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Hostelling International San Diego Downtown

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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“gaslamp quarter”(27 reviews)
“shared room”(4 reviews)
“private bath”(4 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
1.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

This is definitely one of the best hostels I have stayed at. Clean and tidy with friendly staff and amazing breakfasts- they had an assortment of bread and fruit. Great kitchen facilities which was well stocked. Right in the centre of town. Would highly recommendMore

Thank Gemma T
Response from norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 14 June 2013

We remodeled our kitchen last summer, and are very proud of it. It's nice to hear that our guests enjoy it, too. I would like to point out to future guests that because we are so central, our location can also be quite noisy. So,...More

Reviewed 2 June 2013

I stayed at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown in January, 2013. It was my best choice, surely! It's a excelent hostel, very clean and organized and with fair rates. The staff are very friendly and helped me a lot! It is in a good area...More

Thank molinatrip
Response from norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 14 June 2013

Thank you so much for the kind words! It looks like you were here during one of our Hostel Takeovers, a quarterly art show we host for guests and the community. I hope you were able to enjoy that. Safe travels and I hope we...More

Reviewed 29 May 2013

Exactly what you are looking for in a hostel. Super nice staff willing to help with their local knowledge. Things were clean and much better than I expected. They run a tight ship without being uncool about it. The no booze rule is little weird....More

Thank Alan S
Response from norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 31 May 2013

We appreciate the compliments! We do work really hard to make sure the hostel we work at is one that we would like to stay in, too. With regards to the no alcohol rule, currently Hostelling International USA does not allow alcohol, this may change...More

Reviewed 19 May 2013

We stayed at the hostel for a week, we arrived on the 1st of May. The hostel was very clean, our room was spacious and comfortable overall exactly what we were looking for. However the staff exceeded all my expectations, they are so friendly and...More

Thank Kelly M
Response from norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 25 May 2013

Thank you so much for the kind words and I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us so well. Safe travels and we hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 14 May 2013

I stayed in this hostel for 5 days and interacted with many people - reception, room service, etc. This was a really good experience. If you are looking for a hostel, this is a great one. The employees are knowledgeable and friendly. If you're looking...More

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Response from norcalitaliana, Manager at Hostelling International San Diego DowntownResponded 16 May 2013

You're kind words are very nice to hear, and we are very happy to provide a good experience for you. We strive to ensure all our guests leave with a positive experience of Hostelling International and San Diego. Safe travels to you and I hope...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
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USD 46 - USD 153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
USD 46 - USD 153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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3 March 2017|
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Response from Judith_AGM | Property representative |
Hi, Check-in time is anytime after 3pm. In a private room it is possible to check-in late in the evening. Just make sure to contact us before so that we can expect your arrival.
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ajs202
15 August 2015|
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Response from norcalitaliana | Property representative |
Greetings ajs202, There is parking nearby. The two closest parking options are the Park It On Market garage (on Market between 6th and 7th), and the LAZ Parking Lot (on Market between 7th and 8th). The Garage parking is... More
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"Just the rooms on the kitchen floor would be the best to stay in."
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"2nd floor rooms are great for nearby TV room, laundry room & computers while 3rd floor is practical for..."
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"Private rooms are available!"
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"Get a room away from the street or do NOT stay here. You won't be able to sleep."
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