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Reviews of HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel

Hostel | 521 Market Street, San Diego, California, USA CA 92101

91.3% Overall Rating

294 out of 313 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/01/2014)

Elizabeth Migoni thinks…

"The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The service was friendly. All around we were very pleased."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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.

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91.3%

Overall Rating

294 out of 313 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
93.6%
Value
88.8%
Safety
94.4%
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Emily Weir

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 January 2011 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: My partner and I stayed in a Private room (without ensuite) it was roomy and clean. The common areas are nice too and plenty of information on offer. Great location, right in the downtown/gaslamp area and close to public transport. Kitchen is amazing, it pretty much a professional kitchen so a good way to save money and eat well.

Disliked: The matress wasn't the best foam and covered in a plastic cover that made the sheets slip off.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Xiaojun Wu

As a family with children

Family Holiday

30 December 2010 Xiaojun would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect for going to USS Midway Museum, Balboa Park and Coronado. It is almost adjacent to the heart of the Downtown.

Disliked: No comments.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Daniel Laycock

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 December 2010 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Kinda neat building, right down town.

Disliked: Dorm rooms were a bit big, but you get what you pay for.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very cleanfriendly staff

Disliked: It was incredibly noisy day and night

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

02 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice place. the free pancakes are delicious. i would definitely come back and stay longer :)

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Elizabeth Whitlock

Alone

22 October 2010 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: The TempurPedic mattress was glorious. The room (I had a single room with ensuite bathroom) was fine -- about half the cost for a hotel room in the area.

Disliked: The bathroom was dark, and a little dingy - peeling linoleum, a strange black patch in the tub, and a little hole in the ceiling over the toilet. I tried to take quick showers because it wasn't too nice in there.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Riyo Sovi

Alone

04 October 2010 Riyo would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

rodrigo barreira

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2010 rodrigo would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: the dorms do not have enough space. 12 beds for a space of 8 or 10 maximun

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

06 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great!! by gaslamp, few blocks from the trolley.

Disliked: Facilities look old and not well taken care of.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Nicola Squire

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2010 Nicola would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, awesome pancake breakfast! Helpful, friendly staff, good location.

Disliked: The street outside was very noisy and it was really hot with the window shut, plus the bed was pretty uncomfortable so sleeping wasn't great.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

01 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location, that was great, in the centre of downtown.

Disliked: the worst thing it was the smell in my bedroom same as "sleeping in an ashtray" horrible!!! I couldn't even breath

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

22 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are helpful and friendly!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jaqueline Tran

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 August 2010 Jaqueline would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great for young travellers - in the heart of downtown/Gaslamp quarter, lots of nightlife, restaurants, and shopping close by. Very close to San Diego airport (~$13 by taxi). Because of its location, it is quite noisy at night, due to the music being played at the various pubs and clubs nearby. I didn't find this to be a problem, but light sleepers will need earplugs (you can get them for free at reception). Keycard security to dorms, lots of couches and lounge areas, free pancakes are great, lots of power outlets in dining area. Plenty of fridge space, kitchen is well-equipped. Lockers in room, though it was a tight fit even for my relatively small backpack.

Disliked: Jaqueline left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Charley Pike

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2010 Charley would recommend this property

Liked: Good area, friendly staff, nice breakfast.

Disliked: Could be cleaner! But was not bad.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Romantic getaway

19 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the free pancake breakfast. There are plenty of programs offered by the property. examlpe: what to see, where to eatIt was clean.I loved the colour of the rooms.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

13 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great downtown location. Room was clean and good comfortable bed.

Disliked: Really noisy - it was a complete racket on Sat night, up till 3am and the staff didn't do anything.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very helpful

Disliked: loud when trying to sleep

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

23 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good kitchen space and central location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

05 June 2010

Liked: Super war das Team vor Ort und der Service.Schlecht war die Dicke der Wände,die einem das Gefühl vermittelt haben, direkt im Club gegenüber zu sein und nicht in seinem Zimmer....

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

24 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's really nice, safe and clean but there is no real hostel life!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

20 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good facilities, very clean rooms and bathrooms.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

30 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very arts friendly clean environment.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

05 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good job from the staff, very nice, smiling and attentive.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Ilze Svetina

03 March 2010 Ilze would recommend this property

Liked: Location is the best :) You can reach everything and the airport is close!

Disliked: Ilze left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

carlos lopez

14 January 2010 carlos would recommend this property

Liked: location and the people who are in there

Disliked: carlos left no negative feedback.