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Reviews of HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel

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

89.7% Overall Rating

297 out of 316 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."

Read all HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel reviews

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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89.7%

Overall Rating

297 out of 316 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
92.8%
Value
85.6%
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92.8%
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simon gronvik

10 May 2008 simon would recommend this property

Liked: the staff were really friendly and helpful, location was really good too, we loved our stay!!

Disliked: simon left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Dr. Puneet Singh

03 May 2008 Dr. Puneet would recommend this property

Liked: it had wonderful staff, a very nice and clean, and a happening kitchen. Got to meet and know lots of people from all over the world. Wonderful location ...very safe.

Disliked: Dr. Puneet left no negative feedback.

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Wendy Lenton

30 April 2008 Wendy would recommend this property

Liked: location, kitchen, laundry,

Disliked: Wendy left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Customer review

06 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location primodo free tours to tijuanafree pancakes for breakfast

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

02 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very helpful and friendly staff mambers, location is perfect to discover san diego!!!I had a bedrom for two, which was great!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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Customer review

19 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast, location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

17 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, Friendliness of the staff (esp. Jesi) feeling of safety

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Carlo Schiesaro

16 March 2008 Carlo would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Carlo left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Duncan Barclay

06 March 2008 Duncan would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast actually means free breakfast! I definitely felt secure (maybe a little too secure). The staff were AWESOME, extremely helpful, and definitely this hostel's strongest point. Not your average hostel, it felt more like a hotel actually.

Disliked: Duncan left no negative feedback.

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Jonas Amdersson

19 February 2008 Jonas would recommend this property

Liked: The free breakfast and the staff who helped us a lot!

Disliked: Jonas left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Nico Beier

06 February 2008 Nico would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and friendly atmosphere, nearly impossible to get a parking place in the near

Disliked: Nico left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Lyn Phillips

29 January 2008 Lyn would recommend this property

Liked: The location in Downtown, the internet service and the pancake breakfasts were great. We had lots of questions and staff were very patient and helpful, especially Andrew. Only problem was when we were booking online, not all types of accomodation was noted. It was purely by chance that we got the 3 bed ensuite room.

Disliked: Lyn left no negative feedback.

65.7%
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sandra navarrete

05 January 2008 sandra would recommend this property

Liked: the excelent ubication

Disliked: sandra left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Sarah Cross

02 January 2008 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic! Beautiful, colourful, funky, vibrant interior. Great facilities. Awesome staff. Free pancakes for breakfast! Cute rooms. Great location in lovely historic gaslamp area. Totally recommen! A+++

Disliked: Sarah left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Christian Braunhofer

29 December 2007 Christian would recommend this property

Liked: by far the best hostel I have been to in the US. We had a private triple room and the room was great... shower & bath included, even a microoven and everything was really clean and safe!

Disliked: Christian left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Kate Evans

28 December 2007 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: Right in the centre of the gaslamp quarter. They offer great tours to various places including tijuana and balboa park and staff are willing to provide lots of information about the area. Private double rooms were great for the price you pay!

Disliked: Kate left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

28 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice decorations, very creative style, friendly people, a lot of service (tours and gatherings with other hostel tourists), etc.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Lucy Tucker

20 December 2007 Lucy would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, is just like a hotel but cheaper.

Disliked: Lucy left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

17 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Decorated very well!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

17 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

11 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, price, atmosphere, help from staff, big open kitchen, hair dryers in the bathroom

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Clarissa Goder

10 December 2007 Clarissa would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was clean and safe. Would def stay here again. Great value for money right in the gas lamp dist.

Disliked: Clarissa left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

07 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, friendly staff, free breakfast, free WIFI

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

03 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great, as was the pancake breakfast and the staff. They were very helpful and offered a lot of activities.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

02 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: wer liked everything :) , great kitchen (best equipment ever), nice staff, clean rooms and bathrooms, great breakfast, nice activities and good information. you feel safe.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.