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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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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 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2019
    This place was so great! The staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean. The entire place had great decor and energy. Will definitely be back.
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2019
    Great location. Very community oriented, but you can skip that stuff too if you want.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Aug 2019
    It’s my second time at the hostel and I loved it! The beds are big and comfortable and the halls are always filled with beautiful artwork, the bathrooms are clean and the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you’d need, from pans to spices to a blender! The staff is super friendly , accommodating and knowledgeable about the area! If you’re looking for a party hostel that’s not the one for you, people for some reason are not at social as they are in other hostels, but you can find your crowd
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Sep 2019
    Restrooms could've been cleaner.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Sep 2019
    Enjoyed my stay - central location - excellent services
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    10 Sep 2019
    Great area and the staff were lovely.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Aug 2019
    It isn't so much This hostel, but all in the area in general seem to just miss "the mark" in being comfortable...I dont understand why there cant be curtains on beds, specifically those sandwiched between other beds... and why air conditioning or atleast strong fans are apparently not allowed in San Diego? Not just here but every hostel I've stayed at..plz inform guest to buy a personal mini fan.. Most people I talk to sweat as they sleep uncomfortably, this is the only big problem I've had here
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Aug 2019
    Room 305 is horrible. Super hot, loud live music until 3:00 am. Not enough plug ins. I got2-3 hrs sleep every night, was attending classes all day each day. If you are there to party then fine. Do NOT take 305 if you have other business.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Aug 2019
    VERY NOISY. Do not go here if you want a good night’s rest. Apart from that everything was OK. I’ve stayed in other HI Hostels and this does not meet the others’ standards.
    Malta, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    10 Aug 2019
    I have no idea how this hostel has such a high rating! Stayed for 3 nights. First night there was no air con considering it was Aug the heat was unbearable and barely slept. No comp was offered. Breakfast ran out 2 of the mornings. Not sure if it's because the staff can't count or if people are just greedy Members fee to even stay here which is in small print! $4 a day!!!! Be careful with parking if there is a baseball game on the place recommended will be full. Took me hrs to find a space.
    England, Male, 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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