Could be our 24 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.
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*2016 ranking per Hostelworld
“I stayed at this hostel for a couple nights and had a fantastic time. It is very centrally located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, surrounded by many restaurants and bars. Dorm room was clean and the beds were comfortable and had these semi-private enclosures complete with reading light, shelf and power outlet. Even the lockers have outlets inside them so you can securely charge your electronics while you're out. Decor is really nice and colourful, with a lounge and various couches scattered around. Bathrooms are unisex and very clean. I met lots of cool fellow solo travellers here and we had a great time. The staff is friendly and helpful and organize all sorts of social activities for the guests. A simple but free breakfast is included too, but I didn't partake in that because of my schedule. The hostel is very easy to get to from the airport by bus #992 and numerous bus and trolley routes in the area can get you anywhere in the city, or just walk! Since this hostel is in a very busy area, I would recommend asking for a room not facing the street if you need quiet when sleeping. I didn't hear a peep from my room (#13). The staff do offer ear plugs if you need them though. All in all, this was an amazing hostel! Highly recommended.”
“Wow! What a totally chill hostel. Really clean place with awesome, friendly and gorgeous people from all around the World hanging out like family. Great kitchen area for cooking and free breakfast. Daily free shuttles to local attractions, beaches, shopping and pub crawls. USA Hostels San Diego is in the center of all that IS San Diego!”