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Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Quirky Hotels


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
308Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
88Attractionswithin 0.5 km
59Room tips
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We stayed at this hostel for two nights over Thanksgiving. Firstly, the hostel is in a great location in the Gaslamp district. The staff at the desk were friendly and helpful with things like change but not that knowledgable about other tourist info - like bus fares etc. Our
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Reviewing this hostel in terms of other hostels, it has a spectacular location in the heart of the gaslamp district. I'm not talking about walking 4 blocks like most of the other hostels...it's right in the middle of it. On 5th street, walk south for great shopping and eating,
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Response from agmdowntown, Assistant Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown
Responded Apr. 29, 2010
Thanks for the great review. I just wanted to clarify a few things as some of the amenities you've mentioned have changed a bit: 1. We are not currently running our own Tijuana tour, but can recommend some other local tours to that area. 2. Internet is now $1 per 12 minutes or $5 per hour. We still have free Wi-Fi, and its range is much better as we have added some access points. Everything else is still accurate. Thanks again for the great review.
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One thing I hate about hotel review sites is when people stay at hostels and expect it to be like a hotel in any way, shape, or form. First of all, before you decide to go hostelling, look it up on the internet to see what you're in for, because it's vastly different from a
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Response from agmdowntown, Assistant Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown
Responded Apr. 29, 2010
What a great and very detailed review. Thanks a lot, we really appreciate the time you took to review us. A few things: 1. We offer free earplugs now at the front desk because of the noise. 2. We've been maintaining our locks a bit better and purchasing better keycards, so they shouldn't deactivate as much now. 3. We're getting fans for the dorms so the summer should be more comfortable. Thanks again for the awesome review.
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This has to one of the nicest hostels I have ever stayed at the staff are really friendly helpful and accomodating, the rooms are clean, theres a huge kitchen with comfy couches with free amenities like tea, hot choclate etc there is a free pancake breakfast every morning and if
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Stayed here for 5 nights in a private room with a shared bathroom. This place is a little run down and some parts do need renovating. The staff overall were not good. We were checked in by a boy who looked like he was about 14 and who didnt say two words to us which wasnt a
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the street
the view from the hotel
a 4 beds dorm
Nosso quarto
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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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 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 (619)525.1531 HI USA inspires a genuine understanding of people, places, and cultures for a more tolerant world.
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Hello, we do have private rooms with private en suite bathrooms. Otherwise, bathrooms are outside of the room but are almost all single occupancy (one person in them at a time). Safe Travels, Amelia B.
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"Best views in a perfect location (including Downtown San Diego)."
"This location had best views, along with 2 shareable HDTVs available in this hostel."
"Just the rooms on the kitchen floor would be the best to stay in."
"2nd floor rooms are great for nearby TV room, laundry room & computers while 3rd floor is practical for kitchen and pool table!"
"Private rooms are available!"
US$43 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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