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
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating

86%

Reviews

there were 1 person smoking marijuana in front of the hotel... im not against who smoke marijuana, i just dont feel confortable feeling that smell, since i dont smoke...

80%

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ROSANA AYUMI,

Fri 03 Jul 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

I had some wonderful meals at the Sol Cal Café, which is all vegetarian/organic and is reasonably priced. It's at 9th and Island (or is it 9th and J? something like that) I highly recommend it!!

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Amber,

Wed 17 Jun 2015

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