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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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

NOTE! NO Group bookings from 1st June to 30th September. We do not accept groups in these periods, and the booking will be cancelled.

In addition to the payment made to Hostelworld (which is a fee they keep and is not paid to the hostel), USA Hostels requires one night’s payment within 10 days of the booking being confirmed. If arrival is within 14 days of this booking being made, then deposit is due immediately.
For groups staying more than one night, balance is due 10 days prior to arrival. If payment is not received prior to arrival, reservation is subject to cancellation with no refund of either the deposit to Hosteworld or the first night’s stay paid to USA Hostels.
Booking this reservation assumes the guest agrees to USA Hostels automatically charging the credit card on file for one night’s stay for each group member upon receipt of the booking and charging the remainder of the stay to the credit card on file 10 days prior to arrival.
Cancellations and reductions in numbers of guests can be made without penalty up until 10 days prior to scheduled arrival. The USA Hostels’ one night deposit will be kept for cancellations/reductions that occur from 9 days to 73 hours prior to scheduled arrival date. The entire amount due will be kept for cancellations/reductions within 72 hours of arrival due date or for no shows on date of arrival. All cancellation and/or reduction requests must be submitted in writing through the Group Reservations Department of USA Hostels (not Hostelworld).

Additional Terms and Conditions

NOTE! NO Group bookings from 1st June to 30th September. We do not accept groups in these periods, and your booking will be cancelled.
In addition to the payment made to Hostelworld (which is a fee they keep and is not paid to the hostel), USA Hostels requires one night’s payment within 10 days of the booking being confirmed. If arrival is within 14 days of this booking being made, then deposit is due immediately.
For groups staying more than one night, balance is due 10 days prior to arrival. If payment is not received prior to arrival, reservation is subject to cancellation with no refund of either the deposit to Hosteworld or the first night’s stay paid to USA Hostels.
Booking this reservation assumes the guest agrees to USA Hostels automatically charging the credit card on file for one night’s stay for each group member upon receipt of the booking and charging the remainder of the stay to the credit card on file 10 days prior to arrival.
Cancellations and reductions in numbers of guests can be made without penalty up until 10 days prior to scheduled arrival. The USA Hostels’ one night deposit will be kept for cancellations/reductions that occur from 9 days to 73 hours prior to scheduled arrival date. The entire amount due will be kept for cancellations/reductions within 72 hours of arrival due date or for no shows on date of arrival. All cancellation and/or reduction requests must be submitted in writing through the Group Reservations Department of USA Hostels (not Hostelworld).
Exclusive use of dorm rooms is only guaranteed if the group reserves an entire 4 or 6-bed dorm. Groups using only a partial room will need to pay for the empty beds if they wish exclusive use of the room. Otherwise, the unused beds will be sold by the hostel to individual travellers.
The credit card on file will also be charged in the event of the following: A. late checkout without previous arrangement ($10 per guest until 11 am - full daily charge per guest after 11 am) B. dorm keys, sheets or towels not returned ($10 per missing item), C. damages to the guest rooms occupied by the group or to any hostel property by members of the group (on site management will assess the cost of repair or replacement), D. any hostel, tour, etc payments due from any member of the group and not paid by checkout. USA Hostels reserves the right to inspect the guest rooms after checkout and group will be notified within 3 days of checkout if any damages are found or if any payments are due.
Groups staying more than 3 days must restrict the amount of food they store in the kitchen to no more than 3 days worth of food due to kitchen storage restrictions. Unopened food and drink may be kept in the rooms, but ALL open food or drink items must be kept in the kitchen. Open food or drink found in rooms will be subject to a forfeiture of the security deposit. Group must not take more than 1/3 of the cooking space in the kitchen when preparing meals so that other guests may also have access to the facilities.
Please note, this hostel does not accept guests under the age of 18. If any member of the group is younger than 18, it is management’s discretion to accept or deny lodging.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

NO Group bookings from 1st June to 30th September. We do not accept groups in these periods, and the booking will be cancelled.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

USA Hostels San Diego is a colourful and funky hostel location in the central Gaslamp District of the city. This hostel features all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts, power sockets in their large lockers, pub crawls and budget-friendly dinners. Each bed has a privacy divider, a personal light, a shelf and a power socket. Hostelworld guests say the 'great fun and very approachable' staff 'know what they're talking about' when it comes to local sights and have highly recommended this hostel 'if you\'re looking for an inexpensive place to crash and meet interesting people'. We like their day trips to Tijuana.

Property Description

Rated a top hostel in San Diego on Hostelworld, Trip Advisor and other sites, we've been hosting savvy travelers for more than 22 years! Our fun environment, exclusive ‘privacy pods’ and central Gaslamp Entertainment District location makes us a great spot to hang out while visiting this great city. And now we've central air conditioning in rooms and all new bathrooms, offering a great way to cool down and relax after a long day of sightseeing or before heading out with us for a pub crawl or nighttime activity.

