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Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
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“gaslamp quarter”(27 reviews)
“shared room”(4 reviews)
“private bath”(4 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
1.5 Star Hotel
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All reviewsgaslamp quartershared roomprivate bathgreat locationnicest hosteldorm roomgreat kitchenusa hostelcommon areasfree breakfastnoisy at nightstreet noisestayed here for nightscentral locationfantastic staythe gas lamp districtenjoyed my stay
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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

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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

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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.

Reviewed 1 November 2016

The main advantage of this place is its location in the heart of Gaslamp. In itself, the hostel is okay. Positive points: - Very cleaned places - A breakfast more than correct Negative points: - No stairs, you have to take the elevator. - I...More

Thank AymericP27
Response from Judith_AGM, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 15 November 2016

Thank you for the review and I'm sorry to hear that your stay was anything less than amazing. If you stay with us again in the future, please let us know immediately if there is anything wrong with your room and we will try to...More

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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$48 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$48 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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"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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"Get a room away from the street or do NOT stay here. You won't be able to sleep."
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