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Hostel on 3rd Reviews

542 3rd Avenue, San Diego, USA

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225 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at hostel on 3rd. Great value for money and located perfectly in the gaslamps district. Really helpful and accommodating owners.

  • 26th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Check in would not happen (even 1 minute before) before 4pm- even though I was told by others staying in that room that the bed had been empty anyway. Resulting in not being able to access the kitchen to make a drink etc. No arranged events/outings for people staying there so had to arrange your own things which can be difficult traveling alone staying in hostels. Not really one of those 'lively hostels', good for location though as right near gaslamp quarter, close to greyhound station etc.


+ The Japanese man (manager?) was extremely helpful, knowledgable, and quick to assist everyone. When he heard of a mistake the other staff made, he sought me out to apologize on their behalf and reassure me it won't happen again. + The lobby was a nice place to work, particularly early in the morning. + The wifi was better than average - The other staff was nice, but one had no idea how to print a document, the other would openly pick his nose. - Odorous bathrooms - One cockroach seen


It was really good!!!

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Super nice place, great location, very nice staff, I recommend for all travelers.

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Had an amazing stay here in the past for SDCC and decided to come back and enjoy the actual city this time around. The hostel has a great design that didnt make me feel I was in a dormitory (especially the shower/bathroom). James and Amy were great as they showed me some fantastic sites and restaurants to check out during my stay. A great experience both times and highly recommended

  • 7th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Enkidu15
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great location and the downstairs lounge looks really cool. However, the room stank of smelly shoes or something, so not a great start. Also, there's no aircon in the rooms so it can get very stuffy and the wifi was very weak in the accommodation area meaning that you were forced to go downstairs. Not the end of the world but a little inconvenient! However, $35 for the edge of the Gaslamp district can't be sniffed at so well worth a look! I'd stay again, but would probably look elsewhere first.


The Hostel is in a great location and it's pretty nice. There are several bathrooms and the room are pretty good and nto too noisy. The pancakes are not very good but ... it's not that important.

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