Get an overview of this hotelEco-friendly San Diego hostel in Downtown San Diego, walk to San Diego Convention Center

With a stay at HI San Diego Downtown in San Diego (Gaslamp Quarter), you'll be minutes from San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and Petco Park.

This eco-friendly hostel is close to San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park.

Make yourself at home in one of the 48 guestrooms. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms with showers are provided.

Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room.

A complimentary continental breakfast is included.

Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and an elevator (lift).

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This eco-friendly hostel also offers an arcade/game room, concierge services, and a television in a common area.

HI San Diego Downtown is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Total number of rooms - 48 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Computer station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in common areas 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Shared bathroom 
  • Shower only 
  • In-room safe 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Shared/communal kitchen 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 11 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

This hostel's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within 45 miles of the property will not be allowed to check in. Guests can contact the property for additional information using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property does not accept 3rd party payment options for any bookings. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


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

Hotel Name

  • Hostelling Hostel San Diego International Downtown
  • Hostelling International San Diego Downtown
  • Hostelling International San Diego Downtown Hostel
  • Hostel HI San Diego Downtown

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Sustainable Tourism Education Program (STEP), 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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