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Hostel on 3rd

542 3rd avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room smelled like cat food. The floors were dirty, and i found bits of dry cat food under the chair and bed (room not cleaned?). The internet didn't work, and when i asked about it the desk clerk was rude, lazy and unhelpful. Not worth the price. They sneak in extra charges at check in, like a deposit that... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an okay Hostel to stay at. Every other hostel was booked out so it was our last choice and it was okay. There's a kitchen, bathroom but that's about it. The staff was friendly and provided information when asked.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The bed was comfortable enough. The wifi worked. The place was kept pretty clean It was a good spot to stay to get to some of the main attractions in San Diego (the aircraft carrier museum, gas lamp quarter). The place is also walking distance from the bus routes and a major shopping outlet.

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Rosemead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Would definitely recommend staying here if you can book with James! I had to book last minute for Comic Con and he was extremely accommodating with our difficult schedule. On top of that, he definitely cares about his guests and wants to make sure they are enjoying themselves. It was no problem keeping in contact with him throughout the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This hostel is incredibly convent. It is next to a 24 hours Ralphs. I went during the most busy time of the year and I cannot give any more thanks to James for his superb customer service. He is incredibly accommodating and will go beyond the minimum to ensure guests have a good time. He also provide advice for finding... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 June 16, 2015

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 June 10, 2015

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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