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.
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*2016 ranking per Hostelworld
“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!!! ”
“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! ”