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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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, complimentary breakfast, comfortable spaces to meet new friends, and a laid-back staff that aims to make your San Diego experience awesome.

Free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
24-hour front desk
Weekly free or cheap tours and activities
Game room featuring pool table and arcade games
Fully equipped guest kitchen and dining room
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 9.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2019
    I came here with my son - his first introduction to hostels and it was a great one. It's an excellent facility, well run, large and colorful with art on the walls and interesting layouts. The room is small but clean and comfortable. Ideal for us since we weren't spending much time here.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2019
    Best HI I’ve ever been in , like the furniture and the design .. it’s really pretty cool. The location is also nice, right in the middle of party and bar area.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Mar 2019
    Great hostel with a plentiful bagel breakfast, great location downtown in the Gaslamp Quarter (without being too loud). You can even pick up a recycled transit card from them if you don't want to buy one. My only criticism is that people tended not to interact much with each other and I think that's due to the way the common room is set up. Lots of small/individual tables rather than something bigger and more communal.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Mar 2019
    HI SANDIEGOwas a great place to stay and I met some lovely people. The room was clean and I thought the bed was very comfortable! The staff was awesome too. Over all it was a good experience and a great place to stay.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Mar 2019
    Very clean facilities and pretty comfortable beds and pillows. Friendly and helpful staff. As many others have noted, the location is convenient to food, bars, and public transit. It is also extremely loud (and they told me I was in the quietest available room), so plan to wear earplugs.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    14 Mar 2019
    Room and bathroom were sparkling clean and the front desk staff were very friendly. The location in the Gaslamp Quarter is great, in walking distance of many restaurants and shops, but there is no free parking near the hostel. Free breakfast was nice and I enjoyed drinking my coffee and admiring the lovely view of the city from the kitchen.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    01 Mar 2019
    Everything here was great, but our room smelled of cigarette smoke pretty heavily. You stopped noticing it after 20 minutes or so in the room (when falling aslee), but got “used to it” after that. Not ideal, but the rest of the space was great.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    29 Mar 2019
    Great location! Only downside is noise from the club nearby and rooms not soundproof at all. But the front desk hands out ear plugs if needed. Had a private room and it was great value in a pricey city.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    15 Apr 2019
    Rooms facing the Main Street experience a lot of noise from the bars until around 2am (windows are very thin). Good apart from that
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    16 Mar 2019
    Good location and friendly staff but the 4-bed dorm was too small, no convenient sockets or lamps by the bunks, plus the bathrooms need updating.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
  • 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
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


  • 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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