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Lucky D's Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2015

This place was so much fun. Our four bed dorm had a lovely breezy big window with a view and comfy beds and there were fun things to do every night like a free taco Tuesday and $5 all you can drink nights. Great common room with beer pong, drinks fridge and iPod dock too. We came back two days...

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

So glad you decided to stay with us, Kyrie. It means a lot to know we were able to provide you just what you needed as well as show you a good time. Hope the rest of your trip went well. All the best, Pete

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I chose this hostel because it is close to where I have to spend most of my time in (a conference) and because of its relatively affordable price. However, the room was not clean and was with a strange smell, one screen window was not securely attached. The front desk could care less about what your room had problems with.

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you were disappointed during your stay. If you would've let our staff know about the issues you were experiencing we would've been more than happy to fix them. Hope this won't deter you from visiting us again. All the best, Pete

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I stayed here in during Comic Con in 2014. The room was clean with enough outlets and lockers, but it got really hot at night; having the fan on and the windows opened helped a lot. Considering the hostel was fully booked, the bathrooms were nice/clean and I didn't have to wait long for the showers.

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your note, Christine Liz. Planning on coming back for Comic Con again down the line? We'd love to welcome you to stay with us again. Maybe this time San Diego will muster up more of a breeze! Take care, Pete

Reviewed 30 June 2015

One of the best hostels we stayed in on our travels. We stayed in a private room and it had everything we needed, really comfortable bed! The staff here are so helpful and friendly and the place has a really good atmosphere for students or backpackers travelling around California!

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Right on, Pete! Happy to hear you found your accommodations comfortable -- thanks for reaching out! I hope you'll come by and see us the next time you find yourself traveling around California. Happy travels, Pete

Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

We arrived to a very pleased girl on reception who gave us all the information we Needed. I'll be honest now, we are not hostel girls, but we were actually looking forward to staying here, because it was sold like an American university frat house. As English uni students, it was actually very disappointing. First of all, the room was...

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Since you stayed with us in hopes to meet new people and have a good time, I'm disappointed to hear your experience fell short of that, Sarah. I wish you had let us know about your sheets, we would have been more than happy to change 'em out. As for the drink situation, it sounds like it was a busy...

Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed 5 days in San Diego, and I liked this hostel. I recommend it to everyone who want to travel and discover San Diego. Lucky's is chip, clean and fun. I met a lot of amazing people here. And staff was very nice too. Especially the beautiful Kenza Farah and sum sum. They were very helpful for me and...

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Happy to hear we were able to make your visit to San Diego all the more memorable, Iyad. Hope you'll be back to visit us, and this beautiful city, at least one more time. Until then, Pete

New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I usually don't write reviews but in this case I felt I had too; this hostel was too great! I stayed here with some friends for a few nights while on a road trip along the west coast and the atmosphere was really special; there's a lot of really lovely art on the walls and really cozy common spaces to...

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, Cassie! We're so excited you wrote a review for us. It was a treat to have you stay at our place. Our staff really enjoyed your company. Hope you'll be back soon. - Pete

Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

I'm home in my Atlanta apartment tonight and I miss Lucky D's! I was a little nervous to stay there because I'm kind of shy, and it was my first hostel experience,but staying at Lucky D's was my fave part of my mini SD vacation. I only stayed for 2 days. The room was so cozy and the people were...

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

Sara, we miss you right back!! I really loved reading this, and I appreciate you taking the time to write a recommendation. Looking forward to seeing you again next year for more chocolate chip waffles and hanging out! Cheers, Pete

Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed in many different hostels during my road trip but this hostel is definitely one of the cleanest and friendly hostel i have ever stayed in. The employees name, kenza and sumiya, were super friendly and always smiling. Loved the place and will definitel comeback when i am in san diego area. TWO THUMBS UP!

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

It's great that you enjoyed your stay here, Nam -- thanks for trusting us to make you comfortable while you were in the area! I'll be sure to pass your kind words onto Kenza and Sumiya. We'll see you again when you're in the area -- I hope it'll be soon. Safe travels, Pete

Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

One of the best months of my life. I met people from everywhere. The staff was also super easy going. I can consider it my home in San Diego. Activities everyday, parties,people share a common place. I was there for an extraordinary month

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LuckyDsHostel, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel, responded to this review

So glad you decided to stay with us, Jesús. Can't tell you how happy it makes us to read that you enjoyed yourself so much. It means so much to us that you consider our place home when you come to San Diego. Can't wait to have you visit us again. All the best, Pete

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come for the party! Stay because it feels like home. Lucky D's Hostel is a top San Diego hostel, and it is a guaranteed good time. When is the last time somebody promised you that? Lucky D's is fun, comfortable, clean and safe. It has an amazing atmosphere and a perfect location. Lucky D's has a wonderful team on staff. They are knowledgeable, helpful and will make sure you have a good time. San Diego is a fantastic city and Lucky D's is in the middle of the action. There are fun things to do every day, a party every night. We are conveniently located just steps away from the Gaslamp District, home of San Diego's hottest nightlife, restaurants, bars and shops. It's close to all of the city's attractions and the best beaches are a quick bus ride away. With Lucky D's, you'll have so many new friends you won't know what to do with them all. Why are you still reading this? Go make a reservation already. Lucky D's Hostel in San Diego has it all and we're waiting to welcome you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lucky D's Hostel

Address: 615 8th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6405
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: €29 - €87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lucky D's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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“We stayed in a private room which was very clean , and the bed was very comfortable.”
dmdekett, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“If you want a particular type of room (quieter, better views, etc.) I'm sure you can at least request it when you check in”
whitneyz8, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Dorms are cool, we tried a private this time - TV & A/C, didn't need either, but big bed was nice & soft!”
ChandlerS_12, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“If you can, ask for rooms on the side of the kitchen / bathrooms.”
shimishredel, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“414 - private and near 2 v. clean BRs. Thin walls; window opens above kitchen/common area, but didn't bother me.”
chloeshanley, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
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