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Reviews of St. Christopher International Hostel

Hostel | 2420 India Street, San Diego, California, USA 92101

69.7% Overall Rating

41 out of 54 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/08/2013)

Harriet Willson thinks…

"I only booked this hostel as it was the only one available for my dates. I enjoyed my time so much here I extended by 2 days. The hostel is in a great location, it's noisy most of the day due to…"

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Facilities

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 3.00

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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69.7%

Overall Rating

41 out of 54 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'St. Christopher International Hostel'

Atmosphere
72.0%
Location
69.6%
Facilities
59.2%
Cleanliness
63.2%
Staff
76.8%
Value
69.6%
Safety
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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Harriet Willson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 August 2013 Harriet would recommend this property

Liked: I only booked this hostel as it was the only one available for my dates. I enjoyed my time so much here I extended by 2 days. The hostel is in a great location, it's noisy most of the day due to planes as its very close to the airport but the convenience of the closeness of the airport outweighs the noise. This is the only hostel you can play the plane drinking game! If you're open minded and laid back this is the place for you. The hostel itself is average but it is good value for money, especially in San Diego! But the best part of St Christopher's is the manager, Juliet. She is a wonderful woman with a fabulous personality. She has epic stories if you take the time to ask. And providing you are polite and respectful, she will treat you like an old friend returning home. She has created the perfect hostel atmosphere, a home from home. I made friends I will never forget here, Juliet being one of them. I would recommend St Christopher's and I hope to return soon for considerably longer! Thank you, Juilet!

Disliked: I didn't dislike anything. Even the plane noise was part of St Christopher's charm. Bathrooms are a hi basic but for $25 a night, no complaints here.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The manager is very friendly and knows the area well.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Jonas Westergaard

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 August 2011

Liked: The guests were friendly and nice...

Disliked: Juliette, the manager is terrible - she was screaming of people and was angry... she can be friendly, but still rough - during one moment to the other she can get crazy... This is NOT a nice place - and especially the staff is very, very bad... stay away from this place...

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

David Smith

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2011

Liked: Location Ideal, just few minutes from Gas Lamp

Disliked: Staff, run entirely by Manager/ owner, Micro managed in it's purest of forms, I would suggest this hostel to anyone who wishes to have a dirty but nagged/harrist stay. My advice book early so to avoid the same fate as my travelling comrades and i.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved this hostel so much fun and the manager makes you feel so welcome. Didnt want to leave, even missing the planes.

Disliked: Nothing

45.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

25 July 2011

Liked: The people that were there.

Disliked: The cleanliness, the food at the breakfest.

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

LOUISE WATTS

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2011 LOUISE would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly hostel! The owner was fantastic, really helpful and introduced you to the other guests! Breakfast was served when you wanted, bread (like subway bread) and jam which was really nice and choice of tea or coffee. Hostel very clean and homely!

Disliked: Next door there is a nightclub so was loud on weekends. Also very close to airport so planes very loud but you get used to this very quickly.. didnt keep us awake at all.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2011

Liked: The manager Juliet was very helpful and little Italy is a nice area to stay in with lots of places to eat and things to see within walking distance.

Disliked: The free parking is for bikes, NOT cars, there is only two bathrooms for the whole hostel, and I got bedbug bites from staying there

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Lisa mckenzie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 June 2011 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: Ideal location, met lots of great people but I think Juliet gets bored being on her own all day as she likes to follow you around.

Disliked: Nothing, just could be a bit cleaner.

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

Daneil Smartt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

27 May 2011 Daneil would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the airport and right in Little Italy. Walking distance from the bay. Juliet is very friendly and helpful and can tell you everything you need to know about San-Diego

Disliked: It's right under the flight path. During the day, the planes can get a bit loud. But this is to be expected when being so close to the airport makes it so great. the planes don't fly after 10pm anyway, so it doesn't really matter.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 May 2011

Liked: Juliet, the manager was very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: This Hostel is right next to the airport so it is extremely loud. The manager talks a lot. I was the only guest in 7 of 10 nights - boring. It is a rather long way to Downtown SD.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: funny manager

Disliked: we were the only guests

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

Nicholas Martin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 April 2011 Nicholas would recommend this property

Liked: We had a long stay and at the end it felt like home. The Host is very helpfull and will always give advice on what you can do in the city.

