We love this hostel! It gets our thumbs up for consistently high customer ratings and excellent quality scores.

2024 HOSCARS WINNER

1st - Hostel Chain

North America

Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

HI San Diego - Downtown

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8.9
Fabulous
2193 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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
Free Coffee & Tea
24-hour front desk
Privacy Curtains in Dorms
Self Guided tours and activities
Game room featuring pool table and arcade games
Free linens and towels
Bicycle parking
Luggage storage
and more!


Getting here is easy we are 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.


- A valid credit card in the guests name or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

- 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, and Student Identification cards (other than minors) are not accepted.

- Reservations must be cancelled by 3pm 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.

- We have a maximum allotted stay of 14 nights in a 365 day period. Any bookings made for longer than this cannot be accepted.

Reviews & Ratings

8.9
Fabulous
2193 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.4
  • Location
    9.8
  • Staff
    8.9
  • Atmosphere
    8
  • Cleanliness
    9
  • Value for Money
    8.8
  • Facilities
    8.5

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Location

Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Apr 20, 2024
Here for a conference and it’s a central walkable location with accommodations that are on the quiet side if you ask for a quiet room - they were able to promise a bottom bunk. Was able to sleep well here on a Saturday night without ear plugs and grabbed a quick banana, tea and oatmeal for breakfast. Highly recommend.
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Female, 31-40
10
Superb
Apr 19, 2024
Great location. Very clean.
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Male, 31-40
10
Superb
Apr 14, 2024
I was very pleased with the HI San Diego Downtown hostel. The front desk staff members where invariably pleasant and helpful. The common areas and the rooms were spotlessly clean. The facility has been nicely renovated and maintained. The hostel is right in the heart of downtown San Diego, with all sorts of restaurants and entertainment venues "literally" just around the corner. Suggestions: I suggest adding a nightlight to each dorm room, so that guests need not turn on the overhead light
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Male, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2024

1st, Hostel Chain North America

2019

3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2019

2nd, 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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