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Reviews of Lucky D's Hostel

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

89.9% Overall Rating

230 out of 246 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/08/2015)

"Great place and awesome location. The staff are super friendly, the hostel is spotless clean, the mattresses are very comfortable to sleep on, breakfast is free and there's lots to choose from, even pancakes. Every…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • 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
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

***Please note*** A 10.5% city tax will be charged in addition to the amount quoted to be paid upon arrival, as well as a 0.55% TMD assessment. This totals to 11.05% in local taxes and assessments. Only applicable to room prices over $25 a night.

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89.9%

Overall Rating

230 out of 246 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Lucky D's Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
90.4%
Value
89.6%
Safety
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JING TIAN

Alone

Business / conference

31 August 2012 JING would recommend this property

Liked: Great place! nice people, clean rooms and many activities

Disliked: No

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

Tanguy JUTON

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 August 2012 Tanguy would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, decoration

Disliked: noise, just above a pub, expensive to park a car around

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

kimberly hills

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2012 kimberly would recommend this property

Liked: large kitchen with fridge space to accomodate everyone in the hostel. free wifi and computer use.

Disliked: only two showers and toilets per floor.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2012

Liked: the location is nice. the bathrooms are clean enough. breakfast is not bad.

Disliked: it was super noisy because of the location. the room was hot.

80.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very central and the free food was great.

Disliked: It was quite noisy at night and there are not enough fridges for all the people.

100.0%
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Yueming Xuan

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2012 Yueming would recommend this property

Liked: It is a small hostel but with awesome atmosphere. Many details inside are very interesting. Also it is <10 minutes walk to trolley station and close to gaslamp quarter. I love there!

Disliked: Yueming left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

11 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: well located & easy to find

Disliked: no elevator.... only 2 power sockets in the room (and those in a bad place for charging your phone) very noisy at night - because of the fire department which is close to it, and the people on the street.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: THE TRAFFIC IS CONVENIENT

Disliked: A TABLE IN ROOM WOULD BE BETTER

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

rui he

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2012 rui would recommend this property

Liked: location, atmosphere, decoration

Disliked: rui left no negative feedback.

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

Alan Lucian Milanes Tormente

Alone

Work / volunteering

17 July 2012 Alan Lucian would recommend this property

Liked: It`s big and very beautiful, the clients are good people, and staff is very helpfull.

Disliked: nothing

85.7%
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Hannah Schwamborn

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 July 2012 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, nice people & staff

Disliked: It's a noisy area and if your room faces the Street you will probably not sleep too much

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

02 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, friendly staff, affordable

Disliked: n/a

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its in a good area for the gaslamp district and the zoo. It always has activities on offer. Has a very big kitchen and common area so you can meet new people easily.

Disliked: Some of the younger staff are a little unprofessional. Only two bathrooms on each floor, really need more for the number of people they have staying there.

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Samantha Pistilli

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 June 2012 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel, feels nice and homely. Beds were comfortable and good layout of the kitchen and common areas. Friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Not the cleanest hostel. The bathrooms need to be cleaned more and the fact there is only 2 bathrooms on each level is really frustrating as you have to wait a while to use it. Rooms were a bit small to.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break

06 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: well-organized system

Disliked: the toilet and shower room are not enough

100.0%
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Ceconi Laurie

Alone

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

20 May 2012 Ceconi would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very kind and helpful, the decoration very colorful and artisitc. I highly recommand this hostel

Disliked: Nothing

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

Reinhard Holzinger

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2012 Reinhard would recommend this property

Liked: Oh wow, really great hostel! a lot of breakfast in the morning, the waffles are great, very clean, free wifi works very well, free lockers in rooms, 5min walk to the trolley station and also 5min walk to the baseball stadium.

Disliked: Reinhard left no negative feedback.

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

Matt Stiles

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2012 Matt would recommend this property

Liked: Great artwork on every level, felt as though staying at a friends home

Disliked: To many stairs

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

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

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!