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Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

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521 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101
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San Jose, CA
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hostel is located right in the Gaslamp district - a lively, 16-block neighborhood in San Diego filled with bars and restaurants and boutique stores. Hostel has been upgraded some since my last visit. Clean, lots of spaces to relax and enjoy the surroundings, friendly staff. Great location if one wants to enjoy the downtown area and/or wants to sample... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For this price, with such good service and facilities (new and clean), and in the middle of the Gaslamp district, there's no reason staying anywhere else (at least if you're traveling alone or with friends)! Super friendly and helpful personnel. I'd definitely come again!

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

Thank you so much for your awesome feedback! We love to hear a guest having a great experience. This is something we strive for with every guest. Please come back and see us the next time you are ever in Downtown San Diego. Take care, HI-Downtown San Diego More 

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed there for two nights in a private room. It was really clean and the ambience was eclectic. The staff was friendly and very helpful. They have a free breakfast, hostel activities, and a kitchen you can use as needed. Can't beat the price and location!

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us such great feedback! We are glad to hear you were able to utilize a lot of the amenities we have for guests! Come back and see us anytime! All the best, HI-Downtown San Diego More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a third HI (Hostelling International) experience, our group of friends were very pleased by the level of San Diego's one! The location is awesome, the staff is friendly & helpful, the rooms (we had a 4-persons private room) are spacious and comfy! The most affordable stay in San Diego!

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I traveled alone and stayed in HI SD Downtown for five days in mid January. It was the best hosting hostel ever! Every member of the team was welcoming, kind, helpful and respectful. They went above and beyond to make me comfortable. Staying in a private room gave me the benefit of a private bathroom. I checked a few dorm... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed four nights in this hostel in November 2015. Firstly, the location was convenient: right in the gaslamp quarter. I took public transit from the airport and walked approximately four blocks to reach the hostel. The staff was friendly and welcoming throughout the check in process. They were patient with my questions and with giving directions. It was low... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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111 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Downtown San Diego Hostel is in a really great location, with lots of stores, restaurants & bars/nightclubs within walking distance all around the hostel. The lobby & reception desk were modern & inviting, and the facilities proved to be likewise. All of the rooms & common areas that I saw were completely immaculate. They have a movie room with... More 

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

Thank you for your awesome feedback! I’m sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Take care! HI-Downtown San Diego More 

Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great hostel for a great price. Nice location, too. Stayed in a room for two with a colleague. There is not much to say, really. The room was clean, the staff was nice and cheerful. Despite the location, it was pretty calm inside, the air conditioning made more noise than the street. 10/10 would stay again.

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Santa Monica, California
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I stayed here in July 2015 for Comic-Con. My sister and I got a private room with a bunk bed and it was very spacious and had it's own sink and mirror (which I loved!), and a table with 2 chairs. There were plenty of outlets (always a plus). In past hostels I've stayed at in SD during Comic-Con, the... More 

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

On our road-trip from L.A to Vegas a friend of mine an I choose this Hostel for 2 nights. 2 Bed-room, clean but extremely hot (Fan which make not sense at all). A lot of cool people and other travellers. The best point on this Hostel is the location, right in the middle of the Gaslamp-district (full of Pubs, Restaurants,... More 

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