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HI San Diego - Downtown Hostel

521 Market St, CA 92101, San Diego, USA

We are a very central and accessible hostel in San Diego. Let our award winning staff ensure you receive the most comfortable and enjoyable hostel stay you’ve ever had. We offer several free tours, movie nights, pub-crawls, group dinners and more. The icing on the cake: our Tempur-Pedic® mattresses were recently rated most comfortable out of all Hostelling International Hostels in the USA. Read more

92% Overall Rating 89 out of 100 customers would recommend this property based on 100 reviews

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 90%

Location 98%

Safety 95%

Staff 95%

Value 85%

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What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

IMPORTANT – Check-In/Reservation Policies:

-A 12.5% city tax will be charged in addition to the quoted pay upon arrival amount at check-in.

- A $3 Non-Member Fee will be added per night for guests who are not Hostelling International members. Memberships are available at front desk upon check in.

- Foreign travellers 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. 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 12 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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to San Diego?

Contact us directly

We are a very central and accessible hostel in San Diego. Let our award winning staff ensure you receive the most comfortable and enjoyable hostel stay you’ve ever had. We offer several free tours, movie nights, pub-crawls, group dinners and more. The icing on the cake: our Tempur-Pedic® mattresses were recently rated most comfortable out of all Hostelling International Hostels in the USA. Read more

Shared Rooms

Basic 10 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Deluxe 4 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Deluxe 4 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Basic 10 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Private Rooms

Superior Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Superior

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Superior Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Superior

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

About HI San Diego - Downtown

***Please note that Groups of 10 people or more must book using http://www.hostelbookers.com/groupbkg/.***

Kitchen just remodelled in June 2012. Common areas and lobby remodeled in April 2014!

No key deposit!

Now the only hostel in San Diego offering Air Conditioned Private rooms! All private rooms with bathrooms now include A/C, mini-fridges, and i-Pod/Phone radios and docking stations.

Discount zoo tickets now available at reception!

Free stuff:
- Breakfast everyday
- Wi-Fi - upgraded to reach all rooms!
- Linens and towels
- Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate
- Bicycle parking
- Storage upon check-in or check-out
- Events, tours and activities

IMPORTANT – Check-In/Reservation Policies:

-A 10.5% city tax as well as a 2% TMD assessment will be charged in addition to the quoted pay upon arrival amount at check-in.

- A $3 Non-Member Fee will be added per night for guests who are not Hostelling International members. Memberships are available at front desk upon check in.

- Foreign travellers 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. 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 18 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.

Accommodation Information

4 bed dorms
6 bed dorms
10 bed dorms
Private Double Rooms without Bathrooms
Private Double Rooms with Bathrooms

Location Information

Local area attractions include:
- Seaport Village
- San Diego Zoo
- Sea World
- Balboa Park
- Petco Park
- Qualcomm Stadium
- San Diego Beaches
- Restaurants
- Bars/Clubs

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.