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 on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

We require a 48 hour cancellation policy. Same day cancellations and no shows will be charged for the first night.

Additional Terms and Conditions

We take a 10% non-refundable security deposit when you book a reservation with us.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School 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.


Hostel on 3rd

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Property on 3rd is a brand new property located in the heart of San Diego: Gaslamp District.

A historic building from 1912 with major renovations completed recently.

It is ideally located just one block from all the bar scene and still in a quiet area when you need a silent night’s sleep.

We have a very big common area where you can meet other people and have great times.

We are very close to all great tourist spots of San Diego like museums, zoo and beaches. We are only two blocks from the Downtown Convention Center.

Please note:

General deposit of USD $30 per person collected in cash at check in.
To check in, we require a valid government-issued ID and proof of future continued travel.
We do not accept United States passports.
If you are a foreign citizen, you must provide a valid passport to check-in.
We do not allow local San Diego County residents to stay at our facility.
We do not accept pets, only service animals with papers.
We charge a USD $5.00 card fee every time when we run guests' credit card.
Strictly no refunds after check in.

Check in: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Check out: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash, Credit Cards accepted

Towels for hire for USD $2.
Breakfast is included.
Taxes are included.

Cancellation Policy: 48 hours before arrival. Same day cancellations and no-shows will be charged for the first night.

Comic Con Cancellation Policy -
Please note, if canceled or modified, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
Deposit Policy
The total price of the reservation may be charged anytime after booking
We add a City Tax of 12.5%.
Your reservations are not guaranteed until you sign our 'Holiday & Special Events Policy' and we run your credit card (we do not accept American Express). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 7.9

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    07 Jul 2019
    I actually extended my stay and plan to return. Thanks, Hostel on 3rd!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    26 Jul 2019
    It was a really nice hostel with a really good location! The people and the staff were really friendly. Only the beds were a little bit uncomfortable, because the mattresses seem to be really thin.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    29 Jul 2019
    Nice place, especially for the price you pay. I've stayed at other hostels with nicer bedroom facilities that provide more privacy but these ones were fine.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    12 Jul 2019
    I love this place, BUT! On 7/12, I paid $20 deposit, which I was told would be refunded in cash. On 7/13, I brought my bedding down& a long-haired Asian man asked for my card to return my deposit. I left to get my luggage. He handed me my card& I left. On the plane I called to say I didn’t get the refund, but he said wait a few days. I have called 8 times& emailed but got NO RESPONSE& NO REFUND. I’ve stayed 3x, 2017-19& hope to return yearly. Very disappointed in the lack of integrity of staff.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6


    19 Aug 2019
    This hostel has a fantastic location and the staff are very friendly.However, no air conditioning in the room only a fan propped up on the back of a chair and tied using the curtain (hence no usable curtain in the room). The bed sheets still had hair on them from a previous guest. This hostel is very basic & needs updating. Good kitchen facilities. I have stayed in a few hostels in the states and unfortunately this one didn't have any activities/events going on which was disappointing.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    08 Aug 2019
    Folks working there were very nice. They give you a blanket/sheet. Upon checkout you bring those back plus the sheet&pillow case for the bed you used. I got a private room thanks goodness. I had peeked at the mattress and pillow (yikes!!) and opted to sleep on the floor with blanket/sheet provided. Used a plastic bag as a glove to remove the required sheet/case for return. If you want your cash deposit back, you have to get after their 8am start. Not good for early travelers.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 5.1


    07 Jul 2019
    Earlier check in. If you like guests checking in Restricted to around the reception desk, POST IT.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 4.9


    10 Aug 2019
    This place needs a FULL remodel. I've stayed at some average hostels but this place needs a major upgrade from the lobby to beds to bathroom to exterior.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 4.0


    16 Aug 2019
    Do not stay here!!! Everyone that works here stays here, we demanded to change rooms as the initial room we were given, the other guy in the room had his s**t everywhere. Dirty tissues, couple of days old pizza, rubbish and just the absolute stink of the room. Staff said it was something that they can't control yet when checking in your told you will loose your deposit if you are not clean and nice to the other people in the hostel. Worst hostel we have EVER stayed in!! So bad.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.9


    12 Aug 2019
    The manager shares a room with guests. Showers are filthy and everyone is stoned 24/7
    Ireland, All Male Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table