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“Great location & nice staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of USA Hostels San Diego

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USA Hostels San Diego
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Great location & nice staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

The vibe here was great - it's nice to stay at a hostel where newcomers are made to feel welcome when they first arrive.
The location couldn't be any better - bang in the middle of the Gaslamp and easy walking distance to majority of San Diego's sites.
The private rooms are clean, comfortable and have a few extras like a fridge, tv and lockers. The mattress was new and comfy. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

The hostel is located at the heart of the Gaslamp, nothing could be as perfectly located as this hostel. This was the perfect place for me to stay for a few days with my business partners.
Our room was very comfortable and well decorated. There was a fridge and also a flat screen TV. What else could be more enjoyable than enjoying football on a flat screen TV, lying on a comfortable bed? We were also pleased with the bathroom facilities and the laundry facilities.
There was just a little problem, we didn't have the lift. It was a little disappointing.
I think the travelers will like it, as we liked it.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

The location is amazing! Right in the heart of the Gaslamp. We did some travelling around town and this is definitely the best spot to be!

There is no lift so make sure you pack your muscles to carry your bag up three flights of stairs!

We had a private room! Very comfy bed, sml fridge and a flat screen TV. Great, but some of the other hostels have more amenities like Ipod dock and private sink. There was one window. which looked into another dorm. We got no light in our room and if you turn your light off then it is pitch black... this can also be a good thing though! There is a big noisy fan right outside your one window. We didnt mind because it got some air into our room and earplugs block out the noise.
The shared bathroom facilities are ok. Not super clean, but far from dirty. They always smelt though.
The laundry was only available after 4pm which can be inconvenient.

The share breakfast was not very good. We found staff slow to restock and there was a lack of cutlery and mugs. Then you go upstairs and sweat it out while you eat your breakfast. They need a better dining room and then it would be a lot better. There is an ihop literally around the corner and we could get breakfast there for $5 so it didn't really matter.

Overall, great place and would recommend others stay here.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012 via mobile

Safe, secure, clean...super fun staff members and a great common area. Located right in the middle of all the action in downtown San Diego!

Just around the corner from a bus stop that takes you straight to the excellent beaches...this hostel is a blast and very very comfortable! Enjoy...

  • Stayed June 2011
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Palm Desert, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

I heard about this place because my friends from Canada were staying here while visiting California last year. I was traveling to San Diego and thought that I might give it a go. When I got there I felt welcomed and at home, being originally from Poland I fit right in with the foreign crowd. Everyone was from somewhere else and on different paths of life! Carlos, Rachel, Cihan, Sam, Rodrigo, Alan, Ale, Sarah, and the rest of the staff made the stay so much more amazing with great events that they suggested to us. They gave us directions, advice on where to eat, and much much more while we stayed there.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about USA Hostels San Diego

Property: USA Hostels San Diego
Address: 726 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Gaslamp
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 63 Speciality Lodging in San Diego
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,151 - ₹ 6,649
Hotel Class:2 star — USA Hostels San Diego 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
San Diego's original backpacker hostel, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter for 20 years. We're in the midst of the city's most popular bars and clubs. We offer the best value and most fun in hostel accommodations with daily breakfast, free and discounted activities, free wifi and more. Our staff are always happy provide insider tips on where to go, eat, etc. Our quirky decor in a historic 1880's walk up makes our hostel unique in many ways. All rooms are shared bath. Dorms feature 'privacy pods' with privacy screening, a light, shelf and outlet. ... more   less 
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