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1 room, 2 adults

HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego

1.5-star1.5 stars
521 Market StreetSan DiegoCA92101United States of America

Walking distance from San Diego Convention Center
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Very Good8.0
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Great location
More comfort would be nice
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From 375 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego

from $94
  • 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
  • Balboa Park - 42 min walk
  • Petco Park - 7 min walk
  • San Diego City College - 18 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 20 min walk
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego - 29 min walk
  • San Diego Coronado Bridge - 43 min walk
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum - 5 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) - 22 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

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 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

In the hotel

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

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared 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 hostel's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within 45 miles of the property will not be allowed to check in. Guests can contact the property for additional information using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
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.

Mandatory fees

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

Optional extras

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 158 reviews

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 trip
HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Strongly smelt of cigars
I really like the location and that the hostel is taking step to be more environmentally friendly. My room, though, was right above a cigar bar and it smelt terrible! My suitcase and clothes inside smelt awful. I had to wash my clothes three times to remove the smell. I would have enjoyed my stay much more if my my clothes and linens did not smell.
A Traveler, usOther trip
HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Was a really cool place to stay with lot to do around it
A Traveler, us2 night trip with friends
HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Good hostel. Stay.
Place and people are really great. Only issue was that I didn't have a towel for the shower. Otherwise, this place is pretty legit.
justin, us3 night trip with friends
HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Got bed bugs
I got bed bugs which ruined my stay but the location was nice.
Mary, us2 night trip

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HI San Diego Downtown, San Diego

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