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Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma
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Hamilton, Canada
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Excellent for a short relaxing stay”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Two of us stayed here for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. The staff was extremely helpful, the volunteers Sunday morning were warm, friendly and welcoming. Free breakfast, coffee/tea, wifi daily. A clean, quiet, and respectful space. Couldn't have asked for more. As far as hosteling goes, this was really everything you could ask for. The courtyard area was a great bonus too! The only complaints we had were the distance from downtown and lack of any reasonable public transportation options, but you can't fault the hostel for that. As for the facilities themselves, it should be noted that the wifi is not accessible in the dorms (only the common areas) and the washroom situation could be dicey if the hostel is full (especially the men's, as I understand there is only one stall). Otherwise - an awesome, inexpensive place to stay within walking distance of Ocean Beach and Point Loma.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jenny W, General Manager at Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma, responded to this review, 25 January 2013
Thank so much for your excellent comments.
I am excited to say that we will be soon installing a range extender that well extend the Free WiFi to hopefully all the dorms. It is a work in progress, but we are getting there.
We will also be remodeling both our upstairs bathrooms this year and hopefully adding an additional men's shower.
Cheers,
Jenny
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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 review, 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 review, 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 review, 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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Additional Information about Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma

Property: 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 (per night): ₹ 2,378 - ₹ 7,262
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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