Hostelling International San Diego Downtown, is located in the historic heart of San Diego, in the lively Gaslamp Quarter which plays host to some of the city's finest restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, shops and theatres. Its 10-15 minutes by taxi or bus from the airport and within walking distance of the San Diego Convention Center and the Amtrak and Greyhound stations.

The hostel offers a range of dorm and private rooms, there’s free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free coffee and tea plus the Tempur-Pedic® mattresses the hostel uses were rated most comfortable out of all HI hostels in the USA.

HI San Diego Downtown hostel is a short bus or car ride away from the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and some of America’s finest beaches. The hostel organises free tours, movie/video/game nights, happy hours, pub-crawls and a quarterly 'Hostel Takeover' event with local art, live music and food.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Partying
  • Socialising
  • Food-lovers

Green rating

86%

Reviews

This was my first time staying in a hostel and it was a great first experience! I loved that you could bring you own food in, as long as you put your information on it. The dinners for cheap donations really helped with budgeting and the food was good! The only improvement I could suggest is improve the breakfast selection. Adding bagels and cream cheese and muffins, would make a great difference and more fruit.

97%

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Tiana,

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Travel tips...

Nightlife & entertainment tip

patricks on F street between 5th and 4th ave has GREAT live music every night

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yael,

Tue 25 Nov 2014