USA Hostels San Diego Reviews
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Great location with lots of cool bars and restaurants around. Not a far walk to the USS midway and easy to get around to where you need to go on public transport. Clean Hostel and staff are very helpful when asking how to get places and ideas on what to do. Have good nights such as pub crawl or taco tuesdays. Only down side was the common room area is pretty small but besides good hostel!
You can get a fair reflection from the other reviews. It's a very hot and humid building and the rooms never cool down which makes it a pain when you want a break from the outside heat. My room was very noisy and makes an early night almost impossible. Good clean toilet and bathroom facilities. As a lone traveller the activities listed were good, but there wasn't enough emphasis placed upon joining in the group activity.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Having now stayed at USA Hostels and HI Hostels in San Diego, I can definitely tell that USA is the party hostel of the two. The staff were friendly, everything was clean and secure, and there were plenty of activities. The difference was simply in the guests; at USA Hostels they seemed to be in their early 20s and more eager to go out to the bars, and at HI they seemed to be in their later 20s and more focused on daytime adventures and networking. Both are great hostels!
Really enjoyed my stay here! Would happily come back again for even longer !
Great location in the gaslamp district and cheapest hostel I could find that was actually clean. They clean the bathrooms multiple times a day. Staff can help you with anything you need and figuring out where to go and how to get there. Free breakfast, make it yourself in the kitchen. Fridge and shelves to store food you buy - but be weary of thieves. Locker in the bedroom to store your stuff, and my particular room had 3 bunk beds but didn't feel crowded. A.c. and laundry too!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
It was a nice and clean hostel. The people working there was sweet and helpful. I'd stay there again.
Bathrooms coed with individual showers and toilets--very crowded in the morning. Wifi good enough. Kitchen usable but a little awkward. Good info on what to do as well as hostel hosted events in the evenings. Location is ideal. Not particularly cheap, but I would stay here again.
This was my first Hostel experience and I am 50 years old. I was uncomfortable at first thought of staying in a Hostel. I felt I was too old, too American, wouldn't fit in, but the staff and the other guest (mostly foreign) were all so nice and accepting and there were even a few other older guys like me who were there. I had a great time and loved the happy hour meet n greet. I met some really awesome people, shared some stories and felt welcomed. I would definitely stay here againe
Great fun. One of the few hostels in the USA where you actually get to meet people to hang out with. The hostel manager really cares for the feedback of the customers and you notice that, it's a great place! Also very clean, comfy beds, lockers, good breakfast and great location (if you mind noise though, be aware that some rooms face the bar district).
Really great hostel, excellent location right in the centre of town. No parking but we were advised by the chap on reception our best options. Room was good with power points at beds, spacious lockers and comfortable beds. Good bathrooms, could do with more showers perhaps? Good atmosphere and plenty of people to meet and socialise with - seemed there was lots on. Felt very secure. Great staff who were always available for advice, and free breakfast - ideal. Would stay here again when in SD.
Great location and facilities.mplugs in the lockers are a plus and the showers are good.
Fun hostel and I liked the decorations and pancake breakfast! Wish it had more atmosphere though
A friendly hostel with a nice vibe, in a beautiful historic building right in the heart of downtown San Diego - beside all kinds of bars and restaurants. The breakfast (make your own pancakes) was great... and the staff (especially the two German guys) all did a good job of interacting with the guests. Nice common areas, especially the lounge... but my room (four-bed dorm) was kind of small. Can get kind of rowdy, which is good or bad, depending on what you are looking for.
Really lovely hostel right in the gaslamp district, walking distance to balboa park and very close to the trolley. Great atmosphere would stay again
In general I love USA hostels, I think they get it right with the privacy in bedrooms and individual shelves, lights and plugs. I have stayed at the hostels in LA and SF before now. In general people were friendly but didn't seem as keen to engage in social activities, but sometimes that is how it goes with the people you meet. Beds were comfortable, LOVE the lockers with plug sockets inside, do think the wait time for showers at busy times was a bit long.
As far as getting a "full hostel experience" goes, USA Hostels San Diego goes above and beyond. They have the friendliest staff with extensive knowledge on all kinds of things to do, see, and places to eat. The hostel itself is easy to miss if you're passing by in a car, but once you're inside, its a very welcoming environment with music always playing. Definitely will be back in the future. Special thanks to staff members: Henning, Dustin, Dylan, Olga, and Tim! They're the best.
really nice! secure entry to hostel and rooms, high ceilings in beautiful renovated turn of the century building, big common areas, outlets next to every bunk
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 31-40
- (1 review)
Really fantastic hostel right in the middle of where you want to be in SD. Staff are super helpful with any question you may have about the city, like public transport to the beaches. Highly recommend!
Everyhing was perfect except the breakfast with few options and the rooms were really hot, difficult to sleep. The staff is great, and the location is amazing!