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

95.4% Overall Rating

191 out of 209 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/03/2014)

"Amazing breakfast, great beer specials every evening, very friendly staff and a great location."

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Facilities

  • 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 22-26, 2014 CANCELLATION POLICY: Any bookings scheduled for arrival from July 22 - 26 2014 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.

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95.4%

Overall Rating

191 out of 209 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'USA Hostels San Diego'

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Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing breakfast, great beer specials every evening, very friendly staff and a great location.

Disliked: Cramped dorm rooms.

The property's response is...

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

Melissa Cell

With friends / other travellers

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

18 February 2014 Melissa would recommend this property

Liked: I loved my stay at USA Hostels San Diego. The atmosphere is very lively and friendly, from the guests to the staff (some of whom seemed to live there.) Everything is very clean. The bathroom is co-ed, but the toilets and showers are in little rooms with doors, so they are very private. I stayed in a four-person dorm room which was small, but each bed had a private light and outlet, and a little wall up by the pillow for privacy. Bonus: there were outlets inside the lockers so I could charge my stuff while I was out!

Disliked: My only complaint about this hostel would be that the dorm beds are very shaky. I slept on the bottom bunk, and when the person so much as rolled over, I could feel it.

The property's response is...

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Sonja Radujko

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 December 2013 Sonja would recommend this property

Liked: Its perfectly organized, top location, very friendly and competent staff, clean

Disliked: Nothing

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Emilia Louisa Pucci

Alone

Work / volunteering

21 December 2013 Emilia Louisa would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is awesome and the atmosphere great. Activities organized for the people staying are a big plus especially when traveling alone. It helps making friends!

Disliked: Frankly I cannot say

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

Nils Nellessen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 November 2013 Nils would recommend this property

Liked: Nicely painted walls, everything you might need is available (kitchen stuff, lobby, ....)

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fun, friendly , an you meet good people

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location right in the heart if all the restaurants and bars. Also easy to get to all the attractions from here. Hostel was very clean and nicely presented. Plenty of staff to offer assistance too. I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm, and really liked the additions to the bunks which offered additions privacy as well as a light, power outlet and shelf.

Disliked: Only concern I had was with one staff member, who was reluctant to help with directions as the hostel have these printed out for guests. However it turned out the printed directions were incorrect for the weekend - it would have been nice to have a conversation about this rather than getting palmed off.

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Kenny Chan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2013 Kenny would recommend this property

Liked: David is friendly and helpful. He guided me anything. Example, how to get to airport, and manhattan. The hostel is comfortable, tidy and clean. Transport is very convenience. It took me 30 mins to go to manhattan.

Disliked: Nothing...

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

Apitz Sebastian

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 June 2013

Liked: Good hostel!

Disliked: Apitz left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are very helpful and friendly, offer daily excursions or other ideas for things you may want to do yourself. They also organize either drinking games or pub crawls during the night time hours! Place is the cleanest I have stayed in as far as hostels go. Also right on the doorstep of the gaslamp party area.

Disliked: very minor: but no printers to print travel documents.

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

Sam Roberton

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 May 2013 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: An excellent, excellent hostel -- one of the best I've stayed at (I don't know how many I've stayed at by now, but it's gotta be more than fifty). Very friendly staff, very comfortable beds, good lockers in the rooms, excellent location. Next time I'm in San Diego I'll stay here again without even bothering to consider any other possible accommodation.

Disliked: Sam left no negative feedback.

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

Pawel Lesniewski

Alone

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

10 April 2013 Pawel would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing building, interior exactly as shown on pictures. Of course location, the best in SD downtown

Disliked: Pawel left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Marcela Usmari Moraes

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
City break
Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 March 2013 Marcela would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. The place is very well located near both trolley and bus station, restaurants, entertainment, the rooms are good and everything is very clean. Also the breakfast is really nice.

Disliked: Nothing to complain about.

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

Syazana Lim

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 March 2013 Syazana would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. Love the hostel, the staff, the location!

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and made an effort to offer activities to everyone who stayed at the hostel.

Disliked: The showers are the only thing that could use some improvement. Pressure is low, but less water wasted so it's fine.

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

Walter madariaga

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife

06 March 2013 Walter would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and helpfull staff

Disliked: NA

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Dechen Hawk

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference

04 March 2013 Dechen would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere

Disliked: Could be cleaner

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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

21 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very safe, located in the heart of downtown San Diego. I was attending a nearby conference at the Sheraton, and it was a short bus ride away from the hostel.

Disliked: nothing, all good!

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect. Great location, breakfast, cleanliness, beds, rooms, etc.

Disliked: Nothing. Minor thing is not to get a room next to the road. Bit noisy.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

01 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome decor, great location, quiet hours at night make for a good sleep, clean bathrooms, great hostel for meeting people

Disliked: No bathrooms inside room, but at least there were separate ones for men and women

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

25 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean w/ top-notch facilities (ie, bathroom, shower, furniture, etc.). There were some very cool people who worked there.

Disliked: This hostel was technically great, but lacked character and, um, oomph (though I'm told this particular hostel is best in the summer). It was good that the hostel had activities, but there was nothing truly creative about them. For the most part, I'd consider this hostel a place to sleep while not exploring San Diego. But because of the way the hostel was, it becomes harder to do it w/ other people.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Die vielen Steckdosen im Zimmer (am Bett) waren super praktisch! Die Lage an sich, war super doch weiteres bei dislikes.

Disliked: extrakosen für internet, kein ordentlicher backofen Durch die direkte lage in downtown und einem zimmer mit fenster zur straße! war es nachts unmöglich einzuschlafen bis ca. 3 uhr morgens!!

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

Daniel Beetham Beetham

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

22 November 2012 Daniel Beetham would recommend this property

Liked: Great locatuon in San Diego

Disliked: Daniel Beetham left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Simon Reid

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 November 2012 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: big lockers, location - your on one beach 5 mins walk away and only a 30 mins bus ride to ocean beach, staff are friendly, kitchen is great, hostel is righton bar strip with lots of options.

Disliked: nothing my fave hostel & city in the usa

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Leilani Jones

Alone

City break

02 November 2012 Leilani would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were super friendly and helpful, and went out of there way for me several times. The hostel is in a good area - close to a lot of cool places to eat, bars etc.

Disliked: Leilani left no negative feedback.