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Hostel on 3rd

542 3rd avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hostel is what makes it a 5/5. It's in the Gaslamp area which is basically where everything happens; all the clubs, bars, restaurants, shops etc are here. It's also near (3-4min walk) the convention centre trolley station where you can catch the green line to Little Italy and the Old Town. Furthermore, its about a 7-10min... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a couple of days at the end of May and I found it really nice, clean and in the middle of Downtown San Diego. The rooms may be little, but there are a big common area, a cute kitchen with all the thing you may need to cook and many bathrooms, which is actually a great... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the private 2 person/bunk room with my sister at the end of our holiday. The place was clean and good for the price. The hostel is located just off the main strip of the gaslamp district which is convenient. It is also close to the convention parking lot that offered 12 and 24 hour parking (we had... More 

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Nieuwegein, Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I played a lot of pingpong/tabletennis. There is a television WITH Netflix for the people who like doing that on a rainy day, which doesn't happen a lot in San Diego but still. Beds were okay, not very comfortable but it's a hostel so I had low expectations anyway. Best hostel I stayed in during a one month trip through... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Good people, ok facilities, perfect location! 1 min walking to very cool places to go out at night, also very close to the airport. It has a huge lobby to chill out and relax, watch tv, listen music or meeting other travellers. Price very affordable . The only think i dislike id the 1$ every time you pay in visa

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for seven nights, room, toilets and showers were clean. Did the job for us as needed a cheap place to stay and was in a good location. However, on the last day one of our belongings was accidentally thrown away in the trash by house keeping. After making the front desk aware that we were missing an expensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great hostel with nice personell. Really appreciated the ping-pong table in the lobby. The kitchen had all we needed to make a dinner for five. Breakfast was ok, not worse than other hotels in America. The wifi was good at all times. Rooms, restrooms, showers and kitchen was clean at all times.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had originally booked for two nights at this hostel but due to complications with flights ended up with just one night. Check in was at 4 if I remember correctly, and having arrived at 1 was happy to wait, I was told previously there was a place to leave luggage.. Which turned out yo be an area in the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Decent budget accommodation in San Diego appears to be hard to come by. As I didn't have a car, I decided to stay centrally, as bus services (particularly from Point Loma) are limited. Hostel on 3rd was by far the cheapest downtown option, yet seemed to have good reviews (the two are, in my experience, usually mutually exclusive). This place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Amazing location, nice room for the price range and the pancakes were great! The staff was very helpful and the guests from over the whole world were nice. One night there was some noise, but the staff handled it well. The beds did creak a bit, but we slept well on them.

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