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4.6 out of 5

"People are super nice and polite! This was a hundred times better than any hotel! The atmosphere, the decor, the staff...I am from here and whenever I ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 05 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

Eco-friendly hostel near Petco Park

Heart of San Diego

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown San Diego hostel, you'll find Petco Park and San Diego Convention Center. Also, New Children's Museum is within half a mile (1 km) and Seaport Village is within 2 miles (3 km).

Round-the-clock service

Free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and a library are available at this hostel. A computer station, luggage storage, and laundry facilities are also on offer.

Free WiFi

Along with free WiFi, the 48 guestrooms offer dining areas and sitting areas. Housekeeping is available on request.

Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$103* Per night/room May 25 - May 26

4 Bed Female Dorm Room

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, Men only, Non Smoking, Ensuite

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Room, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom (Private)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

HI San Diego Downtown ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for HI San Diego Downtown

Everyone (7) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
People are super nice and polite! This was a hundred times better than any hotel! The atmosphere, the decor, the staff...I am from here and whenever I return I am coming here

Posted by on Sep 5, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 12, 2021 by Judith

Thank you for the kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay :)

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 25, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 28, 2020 by Judith

Thank you for the review!

5 out of 5
It was a good location for my needs. Staff were pleasant and attentive.

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 2, 2019 by SDDT Staff

We are so pleased you enjoyed your location and that our staff was so attentive and pleasant. We hope your travels bring you back to San Diego for another visit.

5 out of 5
Perfect location and nice staff. Very clean place!

Posted by on May 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 6, 2019 by SDDT Staff

Thank you for staying with us!

5 out of 5
This is perfectly located in the heart of gas lamp walking distance to everything. The staff was really friendly . The decor was so cute! Modern artsy vibe. Perfect for young adults who want a weekend get away to bar hop.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 15, 2017 by GSM

Thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon!

5 out of 5

I will stay here again!!

I had never stayed at a hostel before. My experience was only positive. Staff and visitors were lovely. The facility was very clean. I had read before going that the noise from the street at night was loud so I brought my own earplugs. However, they do provide them. I chuckled my first night cuz it was noisy, but entertaining. The location is perfect walking distant to pubic transportation that can get you to all major tourist attractions.

Posted by , from USA on Jun 2, 2017

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Jun 15, 2017 by GSM

Thank you for understanding how noisy Gaslamp can be, we're glad you gave us a chance, and we hope to see you again soon!

4 out of 5

great location! friendly staff

Pros: clean, location
Cons: kind've pricey for hostel outside noise
Location: central in city
for a hostel, it was extremely clean. staff great. awesome downtown location, convenient to everything. clean rooms and kitchen area. highly recommend if you're into the "hostel" thing. Quiet when it needs to be at night (besides outside noise from being in a city of course)

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016

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Property Features

As a guest of HI San Diego Downtown, you'll find a library, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. The eco-friendly HI San Diego Downtown also features a garden, concierge services, and laundry facilities. This San Diego hostel is smoke free.

  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Game room or arcade
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Separate dining area

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Park and Market Trolley Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)

Room Amenities

HI San Diego Downtown offers 48 accommodations with air conditioning. Accommodations offer separate dining areas and include desks. This San Diego hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is offered on request and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 10:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within 45 mi (72 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

This property does not accept 3rd party payment options for any bookings.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 45 mi (72 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Club Card: USD 4.00 per person, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged USD 3 at check-in, payable to the hostel.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Hostelling Hostel San Diego International Downtown
  • Hostelling International San Diego Downtown
  • Hi Diego Downtown Diego
  • Hostelling International San Diego Downtown Hostel
  • Hostel HI San Diego Downtown
  • HI San Diego Downtown San Diego
  • HI San Diego Downtown Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • HI San Diego Downtown Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Diego

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.