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USA Hostels® SAN DIEGO

What makes us a top hostel in San Diego?*

Could be our 25 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. All guest rooms are fully air conditioned too!

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.

Come visit us and enjoy the group activities, including our infamous pub crawls.

*2018 ranking per Hostelworld.com

FIND US

726 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

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Tel: +1-619-232-3100

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

Email: sandiego@usahostels.com

 

WE OFFER FOR FREE

  • Daily continental breakfast
  • 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

EXPERIENCE SAN DIEGO

 


  • Little Italy Walking Tour

    Get acquainted with this awesome area of the city on our FREE Little Italy walking tour! The final destination on the tour will be Little Italy farmer’s market!
     

  • Kayak or Snorkel La Jolla Cove

    Discover La Jolla’s famous coastal cliffs, sea caves, and Underwater Park by kayak. Soak in views of the most spectacular marine life along the Pacific Coast, including Dolphins, Sea Lions, Leopard Sharks, and brightly colored Garibaldi.

     


  • Sunset Walking Tour

    Join us for a fun Sunset Walking Tour every Monday night to Bay front and a sunset happy hour drink at a popular roof top bar.

     

DAILY ACTIVITIES

Monday

  • Sunset Walking Tour

Tuesday

  • Taco Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Tijuana Tour
  • Pub Crawl

Thursday

  • La Jolla Outing
  • Family Dinner
  • $1 Drinks at Irish Pub

Friday

  • Tijuana Tour
  • Fiesta Friday
  • Club Crawl
  • Pick-Up Soccer

Saturday

  • Little Italy Walking Tour
  • La Jolla Outing
  • Beer Olympics
  • Club Crawl

Sunday

  • Family Dinner & Movie Night

USA Hostels San Diego Awards

  • 2019

    Winner

    #2 Most Popular Hostel in San Diego Hostelworld
  • 2014

    Winner

    #2 Hostel in USA Hostelworld
  • 2012

    Winner

    #1 Hostel in USA Hostelworld
  • 2010

    Winner

    #1 Hostel USA Hostelworld

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

“Fantastic, right in the middle of Gas Lamp Quarter. Everything was perfect: Location, staff, room, free toiletries, tuned guitars, etc. One of the best hostels you´ll find worldwide.”

Hai - Mexico - April 5th, 2019 - Booking.com

“Absolutely loved my stay at this hostel. Great location, awesome staff, lots of fun and free activities. One of the best hostels I have been too. Also love the look and style of this place! Great atmosphere.”

Siebe - Belgium - May 27th, 2019 - Booking.com

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