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1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The corridor smelled of urine and the shared unisex bathrooms were dirty. The room was tiny, unclean with a rusted radiator and large ripped flu pipe running floor to ceiling. Avoid - this isn't a holiday option.

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London, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have stayed in the West 500 a couple of times. The rooms are small, functional and relatively clean. Shared bathrooms on the same floor. I always felt safe in this hotel. It is relatively central, in walking distance to the convention center and gas lamp district. Nice breakfast place in the same building, as well as the YMCA gym... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed here in the summer. The place has a great location if you want to explore downtown San Diego. Parking garage right behind the hotel. The traintracks was two blocks away and our room was facing that side so we had some niose during the night. Overall a good place to stay at for a night or two. Pretty... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

A friend and I picked this hostel/hotel to begin our 3 week adventure in California and we were really rather pleased with what we got for the money. A twin room, on a corridor with plenty of spare bathrooms which were regularly cleaned. Was close to some excellent transport links and a short walk from the waterfront and the local... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Really this review should be divided based on two expectations - whether you think you'll be in a hostel or a hotel. If hostel - this is a pretty swish hostel. The lobby is nice and the staff friendly, single rooms small but functional and made up every day provided you leave by about 9:30am, the wifi signal is acceptable,... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I read a lot of reviews about people being upset because they did not READ the details listed on travel sites or the hotels website. I found everything listed pretty clearly on different sites. A lot of people complained about shared bathrooms, small rooms, no a/c, noise, no parking, twin beds. Everything I just listed is clearly spelled out on... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

First of all, the photos/pictures provided on ANY website (hostels.com, hostelworld.com, AAE hostels, etc) regarding this hotel is a farce!! NONE of their private rooms look like that: not their windows, or square footage. There are a lot of shady people staying in and around the place. Although I'm not scared of indigents, it was still uncomfortable. To be fair,... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The advertisement pics must be a decade old and are not what you will get. I was not expecting much but it should have at least been clean and I should have felt safe. I will say the guys at check-in we're really nice, the towels/bedding both appeared clean and the carpet was vacuumed although, the carpet was one giant... More

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Fresno, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I go to San Diego on business from time to time; my first choice if available was the Bayside Holiday Inn (now Wyndham--not sure how that will be), but if not I go for the 500 West even if I have to pay out of my own pocket up front. Yes, it's not as fancy, but it is adequate and... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I'm really not one for staying in a hotel that doesn't have it's own bathroom or toilet, but as I was looking for a cheap single night stay due to arriving late at night, the 500 West seemed ok. It's well located on Broadway in Downtown San Diego and easy to get to from the airport. I just headed for... More

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Also Known As:
500 West Hotel
Address: 500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 49 Specialty lodging in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — 500 West 1.5*
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