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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This hostel was in a good location but in terms of cleanliness...it could be easily better..the bed was not comfortable at all! It was niosy... however, there was a free shuttle to most attractive places

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We enjoyed our stay. The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean and had everything we needed for the price. Great location. We were even there over Halloween and didn't even really hear any noise.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The place was clean, nicely decorated, etc. My major complaint was that after booking a room for 2 nights, they informed me that "my reservations came in separately" (not the case, they were both made at once), and that they had to have me check-out after the first night and switch rooms. I got more details and found that a...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is the second Hostel I've experienced (1st in the USA) and I've got to say, I'll continue on with the hostel life. USA Hostel San Diego did not disappoint. I popped my friend's cherry by having her try a hostel with me for the first time...even tho she was very hesitant, she ended up loving it! The place was...

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Stockholm County, Sweden
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great hostel we recomend it to everyone!!! No pancakes to start the day tho! :( Nice toilets you could poop in peace!!! Worth the money nice staff! PS: make stronger coffee! Good location in the heart of San Diego!

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Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Would definitely stay again! Nice private room for a couple on the go. Towels provided for showers, bathrooms clean, and plenty of info at your fingertips regarding transportation and recommendations getting around the city.

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Warrnambool, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Awesome city, so close to everything you need, easy to get around, great pubs nearby and the staff were very helpful and nice.rooms were very clean abd tidy...loved my time in San Diego and at USA hostels

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Puebla, Mexico
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Located right in the middle of the gas lamp district there is always a lot to do. The hostel was very nice and clean, it had an exciting vibe that attracts great people. I would recommend paying a bit more for the rooms that are less congested and out of the way as they see less foot traffic

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I stayed here over halloween weekend. The hostel had few things on and the gaslamp quarter where this hostel is situated was very busy. Staff were friendly and able to help me out when my bag had not arrived when I flew into the states. The free breakfast was tasty and fresh. Would stay here again.

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 31 October 2016

An affordable, clean, and fun place within walking distance of much of San Diego's best places of interest. They also offer shuttle service to various places, such as the beach or the zoo. A great way to explore San Diego if you don't want to rent a car.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
San Diego's original backpacker hostel, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter for 20 years. We're in the midst of the city's most popular bars and clubs. We offer the best value and most fun in hostel accommodations with daily breakfast, free and discounted activities, free wifi and more. Our staff are always happy provide insider tips on where to go, eat, etc. Our quirky decor in a historic 1880's walk up makes our hostel unique in many ways. All rooms are shared bath. Dorms feature 'privacy pods' with privacy screening, a light, shelf and outlet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about USA Hostels San Diego

Address: 726 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Gaslamp
Price Range: RM146 - RM438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — USA Hostels San Diego 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Refuse the small room on the first floor if you are given it, as it is essentially a converted store room.”
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