San Diego FAQ

 

Have questions? For answers to questions about check in, pricing, general room amenities, cancellation policies,and other questions, please click on our General USA Hostels FAQs. For answers specific to the San Diego location, see below.  If you can’t find the answer to your question here don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Do you have an airport shuttle?

While we don’t have airport pickup, you can take the Xpress Shuttle for about $11. Just follow the signs for Ground Transportation. Taxis wait in the same area as the Xpress Shuttle. A taxi will cost you around $14. Or for only $2.25 (exact change required) you can take local bus #992 to within a few blocks of the hostel.  For detailed information, see our directions page.

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How do I get to the beach?

To get to the beach you just take a trolley to Old Town ($2) and transfer to the #35 to Ocean Beach or buses # 8 or 9 to Mission and Pacific Beaches. Our receptionists can give you more specific information once you’ve arrived.

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What events are there in San Diego?

That depends on what time of year you come to visit. Check out SignOnSanDiego for information on what’s going on all over the city, or www.gaslamp.org for events right around the hostel.

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Is there a grocery store nearby?

Yes, there is a large grocery store located just three blocks from the hostel.

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Are there bathrooms in the rooms?

All rooms in this hostel are shared bath with two mixed-gender common bathrooms on each floor. Each bathroom has 4 sinks, 3 toilets and 3 showers.

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What amenities are in a private room?

Our private rooms have either a double/ queen bed, bunk beds or twin beds and have cable television, comfy duvets, a mini-fridge,and an iHome clock radio. Complimentary towels during your stay are also included.

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Do you sell tickets to Sea World or the San Diego Zoo?

Yes. We do sell discounted tickets to both the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. Prices vary with the seasons but they are cheaper than the prices at the gate. Check with reception when you arrive.

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How can I get to Tijuana?

Every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. one of our staff members leads a guided tour of the most popular parts of Tijuana. Join the tour ($17, includes round-trip trolley fare) and be ready for an afternoon of eating, shopping, and plenty of drinking. Any day of the week you can catch the Blue Line Trolley ($5, round trip) right to the border and walk across. Once you get over the border, just follow the artisan stalls right to all of the bars and restaurants.
**You will need your passport and your multiple entry visa to re-enter the United States**

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What is something exciting and different I can do while in San Diego?

For an exciting way to experience San Diego, we recommend you try skydiving with Skydive San Diego! You can do a tandem skydive with an instructor, or you can take a full day course and take that big leap yourself! You can find out more at www.skydivesandiego.com or ask us to call our favorite instructor when you arrive (he’s got 14,000 dives and hasn’t lost a student yet!)

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Is there parking nearby?

Because of our downtown locations, we do not have our own parking. The least expensive location is called Park it on Market at Market St. and 6th Ave. Overnight parking is about $15.There is metered parking on the street that is free from 6 pm to 8 am but check signs for changes and restrictions.There is some street parking without meters, but those locations are about 10 blocks away from the hostel.

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