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Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

I stayed here for five days in February, my second visit. Definitely the best hostel I have stayed at in North America. This hostel is clean and very well organized. The kitchen is well equipped, free morning pancakes are great. Very reasonably priced communal meals most evenings. On bus line from airport, good grocery store easy walking distance, next door to public library. The staff is friendly, eclectic mix of fellow travellers. Just enough rules to keep up standards, but not heavy handed. Stayed in a dorm, as always the downside was the snorers - note to self: invest in quality earplugs. They are in the process of completely redoing the electrical system - should make a real improvement to lighting and electronics charging in the rooms.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Jenny W, General Manager at Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2012

Thanks so much for your repeated support of our organization. We truly appreciate it.
We have finished our electrical project and now have charging stations and reading lights at each bunk bed as well as charging stations in each locker. We also have added new outlets in the courtyard and front of the building for your use as well as increased the number of outlets in our common areas. If you need to charge your laptop you shouldn't have to look very far no matter where you are in the building.
We also have free ear plugs if you find that you are in need of them. They are located next to the ATM in the dining room. Help yourself.
We hope to see you again soon.

Cheers,
Jenny

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Reviewed 15 April 2012

Cosy, spacious and clean rooms! nice tarrace, really friendy stuff! considering that san diego is big- the beach was close:)The price was also good for the conditions! I really enjoyed stayin there and I recommend this hostel for anyone who travel to San Diego.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Jenny W, General Manager at Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2012

Thanks so much for your review and recommendation.
We work hard to keep our hostel safe, clean, and comfortable. Our staff truly loves working to make your stay the best it can be and is ecstatic that you noticed.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any future or present travel questions.

Cheers,
Jenny

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Reviewed 6 February 2012

I was in a double room with my boyfriend and i really liked the hostel. almost everyone was very nice, everything clean and the kitchen and common room had everything you need. the breakfast could have more variety, since it only has pancakes. and the hostel is too noisy in the early morning.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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HI-PointLoma, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2012

Thanks so much for your comments and suggestions. We truly appreciate all input our guests give us to help improve our hostel. We are so glad that you liked the hostel and hope to see you again soon.
Cheers, Jenny

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Reviewed 26 November 2011

This was my first hostelling experience and it was a very good one. I was in San Diego attending a professional engineering conference and was on a tight budget. This is a great rate for what you get. The hostel was very clean and the staff friendly. When I brought up a maintenance issue with the staff they fixed it immediately. There was a broad section of people staying there not just college kids. They have a good system set up that makes you feel like you and your property are safe there. The beds are very comfortable, I stayed in a room with 8 bunk beds.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

We stayed here for three nights at the end of a six-week road trip from Seattle, so needed somewhere to chill for a few days before flying to Central America. Point Loma was perfect. The hostel is very welcoming, we arrived mid-evening, but still got an enthusiastic greeting from Matt, who gave us a quick tour and showed us to our room - pretty sure that's never happened to us in a hostel before.

Our room was a private double bunk-bedded family room (two adults and two children), just across the hall from a unisex toilet and shower. Everything was clean and comfortable. The room was quite small and felt very crowded if all four of us were in there at the same time, especially as there wasn't anywhere to put our luggage apart from the floor around the bed. But we just used it for sleeping and spent days in the communal areas or out and about, so it didn't really matter.

The lounge, kitchen and dining area was quite spacious (but this is not a big hostel, so not too many guests, or too much communal space). The lounge had squishy sofas and a TV, great for the kids. The kitchen was pretty new, and really well-equipped. It was a pleasure to cook in, don't say that about many hostels either. The dining area had plenty of tables, power sockets, good wifi, and Masai the rescued Monitor Lizard... There was also a tiny room to one side with two pcs and paid internet access ($5 for 30 minutes?), and a book exchange.

Outside there was a courtyard with tables and chairs, a huge hammock, and a fire pit - we were lucky enough to be there for toasted marshmallows one night. Also outside were washing machines and dryers, cheap to use and quick. The courtyard was a fab place to chill (although Point Loma does suffer from sea mists, so there was not much sunshine), and the wifi worked well out there too (didn't seem to reach our room though, not sure about others).

Breakfast consisted of pancake mix provided by the hostel, which guests cooked themselves. Yummy (especially if you slice a banana up and add before cooking)! There is free coffee on the go all the time, although we always seemed to get there just as the pot was emptied and had to make fresh...!

The hostel is not in downtown San Diego, but a quiet neighbourhood with a supermarket and several fast food eating places nearby. It is not especially near the ocean either, and public transport is limited. We had a car, which was fine, parking on the street is free and easy. It is not far from the airport - very convenient the morning we left.

I would really recommend staying at this hostel if you just need a few days to catch up with yourselves, like we did, it was fab. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma

Address: 3790 Udall St, San Diego, CA 92107-2414
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Point Loma
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 65 Speciality Lodging in San Diego
Price Range: ₹ 2,019 - ₹ 6,903 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come Chill in our Air-conditioned hostel featuring a laid-back atmosphere with a beautiful, sunny courtyard complete with table tennis, gas BBQ, and plenty of spots to relax. There is also a large, open kitchen that's perfect for cooking and sharing your favorite meals and a comfy, spacious lounge with a big screen smart TV that you can stream Netflix on. FREE WIFI throughout building. Weekly dinners, barbecues, and Taco Crawls are conducted by helpful hostel staff. The Point Loma Hostel is located two miles from San Diego's famous Ocean Beach in the relaxed neighborhood of Point Loma. Ocean Beach and its accompanying nightlife, cafes, restaurants, shops and weekly Farmer's Market are just a short 5 min drive/bus ride or 20 min walk away. Nearby, Sea World and Mission Bay are just a 5 minute drive or 20 minute bus ride away. Balboa Park, with its museums and the world famous San Diego Zoo, and Downtown San Diego are 15 or 30 minutes away by car and bus respectively. ... more   less 
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