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Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom | Desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom | Desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of HI San Diego Downtown

HI San Diego Downtown

1.5 star property
City-center hostel within walking distance of San Diego Convention Center

8.2/10 Very Good

403 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is $94
Price available on 12/15/2022
Map
521 Market Street, San Diego, CA, 92101
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Arcade/game room
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • ATM/banking services
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Arcade/game room

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown San Diego
  • Petco Park - 6 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 10 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 13 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 16 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 21 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 23 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 23 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 38 min walk
  • Harbor Island - 16 min drive
  • Old Town San Diego State Park - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 15 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 16 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 27 min drive
  • Tijuana Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 38 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 38 min drive
  • Old Town Transit Center - 11 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 17 min walk
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 17 min drive
  • Park and Market Trolley Station - 7 min walk
  • Gaslamp Quarter Station - 7 min walk
  • Convention Center Station - 8 min walk

Restaurants

  • Werewolf - 2 min walk
  • Le Parfait Paris - 2 min walk
  • Osteria Panevino - 2 min walk
  • Berkeley pizza - 3 min walk
  • Bice Ristorante - 3 min walk

About this property

HI San Diego Downtown

HI San Diego Downtown puts you in a great location, within a 15-minute walk of San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park. Also, San Diego Zoo and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal are within a short drive. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location. Public transportation is just a short walk: Park and Market Trolley Station is 7 minutes and Gaslamp Quarter Station is 7 minutes.

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 48 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 11 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/game room

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Housekeeping (on request)

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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Club Card: USD 4.00 per person, per night
Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged USD 3 at check-in, payable to the hostel.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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.

This property does not accept 3rd party payment options for any bookings.

Also known as

Hostelling Hostel San Diego International Downtown
Hostelling International San Diego Downtown
Hi Diego Downtown Diego
Hostelling International San Diego Downtown Hostel
Hostel HI San Diego Downtown
HI San Diego Downtown San Diego
HI San Diego Downtown Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
HI San Diego Downtown Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Diego

Frequently asked questions

Does HI San Diego Downtown offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, HI San Diego Downtown does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at HI San Diego Downtown?
As of Dec 9, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at HI San Diego Downtown on Dec 15, 2022 start from $94, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at HI San Diego Downtown?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at HI San Diego Downtown?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at HI San Diego Downtown?
No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at HI San Diego Downtown?
You can check in from 3 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at HI San Diego Downtown and nearby?
HI San Diego Downtown has an arcade and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near HI San Diego Downtown?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bice Ristorante (3-min walk), Breakfast Republic (3-min walk), and Zanzibar Cafe (3-min walk).
What's the area around HI San Diego Downtown like?
HI San Diego Downtown is in Downtown San Diego, a short 7-minute walk from Park and Market Trolley Station and 10 minutes' walk from San Diego Convention Center. Travelers say this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

8.2

Very Good

8.4/10

Cleanliness

8.8/10

Staff & service

8.3/10

Amenities

8.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.5/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

Lei, 5-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Adetayo, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Jesus Edgar Tavitas Trevi, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Extremely unprofessional
Receptionist was extremely unprofessional, rude, condescending, and refused to provide the website name so that we could see updated photos of rooms. I felt like I was speaking with a stubborn child. Probably one of the worst experiences we've had, especially for paying ComicCon rates; over $350/night for a private room
Persis, 1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Near downtown good point
Masashi, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Austin, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The staff were super nice, but unfortunately that did not make up for the state of the property, which was pretty dirty. Floors in the room were sticky, washrooms had no fan and smelled of mildew, and overall was pretty nasty. Also the elevator was broken. Unfortunately I can't recommend this place...
Emily Mae, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Mary Grace, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Worth it!
I stayed in a private room with a shared bathroom because I am 41 and I snore. It was a great room! I highly recommend HI gas lamp- the location is convenient and it is a great price for the area!
Michal, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Steven, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review