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USA Hostels San Diego
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   726 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)   |  
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5 reviews
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“Nice but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice location in a cool building, friendly staff... however, the hostel has too few bathrooms and they chose to clean them at times when most backpackers would be taking their showers, creating long lines...

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Everything you would expect from a hostel with good feng shui. :) iPads for internet access is a nice touch. Don't miss the entrance as your walking down the block. It's sandwiched between two restaurants with outside seating.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Westminster, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Even though we are locals, my friends and I chose this place because it was cheap and looked fun...we couldn't have made a better decision! The people who stay are of course, foreigners, and they are so down to earth! Needless to say, we made some great friends in just one night. The staff, especially Mark, is also super friendly. I would definitely come back!

Room Tip: The rooms are very tiny, and the fact that the lockers use a lock makes it very easy to wake up when...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Lexington, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This hostel is all about safety, central convenience & an inexpensive bed. Rooms are small, dark, cramped, but beds are comfy, restrooms clean, kitchen useful. Friendly staff! Close to bus routes, Enterprise car rental, grocery store.

Room Tip: If you are claustrophobic, ask if your room has a window.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Ikast, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The San Diego Hostel is a great place!
The valie-for-money is good and the location is pretty good in central San Diego.
The Staff is really friendly and they are more than happy to give you advice what to do.
A guy working in the reception, Mark, was really helpfull. We had unfortunately locked our keys inside our car and he helped us by letting us borrow his phone so we could get a locksmith and move on.
The central location has a downside to it though, there is some noise from the streets, but this has been taking into consideration, earplugs are handed out, simple and effective solution.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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USAH, Chief Operating Officer at USA Hostels San Diego, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thanks for the great review! We're glad you had a great time. We'll be sure to tell Mark he got a shout out on TA.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I thought the staff were thoughtful considerate helpful and the free breakfast was great... the cozy open-air feel of the joint was extra exotic... I will very likely stay again with usa Hostels sometime soon!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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USAH, Guest Relations Manager at USA Hostels San Diego, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thanks for the review - we appreciate your happy words! We love the coziness of our hostel and are glad others do too.
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Mission Viejo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This hostel is the place to be!
It is in the middle of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, surrounded by clubs and bars. The ambiance is great! Everything looks very nice and clean. The staff is excellent!

I would recommend it to everyone :)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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USAH, Guest Relations Manager at USA Hostels San Diego, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to leave comments. We always appreciate them. Especially great ones! Happy Travels.
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Additional Information about USA Hostels San Diego

Address: 726 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Gaslamp
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 54 Specialty Lodging in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — USA Hostels San Diego 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
San Diego's original backpacker hostel, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter for 20 years. We're in the midst of the city's most popular bars and clubs. We offer the best value and most fun in hostel accommodations with daily breakfast, free and discounted activities, free wifi and more. Our staff are always happy provide insider tips on where to go, eat, etc. Our quirky decor in a historic 1880's walk up makes our hostel unique in many ways. All rooms are shared bath. Dorms feature 'privacy pods' with privacy screening, a light, shelf and outlet. ... more   less 
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