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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."

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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.

Amenities:
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

Overview

Our award-winning HI San Diego - Downtown has a relaxed urban vibe and loads of social spaces. First stop: have a go on the swings in reception (you're never too old)! We'll sort you out with a free breakfast and take you out on tours and trips like going to jam sessions in San Diego’s Hip-Hop community. There's also a games room where you can show off your pool skills or go old-school on our arcade games.

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Location

We're in the heart of the lively Gaslamp Quarter – San Diego's nightlife hub. As well as loads of bars (including rooftop ones), this historic neighbourhood is filled with art galleries, music halls and cafés that spill onto the streets for outdoor lunches. We're easy to find too: just a 16-minute walk from the Greyhound bus terminal and 20 minutes from the Amtrak stop. From San Diego Airport, catch the 992 bus for 16 minutes to Broadway and 6th, then walk for 6 minutes to our front door!

Rooms and Dorms

With high ceilings, air con and fans, all our rooms are spacious and cool – we do everything we can to keep you comfy while you snooze. Each room has storage lockers plus free, fresh sheets and towels too. As for room types, take your pick! Choose to stay in a mixed or female-only dorm, or in a private twin or double room. (Some private rooms and dorms have en-suites.)

Extras and activities

As well as the fun bits, we have a practical kitchen, dining room and laundry room – in case you need to wash those socks. Laze on bean bags in the lounge to chat or use our free Wi-Fi. Our front desk is open 24 hours (which helps when you're crossing time zones) and we can store your luggage for you. We've also got a handy ATM – when you've stocked up on dollars, hire bikes here for rides around the city parks. Afterwards you'll be glad of our elevator for weary legs!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jul 2021
    Awesome place. Knowledgeable staff. Will definitely stay again.
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jul 2021
    Great location.Walking distance to trolley system. Near the historic Gaslamp District.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Jun 2021
    This was my first experience in a hostel and I loved it! I was a little nervous before but I felt completely safe during my stay. The only downside would be parking. It took me a bit to find a spot and ended up having to pay $40 for overnight stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Jun 2021
    Best hostel in SD, spacious and quiet!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Jun 2021
    Great spot to be! On a busy bar street so if you’re a light sleeper that’s something to consider. Not allowed to bring any guests in so very secure.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 Jul 2021
    Our experience was overall was good, the location is excellent with easy access s to parking. Our only complaint was that our room was on Market Street, the street noice was loud past midnight.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Jul 2021
    Awesome place to stay and really affordable. Our room was very clean and the staff was so friendly and helpful. This hostel is in an awesome location. A lot of great restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Easy access to and from the airport as well! Only downside is that there was a really loud bar across the street that kept us up a bit but the staff provided ear plugs and we cranked the AC unit to drown out the noise. We would definitely stay in this hostel again.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    25 Jun 2021
    We loved our stay here! The room was a good size. The floor needed to be cleaned, but the price was excellent for a private room in the downtown neighborhood. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the art and all of the different common area spaces.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    27 Jun 2021
    Lame staff and vibe but otherwise a solid location and secure place to stay:
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    24 Jul 2021
    Dorm was right in front of 5th & Market at the heart of Gaslamp, so it is so loud and really hard to sleep. Even if you close the windows, it's too loud. There's no AC either, so if you close the windows, it will be baking in the room, and you'll be sweating all night. So you can choose not to sleep bc of noise or bc of noise + it being too hot. Would never stay here again, not even for free. I was going to stay at the airport all night on the 2nd day bc I didn't want to stay another night.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 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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