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Reviews of Lucky D's Hostel

Hostel | 615 8th Ave, San Diego, California, USA 92101

93.3% Overall Rating

212 out of 225 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/07/2014)

"The staff was friendly and helpful, the location is in the middle of the city and you can easily meet other travelers. The dorm, showers and bathroom were clean."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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93.3%

Overall Rating

212 out of 225 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Lucky D's Hostel'

Atmosphere
94.4%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
92.8%
Cleanliness
90.4%
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91.2%
Value
94.4%
Safety
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91.4%
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diego murgia

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 April 2012 diego would recommend this property

Liked: Really a good atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff.. Clean n tidy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Disliked: Have a couple of more shower wold be better, but still really good..

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to all the downtown bars and clubs (although downtown is pretty expensive and douchey, so this might not be a good thing)

Disliked: Super noisy. There are a lot of bars right below. Come here to party--don't come to get some peace or quiet time.

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

Jacob Stepaschko

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2012 Jacob would recommend this property

Liked: Free internet. Staff very helpful

Disliked: Jacob left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Vincent Tetro

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

26 February 2012 Vincent would recommend this property

Liked: Super nice staff!!! Had a great time meeting new travelers as well!

Disliked: Vincent left no negative feedback.

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

Julia Gerlich

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 February 2012 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: Great

Disliked: Julia left no negative feedback.

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

Alexandra George

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2012 Alexandra would recommend this property

Liked: good location, friendly staff, nice atmosphere in the hostel. They have pub crawls and free dinners which is nice...

Disliked: the breakfast is fine but if you are going to run breakfast until a specific time then you should ensure that you have enough supplies (bread, milk etc) to last the entire time. If you run out, you should get some more. The bread ran out at 9am on one of the days that I was there and when I asked for some more I was told that there was none. That's not really acceptable. You had to pay for the lockers in the rooms which I think is ridiculous. I've only encountered that in perhaps 2 hostels in over 200 hostels that I have stayed in. It is a hostel. People need lockers to store valuables. The bedding was quite old, only one light per room which isn't fun when people arrive after midnight and cannot see. There was only 2 toilets and 2 showers in our area for approximately 20 people. there was a massive 'beauty' room next door though which although it was nice to have access to hair straighteners, blow dryers, sun cream etc, that room should be the toilet/shower room with a smaller area for 'beauty'.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was lively, colourful, offered all sorts of activities (though I didn't have time to participate), the rooms and beds were comfy and clean. It was great to have access to computers and internet for free (I decided against bringing mine). The atmosphere was great. I would have stayed longer if I'd could.

Disliked: Maybe it could do with a few more showers on each floor. The neighborhood was a little noisy. And maybe telling us where things are in the hostel from the start. I had to discover for myself where different things were and show others... But I guess that's how you start talking to your fellow travelers!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is real fancy...The staffs are nice & willing to offer help.... breadfast is good~a bit noicy at midnight~ for it is close to the club~ other things are good.

Disliked: good to stay if visit downtown

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cozy and nice

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Faris Hassen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

30 November 2011 Faris would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast & meals 3 times a week, good communal spaces and the location.

Disliked: Wifi on 4th floor was a bit slow, pub crawl could have gone to cheaper spots(backpackers!) and maybe some of the staff could've been more engaging, but no major negatives!

100.0%
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Rebecca Jones

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 November 2011 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly place with lots of opportuities to meet other travellers/ get to know the city

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free breakfast and dinner

Disliked: too noisy from outside

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere

Disliked: The stairs! (The only bad thing I can think of)

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place and top location. Good atmosphere as well

Disliked: Not much

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free internet terminals

Disliked: Not enough toilets

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

08 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We are 3 girls from England and we loved our stay here! The hostel is amazing and full of life, the staff are really friendly and there's generally always someone on the desk to help you out when needed! It's full of young people and the activities they put on are great for meeting new people. The beaches and easily reachable by a cheap and quick bus ride as well and the centre of town is only seconds walk away. I would recommend this hostel to any students travelling and wanting to be well located in San Diego!

Disliked: It's not that great if you want a decent nights sleep. The beds aren't the comfiest and the noise from the street is mega loud due to being near to the fire station! No complaints apart from that though.

100.0%
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Ryan Davies

Alone

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

01 September 2011 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the fact, that if you ever got stuck in mexico without your passport, pete would bring it to the border if you payed for his gas money! :) Just how friendly everyone is, is awesome. I would definately recommend this hostel to anyone travelling in San diego! The free dinners now and then are a treat.. the breakfast is devine :)

Disliked: There isnt much to dislike about this property!

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

jemma thurston

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2011 jemma would recommend this property

Liked: right in the centre of town - close to nightlife

Disliked: toilet / shower ratio quite low - need to pick the times to shower

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They offer free breakfast, three times a week free dinner (and it's tasty!). Staff is friendly and you are in a very central area of San Diego - you can walk to a mall, the movies, trolley and bus stations...

Disliked: It is very loud at all times... there is so much noise on the street downstairs that I could hardly ever sleep. It is a party hostel because of its location right in the gaslamp quarter... so people (mostly Germans or Brits) came in groups just to sleep there and party, not very interested in getting to know other people from different nations or having conversations with someone not already belonging to their group. I've been to a lot of hostels and normally always get to talk to people and make friends easily...but not here. It's not a very nice atmosphere for you, in case you're travelling alone.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: beer me

Disliked: cool

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was right near the main restaurant and bar quarter and close walk to the harbour. The staff was super friendly and helpful and there was lots going on for those who wanted to stay with the hostel. The free breakfast was great! WAFFLES!

Disliked: The US policy was a bit confusing and almost made us not book. Understandable but a shame to have to put that on the website as you could lose business.

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

Will Sheath

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 July 2011 Will would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful & friendly staff. Good atmosphere

Disliked: Needs more showers

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice hostel. Always have stuff going on in the evenings, and plenty of opportunities to socialise. Free dinner 3 nights a week is great. Only downside for me was that the breakfast only comprises of very sugary things! Really sugary cereal, and waffles. I did enjoy them, but would have liked the option of a healthier alternative.

Disliked: N/A

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

01 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were friendly and most helpful.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

28 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hippy and Rock'n'Roll Style

Disliked: Breakfest isn't very big. Cheep celerals and fat-free-milk but no bread.