USA Hostels San Diego has the best value for your $$ with privacy pods that feature a reading light, shelf and outlet, and of course, privacy screening; free wifi and heaps of other amenities. And, no other hostel can show you the city like us! Join us for Tuesday Taco nights, head out on the town for a club crawl, or hop on our daily shuttle that will take you to the Zoo, SeaWorld or the beach!

Please refer to check-in requirements at the bottom of this page before making a booking.

Extras we offer also include:
- Free large lockers with powerpoints inside for secure electronics charging
- Free day-storage of luggage after check out
- Free breakfast with bagels, fresh fruit, oatmeal, juice, coffee and tea
- Free and discounted hostel activities
- Free use of Ipads
- Free use of hairdryers and straighteners
- Discounted SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo tickets
- Discounted Harbor Excursions tours
- Discounted bike rental
- Guest kitchen with all utensils and spices/seasonings
- Relaxing lounge with large screen tv

Please note: Taxes are not included in listed prices. All bed rates over $25 have an 10.5% city/hotel tax added at check in.

We welcome guests from everywhere outside of San Diego county. At check in, international guests must present a valid passport. US residents must present valid government issued identification (ie: drivers license, state id card, passport). Guests may also be asked to present proof of onward travel.

We require all guests to be 18 or over to stay at our hostel. Anyone under 18 has to be accompanied by a parent/guardian but this also needs to be approved by a manager. Please contact us directly before booking with anyone under the age of 18.

USA Hostels has a 14 day stay limit.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Nov 2018
    Best hostel ever
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Nov 2018
    Great location. Very clean and orderly. I was surprised that soap, shampoo and towel was included. The only thing I didn't like was the walk up flight to the front and room. I felt very secure.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    20 Nov 2018
    Great time. Good location. Slept really well. I had to catch a flight the following morning super early. Other wise enjoyed my stay.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    01 Dec 2018
    Funky smells all around, but great vibes and people! Does get loud at night but I took part in that so it was fine.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wii

Awards

  • 2013

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    2nd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners USA

  • 2008

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2006

    2nd, Hostel Chain

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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

USA Hostels San Diego says

I think that what makes us truly unique is that we're set in a historic 1880s building in the heart of the Gaslamp entertainment district in downtown San Diego. Having been both a brothel and a children's home and purported to be haunted, the hostel's colourful combination of eclectic artwork and Victorian architecture mixed with Mexican elements makes it unlike any other hostel in the city.
The location of the hostel can't be beat; all the entertainment is right outside the door. Also convenient and appreciated is that many other tourist attractions are walking distance from the hostel, including the Midway Museum, Seaport Village, Balboa Park and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Personally, I'd say the zoo is the place not to be missed, as it's unlike most of the zoos in the world. In addition to its size, animals are housed in natural settings. Zoo admission helps this non-profit's efforts to save and repopulate endangered species.
We're ideally suited for those aged 21+, small groups, weekend getaways, stopovers to/from Mexico and those just looking for sunshine and good weather all year 'round. Brigit, COO of USA Hostels

Things to Note

Prices on this confirmation do not include taxes. All bed rates over $25 per day will have an 10.5% tax added at check in. Check-in is 3pm. Check out is 11 am. Payment by cash, traveler's check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express is welcome. Reception is open 24 hours.

We welcome guests from everywhere outside of San Diego county. At check in, international guests must present a valid passport. US residents must present valid government issued identification (ie: drivers license, state id card, passport). Guests may also be asked to present proof of onward travel.

We require all guests to be 18 or over to stay at our hostel. Anyone under 18 has to be accompanied by a parent/guardian but this also needs to be approved by a manager. Please contact us directly before booking with anyone under the age of 18.

USA Hostels has a 14 day stay limit.

Bookings may be changed or canceled free of charge until 6pm California time, the day prior to arrival. After that, a cancellation fee equal to the first night's accommodation will be charged. Please note below the special cancellation policy for arrivals between July 18 through 21, 2018.

We make every effort to ensure that people traveling together are placed in the same room. However, due to availability and/or booking patterns, there is a slight chance parties booking dorm beds will be placed in separate rooms. If you have a special request concerning this, please email the hostel.

If your travel plans do change or you have any further questions or special requests, please contact us.

July 18-21, 2018 CANCELLATION POLICY:
Any bookings scheduled for arrival from July 18-21, 2018 are subject to this cancellation policy:
-- No cancellation fees imposed up to 21 days prior to scheduled arrival. Cancellation from 20 days to 14 days will result in one night's fee being charged for each bed booked. Cancellations from 13 days or less will result in a fee being charged to the credit card on record of all days of the scheduled stay for each bed or room booked.

Any bookings for more than 10 people travelling together, whether booked on one reservation or multiple reservations, constitutes a group booking by USA Hostels. These groups must contact the hostel prior to making a reservation and are subject to USA Hostels’ group booking policies which include full payment prior to arrival, security deposits and different cancellation rules. The hostel reserves the right to refuse any groups that do not make themselves known to USA Hostels and agree to our group booking terms, and no refunds of Hostelworld deposit will be issued. USA Hostels has a 14 day stay limit.


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