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Hostel Habibi

416 University Ave, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92103
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1 room 1 adult
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Geneva, Switzerland
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a room back in August as we were staying a couple of days in San Diego. Arranged arrival time several days in advance with the staff (specifying plane was landing around 11.30pm) When we got there, we ringed the door but nobody came. There were 3 phone numbers listed "in case of contact/question/or emergency". We called for half an... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you want to use this place, I would advice against it. My best friend and I visited San Diego during labor day weekend and chose this place for its location, GLBTQ friendliness and price. However, we both wished we weren't so cheap and took the reviews more seriously. In less than two hours upon arriving, I received the biggest... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We booked this hostel via airbnb for one night in August. Booking was confirmed and we even confrimed several times privately to make sure if late check in is ok. Vaughn confirmed us that we are ok to late check in and he said he will be there... we even gave him our arrival time. After 24 hours of flight... More 

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Thank kouster
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Booked for 4 people from 24-26 Aug through AirBnb, and when we arrived at the place, the staff told us there was NO RESERVATION under our name, even though we made the FULL PAYMENT with receipt. The staffs were really nice though (kudos to Ricky who apologized and helped us to find alternate accommodation), but Vaughn the owner was terrible... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I booked on line, found traffic on the way from SFO to SAN, drove hours, got tired to the hostel and I did not find my room. Why? Because I was late. It was written nowhere I should have arrived at 10pm. Bad.

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Thank Alessandro V
Ventura, California
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had a bad stay in my usual hotel in hotel circle, so decided to try something new. Saw a listing for Hostel Habibi and thought the stay would be good, but it is not. I felt unsafe, things were dirty and the owner Vaughn was rude and has a big ego. The pictures don't look like the place at all.... More 

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Thank David M
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Location- Perfect location in the middle of Hillcrest! Rite Aid, Starbucks, Walgreens and plenty of restaurants all within a few blocks! Cleanliness- They really do keep the place clean. They wash your sheets everyday (I think?) for you, clean down every inch of the bathrooms and kitchen. The space we have to lock up our stuff is hugeeeee! Complaints- My... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting San Diego during comic con so it was the only accommodation available. There is little privacy in this place, the showers and toilets are basically in the kitchen with only a shower curtain between you and others in the area. Not a comfortable place to stay

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

The hostel is your typical hostel, I expected lack of privacy and jerry rigged amenities, but nothing is worth hundreds of bed bug bites. I spent four nights here, and pretty much just used it for a bed, so I can't comment on the kitchen or laundry, but the showers are simply lined up with just an opaque curtain. The... More 

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Hostel H, Owner at Hostel Habibi, responded to this review

I am disappointed your stay was less than enjoyable. Unfortunately bed bugs come in with guests and the only way is when it is brought to our attention. We have already taken steps to look further and eradicate them should they be found. It is an issue that is widespread in California. Please email me at hostelhabibi@gmail.com so I can... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I had a very poor experience of Hostel Habibi. On arrival they had messed up our booking (we had booked 2 dorms of 6), so we were split up into a room for 5- with one random person, a room for 1- with 5 random people, a room for 2 with 4 other people and a 2 bed private. The... More 

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