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 9.6

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2019
    Wonderful stay. Professional help. Thank you for the stay
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    22 May 2019
    Completely amazing inside and out the entire facility was so much more than I ever expected. It was like living in our art gallery
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 May 2019
    My stay here was awesome! It was my first time staying at a hostel and the lady at the front desk was super helpful! The hostel as a whole had lots of amenities and looked neat and clean! The location was perfect because it was in the center of the Gaslamp district. I will definitely be staying here again in the future!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 May 2019
    This hostel was very clean and modern! The staff were friendly and informative. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms, although shared with the rest of the rooms’ occupants remained clean throughout the duration of my stay. The breakfast in the morning was light that was justified by the price I payed for the room. This hostel is in the dead center of San Diago’s down town. It’s about a 15 minute walk to the harbor with the USS Midway museum that I would highly recommend visiting.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 May 2019
    Really great place to stay at.
    Fiji, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 May 2019
    Very central. Enjoyed my stay tremendously...great job staff!!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 May 2019
    Super clean hostel, nice staff, really great location. The breakfast was bagels, oatmeal and random fruit, but for a hostel-- it was filling and good! We asked for an interior room and it was extremely quiet. The only weird thing was their 5-9pm alcohol policy, where they lock up your beers and wine and only give it to you during those hours.. and they only give you two at a time, and you have to go to the lobby to ask. For my friend and I who are 29 and 32... it felt awkward and a bit much.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 May 2019
    Excellent hostel over all. Little expensive, but this place has absolutely everything you need and could ever want. Only drawback is that they have a quite restrictive alcohol policy that seems a little excessive and over the top, especially for the older adults. (Beer and wine can only be drank between 5pm and 9pm each day, no spirits, and all alcohol is locked away by the staff and can only be accessed on an hourly basis when your ask a staff member to unlock the fridge, 2 beers/hour)
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    24 May 2019
    Perfect location in the Gaslamp Quarter. I had a private room which was on a busy street with bars so it was noisy but the earplugs cut all the noise out. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would stay again.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    08 May 2019
    Overall, the hostel was great and it’s prime location! The first night I was there, unfortunately the staff member at the front desk was extremely rude.
    USA, 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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