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Hostel Cat

1401 E Street, Unit C, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

They were overbooked, so there were no space for us, so the only option the could manage was put a air mattress on the floor of a 10 people room. We didn't expect so much, but unless a single bed for sleeping.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2009

Hostel Cat is fantastic for people like me. I was travelling round the statesand it was the ideal base to explore san diego. Within a 20 minute radius we got to the brilliant san diego zoo, the trolley station, bars and nightlife, the baseball field...was truly great. I'm pretty sure it was in the dodgy area of town though -... More 

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Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2008

That place was great! Everything about it was great- the staff, rooms, bathrooms, location,.... you could definitely not by any chance be bored there. awsome, really... great!

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california
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2008

Hostel Cat discriminates against anyone over age 30 and all American citizens. It is very noisy 24 hrs a day. The area is dangerous at night. The kitchen and bathrooms are filthy and disgusting. Staff is rude and careless.

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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2008

With all the excellent reviews I found on Hostel Cat I didn't hesitate to book. But upon arrival I found my self very disappointed. The hostel is located in a seedy part of San Diego, with a rehab centre just across the rd. It was 14blocks into town and a big walk past all the homeless people of San Diego.... More 

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ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2008

Found this hostel by chance on hostelworld.com and luck was obviously on my side. From the ouside it looks a little more hostile than hostel but as soon as you step in the doors you feel instantly home. The rooms are spotless, the facilities are second to none and the staff are amazing. The appearance is somewhat street and it... More 

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united states
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2008

Pay attention! This hostel is actually a garage adapted to a hostel with no windows and in a scary area (weird peole around!). In the Summer, it's extremely hot, it has claustrophobic showers and loud music until late night. This is the perfect "party hostel", so if you like to drink and meet new people, it's perfect..but if you would... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

Stayed here during a 3 day stay of San Diego in Feb as the first review of this place on Trip Advisor I have to say it was a good hostel. The hostel is filled with bubbly characters, both staff and other guests who make you feel welcome and the staff (Mainly Chandler) do their best to get you involved... More 

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