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Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

1.5 of 5 521 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hostel was fantastic, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The hostel was very central and it is very clean. The beds were comfortable and the breakfast had a range of fruit, cereal and breads. I had a very enjoyable stay here

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norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

I'm very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so well, Willowthewisplondon. Safe travels to you and I hope we may host you if you should return to SD! All the best, Amelia B., HI San Diego Downtown. More 

Fredericton, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean room,comfortable bed,friendly staff, and we found it to be very quiet. A nice assortment of food was included for breakfast.This is one of the largest and most organized hostal we have ever stayed at.

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norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, dan0348. It is especially rewarding to receive a positive review from someone well-traveled and experienced in the world. For potential guests reading this, breakfast includes an assortment of fresh locally-sourced breads; hot cereals, cold cereals; fresh seasonal fruit; tea, coffee and hot cocoa (regular and soy milk; jellies, butter and peanut butter provided). Thank... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb hostel and really well located. This hostel has brand new furnitures and looks really stylish! It is located in Gaslamp district and close to vibrant nightlife. I will definitely recommend this hostel! Probably one of the best hostel I stayed at. Well done.

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norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Julie-Laure C, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your experience. It's great to get the positive feed back, and I hope we may host you upon future travels to San Diego. More 

Jerusalem District, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The hostel located in downtown and close to restaurants and coffee shops the location is grate trust me guys on of the best. Room are very clean and fully with amenities for daily use. The staff were very helpful and kind. I recommend that place its such a lovely romantic place.

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norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

I like the picture you got, it looks like you were here in one of the few times it actually rains! I'm glad you enjoyed your time in San Diego and your stay with us. I hope you also have the opportunity of seeing San Diego in its usual sunny state. Happy 2015 and safe travels to you! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great staff, beds comfy, clean. The only thing is I didn't like the soap they provide, so bring your own. Right on 5th street with all the bars and clubs. I don't do that, but close to the convention center as well as harbor blvd. Very convenient to the bus station. Great location.

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norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, klangton701. You bring up a very helpful point for future guests and travelers: we are located in the middle of everything (public transport, downtown nightlife, etc.), but it can be loud. We always recommend that sensitive sleepers notify us prior to arrival so we can do our best to provide... More 

Coutras, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The hostel is brand new right in the Gaslamp district, in proximity to shops, restaurants and in walking distance to a few sight. I stayed in a private room, which was very light and beautiful, with a view on the street. I was sharing bathrooms, but it was ok, because there are so many everywhere. I had a cupboard, an... More 

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norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Evertkhorus, I'm glad you got to join us for empanada night, it is my favourite! I hope we may host you in your future adventures in San Diego. Happy holidays and safe travels to you and yours, Amelia B. More 

Manasquan, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Adventuring/Party atmosphere. GREAT place if you're traveling alone. 24hr Check in. Everyone working there seemed helpful, easygoing, and fun to talk to. Cute and quaint set up. It felt safe. Sinks and showers didn't drain well, but everything was pretty clean, and was cleaned daily.

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norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Chels C., thank you for taking the time to leave your experience with us for future travelers and hostelers! I hope we may host you if your adventures bring you back to SD. All the best and safe travels to you. More 

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I use to come to this hostal since 10 years ago and i have seen all the charges since.i was there the last week and im so glad to see the table pool,the luxurious kitchen,the electrónic card roms,the space and the feeling of the property.the staf was Also very helpfull and i never felt a bad actitudes from them.i just... More 

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norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for sticking with us through the years. It's always a pleasure to hear that someone has noticed the changes we've been making (kitchen, common areas, sleeping rooms next!) and is enjoying the result. I hope we may host you when you return to San Diego in the following years and continue to provide you the level of comfort... More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I booked a room with a private bathroom, was very clean and the best thing was in the night! It is right on the 5th street, so you don't need the car. The only problem is the parking. There is a garage very close at 1dollar/hour and from 6pm of Saturday to 7am Monday is free on the street. Was... More 

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norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Autin82, thank you for staying with us and leaving your parking tips! I just wanted to be clear to people reading this: there is free parking in the downtown area, but like most major metropolitan areas the street parking is subject to paid meters (which are free from specific times, usually at night); street cleaning/sweeping days; various colored curbs (no... More 

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Address: 521 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostelling International San Diego Downtown 1.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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