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Lucky D's Hostel

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615 8th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Maria, California
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location was perfect for what I wanted to do, which was to enjoy the experience of downtown San Diego. I had brought my mountain bike with me, and they had a place for that as well. There is plenty to do within walking distance, so the bike stayed on the bike wall most of the time. This will be... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is well located and breakfast is really good. Other than that, I wouldn't recommend you to stay there. Small rooms, smelly place. There were blood stains on the sheets. Bathrooms are dirty and very cheap. All I wanted was to finish my shower as soon as possible -- maybe that's their way to fight the drought. It's cheap,... More 

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

I sincerely apologize that you didn't find your room clean and comfortable, Matheus. We take cleanliness and safety very seriously here, and I'm concerned to hear about your room. If there's ever an issue, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our teammates -- we'll take care of that right away. I hope you had a nice time... More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Writing this review won't do Lucky D's much justice. I think it's best you experience it yourself. That said here's what I think.In terms of cost and what you get it beats most cheap hotels that you will be looking at. You get breakfast and home cook dinners some nights. The staff and visitors are friendly, the hostels are clean... More 

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Woah, Uzoma. Our day = made. Thanks for such an incredible post on here. I hope you had a blast around San Diego. The next time you're looking for a relaxing stay near the water, be sure to give us a call. Best, Pete More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in July for the fifth time. Great welcome from Michelle and her staff who do a good job keeping order with such a high turnover of young travellers. Rooms basic but clean and gradually being updated so don't be put off by first appearances. Everyone very helpful and friendly especially housekeeper Jacky. Short walk to Gaslamp district... More 

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, Josie! Happy to hear you've been to our place 5 times. Nice to know we've left you with a good impression each time. Hope you'll be back again soon. All the best, Pete More 

Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here and loved it. Amazing location, the place was clean which she loved and the parties where great which I loved. There was a lot going on, but our room was always quiet and clean. This is a great option for couples who want to stay in SD without paying the crazy hotel prices. And... More 

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

So glad you guys enjoyed our cleanliness and our parties. Hope that means you'll be back to stay with us again soon. Until then, Pete More 

Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I find it a bit dirty everywhere, smelly rooms, squeaky bed, thin mattress, not enough bathrooms. It's cheap option to stay in the area but if you have more budget, it's better to stay elsewhere. Wifi works well! Kitchen was spacious!

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Sorry you weren't a big fan of our place, Kenny. We know we're capable of much more and hope you'll give us another chance. All the best, Pete More 

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the best time ever in this hostel. Not many hostels are able to be as fun and friendly as this hostel while still feeling safe and secure. The staff are awesome and make you feel right at home. The nightly cheap drinks and free food every other night make this a brilliant place to come if you want to... More 

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time with us, Philly! Happy to hear we were able to show you a good time while visiting San Diego. Hope we get another chance to see you soon. All the best, Pete More 

London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is amazing!!! You can't ask for more. We stayed in a private double room so I can only comment on this. The room was big enough, comfy, sheets and towels provided. Bathrooms are shared but clean and we didn't have any problems with too many people using them or anything like that. Staff is friendly and nice. We didn't... More 

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Wow! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Nice to know we made you feel right at home. Hope you'll be back to see us again soon. All the best, Pete More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 518 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Staff were uber friendly here and it's a great place to meet people. We had a double room which was fine, basic but comfortable and decently decorated with towels etc. bathrooms were clean and shower was powerful and hot. Location was good and just round the corner from a couple of brew bars and restaurants.

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Happy to hear you had a comfortable stay with us. So glad you got a good taste of San Diego when you were here. See you soon, Pete More 

Albany, NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I just got back from Lucky D's and I had a great time! The hostel is in a great location, and easy to get around town. The Hostel itself has a cool vibe, and is unique from all other hostels I have stayed in. The staff is excellent, and very friendly. Bruno the Brazilian staff member went above and beyond... More 

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

So glad you decided to stay with us. Really happy that we were able to give you a comfortable stay and show you all San Diego has to offer. See you soon, Pete More 

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