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HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel Reviews

521 Market St, CA 92101, San Diego, USA

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91%

Rating
595 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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91%

While the night life is a little obnoxious when I was trying to sleep, I would request a different room that doesn't face the main streets. Other than that I loved the building and the staff. The location is perfect and there's a bike shop near-by as well as a Ralph's for food.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for the great comments! Street noise does tend to be our biggest issue, and you are right to inform people to contact us prior to their stay if they are light sleepers, as we will gladly put them in an interior room if we have them available. Hope to see you again in the future. All the best, HI San Diego Downtown

89%

Great stay but not a fan of jacked up prices because its Comic Con!

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review! We appreciate the feedback on our rates, and will be looking at possibly altering them a bit for next years Comic Con. We do still have some of the cheapest rates around for that four day period, as most other hostels were charging around $100.00 for a dorm bed. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, HI San Diego Downtown

94%

Everything was so tidy and well organized HOWEVER there is no single common room where you can sit alone and meet peopl. Hard to meet new people outside breakfast or in the dorms. I'm glad I met some cool people in my dorm bc otherwise i would've felt very lonely. Great location, next to many bars. I wish there were more initiatives such as pub crawls or any advertisement for nearby parties. Too family oriented. Great hostel in general but I don't think i will come back in my twenties.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the comments and the review. It looks like you stayed with us during Comic Con, which is a huge convention that comes into town. We typically cancel our hostel activities during this convention as there are many things to do out in the Gaslamp Quater, and we don't usually get very good participation because of this. Usually, we have 4 dinners per week, a pub crawl, 2 walking tours, a brewery outing, and a pool tournament. Thanks again! HI San Diego Downtown

100%

This hostel is amazing! Very welcoming staff and it is centrally located in the middle of the gaslamp district. Loved this hostel and will stay here every time I'm in San Diego!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and we can't wait to see you again! All the best, HI San Diego Downtown

97%

An island of serenity and friendship in the middle of downtown San Diego, the hostel is within walking distance or bus access to everything. The staff was helpful and courteous, excellent in every way, as were the accomodations. Fellow hostelers were quiet and considerate. I had a lovely stay and will definitely stay there on my next visit.

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for this awesomely poetic review! Reviews like this really keep us going and aiming to please. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, HI San Diego Downtown

86%

Perfect for a couple that is there to party in the gaslamp district

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time. Come see us again soon! All the best, HI San Diego Downtown

94%

I had a very good time, although I only stayed one night. I'll definitely come again and try out the violent Simpsons video game..!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review! Springfield needs your help! Home you come back soon. All the best, HI San Diego Downtown

100%

Great hostel, very friendly atmosphere in a great location.

  • 19th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for saying so! We really appreciate the business, and the comments. We are also adding some activities and some facilities upgrades (most of which are completed at this point) for this summer that should really make things exciting. All the best! -HI San Diego Downtown

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