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RK Buckner Hostel

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St. Lucia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stay at the Buckner for 3 nights in room 17. The beds are comfortable the room with free Wi-Fi, a television in room, receptionist was very helpful and the location is great. 4-5 months from downtown. It's a great hostel for travelers.

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 1 night, free wifi, bed was decent, pretty quiet, saw roaches in the kitchen and bathroom areas. Went to warm up water and you can see bugs on the panel of the microwave. There is no AC, windows are open. No one is available to check you in from noon to 5pm, which sucks. Will not stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were right in the Gaslamp district in downtown SD!!! The staff were great and the rooms are big. With a cool rooftop deck/view of the city, I highly recommend this historic hostel!!!! Thank you guys!!!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The R.K. Buckner is a great hostel for travelers. It's located downtown San Diego and it's affordable. The staff is very helpful and the people that were staying there was very friendly. The place is clean and relaxing. I would recommend this place to all travelers. Free WI-FI and a TV room. Looking for something affordable with a great location,... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

This place is somewhere to stay away from when there is similar priced places about. They tried to charge us more than we booked online, then we went to the rooms and there was no bedding in the room but an extra 5 mattress just leaning against the wall. The place seemed to be run by young lads who had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

After camping in Balboa Park for a couple days, a friend and I decided we needed a shower and a real bed so checked into the Buckner. We shared a 2 bunk room with one other lady so there was room to spare. Accommodations were nice, the kitchen a bit crowded but made for a good space to interact with... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Whilst the pricing is competitive, be warned - it may not be quite the bargain you expected. The various duty managers are very friendly, which is a plus. The hostel was acceptably clean. Free wifi was adequate, but free wifi is now common with 90% of hostels. The main entrance "procedure" is bizarre... 1) enter pin number to access the... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Lots of good points. Staff friendly. Good location really near anything. Quite clean. However beds really uncomfortable. Could not sleep at all this needs sorting out! People steal out of the refrigerator though this is not the hostels fault

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We were staying with friends on our way through San Diego. This hostel has good location, fine rooms and place where to lock your bikes, but that's where the good part ends. Don't try to have a breakfast there, seriously, going to the breakfast room is on your own safety. The staff wasn't helpful at all. Parking lot next street... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I gave it an average general rating because it could be better if it tried a bit harder. Its a hostel, and its cheap. Its clean enough and is full of nice interesting people from everywhere and I hung out with some of them on the rooftop terrace with a few tinnies. A basic breakfast is included, which you make... More 

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Additional Information about RK Buckner Hostel

Address: 765 10th Ave, (between G St & F St), San Diego, CA 92101-6501
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , East Village
Price Range: $26 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — RK Buckner Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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