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USA Hostels San Diego

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San Diego's original backpacker hostel, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter for 20 years. We're in the midst of the city's most popular bars and clubs. We offer the best value and most fun in hostel accommodations with daily breakfast, free and discounted activities, free wifi and more. Our staff are always happy provide insider tips on where to go, eat, etc. Our quirky decor in a historic 1880's walk up makes our hostel unique in many ways. All rooms are shared bath. Dorms feature 'privacy pods' with privacy screening, a light, shelf and outlet.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Stayed for 3 nights in a double ... the directions given by hostel are good but I still walked past it (and continued to do so throughout stay!).it's a purple/aubergine clearly labelled door sandwiched between two eating places with outside tables. On entering, you are faced by
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Property's Favourite Review
This is my second time staying here (they now have air conditioning which was my only complaint last time). Place is well kept up and clean and has a nice mix of visitors. Stepping out the front door puts to right in the middle of the action.
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Response from USAH, Manager at USA Hostels San Diego
Responded 21 Aug 2018
Thanks so much for staying with us and mentioning our air conditioning! We are happy for the upgrade too. Thanks for coming back. Come see us again!
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Hostel activities every day, transfers to the sightseeings and to the second hostel Ocean Beach on behalf of the hostel, shampoos & soaps for free, nice healthy breakfast and cosy common spaces. Maximum 4 people in the dorm. Super
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I would not normally stay in a hostel, but this place changed my mind. It is very clean and has everything you could need. It is well set-up with secure storage, places to keep food and helpful staff. The location works very well for a stay in San Diego. A bargain!
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Right in the middle of nightlife and really near all the things to see and do in SD. Very colourful interior which is really cute. Friendly staff, rooms clean and as to be expected for hostel (bunkbeds and lockers that you can lock if you bring a padlock.. outlet at each bed
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no windows, lockers with electrical plug inside
la entrada al baño
private room
"Rooms at front noisy SHOULD that bother u (hostel is right where nightlife is .. i was around halloween)"
"Room 13 gets no street noise"
"Get a single room or a 6 Bed Mixed dorm"
"I stayed in the all female dorm, 4 beds. As a solo female traveler I would recommend this at least, if not the single bed."
"The room is nice."
US$34 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoGaslampDowntown
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