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HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel
YHA

521 Market St, CA 92101, San Diego, USA

91%Rating

  • 86%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

Property Information:

San Diego’s classiest hostel, in the premier Gaslamp neighborhood offers everything a backpacker or business traveler could want. Our recently renovated urban hostel offers shared and private rooms, free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, comfortable spaces to meet new friends, and a worldly staff ready to provide you with the best hostelling experience.

Our hostel’s staff is in the strictest compliance with San Diego’s mandatory casual attitude, but don’t let their laidback style fool you— we work hard to provide our guests with a true “San Diego” experience. Our dedicated activities guru’s mission is to make your stay awesome. Check out our weekly events including free dinners, downtown and Balboa Park walking tours, pub-crawls, seasonal trips to the beach and more!

Here are a few of our ideas to enhance your San Diego experience:
• Spend a day at the beach – we can tell you where to catch the best wave, or sunset.
• Get international and take the trolley to Mexico – it’s only a short trolley ride away!
• Go on a brewery tour and taste why San Diego is Beer City USA.
• Get cultured at Balboa Park, home to world-class theatres, museums and the zoo.
• Dance the night away right outside our door in San Diego’s hottest clubs.

Getting here is easy – we’re walking distance from the Amtrak and Greyhound Station and easily accessible via public transportation from the airport or beyond.

Free breakfast is important to any traveler and we get up extra early to make sure you can start your day right. Always free and overflowing we serve local fresh-baked bread, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter and jelly, fresh fruit, milk, soy milk, plus non-stop coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

There is tons of space to lounge around in and to make friends from all over the world before you hit the town. If you’re looking to relax after a long day of sightseeing (or after a great night out in the Gaslamp Quarter), you can chill out in our TV room, enjoy our game room which is fully equipped with a pool table and video games or share a meal in our fully equipped kitchen.

Our hostel offers shared co-ed and single sex dorm accommodations of varying sizes to fit your budget. If you’re looking for a little more privacy or comfort, we also offer private rooms complete with your own bathroom and air conditioner. We’re hostellers ourselves so we don’t compromise when it comes to comfort or safety. All of our rooms have Tempur-Pedic mattresses, secure lockers and enough plugs to satisfy the techiest traveler.

If there is anything we can do to improve your stay or feel like testing the staff’s knowledge – visit us at the front desk any time - we’re here 24 hours/day to help.

***Please note***: A 10.5% city tax will be charged in addition to the amount quoted to be paid upon arrival, as well as a 2% TMD assessment. This totals to 12.5% in local taxes and assessments.

FREE STUFF:
-Breakfast Everyday
-Wi-Fi
-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

    It is the best hostel I 've stayed in America. Location, facility, kindness of clerks, facility.. all the factors are best!!! I recommend you if you stay in sandiego!!!!!
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Facilities

  • 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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Policies

  • 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).

Things to Note

-We sell discount tickets to the San Diego Zoo and Seaworld. -We offer tours, activities, and dinners. -No key deposit -Our kitchen was newly remodeled in June of 2012 -Common areas were remodeled in April 2014 -Air conditioned rooms available





HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel Located at 521 Market St, CA 92101, San Diego.
HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel
USA
San Diego CA CA 92101 521 Market St, CA 92101
91% 595
32.7113775 -117.1596728
HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel
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