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Welcome to HI San Diego Downtown!
San Diego’s classiest hostel, in the premier Gaslamp neighborhood offers everything a backpacker or business traveler could want. Our recently renovated urban hostel offers shared and private rooms, free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, comfortable spaces to meet new friends, and a worldly staff ready to provide you with the best hostelling experience.
Our hostel’s staff is in the strictest compliance with San Diego’s mandatory casual attitude, but don’t let their laidback style fool you— we work hard to provide our guests with a true “San Diego” experience. Our dedicated activities guru’s mission is to make your stay awesome. Check out our weekly events including free dinners, downtown and Balboa Park walking tours, pub-crawls, seasonal trips to the beach and more!
If there is anything we can do to improve your stay or feel like testing the staff’s knowledge – visit us at the front desk any time - we’re here 24 hours/day to help.
GETTING HERE IS EASY
We’re walking distance from the Amtrak and Greyhound Station and easily accessible via public transportation from the airport or beyond. Click here for directions!
ENHANCE YOUR SAN DIEGO EXPERIENCE
- Spend a day at the beach – we can tell you where to catch the best wave, or sunset.
- Get international and take the trolley to Mexico – it’s only a short trolley ride away!
- Go on a brewery tour and taste why San Diego is Beer City USA.
- Get cultured at Balboa Park, home to world-class theatres, museums and the famous San Diego Zoo.
- Dance the night away right outside our door in San Diego’s hottest clubs.
Free breakfast is important to any traveler and we get up extra early to make sure you can start your day right. Always free and overflowing we serve local fresh-baked bread, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter and jelly, fresh fruit, milk, soy milk, plus non-stop coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
OUR HOME IS YOUR HOME
There is tons of space to lounge around in and to make friends from all over the world before you hit the town. If you’re looking to relax after a long day of sightseeing (or after a great night out in the Gaslamp Quarter), you can chill out in our TV room, enjoy our game room which is fully equipped with a pool table and video games or share a meal in our fully equipped kitchen.
ACCOMMODATIONS BUILT FOR HOSTELLERS
Our hostel offers shared co-ed and single sex dorm accommodations of varying sizes to fit your budget. If you’re looking for a little more privacy or comfort, we also offer private rooms complete with your own bathroom and air conditioner. We’re hostellers ourselves so we don’t compromise when it comes to comfort or safety. All of our rooms have Tempur-Pedic mattresses, secure lockers and enough plugs to satisfy the techiest traveler.
HI SAN DIEGO BEST PRICE GUARANTEEGuarantee the lowest rate and don't get caught paying non-refundable reservation/booking fees! *
We will match any lower rate you find for a stay at our hostel. Here is how: Simply reserve a room or bed via the link above, then call us or email us with proof of the lower rate for the dates you have reserved, and we will be happy to match it. The rates have to be for our particular location. This will save you the trouble of paying non-refundable reservation/booking fees to reservation websites. If you cancel with us anytime before the 24 hour cancellation period and you have reserved your room or bed directly through us, you WILL NOT BE CHARGED.** (Guarantee only valid at the Downtown Hostel)
Please make sure to review our reservation policies.
*Please note that this offer is NOT valid for group reservations (reservations of 10 people or more), or specially negotiated rates such as student housing, etc.
** Please note that many third party reservation sites do not include taxes in the quoted rates. Our rates will always include taxes, even if reserved via third party site and not specified. This guarantee will only apply to rates before taxes are applied. This offer is limited to one claim per stay, where "stay" is defined as any number of consecutive nights at our hostel by a guest.
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