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Hostel on 3rd

542 3rd avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE. JAMES IS AN ABSOLUTE LIAR AND THE HOSTEL IS AWFUL! I have submitted a Better Business Bureau complaint with regards to this so the details are available, but I am completely blown away by what a despicable human being James turned out to be. I stayed at this hostel on December 31st, and when checking... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Disgusting place, the signs everywhere telling you want you can and can't do are a joke, then refused to give deposit back because someone in the building nothing to do with my individual booking brought a girl back. Do yourself a favour and stay somewhere else.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The service here is great. James is very friendly - he will tell you everything you need to know - and more. The room was good, it had a sink in it and the beds were comfortable. Location is good, was difficult to find the hostel using their instructions - maybe update these as getting lost and having no access... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The hostel was in a great location very close to the Gaslamp district however the hostel lacked atmosphere. The hostel appeared to be clean in the morning but the standard seemed to slip throughout the day. Our double room was unbearably hot. We had the window open, a ceiling fan and a box fan and the room didn't cool down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Not only the staff members were perfect, but also the atmosphere of that hostel took a huge part in the contribution of the best week of my life. The rooms were really clean, and the bathrooms as well. The hostel is perfectly located downtown and if I was to return back to San Diego, I would definitely chose the Hostel... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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 August 14, 2015

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 22, 2015 via mobile

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
1 review
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 11, 2015 via mobile

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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