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HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel

521 Market St, CA 92101, San Diego, USA


  • 87%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

Property Information:

Now the only hostel in San Diego offering Air Conditioned Private rooms! All private rooms with bathrooms contain an A/C, mini-fridge, and i-pod/phone radio and docking station.

In the midst of the bustling Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Downtown hostel offers you a place to rest, recharge, and interact with your fellow nomads. This nonprofit hostel has been shaped and maintained by its ferociously attractive staff who have injected their encyclopedic knowledge of San Diego into their hostel. But you don't have to look too hard to find their impression upon the hostel -- you can see it at their 'Hostel Takeover,' a quarterly event with local art, live music, and food, or by heading out on one of the weekly guided pub crawls to popular bars. Within a few stone throws of the Greyhound, Amtrak, and public transit, the hostel's location serves as a nexus to all things San Diego. Feel free to test the staff's knowledge at the front desk during their hours of operation from 7:00 AM to 6:59 AM.

The hostel's staff are in the strictest compliance with San Diego's mandatory casual attitude, but don't let their laidback style fool you -- the staff works hard to provide their guests with an excellent and uniquely 'San Diego' experience during their stay. Their daily breakfasts and semi-weekly dinners include bread, fruit, and vegetables purchased from local farmers. Want to purchase your own food from local farmers? Join the staff on one of their weekly guided trips to the farmer's market. Remember to check out the 'staff picks' board in the lobby that's updated daily for recommendations on local restaurants, bars, and events.

Travelers who have recently been freed from the horrors of a crowded bus or plane can take comfort in the hostel's spacious rooms or freshen up in the single-use bathrooms. Feel like staying in after a long day of traveling? San Diego Downtown hostel's got the introverts covered with free movie rentals, free access to the TV room, free Wi-Fi, and even a small book collection donated by fellow travelers.

With a variety of rooms to choose from, the hostel has options for everyone from starving students to vacationing families. So if you're feeling bold, come stay classy in San Diego Downtown hostel

***Please note***: A 12.5% city tax will be charged in addition to the amount quoted to be paid upon arrival.

Discount Zoo and Seaworld Tickets Now available for sale at reception!

-Breakfast Everyday
-Linens and Towels
-Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate
-Bicycle Parking
-Storage upon Check-in or Check-out
-Events, Tours and Activities

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  • Latest Review

    I liked this hostel very much! The staff is excellent, they helped me everything I needed. The room I stayed was excellent, there was an ensuite in it and many others restrooms and showers on the 2nd and 3th floors. The breakfast was very good: coffee, chocolate, different kinds of milk and bread, butter, jams. Some nights it can be little noisy, since it's located near to many restaurants.
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      Anonymous, Brazil, Female, 25-30
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Hostel Awards

  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 3rd
  • Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2010 Hoscar Winner
  • 2nd
  • Hostel Chain
  • 2014 3rd Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2010 2nd Hostel Chain

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  • Child Friendly
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel Located at 521 Market St, CA 92101, San Diego.
HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel
San Diego CA CA 92101 521 Market St, CA 92101
91% 589
32.7113775 -117.1596728
HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel
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