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HI - San Diego - Downtown

521 Market St, San Diego, California, 92101, United States

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Overall Rating 91%

From 91 Reviews

Hostel rating (91)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 96%
Security 92%
Service 91%
Comfort 84%
Green rating 87%

Location, location, location! We are the most centrally located hostel in San Diego, with a super friendly staff and a great list of freebies! Breakfast, Game room, memory foam mattresses, and more!

  • Dorm
    From $40.00
  • Private
    From $91.00
10 or more people?
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San Diego Hostel

Hostel San Diego

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-619-525 1531

Fax. 1-619-338 0129

sddowntown@hiusa.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Balboa Park (3 to 5km)
  • San Diego Zoo (3 to 5km)
  • Sea World (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Wonderful hostel with bike discount

100%

Avatar for Marijke

Marijke,

Wed 26 Apr 2017

The front desk employees had a wealth of info that perfected my stay. The private room was comfy great fan & A/C. Kitchen was well equipped. Only 2 mild issues. The street noise from the late night rickshaws & El Chingon bar. Housekeeping hid/ kept the sliced bread/ bagels a few days. Had to ask for it specifically. They told a few guests that there was only oatmeal. They didn't know I understand Spanish ;) Not a big deal, just found more funny.

100%

Avatar for Debipriya

Debipriya,

Tue 25 Apr 2017

This is the best hostel I experienced so far in the US. The staff are so helpful and friendly and the overall environment is chic and relaxed. The location is superb and easy to get around the downtown area. Will definitely come back when I have a chance.

100%

Avatar for Xiaomeng

Xiaomeng,

Sun 23 Apr 2017

My favorite place to stay in San Diego - this was my 4th visit. Modern, clean - location literally could not be better. The staff is friendly, and the breakfast is a nice add-on. HI San Diego Downtown is 'da bomb.

100%

Avatar for Jonathan

Jonathan,

Thu 20 Apr 2017

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (5 to 10km)
  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (500m to 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Distance to National / State park (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Wooded area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
8km San Diego International: Bus#992 to 5th & Broadway Aves.+4 blocks South on 5th to Market St.
Bus
2km Greyhound: Walk east on Broadway to 5th Av then 4 blocks south to Market Street.
Ferry/Boat
6km Cruise Ship Terminal.
Taxi
Taxis are bountiful in the Downtown area and at the airport.
Car
Meter Parking is free from 8:00pm to 10:00am and all day Sundays. Central Parking (7th Ave & Market St.): $8 for 10 hours $15-$22 for 24 hours.
Rail
3km Amtrak (Bayside trolley to Convention Center)Walk north on 5th Avenue.
Tram/Cablecar
San Diego Trolley - Nearest Stop is 5th Ave & C St. Walk 5 blocks South on 5th Ave to Market St.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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