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
“Wonderful hostel for a lone traveler! I came to san diego for a conference and needed an affordable place to stay. USA Hostels San Diego was very clean, full of friendly staff and had a great crowd. The location was amazing, I could walk basically anywhere and if I wanted to explore farther away the hostel staff was great at directing me. We also had some free drinks and free food on two evenings! It was a lovely time, definitely a great place to stay for a first time lone traveller - made a ton of friends!”
“Super clean, modern bathrooms with all what you need, from hairdryer to shampoo, towels included, professional kitchen, great atmosphere, and best position in downtown. One of the cleanest hostel I ever seen.”