We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

USA Hostels San Diego

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
USA Hostels San Diego
View Map
{"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

423 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 346: English reviews
Ponce, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing place in a exellent location , in the middle of Gaslamp , if you loocking to party , this is the best spot . Also very great staff 24/7 , very close to any transportation ( busses , coasters , trolly ) great place to stay .

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Felix H
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
PROPERTY’S FAVORITE REVIEW
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When I enter again I feel like old friends are waiting for me. Always a smile ready to help. Even I arrive early, they accept and keep my personal belongings safe, i started my exploring day. Bathrooms still good quality, always clean. Breakfast time is such an experience, all the people sharing, I really appreciate it. Still recommend. More 

Helpful?
Thank Isr R
About Property's Favorite Review
The Property’s Favorite Review is a recent traveler review pinned as a favorite by this property’s owner or manager.
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I travel to San Diego a lot for work and stay in hostels downtown. I always try to book at this hostel, it is by far the funnest hostel I've stayed at. The staff are always friendly the rooms and bathrooms are always clean, and its never to loud. There are $10 bike rentals and the front desk is always... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank austinc591
Portland, Oregon
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first time staying at a hostel and I loved it. Met a lot of cool people from around the globe and enjoyed the free breakfast! The bunk beds were very comfortable and the staff were super nice :).

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank annettes305
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hostel was hard to find with only its door between 2 restaurants . The staff were great. The place was very nice inside. The room was clean with sturdy steel bunks. It was in the middle of the Gaslamp San Diego District. Parking your car in parking garage on 6th & Market St cost you $15.00 day.

Helpful?
Thank John W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very helpful staff, right in the centre: if you go out, you are right in the middle of the gaslamp area with lot of things to do, bike rental is 2 blocks away, tonns of restaurants and shops around. in the dorms, there are little lamps and you can plug in your electronic devices; single room is tiny but well... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maja T
Tijuana, Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall nice; Friendly, cozy, great location. However-some cons- lack of proper common areas, lack of proper dining room, street noise in bedrooms, kind of pricey (ok, we know it is right in 5th ave, and in San Diego; can't be cheap). In my case I can't recommend the bunk beds, as mine was rocking all night (ok, the guy on... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank arlingtonb524
Turin, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super clean, nice privat pods with power outlets on every bed, a lot of fun activities, free shuttle to main beaches. Staff are very friendly and competent. Possibility to work there in exchange for accomodation

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank l_brugo
Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

People from all over the world, everyone here is nice and friendly..the hostel is located in a perfect position and it is really well managed by the staff! Bathroom and room very clean and comfortable..definitely one of the best hostel I've ever been!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank giot605
Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location, right in the middle of the street with all the bars and restaurants. Comfy and clean room. Service is good. The breakfast is not really a breakfast. You can take some fruits or a cake but you have to bring your bread, milk, etc.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank cassandrap421
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

70 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (53)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (27)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (17)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these San Diego hotels
Downtown
Courtyard San Diego Downtown
Courtyard San Diego Downtown
#14 of 282 in San Diego
4.5 of 5 stars 778 reviews
Downtown
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Downtown
Omni San Diego Hotel
Omni San Diego Hotel
#10 of 282 in San Diego
4.5 of 5 stars 3,709 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown
Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Downtown
Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter
Downtown
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about USA Hostels San Diego

Address: 726 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Gaslamp
Price Range: $35 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — USA Hostels San Diego 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Priceline, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Travelocity and Cheap Tickets so you can book your USA Hostels San Diego reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Usa Hostels San Diego Hotel San Diego
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay