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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed 4 days with Lucky D's and I really appreciated the great location, the clean rooms, the fair price and the amazing staff. It's really easy to make new friends and especially Marie from the staff was really nice, kind and helpfull. The breakfast wasn't a blast but as it was free, I can't complain. I would definitely recommend...

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LuckyDsHostel, General Manager at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We are glad the staff made your stay even better. We hope you can come back and see us soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hostels has a great location in Gaslamp neighborhood. There is a CVS Pharmacy close to the Hostel and there are plenty options to go out for dinner. The Staff is friendly and nice. They give you linen but no towels so take yours with you. They offer an average breakfast with different types of bagels, cereals, cereal bars and...

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LuckyDsHostel, General Manager at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very happy our staff stood out as a highlight for you. We are sorry you thought the room smelled, we do clean the hostel very thoroughly everyday to make sure this doesnt happen. We are an older building so can not have an elevator but our staff are always on hand to help...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located right near the gaslamp quarter in downtown SD, hostel lots of activities aimed at young travelling people, exactly what you want in a hostel. Cheap overnight parking nearby and free breakfast, really all you need.

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the sweet review. I am glad you were able to join us on some of our activities. Hopefully we helped you in experiencing some of the best of San Diego. Michelle

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice solo room for cheap in downtown SD what could be better, people are nice enough for a hostel and bar downstairs, its a top of what you can get for a hostel in popular US city so if still in doubt, dont be I believe its the best you can get

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LuckyDsHostel, General Manager at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

San Diego is a great city and we are perfectly located for guests to explore downtown and the gaslamp on foot. We are so happy you had a great time with us and hope you come back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. The private room we had was perfect for a couple, simplistic but comfortable. When our key stopped working they moved us to another room without hesitation. Our stay was during Christmas and for a small price the hostel put on a lovely meal for the guests and even took us out for drinks...

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LuckyDsHostel, General Manager at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed a great christmas with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. It is always nice to hear our staff are doing a great job.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is well located. The positives include a good breakfast, great staff, internet access and computers. The negatives include high visual pollution, lack of heater and musty smell. Overall, I believe there is a good cost-benefit.

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LuckyDsHostel, Manager at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. It is always great to hear that our staff and facilities are making peoples stay so enjoyable.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3nights with 2 friends during the summer. We were very poor we were travelling around America for some time so this was a very cheap place for us to stay and was a good location: near the gas lamp area which was great for those who love a night out. The first night we were so tired...

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LuckyDsHostel, Manager at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave some feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and took advantage of the great location. It can get hot int he summer so we now provide personal fans for rent. We hope you can visit again soon. Kind regards, Polly

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to stay with very nice staff. Really appreciate the morning continental breakfast with coffee. Had a great room looking directly out the historical San Diego Gaslamp district. I plan to return on my next trip to San Diego!!!

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LuckyDsHostel, Manager at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great feedback! we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can visit again soon. Kind regards, Polly

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pros: - Price: for an expensive city like San Diego, this hostel provides a place to stay for less than half the price of most hotels, and still remains cheap if you opt for a private room. The fact that it is located close to downtown for a fraction of the price is even better - Inclusives: the breakfast is...

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Reviewed December 5, 2016

Lucky D's has just about everything you are looking for in a hostel EXCEPT a much needed elevator (can't win them all). Breakfast was fairly basic due to new food prep laws i was told. The staff might be the worst staff of any hostel I've ever stayed with. EXCEPT Jackie and johnny (the short Italian guy with the infectious...

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LuckyDsHostel, Manager at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are very sorry to hear that the staff did not meet your expectations. Many of our staff members are international and come to us to help improve their English, this means many of them feel quite shy about speaking to native English speakers first. The staff usually spend a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come for the party! Stay because it feels like home. Lucky D's Hostel is a top San Diego hostel, and it is a guaranteed good time. When is the last time somebody promised you that? Lucky D's is fun, comfortable, clean and safe. It has an amazing atmosphere and a perfect location. Lucky D's has a wonderful team on staff. They are knowledgeable, helpful and will make sure you have a good time. San Diego is a fantastic city and Lucky D's is in the middle of the action. There are fun things to do every day, a party every night. We are conveniently located just steps away from the Gaslamp District, home of San Diego's hottest nightlife, restaurants, bars and shops. It's close to all of the city's attractions and the best beaches are a quick bus ride away. With Lucky D's, you'll have so many new friends you won't know what to do with them all. Why are you still reading this? Go make a reservation already. Lucky D's Hostel in San Diego has it all and we're waiting to welcome you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lucky D's Hostel

Address: 615 8th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6405
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $31 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lucky D's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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“Dorms perfect for those needing to save money, private rooms also available”
 of 5 bubbles danlN6560FC, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Get the solo room”
 of 5 bubbles wukicedibi, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room on the fourth floor and not right by the stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles livend, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“happy place”
 of 5 bubbles filipa336, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
“They have discounted zoo tickets and bike rental service! Ask at the front desk.”
 of 5 bubbles 890amberm, Nov 10, 2016 | Read review
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