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542 3rd Avenue, San Diego, USA

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315 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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This was the PERFECT option for staying in SD during my conference. It was quite close to the places we wanted to go for meetings and dinners with clients but also close enough to the conference center that I didn't have to wake up early to get to the first slots of presentations. The staff is a mixed group, James does a fantastic job making sure all who cross his path know how special they are and Chris has a good heart. The other staff is just passing through and don't care much for working.


Hostel on 3rd is the best hostel in San Diego. Just a block from the best downtown grocery store, the Gaslamp district, and two blocks to Horton Plaza shopping mall. The owners take a hands-on approach to management so everything is always clean and you'll never run out of things like towels, soap, etc. The pancake breakfast is great and plenty of good coffee! Best of all are the friendly people you'll meet from all over the world.


This could be a great hostel. The location is perfect but it is badly let down by a couple of members of staff. Chris in particular is very rude and seems to have contempt for the guests. One girl slammed a door on us when we were outside. Also, there are no activities/tours/nights out run by the hostel. They're happy to take your money and then leave you to it There are much better hostels in downtown San Diego.


The location is really good if you are looking for the nightlife of San Diego... also really easy to get from/to airport. Pros - Location - Price Cons - The bed is really really noise. Any movement you can wake up the other guests if you care about it; - to access the building you do not pass the reception and only requires a access code, feels a little unsafe; - No big lockers for you stuff. There is a small one outside the room but does not even fit a tablet if you need;


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


cant complain because so cheap! staff were great!really nice pocation felt really safe! rooms were so cramped but its so cheap so 2 or 3 nights probably enough here. staff were great!


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


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.


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

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