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Basic Twin Room, Mixed Dorm | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Basic Twin Room, Mixed Dorm | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Basic Twin Room, Mixed Dorm | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of PodShare San Diego

PodShare San Diego

2.0 star property

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
500 West Fir Street, San Diego, CA, 92101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBalboa Park12 min walk
  • Popular LocationPort of San Diego16 min walk
  • Popular LocationB Street Cruise Ship Terminal17 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)7 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Diego

PodShare San Diego is located in Downtown San Diego, a neighborhood in San Diego. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Balboa Park and Mission Bay, while San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum are popular area attractions. Waterfront Park and Maritime Museum of San Diego are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Balboa Park - 12 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 16 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 17 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 8 min drive
  • Seaport Village - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • County Center - Little Italy Station - 7 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 14 min walk
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 8 min drive


  • Bencotto Italian Kitchen - 2 min walk
  • Monello - 2 min walk
  • Filipi's Pizza Grotto - 3 min walk
  • Mimmo's Italian Village - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Zucchero - 3 min walk

About this property

PodShare San Diego

Hostel near San Diego Zoo
Close to USS Midway Museum, PodShare San Diego provides amenities like dry cleaning/laundry services. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Smoke-free premises
Room features
All guestrooms at PodShare San Diego include thoughtful touches such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and sound-insulated walls.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Communal kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, and ovens
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Family friendly

  • Full-sized refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Lockers available

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • This property does not have elevators


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 10:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Guests will receive an access code

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

PodShare San Diego San Diego
PodShare San Diego Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
PodShare San Diego Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Diego

Frequently asked questions

Is PodShare San Diego pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at PodShare San Diego?

As of Oct 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at PodShare San Diego on Nov 1, 2022 start from $55.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at PodShare San Diego?

PodShare San Diego doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at PodShare San Diego?

Check-in is from 10:00 AM - 9:30 AM.

What time is check-out at PodShare San Diego?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is PodShare San Diego located?

Located in Downtown San Diego, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Waterfront Park and Balboa Park. San Diego Zoo and San Diego Convention Center are also within 2 mi (3 km). County Center - Little Italy Station is 7 minutes by foot and America Plaza Trolley Station is 12 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at PodShare San Diego and receive a full refund?

Yes, PodShare San Diego offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to PodShare San Diego cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 34 reviews
5 - Excellent 38%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 34 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 34 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 34 reviews
2 - Poor 15%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 34 reviews
1 - Terrible 21%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Paid for a non refundable reaervation, didn't bither staying. It was unclean, smelled, and did not have ac as previously advertised
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
One of the Top 3 Hostels in San Diego!
I've stayed here @ Podshare when I cruise thru San Diego several times since I first discovered it a couple years ago and loved it. The staff there (Steven & Nigeria - lovely young lady not the country, haha) anyway they're great, super nice, keep the place very clean & make sure the other guests follow the rules & respect others, all in a very nice way. The location is incredible being in a popular part of San Diego known as Little Italy, great restaurants, shops and just a few blocks from the waterfront, value times many! Not trying to let the "cat out of the bag" but if you're traveling to or thru San Diego this summer you owe it to yourself to check the place out, great value for the money!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Still one of the top 2-3 hostels in San Diego!
I just got back from a month in Mexico and stayed at several hostels and every time now when I come back thru San Diego I stay at Podshare in Little Italy, they're the best! The staff (Steven & Nigeria) are always super nice and look to make your stay enjoyable, the place is always very clean, the amenities (kitchen, TV lounge & laundry) are great & being in Little Italy you can't beat the location! Anytime I visit San Diego Podshare is where I stay.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location and convenience. Best bang for buck if you fall within a specific category of traveler. A bit more privacy in bunk areas would be nice, but isn’t a deal breaker and I will definitely stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Extended my stay twice at Podshare!
I re-booked here extending my stay a few times on this trip. The staff Nigeria & Steven were great hosts, helpful & friendly, they make you feel comfortable and at home in a relaxed atmosphere for sure. With not only a stocked kitchen - you got to buy your own food of course but everything you need is at your disposal besides that. Not to mention there's dozens of fantastic restaurants just blocks away in Little Italy and a piazza with a beautiful water fountain, tables and chairs and live entertainment virtually evey night. If you're looking for a great budget stay you should put Podshare at the TOP of your list when visiting San Diego!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Podshare SD one of the best hostels around!
I stayed here at Podshare San Diego a few years ago as well as many "hostels" or dorm style accommodations over the decades now. Overall one of the best I've stayed at, great & friendly staff, nice amenities from the on-site laundry to the stocked kitchen area, clean bathrooms and a great location a couple blocks from Little Italy a major social & entertainment area.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Overall it wasn't bad. I just didn't return because I felt I was clashing with the young lady in charge.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

1/5 Terrible

Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
bad service, nobody to check in people, people smoking weed inside.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was great. Very accommodating. Nice communal area. The pods are nice, as they have their own outlets, screens, and lights. Very nice for hostel living.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021