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HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel Reviews

521 Market St, CA 92101, San Diego, USA

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91%

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

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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

86%

Positivies - very clean and loved the cute layout of the different rooms - private yet sociable. The decor was beautifully fresh too. The staff were friendly and helped us where they could. Criticisms - the location was very central in the Gaslamp Quarter, but if your room faces the main street then it gets very loud and you cannot block out the street noise because of single glazed windows. Staff were lovely, but some of their street instructions need updating :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review! We always appreciate the feedback. To address your concerns: we always recommend that people contact us up front if they would like a quieter room and we will do our best to accommodate. Also, do to our recent remodel, a lot of our local area information got confused. We are in the process of recreating it all, so we should be back up to speed there soon. We are so glad that you had a good stay. Come see us again soon. HI San Diego Downtown

100%

The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I will definitely stay here again!

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a bunch for the kind shout out. We hope to see you again soon. Stop in any time. All the best, HI San Diego Downtown

100%

People with cars need to stay at another hostel.

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review! Parking is a bit of a pain in the Downtown area. Most of it is pay parking, and free parking is a bit of a walk from the hostel. Another option in San Diego is our sister hostel in Point Loma. They have plenty of free parking. Glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again some time. -HI San Diego Downtown

89%

Sheets could have been replaced....other than that great place. Bed was comfortable! Slept good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello and thanks for the review. We aren't sure if you mean you required linens service, or if your particular sheets were not up to par. We will contact you directly regarding this. To explain our linens service though: we offer limited linens service for all private rooms. This means that if you leave the "Service Room" tag on the door, we will provide new linens. If not, we only empty the trash and sweep the room. Thanks for the feedback, and we hope to see you again soon. -HI SDDT

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