San Diego Downtown Hostel
San Diego Downtown hostel is a short bus or car ride away from the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and all of America’s finest beaches. On top of that we are within walking distance of the San Diego Convention Center, the Amtrak station, and the Greyhound station, plus a short bus or cab ride to the Airport (Approximately 10-15 minutes). The icing on the cake: our Tempur-Pedic® mattresses were recently rated most comfortable out of all Hostelling International Hostels in the U.S.A. So join us and enjoy a wonderful and relaxing excursion in Sunny San Diego!
Private rooms with private baths include A/C, mini-fridges, and alarm clock i-Pod/Phone docking stations.
FREE: -Breakfast Everyday -Wi-Fi -Linens and Towels -Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate -Bicycle Parking -Storage upon Check-in or Check-out -Events, Tours and Activities
IMPORTANT – Policies:
-At check-in a 12.5% mandatory city tax will be charged.
-A $3 Daily Membership Fee will be added per night for guests who are not Hostelling International members. Memberships are available at front desk upon check in.
-Foreign travelers must show a valid foreign passport at check-in.
-United States citizens must show a valid state issued Identification Card or Driver's License with photo upon check in.
-We do not rent to residents of San Diego County.
-U.S. passports, Foreign Identification and Driver's Licenses, Military Identification and Student Identification cards are not accepted.
-Reservations must be cancelled by Midnight the day before check-in to receive a refund. Any cancellations or no-shows after this point will be charged for the first night of the intended stay.
-Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No one under the age of 16 may stay in a dorm room.
-We have a maximum allotted stay of 14 nights in a 365 day period. Any bookings made for longer than this cannot be accepted.
Hostel bed capacity
|Beds per room:||Total
|Number of rooms:||31||2||7||1||6||153|
|Opening times (daily/weekly):||24/7|
|Opening times (over the year):||All Year|
Street Map and Route Planning
|Bus:||2km Greyhound: Walk east on Broadway to 5th Av,then 4 blocks south to Market Street|
|Metro:||San Diego Trolley - Nearest Stop is 5th Ave & C St. Walk 5 blocks South on 5th Ave to Market St. The hostel is located at 521 Market St. Just to the left of the intersection of 5th and Market.|
|Parking:||Meter Parking is free from 6:00pm to 8:00am and all day Sundays. Central Parking (7th Ave & Market St.): $4 for 10 hours, $10 for 24 hours. Or before 9:00 am: $3.50 until midnight and $8 for 24 hrs.|
|Sea port:||6km Cruise Ship Terminal|
|Location:||Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp district|
|Rail:||3km Amtrak (Bayside trolley to Convention Center)Walk north on 5th Avenue|
|Airport:||8km San Diego International: Bus#992 to 5th Av+4 blocks South to Market St|
|Cultural centre nearby||Museums/art galleries nearby|
|City centre location||Historical sites nearby|
|River/harbour/lake nearby||Main attractions nearby|
|Nightlife nearby||Botanical gardens nearby|
|Restaurants nearby||Shopping centre/market nearby|
|Leisure facilities nearby||Beach at or near hostel|
|Meet other travellers! Read their tips for things to do in HI - San Diego - Downtown|
|Discounts and concessions available||Family rooms available|
|Suitable for wheelchair users||Breakfast in price|
|Hostel open 24h||Lift|
|TV room||Self-catering kitchen|
|Groups welcome||Common room(s)|
|Sheets in price||Laundry facilities|
|Cycle rental available at or near the hostel||Internet access|
|Credit card accepted||Currency exchange at or near hostel|
|Individual traveller welcome||Luggage Store|
|Lockers available||Non smoking room/area|
|Basic store available at or near the hostel||Rates include local tax|
|Cycle store at Hostel|
Customer Reviews HI - San Diego - Downtown
|02 May 2013 Rebecca, England & Wales||90%|
|Great location, friendly staff, good breakfast|
|29 Apr 2013 Dee, USA||93%|
|Great location for attending a conference and you pay a LOT less than anyone staying in a fancy hotel around the corner. Nightlife can be noisy if you're sensitive to it, but I was so exhausted after a day of conference sessions that it didn't bother me one bit. I never had trouble finding a free shower/toilet the entire week (and there were several other women there too, so that's pretty amazing!) If you're on a budget, it's definitely the place to stay.|
|17 Apr 2013 Fernanda, Brazil||70%|
|The linens, towells and room's floor were dirty and with hairs. There were so much light coming throw the window at night and so much noisy on saturday night. In spite of that, the location is great, as so the breakfast. |
|08 Apr 2013 Fred, Canada||90%|
|There was a clock in my room (306?) that didn't work. An issue of cleanliness: Not everyone issued sheets seems to bother making up their bed. I understand that pre-made beds would be a burden for management.|
|05 Apr 2013 Pranav, USA||100%|
|Very friendly and helpful staff! |
|04 Apr 2013 Marian L., USA||100%|
|Friendly staff, spacious, clean room with large lockers. Great place.|
|31 Mar 2013 Belen, Philippines||100%|
|Perhaps it would be nicer if kitchen and dining area is open 24/7.|
|26 Mar 2013 Jaepil, USA||97%|
|It was awesome place to have fun!|
|26 Mar 2013 Sonja, England & Wales||97%|
|Great place! Lovely staff, good breakfast to start teh day, comfy rooms and an unbeatable location right in the centre...that might however also be a slight drawback: just a few streets further the area does get a bit dodgy and I'm not sure it is 100% safe to be out late alone if going towards 12 street and on...however as most of the sights are in the other direction this can be easily avoided anyway.|
|17 Mar 2013 Marian, Spain||97%|
|We were very comfortable in San Diego Downtown. Thank you very much|