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500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
13 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for a night, while transiting to LAX. I had specifically asked for a quite room as all we wanted to do was sleep at night after checking in at midnight. Unfortunately, the front desk person- who looked and smelled VERY WEIRD, gave us a room on the 4th Floor on the street side !!! As this HOSTEL (... More

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed staying at 500 West and I would recommend it with some qualifications. The location is excellent. You are close to everything. You can walk to many attractions. Public transportation is excellent. However, this is a budget hotel and it will not be for everyone. The lobby is beautiful. There is a nice TV area on the second floor.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel can be described in one word - SKETCHY. All it needs is a few medical instruments in the room and the hallway lights to flicker and you could film the next blockbuster movie there. Also there is NO parking provided. There's a couple parking garages within walking distance but they charge $20 per night. Might as well splurge... More

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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First I would say the location is great. The staffs and janitors are nice and helpful. Now is something you need to know before you decide to stay here. This is a hostel, not a hotel. They should change the name. Still even with hostel standards, I stayed in a few hostels before and they were much better. The pictures... More

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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are indeed spartan, but quite clean with a nice big window, wardrobe, desk, and ceiling fan. Even in August, it wasn't hot (but then again, I'm from a tropical climate so San Diego weather is quite tolerable for me). The bathrooms are shared, but clean and I had no problems getting into one at any time of the... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We found the web site misleading, as we did not catch that this place is a converted YMCA and the rooms do not have their own bathrooms. If you are looking for a cheaper option in San Diego, you may want to stay a bit further out from downtown, and then you can still get your own bathroom! Also, our... More

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500WestSD, Manager at 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Socali123, Thank you for your review. While certain rooms on the property are hostel rooms, the majority are standard hotel rooms with shared bathrooms. This is expressed on our website under each room type. Please do send our apologies to your friends who, by accident, walked into an occupied room. We strive to provide high quality customer service so... More

Guangzhou, China
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Clearly an example of exploitation of needy travelers. Nearly 200 a night for a tiny room with flimsy bunk beds and drunk partiers making noise all night. This is not a hotel but rather a hostel with hotel prices. Bathrooms are shared. WiFi didn't work either. I slept two hours and left as early as possible the next day. Rip... More

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500WestSD, Manager at 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Thank you for your frank and candid review. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the unpleasantness of your stay with us. In the future, regardless of the location or property, we suggest to always bring your concerns and observations to any front desk staff or manager. We are confident that if you brought these concerns to our attention,... More

Quesnel, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Do yourself a favor and do not stay at the 500 west hotel. The hotel is run down, I walked into my room and the cockroach on the wall fled. The room smelled like urine. There is no bathroom with the room, and hallway was so noisy I was afraid to leave to use it. There was noise all night.... More

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500WestSD, Manager at 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, as seemingly as unpleasant as it was. We hope that during your stay that you were able to notify as staff member immediately of your concerns. Much improvement has been done to the rooms and common areas so please do accept our apologies for having such an unpleasant... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very good localization!! It's more of a hostel than a hotel. It's not a 5 star hotel, of course, the bathrooms are shared, no food, wifi doesn't work on the bedroom, and the elevator is just SO SLOW!! Overall, the bedroom is clean, tv, clean towels and sheets, fan on the bedrooms, comfortable beds, good bathroom. Really nice place to... More

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500WestSD, Manager at 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Debora, Thank you for taking a moment to write a review of your recent stay. We agree that we have an amazing location-- just a short, several minute walk to the waterfront. It's really convenient for those wishing to explore our beautiful Downtown by foot. Thank you for the compliment on the cleanliness of the rooms. That is something... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised. This is a hostel by far more so than a hotel. I had a red-eye to catch and wanted to simply rest somewhere before my flight. Located by the main trolly and Amtrak station and not too far from he airport - this was quite a bargain. You can easily walk to the Seaport area or... More

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500WestSD, Manager at 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Alan, Thanks for spending some time to write a review of your recent stay with us. We agree that our location is pretty special-- close to Seaport Village, the Airport, the famed waterfront, and so much more. We do believe that we provide a good value for travelers of all types so we're glad you saw that with us.... More

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Address: 500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown 1.5*
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