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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 Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here in during Comic Con in 2014. The room was clean with enough outlets and lockers, but it got really hot at night; having the fan on and the windows opened helped a lot. Considering the hostel was fully booked, the bathrooms were nice/clean and I didn't have to wait long for the showers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the best hostels we stayed in on our travels. We stayed in a private room and it had everything we needed, really comfortable bed! The staff here are so helpful and friendly and the place has a really good atmosphere for students or backpackers travelling around California!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to a very pleased girl on reception who gave us all the information we Needed. I'll be honest now, we are not hostel girls, but we were actually looking forward to staying here, because it was sold like an American university frat house. As English uni students, it was actually very disappointing. First of all, the room was... More 

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

Since you stayed with us in hopes to meet new people and have a good time, I'm disappointed to hear your experience fell short of that, Sarah. I wish you had let us know about your sheets, we would have been more than happy to change 'em out. As for the drink situation, it sounds like it was a busy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed 5 days in San Diego, and I liked this hostel. I recommend it to everyone who want to travel and discover San Diego. Lucky's is chip, clean and fun. I met a lot of amazing people here. And staff was very nice too. Especially the beautiful Kenza Farah and sum sum. They were very helpful for me and... More 

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

Happy to hear we were able to make your visit to San Diego all the more memorable, Iyad. Hope you'll be back to visit us, and this beautiful city, at least one more time. Until then, Pete More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually don't write reviews but in this case I felt I had too; this hostel was too great! I stayed here with some friends for a few nights while on a road trip along the west coast and the atmosphere was really special; there's a lot of really lovely art on the walls and really cozy common spaces to... More 

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

Wow, Cassie! We're so excited you wrote a review for us. It was a treat to have you stay at our place. Our staff really enjoyed your company. Hope you'll be back soon. - Pete More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm home in my Atlanta apartment tonight and I miss Lucky D's! I was a little nervous to stay there because I'm kind of shy, and it was my first hostel experience,but staying at Lucky D's was my fave part of my mini SD vacation. I only stayed for 2 days. The room was so cozy and the people were... More 

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

Sara, we miss you right back!! I really loved reading this, and I appreciate you taking the time to write a recommendation. Looking forward to seeing you again next year for more chocolate chip waffles and hanging out! Cheers, Pete More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in many different hostels during my road trip but this hostel is definitely one of the cleanest and friendly hostel i have ever stayed in. The employees name, kenza and sumiya, were super friendly and always smiling. Loved the place and will definitel comeback when i am in san diego area. TWO THUMBS UP!

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

It's great that you enjoyed your stay here, Nam -- thanks for trusting us to make you comfortable while you were in the area! I'll be sure to pass your kind words onto Kenza and Sumiya. We'll see you again when you're in the area -- I hope it'll be soon. Safe travels, Pete More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

One of the best months of my life. I met people from everywhere. The staff was also super easy going. I can consider it my home in San Diego. Activities everyday, parties,people share a common place. I was there for an extraordinary month

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

So glad you decided to stay with us, Jesús. Can't tell you how happy it makes us to read that you enjoyed yourself so much. It means so much to us that you consider our place home when you come to San Diego. Can't wait to have you visit us again. All the best, Pete More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Lucky D's was my first-ever hostel experience, and it was truly amazing. I came to San Diego for a job interview and I was just looking for a cheap place to stay. I had no idea that I would end up having one of the best weeks of my life. It's located right in the middle of Gaslamp district with... More 

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

We're so glad you stayed with us when you came in town for an interview, Cory. There's nothing like seeing a great city and socializing with all its wonderful natives and visitors. Hope you'll be back to visit us the next time you're in San Diego. All the best, Pete More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I came hard twice once in august and then September after being in Vegas. This hostel is great when staying in San Diego, it so close to town and the gas lamp area, and so much to do even in the hostel! With tv room and a common room. Also good is provided most evenings to customers which is a... More 

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

So glad you've stayed with us twice, Kayleigh. Happy to hear that you were able to have a good time and see the city while you were here. Hope you'll be back soon. All the best, Pete More 

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