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Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

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Overview
521 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-7024 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Concierge
Wheelchair Access
1.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

The hostel is located in an historic area with active and noisy nightlife. I stayed in two 4-bed female rooms --- one smelled like cigarette smoke, and the window could not be opened, so it couldn't be ventilated -- and the other room bordered a...More

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Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you for the feedback! The lively neighborhood can be a challenge. We are glad you enjoyed your stay regardless of the small issues.

Reviewed December 28, 2017

Very nice management of Mr. Bo and I really give everyone under his management a big thank you and wish them all the best! The room was an ensuite and was very comfortable to me and my friend also found it comfortable.

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

Thank you! We'll be sure to let Mr. Bo know!

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

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Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and for highlighting our rules. Guest safety is our number one priority and we want to make sure that only registered guests are in our building.

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

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Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your honest review. We have spoken to the staff about incident. We wish you luck in future travels and hope to see you again in the future.

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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 More myriad of free tours and activities, and all of our beds are Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Concierge
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
48
Price range
US$47 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hostelling International San Diego Downtown Hotel San Diego
Location
United States > California > San Diego
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
48
Price range
US$47 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hostelling International San Diego Downtown Hotel San Diego
Location
United States > California > San Diego
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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
"Best views in a perfect location (including Downtown San Diego)."
DennisAlabaso
3 weeks ago
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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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