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Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Awesome and cheap! This hostel was in the heart of Gas Lamp district, which has a great nightlife and is close to the ocean. We check-in with a private room with a private bathroom. Remember this is a hostel, so there wasn't a tv in the room, but the location was worth it.

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Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

We really appreciate the review! We are glad you had a great stay. We hope to see you again soon!

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stayed here last week and was really disappointed. Do not get me wrong the location is fantastic, right on the gaslight district but everything else was a huge disappointment. The whole mantra of hostel international is to make travelling easy and affordable but this place was highly overpriced. I have stayed at the downtown location in Boston before and it...

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a well-intentioned hostel - the staff is excellent - but there are some serious problems. There's no air conditioning in the rooms, and San Diego gets warm in the summer. It's located right in the middle of the party neighborhood & many rooms are directly over the street and bars. Because there's no AC you have to keep...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We have stayed in this hostel in the past and things have changed. The good was that the hostel has not stayed still, they have continued to keep the place clean and neat. We were pleasantly surprised with our private room to get an in room bathroom, window AC, and mini fridge. The location (heart of the Gaslamp) was great...

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Located in the middle of San Diego's Gas lamp district the hostel is a 10-15 minute walk from Broadway (busses) and 10 minutes walk to Horton Plaza ( shopping centre). Free decent speed WIFI. The Hostel is surrounded by Bars and Restaurant's and the "Economy" rooms are very noisy at night with noise from the street and restaurant's. The Premium...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is one of the best hostels I've ever been to - beautifully clean with great air con for hotter days and nights. Has all the amenities you could want including fast free wifi and great free breakfast. But the best thing is the staff - they're so friendly and helpful - talk to them for the best tips and...

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Jessica Q, Front Office Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review! We always enjoyed reading about a guest having a great time. We hope you come back and see us if you ever find yourself on the west coast again, but safe travels to you where ever your next adventure may be! Take care, HI-Downtown San Diego

Athens, Greece
Reviewed 4 July 2016

well this place is amazing... very clean.... excellent staff..... location perfect..... I will definitely stay there again all the times I will visit this beautiful city.... and last but not least... breakfast is superb... few things but good quality and good company.

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Jessica Q, Front Office Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love to hear when a guest has a great time. Please come back and see us anytime! All the best, HI-Downtown San Diego

Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I really love idea of Hostelling International non-profit hostels, so we again decided to stop tjere for 3 nights. Room was spacious and comfortable, we had our own bathroom. Unfortunately we couldn't open the window andAC was quite loud so it was hard to sleep. Breakfast was included, but it was rather poor. Anyhow, it all is compensated by great...

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

When I told my fiancé that we are going to be staying in a hostel he was a little hesitant but all of his worries we're gone as soon as we walked through the door. When we got to the hostel we had our own room which was beautiful. There was a binder on our bed with everything to do...

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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend stayed at this hostel for 2 nights in a private room with shared bathroom. Overall we had a great experience, the facilities were fantastic, the staff were friendly and very informative and the interior design was more like a boutique hotel than a hostel. Further the downtown location is near to the heart of the gas...

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Jessica Q, Front Office Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us in Downtown. You were an awesome guest (: Please come back and see us anytime, but happy adventures where ever you may end up next. All the best, HI-Downtown San Diego

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We’re here to help you with the most central and accessible hostel in San Diego. Let our award winning staff ensure you receive the most comfortable and enjoyable hostel stay you’ve ever had. We offer a myriad of free tours and activities, and all of our beds are Tempur-Pedic mattresses. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

Address: 521 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-7024
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: ₹ 2,700 - ₹ 8,842 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostelling International San Diego Downtown 1.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Get a room away from the street or do NOT stay here. You won't be able to sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles E9939AXkarenl, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't be shy about asking for a private room if you are traveling with family”
 of 5 bubbles tonybN9060AH, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Premium rooms are at the back of the building away from the street noise.”
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