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
  • 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, 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 9.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2019
    Great location and clean place. Staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Only thing was that the room was very noisy as it faced into the street, but earplugs were provided.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Nov 2019
    Great place for a night or two. Good location as well, the Gaslamp District. The bed was comfortable, and the facilities were good. Staff was welcoming and, there's events and stuff you can check out. The only downside though is the area you're in. It is safe, its just loud if you're a light sleeper, but it dies down though. Overall, nice price and stay.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    31 Oct 2019
    I thought the place was great. It was in the center of the city. It was convenient for bars and places to eat. The staff was super friendly and informative. The people staying there were cool. My room was pretty awesome. It was clean, with a private bathroom and just a huge room with a nice bed. It was a great experience and a great deal!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Oct 2019
    This place truly goes above and beyond
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2019
    Super clean, super cute, great vibe. Movie room, game room, great kitchen, met some awesome people!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2019
    Thoroughly impressed with this hostel. Beds were comfy, towels and linen all adequately provided and with no deposit price which was nice. Breakfast in the morning was bagels, tea, coffee, juice and all spreads provided. I think there was cereal as well but I didn’t look. If you are staying a few days they kitchen has a big fridge that you can easily store food, and something to drink. All great facilities. EXTREMELY HAPPY and would LOVE to stay again if I ever make it back to San Diego
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Oct 2019
    I only stayed one night, but I was completely impressed by the entire facility. Staff was helpful and friendly. The hallways were full of art. And there were plenty of bathrooms with hot water! The communal kitchen was clean and had nice things like hot water, tea, spices and everything you would need to cook a nice meal. I’m definitely going to stay again when I come back to visit SD!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Nov 2019
    Great location. Coffee available at 3:00 am for early flight. Bed comfortable. Plenty of bathrooms. A/C worked. Better than the $200/night resort.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    06 Oct 2019
    One the best hostels I've ever stayed in. All public rooms and corridors are newly redecorated and tastefully furnished. I particularly enjoyed the many paintings and photos on the walls . An excellent and cheap laundry. Most importantly the staff, without exception, were wonderful. They were always helpful and, on several occasions, they went well beyond what could reasonably be expected. May I give you a big thank you.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 2.9


    25 Oct 2019
    The room was full cockroach and dirt. The cockroach will come over your bed and disturb your sleep. The location is exactly above disco , which is so noisy at night and you cannot fall into sleep. I will definitely won’t come again.
    Hong Kong China, 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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