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726 5th Avenue, San Diego CA, San Diego, USA

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1366 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Great place! Join there Tijuana Tour! You'll meet a lot if great people and have a fun (kinda short) night in Mexico!


Enjoyed my stay at USA Hostels San Diego. Very friendly staff, and excellent location in Gaslamp. Although my room was located very close to the street, I managed to get a decent night's sleep after midnight.


A great place to stay, really lovely helpful staff. Definitely bring earplugs in case you are in a room facing the street, but you should be doing that anyway if you´re staying in hostels! Good atmosphere and easy to make friends for a lone traveller.


Next time don't put a guest in a room with 5 drunk lads from Kent, not 1 good night sleep but was still an amazing city and very comfortable beds. Thanks


This hostel is really a good place to stay in downtown San Diego. Everything is quite clean, the staff is really friendly and helpful. The location at 5th ave is perfect to have some drinks in one of the great bars. The hostel also allows to have drinks in the common room - so it's a good place to make new friends. The rooms are quite small - so don't bring too much luggage. In the rooms there is no airconditioning - so expect hot nights in Diego...


We only had a short stay but thought the hostel was great. We really enjoyed the Tijuana tour too! Great location, close to everything.


Everything was good, and we had a good stay! Maybe sometime in the future, invest in en suite bathrooms like some European hostels, however, the location was so perfect! :) Breakfast good too!


Good: Very nice staff, hostel hopper shuttle can take you to USA Hostel LA directly, nice activities like 1 dollar beer night. Nice location with bars and fast food nearby Bad: very small dorm and I almost can't even open my luggage. Hard to find the front door as it is "hidden" in between bars.


Definitely the place to stay If you are visiting San Diego!


The location of USA Hostels San Diego is excellent, right in the heart of a lively area called the Gaslamp District. You won't be short of places to get a drink of something to eat around here. It is also close to the baseball stadium. However, I didn't like the atmosphere of the hostel itself. It didn't suit us well as it is a hostel with a lot of young solo travellers and backpackers, whereas we were older than most of them and were looking for a quiet base.


I really enjoyed my time there! I would definitely come back! :)


Extremally loud in the rooms facing street


I had to check out at 2 am to drive someone to the airport and even though I was staying another night in the exact same room they would not let me return to my room! Because I had checked out, they would not let me back in my bed! My problem with this chain of hostels is UNQUESTIONING LOYALTY TO RULES. And please trust me, when i say that I LOVE RULES. I enjoy and respect stricter than normal rules but this is RIDICULOUS. This whole chain of hostels has an issue with that.


Couldnt have a better location, hostel pretty clean, and great atmosphere, loved all! Just i think could expect little bit more from the breakfast


I booked a 4 bed dorm, in expectation to have a better room. but the room didn't have a window, so no fresh air could come into the room. it was very hot during the night so it was difficult to sleep. an AC would be a minimum for this room.


It's the best hostel i ever been so far. I will be back by sure and i recomended to everybody. A little expensive comparing with other hostels but it is also a lot better and in the middle of a lot of night entertainment a d closer to very good areas to spend the days. Also,public transportation to everywhere just a few blocks from there

  • 5th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Excellent all round. Extremely helpful staff. The arrangements even allowed people to have late night fun and others to sleep. Highly recommended


Pro: Good Atmosphere. Great facilities. Shared bathrooms were clean. Cons: bed linens were dirty. my locker was taken by another guest.


If it wasn't for the friendly staff who welcomed me & accommodated me all throughout my stay my experience would have been good, but not great. The dorm that I stayed in was exceptionally clean & the lockers were extremely convenient. The inside decor was so artsy & colorful you feel like you've entered a travelers playground. The location is in the heart of the gaslamp quarter which was such a convenience. Hands down one of the best hostels I've stayed at by far. Thanks so much for everything!

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Wonderful hostel. 2nd time I've used them. Their location in downtown is great, just the right distance from everywhere.

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