at the same corner there are several bars with music all night and through the windows you can...More

Thank Sara M
Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded August 22, 2017

Thank you for all of the great feedback. We are currently working on a solution for getting outlets next to every bed in our dorms. We hope to see yo again in the future!

Reviewed August 21, 2017

We stayed at various youth hostels during this road trip in California and this one was by far the best value for money, best location and overall best managed property we found. Staff was nice and gave lots of useful insights, and the location is...More

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Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded August 22, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us!!

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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
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Price range
US$51 - US$277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$51 - US$277 (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)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
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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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Room Tips
"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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