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542 3rd Avenue, San Diego, USA

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85%

Rating
271 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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83%

Great located hostel. Free breakfast and internet. Huge common area. Good option for sleeping in san diego.


89%

The location is really good. The staffs are nice too.


89%

Booked to stay here for three nights but ended up rating a week. When we added more dates to our stay they were very accommodating and sorted the rooms so we didn't have to keep moving. The owner and another gentleman were really friendly and were aways making sure everything was ok for us. They were very helpful. Great value for money compared to a lot of other hostels in the area. The kitchen needs to be a little bigger as there is only one cooker, but this wasn't much of a problem.


89%

Great staff, very friendly and happy to help out however they can :) facilities are clean, however could benefit from having more bathrooms available as it can get pretty busy in the mornings during breakfast hours. Location is right in the Gaslamp district just a block away from the restsurants/bars etc so very convenient for going out as well. Common area and lack of planned activities not the most conduitive to socialising but you can meet and socialise in the kitchen area if travelling solo


83%

I have been in many hostels around the world and this was one of my favourite. Very nice, pretty clean, a lot of restrooms and a very good and nice breakfast, it's so nice to make your own pancakes and the dough was so good! The only negative point is the WIfi cause it doesn't usually work in the rooms and I had to stay in the kitchen or the stairs while many people were passing by and even there it was not the best. In the overall If u are planning to go to SD this is the place to stay at!


74%

Good, safe hostel in a good location. Lacks a little atmosphere.


100%

The owners were extremely friendly & helpful. Not only was the hostel centrally located but on a quiet street, they had excellent facilities! The free breakfast was great, the kitchen provided a place for me to store my food. Grocery store, public transport, sights are all close. Staff was superb. On my last day, I planned to leave early but I was concerned about missing the flight and then not having a place to stay. James, the owner, called me to make sure I made the flight just in case!

  • 25th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

It was our second time at the hostel (me and my fiance). We love it. This time we had a problem with two snoring monsters sharing the room with us, and Chris (the manager) was so helpful and helped me finding another bed to sleep at 4:30 am. The next day he moved us to another room. He is such a nice guy. The hostel is very clean and simple, with no big deals to worry about. The hostel has a friendly atmosphere, with a lot of interaction with the people and a very nice hanging out area.

  • 22nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Friendly place in the heart of San Diego. Good facilities, overall a great hostel


100%

Really nice place, full of amazing people from everywhere !

  • 11th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Very convenient location. The staff was really helpful. I had a great stay and would definitely recommend it

  • 5th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Great location. If you're an early morning person, you'll have no problems using the bathrooms in the morning, but lots of queues around 9-10am. Breakfast is served only 8am onwards, which is a bit late if you have to be somewhere that day. I didn't really matter to us though, since I don't think pancakes and cereal are really a good breakfast anyway, so we used the fridges to store our own items, which was fine until the second to last morning when someone had stolen/thrown out/ eaten those.


57%

There is no common area and is not the place where u come and meet ppl at all I wouldn't come here if I am alone and trying to meet ppl to go out with But the place per se is not that bad


97%

I found the guy at the front desk,James,to be incredibly helpful at all times. He was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and went out of his way to make my stay there as comfortable and welcoming as possible

  • 12th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


74%

It was the first time to make pankake(in breakfast)....very delicios & fun. -the staff(James) was kind and considered my conditions when we met each other.TKS -Free use of internet surfing was helpful to me because I did not bring my cellphone,ipod,notebook when I travel.


100%

super commeded hostel at san diego downtown


74%

I had a good time there because i met great people and the staff is really nice!


100%

James and his staff were amazing , and that ping pong table they have is legend!!


97%

I really, really liked this hostel. The staff were excellent and it had a really nice cosy feel.


100%

Breakfast great, quit and 2 blocks from the party zone, very clean and James does everything he can to accommodate you, sinks in rooms, and showers work great , just very good overall


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