Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.


HI San Diego - Downtown

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

In the heart of the Gaslamp quarter, San Diego's classiest hostel offers everything a backpacker or business traveler could want. Our recently renovated urban hostel offers shared and private rooms, free Wi-Fi, comfortable spaces to meet new friends, and a laid-back staff that aims to make your San Diego experience awesome.

Free Wi-Fi
24-hour front desk
Self Guided tours and activities
Game room featuring pool table and arcade games
Free linens and towels
Bicycle parking
Luggage storage
and more!
Get the most out of your visit to our fair city by checking out our signature weekly events including meal outings, downtown and Balboa Park walking tours, pub-crawls, seasonal trips to the beach and more!

Getting here is easy – we’re walking distance from the Amtrak and Greyhound Station and easily accessible via public transportation from the airport or beyond.

IMPORTANT – Check-In/Reservation Policies:

***Please note*** - A 10.5% city tax will be charged in addition to the amount quoted to be paid upon arrival.

- Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

- A $4 Non-Member Fee will be added per night for guests who are not Hostelling International members. Memberships are available at front desk upon check in.

- Foreign travelers must show a valid foreign passport at check-in.

- United States citizens must show a valid state issued Identification Card or Driver's License with photo upon check in.

- We do not rent to residents of San Diego County.

- U.S. passports, Foreign Identification and Driver's Licenses, Military Identification and Student Identification cards are not accepted.

- Reservations must be cancelled by Midnight the day before check-in. Any cancellations or no-shows after this point will be charged for the first night of the intended stay. Deposits paid are non refundable.

- Guests under the age of 18 can only book private rooms.

- We have a maximum allotted stay of 14 nights in a 365 day period. Any bookings made for longer than this cannot be accepted. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2021
    The BEST hostel in San Diego if not the whole US. Will definitively stay again.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Sep 2021
    Cool spot, I only stayed a couple days but would love to go back to get to hang out more. Very nice kitchen and game room, I loved the tv/movie room, the rooms are cool.
    Mexico, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2021
    This place is right downtown and not that far from San Diego International Airport. Loved walking around downtown and taking a night Lights trolley tour. Nice safe, clean place to stay.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2021
    Loved the hostel. Employees were very kind and supported..
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Sep 2021
    I was pleasantly surprised by this hostel!! The staff was super helpful and sweet. I got a private room and it had a sink in it, long mirror, bunk beds, a chair and hooks to hang your jackets oh and aN AC unit! Wifi was hi speed. Laundry room was a huge bonus. Was clean but just a little outdated. No complaints tho. The location is perfect if your staying in downtown and want to party :) would definitely stay again. X Cfaces @camille.artist
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Sep 2021
    I stayed in a private room facing the street. As many have mentioned it is quite loud at night cause of the night life but it didn’t bother me because I’m from nyc. The room was clean and spacious. The bed was a bit hard. Location is awesome! Near everything! There’s plenty of scooters to get around if you hate walking and it’s also near some bus lines. I would definitely stay again when I come back to San Diego.
    Puerto Rico, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    25 Sep 2021
    This was my first hostel and we did a private room with a private bathroom as it was half the cost of most hotels. The atmosphere of this hostel is super cute and has great decor. We didn't have time to use the facilities but we peeked around a bit and it has a nice game room, TV room, and laundry. The bed was super comfortable and the shower was huge (ADA friendly!). Next time I would bring our own bath towels as these were very old like from your mother's closet. Would stay here again.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    26 Sep 2021
    Very clean,very big,large kitchen and dining area but not a lot of pots and pans or silverware.Dishes are paper plates.Had 4 bedroom to myself .A Very nice hostel but a lot of game playing and politics going on.Would like to stay somewhere that wasn’t like that but it depends on who is running the hostel.washer and dryer $1 to wash and $1 to dry.3 levels with elevator,very nice artwork,furniture is mid century copies and a lot of places to sit.Bathrooms and showers are private.Nice wood floors.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 4.0


    15 Oct 2021
    Will never be back or recommend this place to anyone. Was kicked out by security after a wedding because some other person was letting people into the building and I got blamed. Sent 8 cops to my room to wake my girlfriend up and kick us out.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 2.0


    04 Oct 2021
    Well, their security is awful. I had items stolen and they said they can't do anything about it. Truly awful how they can treat a customer so poorly.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    2nd, Hostel Chain

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