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RK/Buckner hostel

765 10th Avenue, San Diego, USA, Distance from city centre: 0.2km

Rating: 60% from 16 reviews

  • 53%Atmosphere
  • 51%Staff
  • 53%Security
  • 55%Cleanliness
  • 83%Location
  • 66%Value for money
  • 60%Facilities

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  • Great value hostel in an awesome location! Really fun atmosphere with all guests being socual together.
  • 74%
  • 30 Dec 2014 Anonymous New Zealand
  • The place is awesome! When we arrived, we saw it immediately: it's sooo colorful! Just two blocks from the beach and the street is full of locals to drink. (all of them ask for passport so if you're not 21...) . The staff is great: when we arrived they had some trouble with my booking so we had to wait like one hour for the check in. So, they gave us a dorm with private bathroom and locked the last bed (we were in five and I booked a six bed dorm) so we had all the he dorm just for us. Just go!
  • 86%
  • 24 Oct 2014 Anonymous Italy
  • I'll never back to the hostel.
  • 29%
  • 16 Aug 2014 Rocio
  • I would NOT recommend this hostel. Firstly the service at check in was lethargic and uninspiring. Secondly, the room was unmade and light and fan didn't work. Thirdly, the bathrooms (of which there are too few) were filthy. And finally, in addition to extremely uncomfortable beds, this hostel has BED BUGS! If the constant biting isn't enough to scare you away, you will also not be allowed to stay at most other hostels as a result. DO NOT STAY HERE!
  • 43%
  • 15 Aug 2014 Julien
  • I ended up not staying there as supposed to. After waiting outside for almost an hour to get someone to open the door (I arrived there really late at night) I was told that even though I had made a reservation they wouldn't be able to honor it because of comic con weekend or give me a female room as request Apparently I had been charged much less than I was supposed to - so I had to find another place. However, the hostel is in a nice spot in the city, breakfast good and rooms ok.
  • 49%
  • 22 Jul 2014 Anonymous Brazil
  • It was perfect for my group because we didn't expect to hang around at the hostel so it was fine that the staff wasn't very active. The staff were though very unorganized and it took a good 20 min for them to get our reservation together. The staff ad friends were very nice but didn't use the right hospitality a hostel should
  • 60%
  • 01 Jul 2014 emily USA
  • Hire people staying for free rent, owner came in yelling on phone which made people check out because they were trying to sleep. This was my first hostel but some of the british people i talked to said this was about the worst one in the area. People were living here and got sent out if it was fully booked. Not many international people were around. Most had to work and the two i was with (british and russian). The russian was a drunk and british was fun. They both left for another hostel.
  • 80%
  • 30 Jun 2014 Mackenzie USA
  • Maybe their attention might improve.
  • 69%
  • 22 Jun 2014 ANTONIO Mexico
  • Lockers missing, no hostel atmosphere (need events etc), more restrooms would be a plus.. Location quite good. Cheap, but rather spend 10usd more and stay spomewhere else.
  • 51%
  • 25 May 2014 tommi Finland
  • The "RK/Buckner Hostel" is perhaps one of the worst hostels in the United States. I had a confirmed reservation booking for one night. When I arrived, the staff said that my reservation did not exist and that their booking system was not working. The hostel was unable to refund my booking reservation deposit. I have stayed in over 100+ hostels. This is the first time I had experienced an issue with making a reservation. I do NOT recommend this hostel. The staff is unprofessional and unhelpful.
  • 46%
  • 24 May 2014 Anonymous USA
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