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1 room, 2 adults

HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego

1.5-star1.5 stars
521 Market Street, San Diego, CA, 92101, United States of America

Walking distance from Petco Park
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Very Good8.0
Good internet service
Fantastic service
Great location
Awesome vibe
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HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego

from $91
  • 4-Bed Male Dorm
  • 4 Bed Female Dorm Room
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom (Private)
  • Economy Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Economy Shared Dormitory, Women only

What’s around HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego


  • In Gaslamp Quarter
  • Petco Park - 7 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 11 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 15 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 16 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 20 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 24 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 17 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 23 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 35 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 40 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 19 min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 12 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 21 min drive
  • Convention Center Station - 7 min walk
  • Park and Market Trolley Station - 8 min walk
  • 5th Avenue Station - 9 min walk
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts


  • 48 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Elevator/lift
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego’s small print

Also known as

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


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

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 45 mi (72 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

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

  • Club Card: USD 4.00 per person, per night
  • Child's Club Card: USD 0 per night, (from 1 to 17 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 145 reviews

HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Very Good8.0
I stayed in a big dorm-style room. The locker fit my suitcase and more. Unlike a traditional hotel, I didn't want to spend any time in my room UNTIL I was absolutely going to fall asleep (because the Gaslamp district is noisy, and strangers were sleeping and snoring in their own beds). But I knew this before starting. Also, there are LOTS of things to do nearby until you are sleepy. So if this kind of bare-bones, low cost experience is what you're interested in, this hostel is perfect.
Tim, usBusiness trip
HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Great hostel. The hostel itself is not noisy but the streets are. Bagel breakfasts were great!
, us4 night business trip
HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Nice vibe, great people, clean private room
It is a Hostel. What is there to say. Great friendly vibe, planned mixer activities facilitate meeting others . This is really great the place feels like staying at a friends house. Really nice. The location is unbeatable. Right in the heart of everything. Great! Will stay next time as well. Price for a private room is up there. But that is okay. The private rooms or at least the one We had face s clie wsll. The other side looks out over Market street... much nicer. There is a nice continental breakfast, do your own dishes and strip your own bed before you check out. ... Yes, I recommend it l, unless you are seeking a more traditional Hotel type thing.
Andy, us1 night business trip
HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Nice place
Good hostel for short staying My Private room had a sink
, us2 night business trip
HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Wonderful stay!
Thanks to the staff that ensured us a quiet room for us to get some rest :-) great stay, a lovely hostel!
Kristopher, us1 night romance trip

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HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego

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