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Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

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  • Excellent43%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“gaslamp quarter”(28 reviews)
“private bath”(4 reviews)
“great location”(47 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location (521 Market Street) and my dorm room were terrific, and I stayed in this hostel in honor of my 55th birthday. I even participated for this year's March of Dimes' March for Babies event at Balboa Park for the third year in a...More

Thank DennisAlabaso
Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 1 week ago

Happy Birthday!!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for a course me of nights with my son in a double room. As expected in a hostel, you got a bunk bed, very long tittle space, and shared bathrooms. The building is pretty old and it shows through many layers of paint....More

Thank stanberg
Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We hope you had fun at your course.

Reviewed 15 March 2018

I stayed here on New Years day and found the Hostel to be clean,safe and very affordable.The All the staff were very polite,Professional and very helpful.Although I've forgotten some of the staff names with the exception of Monica,They all were very helpful and I would...More

Thank Jim978
Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Great location in gas lamp district. Walking distance to all we wanted. Helpful staff rooms clean and comfortable. bathrooms alsoclean and well equipped. Breakfast area airy and good choices to start the day

Thank Nlenigma
Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you we are glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

As a Budget Traveller, it seemed fitting to stay at HI San Diego in Downtown. From what I read online, this hostel is situated in the very heart of the Gaslamp District. I wanted to be close to restaurants and shopping so I booked my...More

Thank TastyChronicles
Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 24 April 2018

Wow you are making us blush! Thanks for your wonderful and honest feedback. We hope to see you again in the future!

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
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US$49 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$49 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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ajs202
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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"This location had best views, along with 2 shareable HDTVs available in this hostel."
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"Just the rooms on the kitchen floor would be the best to stay in."
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"2nd floor rooms are great for nearby TV room, laundry room & computers while 3rd floor is practical for..."
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"Private rooms are available!"
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