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    Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

    521 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
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    • Excellent43%
    • Very good37%
    • Average14%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
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    “gaslamp quarter” (27 reviews)
    “shared room” (4 reviews)
    “private bath” (4 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
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    1.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 283 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Very nice management of Mr. Bo and I really give everyone under his management a big thank you and wish them all the best! The room was an ensuite and was very comfortable to me and my friend also found it comfortable.

    Thank Mahmoudi82
    Reviewed 4 December 2017

    I am a frequent traveller who has stayed at well over 30 hostels throughout the past couple years. I have never written a negative review before, but felt the need to write this in order to protect would-be travelers from a sub-par hostelling experience. Although...More

    Thank Amanda E
    Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

    Initially we were sceptical. How will it be , with kids & bunker beds.But when ee reached, the warm welcoming attitude of front desk & instantly allowing an early checkin was very comforting. But euphoria got the better of us, when we entered our room...More

    Thank A B
    Reviewed 9 October 2017

    We had a frighteningly negative experience on the first night we arrived at the hostel on Sunday October 1st 2017... Upon arrival to the hostel we were notified there was an organised party happening on our corridor, we were really happy about this because we'd...More

    3  Thank BarnesBrewing
    Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

    The service on the hostel was nice, all the receptionist were very helpful, is everything very clean and I appreciated. But the location is not so good, at the same corner there are several bars with music all night and through the windows you can...More

    Thank Sara M
    Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 22 August 2017

    Thank you for all of the great feedback. We are currently working on a solution for getting outlets next to every bed in our dorms. We hope to see yo again in the future!

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    Amenities
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • US$48 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
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    NMPate
    3 March 2017|
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    Response from Judith_AGM | Property representative |
    Hi, Check-in time is anytime after 3pm. In a private room it is possible to check-in late in the evening. Just make sure to contact us before so that we can expect your arrival.
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    15 August 2015|
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    Response from norcalitaliana | Property representative |
    Greetings ajs202, There is parking nearby. The two closest parking options are the Park It On Market garage (on Market between 6th and 7th), and the LAZ Parking Lot (on Market between 7th and 8th). The Garage parking is... More
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    "Just the rooms on the kitchen floor would be the best to stay in."
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    "Get a room away from the street or do NOT stay here. You won't be able to sleep."
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