We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
2017-08-27 2017-08-28
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

    521 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    2017-08-27 2017-08-28
    US$100
    US$71
    SAVE US$29
    US$82
    US$100
    Traveller (116)
    Room & Suite (40)
    Dining (17)
    Overview
    • Excellent43%
    • Very good37%
    • Average14%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Wheelchair Access
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Restaurant
    1.5 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    Offers from Hostelling International San Diego Downtown
    Deals (9)
    Aug 27Aug 28
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    • Basic 10 Bed Female Dorm
      US$100US$71
      View Deal
    • 2xSingle Bed in Female Dormitory Room
      US$82
      View Deal
    • Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom
      US$100
      View Deal
    View all 9 deals from US$71
    The Horton Grand Hotel
    844 reviews
    #65 of 278 hotels in San Diego
     
    Comfort Inn Gaslamp / Convention Center
    543 reviews
    #159 of 278 hotels in San Diego
     
    The Sofia Hotel
    1,399 reviews
    #79 of 278 hotels in San Diego
     
    Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
    1,750 reviews
    #38 of 278 hotels in San Diego
     
    Write a Review
    Reviews (351)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • More languages
    There are newer reviews for Hostelling International San Diego Downtown
    See the most recent reviews

    151 - 155 of 277 reviews

    Reviewed 18 April 2013

    Overall, the hostel is situated in a great location, near all the bars/restaurants/nightlife. The staff does its best at keeping the hostel clean. I would like to point out the front desk staff member by name of "Vo", who was very friendly, professional, and an...More

    Thank Diesel001
    Response from norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 20 April 2013

    Thank you for your stay. We make every effort to employ knowledgeable, empathetic staff and generally have a very low turnover rate for staff. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here and I hope we can host you again! Thank you for taking...More

    Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

    We were coming to San Diego's HI with the experience of the great San Francisco Downtown HI and I tend to compare this on to the SF HI. Well in essence it can not hold a candle to the HI in SF. The private room...More

    Thank Skysurf88
    Response from norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 10 April 2013

    Thank you for your stay and support of Hostelling Internaitonal. The GM has contacted you privately regarding the Wi-fi, but I would like to add for future readers that we have multiple types of private rooms: with private bathrooms, with shared bathrooms, single beds (bunk...More

    Reviewed 10 March 2013

    A pretty nice place. . . given that the people at the front desk were really helpful and we didn't really have any problems during our stay. There were other issues though, as far as I'm concerned. Not allowing outside guests is problematic to me....More

    Thank Jillian M
    Response from norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 15 March 2013

    Thank you very much for the candid feedback. Regarding not allowing outside guests upstairs, we have this policy because our facility has a mix of both private rooms and shared dormitories. Allowing people who are not current guests at the Hostel upstairs creates a security...More

    Reviewed 20 February 2013

    My girlfriend and I stayed here in Feb 2013 for 2 nights. The hostel is located right in the centre of the gaslamp quarter, a district of many bars and restaurants, which was great for us. Parking was free on 13th-17th streets, approx 5 mins...More

    2  Thank Dave L
    Response from norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 23 February 2013

    Thank you for the kind words! There are several things you mentioned that I would like to highlight: the free parking (as correctly indicated between 13th and 17th Sts. is an 8-12 minute walk away); the art work is all made by local artists and...More

    Reviewed 14 February 2013

    Overall, I would recommend this hostel. In general, it reminds me of my university art school days. The second and third floors are literally flooded with art that seem to curated by the hostel itself. For my needs, it was suitable except for the noise...More

    Thank Sophejean
    Response from norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 15 February 2013

    You bring up a lot of relevant issues in your review: our location is very convenient (Amtrak, shopping, the Embarcadero, Zoo/Balboa Park, public transportation, the Convention Center, etc.), however it does lend us to the scrutiny of the noise produced by all these happenings. There...More

    The Horton Grand Hotel
    844 reviews
    #65 of 278 hotels in San Diego
     
    Comfort Inn Gaslamp / Convention Center
    543 reviews
    #159 of 278 hotels in San Diego
     
    The Sofia Hotel
    1,399 reviews
    #79 of 278 hotels in San Diego
     
    Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
    1,750 reviews
    #38 of 278 hotels in San Diego
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    GreenLeadersSilver level
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$52 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 48
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz, Hotels.com, HostelWorld, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotwire and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Hostelling International San Diego Downtown reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • San Diego
    • Also Known As
    • Hostelling International San Diego Downtown Hotel San Diego
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (116)
    Room & Suite (40)
    Dining (17)
    Hotel & Grounds (98)
    Bathroom (10)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
    Nearby
    Comfort Inn Gaslamp / Convention Center
    543 reviews
    .20 km away
     
    The Horton Grand Hotel
    844 reviews
    .18 km away
     
    Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
    1,750 reviews
    .35 km away
     
    The Sofia Hotel
    1,399 reviews
    .65 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    barleymash
    595 reviews
    .05 km away
    Burger Lounge
    227 reviews
    .06 km away
    Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
    520 reviews
    .01 km away
    Searsucker
    925 reviews
    .05 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
    44 reviews
    .11 km away
    Rock Bottom Brewery
    21 reviews
    .13 km away
    Gaslamp Quarter
    1,243 reviews
    .10 km away
    Shout House
    116 reviews
    .13 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    NMPate
    3 March 2017|
    Answer
    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.
    1
    Vote
    ajs202
    15 August 2015|
    Answer
    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
    1
    Vote
    Room Tips
    "Private rooms are available!"
    Read review
    "Get a room away from the street or do NOT stay here. You won't be able to sleep."
    Read review
    "Don't be shy about asking for a private room if you are traveling with family"
    Read review
    "Premium rooms are at the back of the building away from the street noise."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing