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USA Hostels San Diego

Hostel | 726 5th Avenue, San Diego, California, USA 92101

95.9% Overall Rating

211 out of 229 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/08/2015)

"Everthing. It was clean, the staff was always eager to help and very friendly. The hostel is directly located at the gaslamp quarter and you don't need to go far to have a lot of fun. Other locations like the harbour…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Prices listed to not include taxes. All bed rates over $25 will have an 11.05% city/hotel tax added at check in. Check-in is 2 pm with free luggage storage for early arrivals. Check-out: 10am. Changes/cancellations up to 6pm, California time, day before arrival. Late cancellations/no-shows charged first night's accommodation. We try to put people traveling together in the same room. However, due to availability and/or booking patterns, there is a slight chance parties booking dorms will be in separate rooms. JULY 8-12, 2015 CANCELLATION POLICY: Any bookings scheduled for arrival from July 8-12 2015 are subject to this cancellation policy. No cancellation fees imposed up to 21 days prior to scheduled arrival. Cancellation from 20 days to 14 days will result in one night’s fee being charged for each bed booked. Cancellations from 13 days or less will result in a fee being charged to the credit card on record of all days of the scheduled stay for each bed or room booked. We welcome guests from everywhere outside of San Diego county. At check in, international guests must present a valid passport. US residents must present valid government issued identification (ie: drivers license, state id card, passport). Guests may also be asked to present proof of onward travel. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Guests under 16 permitted only in private rooms unless an entire dorm is rented. Parents with young children must contact the hostel prior to booking USA Hostels has a 14 day stay limit. Any bookings for more than 10 people travelling together, whether booked on one reservation or multiple reservations, constitutes a group booking by USA Hostels. These groups must contact the hostel prior to making a reservation and are subject to USA Hostels’ group booking policies which include full payment prior to arrival, security deposits and different cancellation rules. The hostel reserves the right to refuse any groups that do not make themselves known to USA Hostels and agree to our group booking terms, and no refunds of Hostelworld deposit will be issued.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to San Diego?

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Custom ‘privacy pods’, daily free breakfast, central entertainment district location and 20 years’ helping guests have a great time in San Diego, makes us hard to beat for fun, comfort and friendliness. Guests seem to agree, as we've just received a 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!
Our exclusive pods with privacy screening, a light, shelf and outlet, help make you more comfortable, and free and discounted amenities make us a great value and help your holiday $$ go further. Read more

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About USA Hostels San Diego

Centrally located in the Gaslamp entertainment district, the city’s best bars, restaurants and shopping are on the doorstep of our historic hostel. Whether you join our Tijuana Tour, pub crawl or hop our new free shuttle to Ocean Beach and SeaWorld, we’ll have an experience that will keep you busy and create great memories.

We offer more than any other San Diego hostel, including these extras:

-Shuttle 4 times per week to SeaWorld and our sister hostel in Ocean Beach
- Free daily breakfast of all-you-can-make pancakes and oatmeal along with a variety of bakeries, fresh fruit, juices, coffee and tea
- Free wifi and use of Ipads
- Free lockers with power points inside for every guest
- Free bed linens and comfy duvets with towels on request
- Free use of hairdryers and straighteners
- Free day-storage of luggage after check out
- Relaxing lounge with large screen tv
- Free and discounted hostel activities
- Discounted SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo tickets
- Discounted Harbor Excursions tours
- Discounted bike rental
- Guest kitchen with all utensils and spices/seasonings
- Relaxing lounge with large screen tv

Please see accommodation information for room tax details and Important Information before reserving.

Accommodation Information

Four- and six-bed dorms means you never contend with a crowd and our 'privacy pods' means you can get some alone time. Besides screening from ambient light and sound, each dorm bed has a shelf, light and outlet.
Privates include cable tv, fridges, mp3 players, fans and comfy duvets.
There are no rooms with bath, but there are modern, mixed gender baths with 3 showers, 3 toilets and 4 sinks on each floor.
Prices listed do not include taxes. All bed rates over $25 will have an 11.05% city and hotel tax added at check in.
USA Hostels has a 14 day stay limit.

Location Information

• In the heart of the Gaslamp District where the best bars, restaurants and shopping are located.
• Walking distance to San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, museums, harbor cruises, whale watching trips, waterfront, Petco Baseball Park, Coronado Ferry and more.
• Walking distance to Amtrak trains and Greyhound bus station.
• Short bus ride to Ocean, Mission and Pacific beaches and short trolley ride to Tijuana.
• 10 minutes by cab to the airport.
• Door front shuttle pick up to USA Hostels Hollywood.
• Seaworld about 5 miles away.