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HI San Diego Downtown
1.5 out of 5
521 Market Street, San Diego, CA, 92101
Fully refundable
The price is $89 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 13
4.2/5 Very Good! (396 reviews)
"We stayed here one night and our room was very clean, and quiet. Only a couple blocks away from petco park. If you’re coming to San Diego and won’t really be in your room, I recommend staying here. Beats all the other prices around."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

Gaslamp Hostel
2 out of 5
726 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101
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The price is $94 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
4.5/5 Wonderful! (147 reviews)
"Very nice and clean. Will stay there again"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Samesun Ocean Beach
1 out of 5
4961 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA, 92107
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The price is $124 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.6/5 Exceptional! (66 reviews)
"Great property, great location, great staff."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

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Hostel on 3rd
1 out of 5
542 3rd avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101
3/5 (102 reviews)
Not a bad deal at all.
"For the money not a bad deal at all. Guy at check in was on his game. Other guests were cool."

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Stay Classy Hostel
2 out of 5
1455 Market St, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is $92 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4
4.7/5 Exceptional! (260 reviews)
"It's was clean and safe!"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

California Dreams Hostel - Ocean Beach
2 out of 5
3790 Udall St, San Diego, CA, 92107
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The price is $80 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4
4.4/5 Wonderful! (44 reviews)
Safe clean cute
"They have family dinner every Thursday it’s amazing everyone is friendly and accommodating I was a solo female and felt safe and clean."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2022

Sonder The Baker
3.5 out of 5
765 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101
3.7/5 Good! (73 reviews)
"Beautiful property. Information about how and where to park would have been helpful."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Lucky D's Hostel
2 out of 5
615 8th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $79 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
3.7/5 Good! (233 reviews)
"The price was very affordable. The rooms were very spacious and the bunks were very sturdy. I did not like how noisy it was outside on Market street, but that is not really something that the hostel has control over. Just be aware that the street won't get quieter until about 1 or 2 AM, and even ..."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2022

ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel
2 out of 5
707 Reed Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92109
The price is $109 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
3.9/5 Very Good! (151 reviews)
"Great, clean, place to stay! Staff very friendly, and helpful!"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

California Dreams Hostel - Pacific Beach
2 out of 5
743 Emerald Street, San Diego, CA, 92109
The price is $116 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
4.3/5 Excellent! (76 reviews)
"***Highly recommend*** What a great experience! The staff was super cool and friendly. A very nice location with great amenities. Would definitely return. Met some cool people and could pretty much walk to anything. Comfortable room with storage, you can bring your own lock or rent. Only thing that ..."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2022

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Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
3 out of 5
3737 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92110
3.5/5 Good! (615 reviews)
"Looks more like a motel but it was in a central location. Close to everything."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2022

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101
4/5 Very Good! (5,419 reviews)
Loved it
"I really enjoyed this hotel. It was clean, the staff was friendly and it was in an amazing location. Was nice to take a walk along the waterfront and see all the sights."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Omni San Diego Hotel
4 out of 5
675 L St, San Diego, CA, 92101
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,884 reviews)
Bathroom Diaries
"Room was amazing. 17th floor corner room. Could see everything. The view was great!! My only complaint was if you are a new couple you will hear everything that happens in the bathroom so there’s that ;)"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

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San Diego Hostels information

Number of reviews 1548
Accommodation 14 Hostels
Lowest Price $79
Highest Price $251

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in San Diego?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save more for fun things to do. We’ve heard good things about the zoo, waterfront, and other attractions in this destination.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget-friendly prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in San Diego?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These options get the highest reviews from our travelers and might be a good place to start looking: HI San Diego Downtown - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Park and Market Trolley Station and Gaslamp Quarter Station. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with towels, desks, and bed sheets. Stay Classy Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Park and Market Trolley Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a pool table. You’ll find towels, showers, and lockers in all rooms. Gaslamp Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue Station and Civic Center Station. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find towels, showers, and lockers in all rooms. Samesun Ocean Beach - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find towels, lockers, and bed sheets in all rooms. PodShare San Diego - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of County Center - Little Italy Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and air conditioning. Rooms come with lockers and bed sheets.
How many hostels will I be able to find in San Diego?
If you’re searching for an affordable place to stay in San Diego, one of Expedia’s 15 hostels might be a great choice.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in San Diego?
Good weather’s always better when you’re discovering new places, so here’s some information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 70°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 58°F. Average annual precipitation for San Diego is 10 inches.
What is there to see and do in San Diego?
In general, San Diego is known for its museums, beaches, and theaters. Major attractions include San Diego Zoo, Mission Bay, and Mission Beach. Get out into nature with places like Balboa Park, Waterfront Park, and Harbor Island. Cultural attractions include USS Midway Museum, Maritime Museum of San Diego, and San Diego Air and Space Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around San Diego while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around San Diego in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away from the city center. An alternative is San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), located 6.6 mi (10.7 km) away. When you’re out and about, you may want to make use of public transit. You can access metro transit at Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station, and City College Trolley Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, catch a train at San Diego Santa Fe Depot, Old Town Transit Center, or San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station.

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