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“Excellent All Around Place” 5 of 5 stars
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Lucky D's Hostel
615 8th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)   |  
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Quincy, California
2 reviews
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“Excellent All Around Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is by far one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The place is clean and well maintained. The location couldn't have been better and the others guests were a blast to hang out with. Overall, this place is a can't miss if you are heading to San Diego.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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  • 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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San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I spend almost 3 weeks in this hostel and I love it!!! There is always some fun things to do here,pub crawls,movie nights,free dinners 3 times a week....It's clean,well organized and the staff are very much helpful and friendly. Especially Jackie and Zeljka.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is hands down one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Nice decoration, nice colours, staff was friendly, eager to help with directions, the manager was really sweet, he even offered to give us a ride to the mall. Wi-fi was 100% reliable the entire time we were there! Good vibes all around. The location is great and close to all the bars. We came as a big a group and we all had a great time. We were separated into two room which is understandable . The bath rooms are clean and it seems the staff is working around the clock to maintain the place. The hostel provided free breakfast everyday and sometimes even dinner which is very convenient.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I have to say this is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at - was only planning to stay a few days but ended up staying a week and was sad to leave! Met a lot of cool people here and the staff organise some really fun nights out at the local bars or clubs but if you just want to chill in the common room and play beer pong/drinking games that is just as good.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Avoid if you can!!! The location is the only good thing about this place, but there are still places better positioned than here.

We had a private room as an option against a cheap hotel - the room was tiny, with a small metal bunkbed, worn out fridge with a tv precariously balanced on it. We had to get them to clean the fridge again due to the smell. I'm 6ft 2" and I didn't fit in the bed.

There were only 2 toilets on a floor that could hold 40+ people, which meant long queues and the kitchen was budget. There isn't a lift which isn't a major issue, just another point that would have made it easier on arrival.

We asked the staff for directions and advice - very little given. We asked about events they had advertised on posters and they simply read the poster to us - apart from being patronising, how difficult is it to be able to explain where the bar/pub is, what theplace is like, how much drinks are roughly?

On one night the staff organised free beer before a night out (1 can of bud each!), before people sat down and played "never have I ever" and beer pong, but due to a lack of beer they just played with empty cups. All we needed was a goody bag to take away and our parents to pick us up afterwards and the teenager's party would have been complete...

Sarcasm aside - the rooms aren't worth the rate and are uncomfortable, the staff are uninterested in anything that doesn't benefit them and the location isnt exclusive.

If you are young/ haven't travelled much, maybe people think its ok (hence some of the reviews), but I've stayed in hostels around the world and this was in my top worst 10 places (especially given the price).

I strongly urge you to only use this place of all others are full. we ended up in another hostel 2 nights later for the same price with sinks in the room, many friendly staff, pool table, large kitchen and even a small cinema room - don't waste your money here!!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This hostel is by far the most exciting and welcoming place I have stayed within America so far. First off the staff are amazingly friendly, they are great to have fun with and they give awesome advice on where to go and how to get there. There is alway something fun and enjoyable planned to do for the night. This hostel attracts amazing people, who are welcoming and ready to have a good time. The food was amazing, especially the free dinner! If you want to have a good time, with good company this is the place for you! Shout out to Hamza who was amazingly friendly and kind, like all of the staff. Would love to keep coming back here, this hostel helped me fall in love with San Diego!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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binki101
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I absolutely loved my stay here I extended twice. There is so much to do in the area and the hostel staff gave lots of ideas on things to do. Shout house on a weds night was one of the best nights of my life. I found the place clean and comfy and I always felt safe and relaxed. The artwork is amazing and I'm told most of it was done by staff. All in all great place to stay a big thank you Lucky D's

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 615 8th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 53 Specialty Lodging in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lucky D’s is a wonderfully located hostel in downtown San Diego. Offering you the best fun and value for your dollar is our goal. We offer Free Internet (wired and wireless), Free house phone (call anywhere in US and Canada Free), Free weekly Pub Crawl, Free evening meal three times a week, Free all you can make waffle breakfast every weekend morning and Free cereal and toast every morning. We also offer Free tea and coffee all day and Free use of our linen. ... more   less 
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