Disliked: We were downstairs which was quite cold in comparison to the rest of the house

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy going feel, excellent location (easy to get to the train station, airport, Balboa Park, etc), safe and nice neighbourhood and it is relaxed and quiet (in a positive way).

Disliked: N/A

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The managar Juliet is great, very sociable and friendly! She also makes yummy pancakes.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

20 November 2010

Liked: The manager Juliet is very friendly, and makes an effort to introduce you to everyone. However, she can be a little overbearing sometimes.

Disliked: Needed more bathrooms/toilets. This was a particular issue in the mornings

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

16 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: awesome place to hang out and it really gives a homey feeling. thanks juliet for a great time and your effort in introducing everyone to each other :)

Disliked: Coffee Machine, the rest is purely awesome :) like it

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2010

Liked: Located in Little Italy which is a nice clean and safe area.

Disliked: Location is 15 min walk at least to trolley which is annoying, hostel right under flight path for busy airport and the planes are extremely loud, the rooms are old and dingy and the shower/toilets pretty grubby with no lock. No where to store ur luggage in room - would rather stay at other hostels if available in gaslight or downtown.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

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

11 August 2010

Liked: The other travelers I met were great lads

Disliked: There was no running water because of a broken pipe, this problem did not get solved before I left.Likewise, I was very disappointed with the manager because she did not have any sense of business (not even one night refunded out of 5, that's a shame).It is certainly not good value for money and I would not recommend this hostel to anybody.

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

Sean Bowring

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2010 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: The manager is really nice and the people i meet there were really sound!

Disliked: Internet broken

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

20 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Juliet the manager provides the warmest welcome you'll ever get in any hostel. She'll introduce you to all of the other guests (who she'll remember the names/countries of) and give a tour of the hostel to. She wakes early to cook pancakes EVERY morning (even her birthday) for any guest who wants them. That is a touch you won't find anywhere else.Little Italy is a great neighborhood of cafes and restaurants and is very close to the airport. Juliet will tell you how to get anywhere you want (downtown, beaches, etc.)If you're looking for the cheapest, clean accommodation in SD and are willing to make the trade-offs for the cost, this hostel will do nicely. If you're picky or a princess, this isn't the place for you.

Disliked: The main thing you'll notice immediately about this hostel (and this should be mentioned on the main hostel page) is that it is DIRECTLY under the flight path of planes coming into land at the nearby airport. If you're a light sleeper, this may bother you. But if you've ever stayed in a hostel where someone else in your room is snoring (and who hasn't!) - that's worse than any plane noise. It really is impressive how close those planes are above the hostel. If you're a party machine and want to get back to the hostel at 2am, keep in mind that you have to wake Juliet up to get back inside. And she's the one that gets up at 7am to make people pancakes. The bathrooms need to have curtains on the windows - the downstairs bathroom has a window that can be looked at from outside. This isn't cool. If two handymen spent four solid weeks working their butts off, they could truly transform this into an amazing hostel for the price. That said, even now it's good for the price.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was great, fuelled by Juliet's (the manager) warm welcome and focus on everyone socialising. The rooms on the top floor were nice and definitely good value for money.

Disliked: The rules and regulations were a bit intimidating, and the hostel could've had better bathroom facilities. The main problem is its location right under a flightpath, but if you're used to travelling and have some earplugs handy, it's not really a problem at all!

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2010

Liked: I had a roof over my head, at least...

Disliked: Low-flying, landing airplanes, cleanliness

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Antony Woodward

27 June 2010 Antony would recommend this property

Liked: Juliet does a fantastic job running the hostel on her own with no help. It is a fun place to meet people and is very safe and secure. The pancakes alone are worth the visit.

Disliked: Antony left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tim Worrell

17 June 2010 Tim would recommend this property

Liked: Juliet (manager) is the star of the hostel, her knowledge about the local area and information about other towns and cities takes some beating. She is always right!! Hostel is friendly and chilled out, a nice place to stay overall.

Disliked: Tim left no negative feedback.