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Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel was a very nice place to stay, very clean facility with an very clean bathroom, which was cleaned regularly throughout the day. They also offer tours and activities during the week, which all of the guests can join in. Very nice staff, very helpful if you need anything.

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McKinleyville, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is very good. The location is great! The stuff very nice. Breakfast good. Bathrooms clean. Nice music. Good environment. People friendly. The stuff lent me a bicycle, that was pretty good..

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for only one night in a female dormitory. They gave me clean bed sheet when I checked in, and the bed was in good condition. The room was nice and I can say that it was well maintained. It has six beds and big locker to keep your personal belonging. The shared bathroom was my favorite part of...

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Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the room was really clean and the people who work there was really kind and nice. one of them helped us to move our carry on. it was so touching thank you. Also! the spaghetti was so delicious. thanks a lot

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Sydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After staying at a few hostels across the USA this hostel was our last one and by far the best. Location was awesome, Gaslamp quarter is truly in the heart of it all in terms of night life , bars and restaurants. 2 minutes away from a Westfield. The hostel had a really cool vibe and all the facilities were...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been staying there 2 nights and i should have stayed more! Unlike many city hostel, this one is really quiet, so you gonna have a good sleep. The 4 beds rooms are confortable and spacious. I was a bit worry about the shared bathroom since it's only 3 showers / toilet per floor, but it wasn't an issue. The...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Location is great - right in the middle of the Gaslamp district. The rooms are basic, but beds are comfortable with sheets, pillows and duvets and each bed has a privacy panel with individual light and electric outlet. Big kitchen, loft dining area, comfy lounge, free WiFi and...

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London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have stayed in this hostel on four occasions since 2011 and also the nearby YHA. Both are decent value options but preference is to this one simply because of the atmosphere (staff and ambience of the building) and the fact it caters to whatever your interests are (ie party, not party, couples, over 30 etc)

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the location of this hostel and the decoration of the communal areas inside but unfortunately, that was pretty much all we loved. The room itself was essentially a converted store cupboard which was extremely hot and required an air-conditioning unit to be on all through the night. Other guests in the hostel were extremely noisy (which is fair...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Hostel always had something going on in the evenings. The hostel was right in the centre of the gas lamp district and thus was easy to get around to various locations. It was a really really enjoyable stay

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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)
San Diego's original backpacker hostel, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter for 20 years. We're in the midst of the city's most popular bars and clubs. We offer the best value and most fun in hostel accommodations with daily breakfast, free and discounted activities, free wifi and more. Our staff are always happy provide insider tips on where to go, eat, etc. Our quirky decor in a historic 1880's walk up makes our hostel unique in many ways. All rooms are shared bath. Dorms feature 'privacy pods' with privacy screening, a light, shelf and outlet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about USA Hostels San Diego

Address: 726 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Gaslamp
Price Range: €31 - €94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — USA Hostels San Diego 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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“choose the number of others you want in the room”
 of 5 bubbles 331BrendaB, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
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“4 beds shared room ”
 of 5 bubbles flaviolama, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The room was very good! Comfortable ”
 of 5 bubbles T5967XAluc_ar, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Refuse the small room on the first floor if you are given it, as it is essentially a converted store room.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexYGoldsmithsRow90, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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