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Reviews of HI San Diego - Downtown San Diego Hostel

521 Market St, CA 92101, San Diego, USA

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 90%

Location 98%

Safety 95%

Staff 95%

Value 86%

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

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 90%

Location 98%

Safety 95%

Staff 95%

Value 86%

Showing 21-29 of 29 reviews

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Anonymous
11 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: friendliness of staff

Disliked: not completely quiet, but it was friday night.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: The staff was incredibly helpful, when our car was towed. Thank you once again!

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great location

Disliked: Pay to use computers, not much character and hard to meet people as its a big hostel

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The hostel was in the heart of gaslamp area so great for going out at night. Lift was broken for 3 days. Otherwise great friendly staff, helpful.

Disliked: Broken lift

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 60%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: - friendly and nice staff- very Central location in the Gaslamp Quarter- very clean and modern kitchen

Disliked: - the area around the hostel is indeed very noisy - bring Good earplugs!!!

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Most of the staff were friendly and helpfulBreakfast was good

Disliked: SO HOT!! Had to ask for a fan, and was given the biggest they could find but it still didn't make much difference.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: A lot of facilities and services.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: This is a great hostel. Super clean. Really, really comfy beds (tempur). Free breakfast, ensuite showers. Staff really friendly when asked questions, seemed quite involved although I mainly did my own thing. Couldn't get a better location, right in the heart of downtown San Diego in the Gaslamp District. Highly recommend this hostel to anyone :)

Disliked: Can be noisy, but this is the price for being in such a great location. Use earplugs if it bothers you although with the great beds sleep isn't an issue. Only issue was someone drank my labelled orange juice on two occasions(got more, it got used), not hostels fault just someone using others' stuff. But after two days it stopped. Highly recommend this hostel

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It's good all round

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks!

-HI San Diego Downtown

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Liked: Right in the middle of the gas lamp district

Disliked: Not really a dislike just more beds to a room than I'm use to

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks for the great comments. We do offer smaller dorms as well, I'm assuming you were in the 10 person. The smallest dorm we offer is a 4 person.

All the best,

HI-San Diego Downtown

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