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USA Hostels San Diego Hostel

726 5th Avenue, San Diego CA, San Diego, USA

94% Overall Rating 106 out of 113 customers would recommend this property based on 113 reviews

Atmosphere 96%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 92%

Location 98%

Safety 95%

Staff 96%

Value 90%

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wii

Important Information

Prices on this confirmation do not include taxes. All bed rates over $25 per day will have an 10.5% tax added at check in. Check-in is 3pm. Check out is 11 am. Payment by cash, traveler's check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express is welcome. Reception is open 24 hours.

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.

We require all guests to be 18 or over to stay at our hostel. Anyone under 18 has to be accompanied by a parent/guardian but this also needs to be approved by a manager. Please contact us directly before booking with anyone under the age of 18.
USA Hostels has a 14 day stay limit.

Bookings may be changed or canceled free of charge until 6pm California time, the day prior to arrival. After that, a cancellation fee equal to the first night's accommodation will be charged. Please note below the special cancellation policy for arrivals between July 18 through 21, 2018.

We make every effort to ensure that people traveling together are placed in the same room. However, due to availability and/or booking patterns, there is a slight chance parties booking dorm beds will be placed in separate rooms. If you have a special request concerning this, please email the hostel.

If your travel plans do change or you have any further questions or special requests, please contact us.

Any bookings scheduled for arrival from July 18-21, 2018 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.

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. USA Hostels has a 14 day stay limit.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to San Diego?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions


AIRPORT: You can get to the hostel easily by bus, shuttle or taxi. There is a bus stop outside each terminal where you can catch bus #992 Downtown ($2.25, exact change required.) Get off bus at 5th Avenue and Broadway. Walk south (to your right) on 5th for two and a half blocks. The hostel will be on your right at 726 5th Avenue. You will see a row of international flags hanging from our building. We are located above two Italian restaurants.

You could also take the Xpress Shuttle, which will be outside the terminal and across the road. Follow signs for 'Ground Transportation.' Cost is $11 for one person, $16 for two, $21 for three, etc. you can call them toll-free at 1-800-900-7433 if there is not a shuttle waiting outside the terminal. Taxis wait in the same area as the shuttles and will cost approximately $10.

GREYHOUND: Exit the station and head north toward 13th St. Make a left at the first cross street onto Imperial St. Turn right onto Park Blvd. Make a left onto 10th Ave, then a left onto J St. Follow J to 5th Ave. Make a right onto 5th and follow this until you reach #726 on left side of the street. You will see a row of international flags hanging from our building. Our front door is between two Italian restaurants. About a 15 minute walk.

AMTRAK: Exit station onto Kettner Boulevard and turn right. Walk half a block to Broadway and turn left. It will take you about 10 minutes to walk to 5th Avenue. Turn right onto 5th Avenue and the hostel will be several blocks down on the right. Look for the international flags and the orange awning with the address 726 5th Avenue on it. If you don't feel like walking, cross Broadway and catch one of the many buses that stop at Kettner and Broadway for $2.25 (exact change required). Ask driver if the bus goes to 5th Avenue before paying, most do. Get off bus at 5th and follow directions above.

COMING FROM LOS ANGELES? Take the Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle. If you are staying with us in Hollywood you can get daily, door-to-door service for only $40! Ride in a comfy mini-van with other travelers. Contact our front desk for details.


From Los Angeles:
Take highway 5 South to the Front Street exit. Take Front Street to G Street and turn left onto G. Continue to 5th Avenue, turn left onto 5th, hostel will be three doors in on your left at 726 5th Avenue.

For directions from another location, please visit Google Maps.


There is no free parking in downtown San Diego. The cheapest location is called Park It on Market at 6th Avenue and Market Street which charges about $15 overnight. There is metered parking downtown that is free from 6 pm to 8 am (but check signs for any changes or restrictions). To find completely free parking you would need to look for street parking about 10 blocks away from the hostel.

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