HI San Diego Downtown

521 Market StreetSan Diego92101USA
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About HI San Diego Downtown

Located in Downtown San Diego, within walking distance of the Convention Center, Hostelling International San Diego Downtown offers guests a complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

Guests are able to access the free Wi-Fi from their rooms and keep their possessions in an in-room safe. The bathrooms are shared with other guests.

HI San Diego Downtown features a 24-hour front desk, an arcade/games room and television in common areas. Guests can access the Wi-Fi in all areas of the hotel and those without devices can use the hotel’s computer station for internet access.

A complimentary breakfast is provided each morning and guests can use the shared kitchen space for food storage/preparation. There are also numerous restaurants in the Downtown San Diego area.

The San Diego Convention Center, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and Petco Park are a ten-minute walk from the hotel and San Diego City College is within a mile.


521 Market Street, San Diego, CA, 92101, USA
Telephone: +1(619)5251531 | Fax: +1(619)3380129 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Central Location

This hostel is ideally located for guests who want to explore all that San Diego has to offer; the hotel is within walking distance of a number of San Diego's attractions, such as the Convention Center, and guests can also immerse themselves in the vibrant Downtown atmosphere by exploring the local neighborhood and visiting the many restaurants, bars and cafes that populate the area.

Clean Rooms

The vast majority of guests were very impressed with the high level of cleanliness that was maintained throughout the hostel and some guests even went as saying that they felt that this was the cleanest hostel they had every stayed in. The staff do a very thorough job of ensuring the rooms are spotlessly clean and this was considered a positive by many guests.

Friendly Staff

The staff are extremely personable and friendly, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere that will make guests feel at home upon arrival. The staff go out of their way to be engaging and make guests feel welcome and they work hard to facilitate a social atmosphere.

Negative Reviews

Noisy Nightlife

The hostel is located in San Diego's vibrant Gaslamp Area which is home to an exciting nightlife scene and some guests noted that this created a lot of night-time noise. However, many guests considered the proximity to this area to be a positive aspect of their stay.

Limited Amenities

Some guests were unimpressed with the limited amenities that were provided. Some guests complained of the fact that there was no television in the rooms and only in the common areas however other guests did not mind this.

Shared Rooms/Bathrooms

The bedrooms and bathrooms are shared and some guests were apprehensive about this but many found that it was not a problem.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1728 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
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    8.6 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 1728 reviews