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500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A very large hostel with simple rooms. Excellent wifi, even strong in our room at the end of the 5th floor corridor. Good shared facilities (self-laundry, common room area, nice patio area with tables and chairs). Cafe not open while we were there. No parking - we paid $34 in a secure parking lot opposite from Friday at 6pm until... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read bad reviews but thought that scratches on the cough were not big deal. The reality is: smells urine inside and outside the room; no bathroom in the room; location is not as great as it sounds... This place is creepy. See pictures bellow - very different from the ones you see in the website. Did not stay for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I stayed here for 6 nights in 2014 as we were travelling across the US. It was my friend who booked the accommodation so I had no idea what it would be like so I was quite shocked when we arrived to discover it was a hostel and not a hotel like I was expecting. I'd be... More 

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Ormeau, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took yoga in this establishment for years and it is beautiful! I plan on staying here soon for a couple weeks. You cannot get a better location in San Diego with all the extras. The fireplace room is so cosy and appealing. Staff seems very nice and professional. Cannot wait to be here!

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Tijuana, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of all, we need to point out that this is a HOSTEL not a hotel like the name suggest, so adjust your expectations. Having said that, it's still not worth it. When I looked for a place to stay, I was surprised by how cheap this place is, considering it has an excellent location and from the outside (and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We knew for the price that we weren't going to be ataying anywhere fancy, but we were horrified at the conditions of this "hotel" which does not even qualify as such. There was caution tape on broken windows as as the broken out fire extinguisher/hose cases on the walls. 85% of the SHARED bathrooms were out of order, and the... More 

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County Kerry, Ireland
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Firstly, this place is advertised as a hotel, it's not even related to a hotel! Horrible, dirty, smelly place. 50$ each for a night in April. On booking.com. It said parking was available free. Parking was only available in a near by public car park for 28$ for the night. The rooms are ancient, paint is hanging off the walls,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Beware of this hotel. The hallways consistently smell like weed and the establishment is occupied by some unsavoury characters. The building is severely neglected and we no longer use the dodgy elevator due to its poor condition and unpredictable behaviour. Also the bathrooms are extremely dirty, the dirtiest bathrooms I have encountered in any hotel or hostel. On top of... More 

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Best aspect is location. Very basic with shared bathrooms, room was clean. Comfortable enough for price. Hotel is old and a little run down, the walls are thin and the road is noisy but our stay was fine. This accommodation is very budget style but is OK if you are after a clean bed in a good spot

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