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R.K. Hostel

Hostel | 642 W. Hawthorn Street, San Diego, California, USA 92101

70.9% Overall Rating

19 out of 31 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/04/2014)

"Nice staff. Great location. I booked a single room and had a private bathroom! Room No. 31 - great deal!"

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  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 8:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to San Diego?

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We’re the newest hostel in the heart of San Diego's little Italy, within walking distance to downtown San Diego and close to all San Diego attractions! We do not accept credit cards, so please have exact change when you arrive - there is an ATM machine 2 blocks away. There is plenty of free on-street parking.
Check in 8am-11pm - $10.00 key deposit. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

2 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

12 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Male only (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included

2 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Single Ocean View (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About R.K. Hostel

Close to many area attractions such as Seaport Village, Petco Park, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park and museums. San Diego's famous Anthology club is just blocks away. Close to clubs, restaurant row and shopping.

Public transportation is just minutes away.

Accommodations include an upstairs patio with an ocean view for meeting or relaxing. Ocean view rooms. Very clean and recently remodelled. Cozy intimate atmosphere. Friendly staff. Breakfast and snacks ofered. A happy relaxed atmosphere!

Accommodation Information

Free Breakfast with
Coffee,Cereal,Toast,Fresh Fruit,Peanut Butter and Jelly.

Raffle for free Pizza or Free nights stay every Saturday
Drawing will be held at 7:00 pm

$5.00 donations are appreciated
Spaghetti and Salad Sundays,
Taco Tuesdays,BBQ Hamburger Thursdays
and complimentary Tea, Coffee and Home made Cake Saturdays.

R.K. Hostel Little Italy/R.K. Buckner Hostel Downtown

Event Schedule:
Sunday Night: Movie and Popcorn/ both locations
Monday Nights: Bowling Night/ Both locations
Tuesday Nights: Beer Pong at the R.K. Buckner
Wednesday Nights: Karaoke night at the R.K. Hostel
Thursday Night: Dart Tournament at the R.K. Hostel
Friday Night: Party Bus/ both locations
Saturday Night: Free Night Raffle

Location Information

In the heart of Little Italy. Located near Mona Lisa's restaurant, Grab & Go Sandwiches, Starbucks, San Diego's oldest tavern, the water front, wine bars, cafes, restaurants, San Diego Bay, San Diego Trolley, Santa Fe Depot train station, grassy park, fire station are all in walking distance. Close to all San Diego attractions: Seaworld, San Diego Bay, San Diego Harbor Tours, Seaport Village, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, beaches and museums.