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

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88%

Rating
1218 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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86%

Even though it is a very teenager hostel, the overall experience was good. Some of the showers were not working properly, but all the rest was pretty good. If you are not a teenager I would not recommend you to stay there just for the fact that you may feel a bit annoyed sometimes.


94%

Best experience

  • 30th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

The staff was really friendly and helpful, breakfast was cool because you could make your own pancakes, althought the eating area was a little small. No one could enter the hostel, without a staff member letting you in, so they had controll over who came in and who that was. The rooms and beds were great constructed, own light, own output, covers for when other people came in you hadnt a light in your face. After all it was a great hostel!


49%

I would not stay here again. If you are an Australian who likes getting drunk and fighting with other Australians then this is the place for you! Get woken up at 8am by hip hop music blaring out of speakers in the hallways and bathrooms. The one common room has people drinking in it all night. It is quieter outside in the bars! Showers alternate between boiling hot and freezing water. Toilets - don't even ask. One good thing the privacy boards on the bunks.


100%

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The USA Hostels chain is brilliant and I would definitely use them again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
thanks so much for the great comments!

100%

A really good place with an awesome staff !


91%

I was thoroughly impressed with this hostel. It had a vibrant, bubbly atmosphere and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. They put on loads of events which made it easy to meet other people staying at the hostel and interact with them.


89%

I shared a private room for 2 and was impressed by having a TV and fridge. The hostel was very clean and the all you can eat pancakes a good idea!


100%

Best managed hostel I've ever stayed at. Reasons: magnetic card for secure access; bunk beds have shelf inside with light and power outlet; lockers have power outlet; free towels and linen; good free breakfast with pancake mix, hot cereal, fruit, toast; showers supplied with soap and shampoo; immaculately clean - seems areas cleaned or inspected 5 times a day. WiFi works great. Excellent helpful staff. Nice building and common areas; Only downside is noise from the street. Bring earplugs!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wow! thanks for the great review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Being in the middle of the Gaslamp District can have the downside of outside noise but we are happy to give free earplugs to anyone who needs them. Hope you visit us again.

91%

especially great that on some days they opened the kitchen for breakfast a bit earlier because they relized that 90% of their "inmates" were conference attendees and this helped a lot to alleviate the breakfast hussle.

  • 8th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I loved my stay at this hostel, the location is perfect! Right in the Gaslamp district which is amazing for restaurants and bars, the staff are really helpful and friendly, Kelsey and Andrew were gave some great recommendations for restaurants and things to do in San Diego. The rooms are a good size, bathrooms are big as well and the whole hostel is kept really clean. Security as well is fantastic, which made me feel really safe. Would definitely stay here again!!


89%

Nice hostel in a good location. Adequate dorm rooms with big lockers and bed lights. Good bathroom facilities, though cleaned at odd hours. Kitchen facilities small and crowded, especially during breakfast times. Breakfast ok. Staff all polite and friendly. Has laundry facilities. Overall, would definitely recommend.


89%

Great hostel in a brilliant location. I have stayed in several of the USA Hostels and all have been excellent. Was a bit quiet while we were there so atmosphere was a little subdued but that is no fault of the hostel.


89%

Perfect place for a Halloween night!


94%

I had a great stay, the room was nice and I felt safe leaving my stuff in the locker, the staff were friendly and helpfull and the breakfast was exellent.

  • 30th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

One of the best hostels i've stayed.


100%

5s across the board, best dorms I've ever stayed in with a private "shelf" area for each bunch. Hostel itself is awesomely located on the edge of the gaslamp district and the staff are helpful and friendly. Would absolutely stay again.


86%

Right on the main strip, so a great location. Friendly staff, clean rooms. Enjoyed it here. Like the board of things to go that day. Little bad points. I had a big case and there's a fair few stairs (more my fault than the hostels) and the showers were a bit dirty. There wasn't many places to sit at breakfast. Not major complaints at all.


100%

Pancakes for breakfast :)


91%

A really good hostel with an awesome staff and cool activities. Definitely recommended.


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