Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

14 days or more prior to arrival - no fees charged
13-11 days prior to arrival - one night charge for each bed booked
10 days or less prior to arrival - full charge on each bed booked.

No shows will be charged the full stay for each bed booked

Reduction in numbers - more than 10 percent will charge one night for each bed reduced based on the cancellation policy above.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Gaslamp Hostel is happy to host your group! We just ask that while you're having a good time you respect our hostel like you'd respect your grandma's home.

We require a $200 security deposit for groups of 8 - 15 and $400 for 16+. It will be fully refunded after a room inspection and as long as you respect our common spaces as well. Any damages will be detailed for cost of repair/replacement.

We can provide food bins just for your group, just ask if needed. We also ask that you let us know what time you'll be arriving so we can ensure your booking is fast and easy.

We prefer group payment by wire transfer. Credit cards may be charged a small service fee.

We're here to help so just let us know what we can do to make your stay memorable.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Gaslamp Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located in a historic 1880's building in the center of the downtown Gaslamp Quarter, our hostel makes a statement with its double staircase and sunny, open atrium with a Victorian style that's a nod to the Wild West days. We'll tell you all about our building's infamous past as well as the ghost stories! It's just a step outside our door to the festive atmosphere of outdoor dining. And, every Thursday through Sunday the entire block becomes a walking avenue as well.

With our great weather year-round, San Diego is a great escape any time of year. We are minutes away from a great stroll to the waterfront or a ferry to Coronado Island's expansive white beach. The Padres stadium is a 10 minute walk and many other attractions are very nearby including the San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village, Midway Naval Museum and Seaworld. Explore nearby neighborhoods and hiking trails or take tour of our myriad of microbreweries! We're also a short drive or bus ride from other beaches. You can rent scooters and bikes at a nearby stand and get out and explore the city!

---- COVID-19 PROTOCOLS ----
We are committed to following the science as it becomes available. We use high grade air filters in our HVAC system, approved disinfectants and have sanitizing schedules. Sanitizer is available throughout the building. As of December 15, 2021, the State of California imposed a mask mandate for all individuals. As a result, we are enforcing masking in all common areas until the mandate is lifted.

Okay, back to the fun stuff...
While the building may be Victorian, our amenities are all modern including:
-Privacy panels on all dorm beds that include a light, shelf and outlets to charge your electronics!
-Community kitchen with lots of cookwareComfortable mattresses with fresh bedding, linen, pillows and towels
-Central air conditioning/heat and ceiling fans in all rooms
-Dorms have lockers with outlets inside for secure charging of electronics
- A variety of cereals and oatmeal, coffee, tea and hot chocolate daily
-Spa-feeling hallway bathrooms with hair dryers
-Fast wifi
-Filtered water dispenser (help save on disposable plastic bottle use!)
-Free luggage storage during stay
-Early check in and late check out (when available)
-Comfortable hang out spots
-Electronic entry to hostel and rooms
-Self check-in for after hours arrivals

+Comic Con 2022 and onward have special cancellation policies listed below. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Jan 2022
    hughly or soberly recommended!!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Dec 2021
    What a fantastic place, its kept very clean and is very well situated in downtown - perfect for exploring the many things to do in San Diego. Staff were very welcoming and there are many social events organised for the guests. Loved it, can't wait to come back. Be sure to book this place for Comicon 2022 !
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    10 Dec 2021
    Great place. Amazing staff. Comfortable accommodations. I would recommend this property to everyone.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2021
    We stayed in the private room and it was great. They have air conditioning, a small fridge, a desk, and even a makeup mirror. The best part is the location. 5th street has some of the best nightlife in San Diego! We are from North County and stayed the weekend to enjoy CRSSD fest, but will come back to just go to clubs.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Jan 2022
    Super clean, and the location is literally right in the heart of downtown San Diego. Good mix of people
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    18 Sep 2021
    Great place overall. Facilities were nice and clean, staff was very nice and helpful. Great location as well. Best place on gaslamp for sure!
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    04 Nov 2021
    Cool place, no complaints.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Oct 2021
    Good for getting around the downtown area, very convenient to everything. It is relatively noisy due to being surrounded by busy bars and restaurants, and the social area inside is right outside the bedrooms. I was on a work trip and did not have a single night of decent sleep due to noise issues - some bad guests, but nobody managing the situation either. The storage lockers in the room were good sized. Cleanliness was ok, the blanket on my bed had some crusty spots, I was glad I had my own
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    28 Nov 2021
    The location was perfect! Right at the heart of Gaslamp Quarter in a beautiful Victorian building! But I had a terrible experience with customer service with the self-check-in! They only have a 3-hour timeslot for in-person check-in, so I arranged a self-check-in in advance. They failed to send me the details to self check-in 3 times! I also had complications with being able to stay in the same room with my friends. Wouldn't stay here again. Not worth the headache to keep checking up on staff.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 3.1


    07 Oct 2021
    People live here
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi