This place was cheap for a reason. All the other hotels around this area charge 3-4 times as much a night for a room. It's a communal bathroom set up, but they are stalls and not like a mass open area like dorm rooms so you do get your privacy. You just have to walk a little bit from your room for it. This place could use some upkeep though. The carpet was stained and the paint could use touch up. If they fixed that up, I think people wouldn't give it such bad reviews. Surprisingly, the bed wasn't too bad either. I slept alright on it. The location was great. It was only a half mile to the main Gaslamp area, but be warned that parking in this area sucks. Half the street spots are no parking from 3-6am for street sweeping.
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- Welcome to 500 West, an affordable, upscale hostel in downtown San Diego, California. Enjoy comfortable, contemporary lodging, first-class service and a wide of array of amenities designed to please both convention travelers and budget vacationers. The hotel's ideally located in the heart of downtown San Diego. That puts the finest shopping, dining and entertainment options all within walking distance. ... more less
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