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“Some good some bad.” 3 of 5 stars
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RK Buckner Hostel
1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   765 10th Avenue, (between G St & F St), San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)   |  
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“Some good some bad.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Our check in was the longest process- the guy at the desk was nice but pretty hopeless. He kept us waiting on several occasions as he sits flicking through his emails and gets totally distracted- weird. The other staff were great though. All backpackers tempory staff- up for a laugh and drink. The facilities weren't great, beds super uncomfortable with very thin mattresses- our light was broken - never got fixed or replaced . Showers were great but flood easily. Severe lack of toilet paper! Had to ask on 3 occasions- twice got directed to another bathroom upstairs ( this was that useless guy). The kitchen was pretty dirty- bins overfilled easily. The roof terrace was the best thing it's very beautiful up there-shame it closes at 10pm. Location very good. Overall this is a party hostel, which was great for my group, very noisy if you wanna get kip. Shame about that 1 staff member who lacked my sort of common sense or social skills.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Checked in and had to hit the ATM as they don't take cards. Came back after hours and had to pay the next day, and the staff member I dealt with didn't seem to be very friendly. He wanted to charge me a late fee for not tracking them down to pay earlier, he insisted I'd have to change rooms, and kept claiming my reservation was shorter than it was. I didn't get a good vibe from this place so I just told him I'd leave early and go stay at a friend's house. Bummer, as I had high hopes for this place.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Pretty cheap accomodation, and as a result don't expect too much.

Dorm rooms pretty small, bottom bunks very uncomfortable (can feel each individual metal slat when you are sleeping).

Rooms downstairs get really noisy - particularly if you are close to the kitchen (be prepared to be awake all night..)

About a 15 minute walk from GasLamp.

Hotel staff are alright - the English guy is pretty nice - everyone else lacks a bit in personality/enthusiasm..

Overall, you get what you pay for. It's good value, but only if you are prepared to slum things a bit.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 765 10th Avenue, (between G St & F St), San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , East Village
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Ranked #22 of 54 Specialty Lodging in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — RK Buckner Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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