HI - San Diego - Downtown Hostel
We're here to help you with the most central and accessible hostel in San Diego. Let our award winning staff ensure you receive the most comfortable and enjoyable hostel stay you've ever had.
We offer several free tours, movie/video game nights, happy hour group outings, pub-crawls, group dinners and more. Not sure what you want to do in San Diego? We'll gladly help you plan an amazing time. Everyone here is a local expert and we love to share information about local hotspots and hidden treasures you won't find in the brochures.
We're just a short bus or car ride away from the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and all of America's finest beaches. On top of that we are within walking distance of the San Diego Convention Center, the Amtrak station, and the Greyhound station, plus a short bus or cab ride to the Airport (Approximately 10-15 minutes). The icing on the cake: our Tempur-Pedic® mattresses were recently rated most comfortable out of all Hostelling International Hostels in the U.S.A. So join us and enjoy a wonderful and relaxing excursion in Sunny San Diego.
Discount Zoo Tickets now available at reception!
-Linens and Towels
-Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate
-Storage upon Check-in or Check-out
-Events, Tours and Activities
IMPORTANT - Check-In/Reservation Policies:
-Foreign travelers must show a valid foreign passport at check-in.
-United States citizens must show a valid state issued Identification Card or Driver's License with photo upon check in.
-We do not rent to residents of San Diego County.
-U.S. passports, Foreign Identification and Driver's Licenses, Military Identification and Student Identification cards are not accepted.
-Reservations must be cancelled by Midnight the day before check-in to receive a refund. Any cancellations or no-shows after this point will be charged for the first night of the intended stay.
-Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No one under the age of 12 may stay in a dorm room.
-We have a maximum allotted stay of 14 nights in a 365 day period. Any bookings made for longer than this cannot be accepted.
-A $3 Non-Member Fee will be added per night for guests who are not Hostelling International members. Memberships are available at front desk upon check in.
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Ceiling fan
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Pool Table
- Postal Service
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Accessible
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
-We sell discount tickets to the San Diego Zoo and Seaworld.
-We offer tours, activities, and dinners.
-No key deposit
-Our kitchen was newly remodeled in June of 2012
-Common areas were remodeled in April 2014
-Air conditioned rooms available
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From Hwy. 5: Take Front St. exit, turn left on Market. Hostel is at corner of 5th and Market; Train: Take Bayside Trolley to Convention Center. Walk North 3 blocks on 5th to Market. Bus: Walk East to 5th. Go South 4 blocks to Market. Airport: take bus #992 to 5th Ave. and Broadway. Walk South 4 blocks to Market.
Local area attractions include:
- Seaport Village
- San Diego Zoo
- Sea World
- Balboa Park
- Petco Park
- Qualcomm Stadium
- San Diego Beaches