• 89% Hostelworld.comApr 01 2015

  • 96.2% HostelBookers.comApr 01 2015

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USA Hostels SAN DIEGO

What makes us the #2 hostel in the USA?*

Could be our 20 years of experience, or our friendly staff of fellow travelers. But most likely it’s because we offer the best value in hostel accommodation in San Diego with our Gaslamp entertainment district location, our exclusively-designed ‘privacy pods’ and our truly unique style of hacienda-meets-hippie-meets-Victorian décor.

Built when mining was bringing settlers to the new town of San Diego, our location originally housed a brothel. Wyatt Earp (of Dodge City fame) was among those attracted to the city by mining and the related businesses that developed. Earp operated four bars and gambling houses in the Stingaree, what is now called the Gaslamp Quarter. Considering his reputation for womanizing, it’s likely he came to know our building quite well.

To see what’s happening in our city, scroll down the page to our “Special Events” section, the ‘Activities’ area or check out our Facebook or RenRen pages.

CHECK AVAILABILITY

*2014 ranking per Hostelworld

WE OFFER FOR FREE

  • Daily breakfast of fresh fruit, breads, oatmeal, juice, coffee, tea and all the pancakes you can make
  • Wifi and use of tablets
  • Backpack-sized lockers, in all dorms,  with power points in inside
  • Bed linens, and towels on request
  • Day-storage of luggage after check out
  • Washing powder for our onsite laundry

AMENITIES

  • Privacy pods with shelf, bed light and power outlet.
  • The original Tijuana Tour (so fun our competition has tried to copy it)
  • Weekly pub crawls and happy hour tours
  • Discounted San Diego Zoo and Sea World tickets
  • Discounted harbor and whale watching cruises and bike rentals
  • Parties in our lounge
  • Fully-equipped guest kitchen
  • Private rooms with duvets, cable tv, fridges

SPECIAL STUFF IN SAN DIEGO

    • st. paddy's beer

      Green Beer!

      Everyone’s Irish on March 17!

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    • All set for Coachella?

      Why not extend your Coachella roadtrip with a stay with us? At only 131 miles away we’re an easy 2 hour drive (assuming you don’t drive like a gran’ma)

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DAILY ACTIVITIES

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle leaves for USA Hostels Hollywood. $45 1:00 pm
Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle leaves for USA Hostels Hollywood. $45
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm
Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle leaves for USA Hostels Hollywood daily at 1:00 PM.
Beer Olympics 8:00 pm
Beer Olympics
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 12:00 am
Bring your drinking and tossing skills as we head to Beer Olympics, May the best man win! Meet in the lobby 8pm.
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Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle leaves for USA Hostels Hollywood. $45 1:00 pm
Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle leaves for USA Hostels Hollywood. $45
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm
Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle leaves for USA Hostels Hollywood daily at 1:00 PM.
Beer Olympics 8:00 pm
Beer Olympics
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 11 @ 12:00 am
Bring your drinking and tossing skills as we head to Beer Olympics, May the best man win! Meet in the lobby 8pm.
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Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle leaves for USA Hostels Hollywood. $45 1:00 pm
Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle leaves for USA Hostels Hollywood. $45
Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm
Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle leaves for USA Hostels Hollywood daily at 1:00 PM.
Beer Olympics 8:00 pm
Beer Olympics
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 18 @ 12:00 am
Bring your drinking and tossing skills as we head to Beer Olympics, May the best man win! Meet in the lobby 8pm.
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Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle leaves for USA Hostels Hollywood. $45 1:00 pm
Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle leaves for USA Hostels Hollywood. $45
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm
Hostel Hopper door-to-door shuttle leaves for USA Hostels Hollywood daily at 1:00 PM.
Beer Olympics 8:00 pm
Beer Olympics
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 12:00 am
Bring your drinking and tossing skills as we head to Beer Olympics, May the best man win! Meet in the lobby 8pm.

FIND US

726 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

Tel: +1-619-232-3100

Toll-free in the US and Canada: 1-800-438-8622

Email: sandiego@usahostels.com

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USA Hostels San Diego Awards

  • 2014

    Winner

    Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor
  • 2014

    Winner

    #2 Hostel USA Hostelworld
  • 2012

    Winner

    #1 Hostel USA Hostelbookers
  • 2010

    Winner

    #2 Hostel North America Hostelworld
  • 2010

    Winner

    #1 Hostel USA Hostelworld

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

“ I had a great time at USA Hostels San Diego. Thank you very much for having me! Excellent location, very clean and the staff are all very very helpful! Totally recommend the Tijuana tour :) ”

Anonymous- February 7, 2015

“ The Staff were super friendly and supportive. Showers and rooms were cleaned daily which was great and i felt safe and secure as well as feeling my belongings were safe. ”

Anonymous - March 23, 2015

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