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    Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

    521 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
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          Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

          This place is just for sleeping only but my experience was terrible. On the same building , there was a pub with noisy aloud music all night till after midnight . Downtown location is not the advantages.Homelesses strolled around the area, sometimes did bizarre things....More

          Thank jajavalB
          Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 6 December 2016

          Thank you for your candid review. Might I recommend our sister location in the quiet residential area of Point Loma.

          Reviewed 14 November 2016

          I loved this hostel. The staff was great. The kitchen was great. The people were great. The rooms where great. The wifi was pretty good. It was clean and had an elevator. Also had a big selection of tour options or ideas on where to...More

          Thank keelia_1221
          Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 15 November 2016

          Thank you for all your kind words! We love to read reviews like yours. Enjoy the rest of your travels and visit us again soon!

          Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

          I stayed here for 3 nights and chose it for the central location. I was able to book a private double room with en suite bathroom. The room was basic but comfortable and clean and a decent size. There was no view but that was...More

          Thank Bonnyclaire
          Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 15 November 2016

          Thank you for the lovely review! We hope you visit us again soon!

          Reviewed 12 November 2016

          I reserved weeks ahead, cancelled the first night with no problems. The price was the lowest I've paid in the U.S. in ANY location in years, a third what the lowest competitor charged. It's not "private." You may share a Spartan room upstairs with three...More

          1  Thank Frank67018
          Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 15 November 2016

          Thank you for your review! We really appreciate the feedback. We do have rooms that are completely private similar to hotel rooms. I think there may have been some confusion and a dorm bed was booked. I'm glad to hear you had a great stay...More

          Reviewed 6 November 2016

          A great hostel right in the centre of the Gaslamp district. Rooms are clean and modern and the shared facilities are quite spacious. The staff are fantastic too, with loads of knowledge on things to do!

          Thank Jacob B
          Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 15 November 2016

          Thank you for your lovely review! Come back and visit us again soon.

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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$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 48
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          NMPate
          What is the check-in time? Our flight arrives at 10:35 pm. Is it possible to check in late with a private room?
          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
          Hi, Is there parking nearby and if so, how much is it?
          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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          "Private rooms are available!"
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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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          "Don't be shy about asking for a private room if you are traveling with family"
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          "Premium rooms are at the back of the building away from the street noise."
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