• 9.4 Hostelworld.comFeb 20 2018

  • 8.7 Booking.comFeb 20 2018

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USA Hostels® SAN DIEGO

What makes us a top hostel in San Diego?*

Could be our 22 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. And now, 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.

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 page.

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*2016 ranking per Hostelworld

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

 


  • Gray Whale Migration!

    January is the perfect time to watch Gray Whales migrate! Hornblower offers daily tours that take guests out to catch a glimpse of these large mammals as they make their way down the coast.
     

  • 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.

     


  • SDSU Basketball Game

    SDSU has a top men’s college basketball program, and tickets can be purchased for cheap! Experience an American classic event and see what collegiate sports are all about.

     

DAILY ACTIVITIES

Monday

  • Sunset Walking Tour

Tuesday

  • Taco Tuesday
  • La Jolla Outing

Wednesday

  • Tijuana Tour
  • Pub Crawl

Thursday

  • La Jolla Outing
  • Tijuana Tour
  • $1 Drink Pub Night at Irish Pub

Friday

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

Saturday

  • Little Italy Walking Tour
  • Beer Olympics
  • Club Crawl

Sunday

  • Family Dinner & Movie Night

USA Hostels San Diego Awards

  • 2016

    Winner

    Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor
  • 2015

    Winner

    Guest Review Award Booking.com
  • 2015

    Winner

    Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor
  • 2014

    Winner

    #2 Hostel USA Hostelworld
  • 2012

    Winner

    #1 Hostel USA Hostelbookers
  • 2010

    Winner

    #1 Hostel USA Hostelworld

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

“I’ve been to many Hostels all over the world, but this one was definitely the best so far! You couldn’t have a better location, sure there is a lot of noise coming from the street but if you shut the windows you barely hear anything. The staff crew is amazing too, super friendly and helpful! The facilities are always clean there is always a cleaning lady around to make sure everything stays clean and the rooms and bed are great too, no need to fear that your stuff or anything like that! thx!!! ”

Kany Toure - Luxembourg - February 9, 2018 - Hostelworld

“AMAZING HOSTEL! I've stayed in a lot of hostels around the world, but this one is one of best I've stayed in. Super clean, everyone is super friendly, and excellent location in gas lamp! Definitely will be coming back the next time I'm in San Diego! ”

Kathryn Hebert - USA - February 9, 2018 - Hostelworld

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