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HI San Diego Downtown Hostel

Open & Accepting Reservations

521 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Get to Know HI San Diego Downtown

Experience the best of Southern California’s beaches, warm weather, and culture when you stay at our downtown hostel in San Diego, California. Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, HI San Diego Downtown hostel is a perfect base for exploring the heart of the city. Decked out with endless art and San Diego flavor galore, this hostel is for anyone who wants to feel immersed in the local scene.

Heading out to the beach, a local park, or a walk to see activist murals? We’ll set you up with all the info you need to get there hassle-free. Our awesome staff will help you get to know the city like a local with self-walking guides and tips for finding the best car-free streets for outdoor dining. Come relax in one of our private rooms or reduced-capacity dorms while getting to know San Diego a little better.

Let’s Stay Safe, Together.

While some of our favorite parts of hostelling look a bit different for now, our commitment to keeping our guests and staff safe and comfortable is stronger than ever. Learn about the enhanced safety, distancing and cleaning measures you can expect during your stay.

HI San Diego Downtown


Steps from outdoor dining and downtown scene


Quirky touches like unique local art and an atrium


Self-guided walking tours, local discounts, and beach equipment rental to enjoy in the San Diego sun

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Free WiFi

Private Bathrooms

Close to Public Transit

Guest Laundry

Guest Kitchen

Luggage Storage

Free Towels & Bed Sheets

24/7 Staff

Game Room

Work Space


The Basics

Check-in: 3 p.m.

Check-out: 11 a.m.

Room Types

4 Bed Dorm (reduced capacity)

Number of Guests: 4

6 Bed Dorm (reduced capacity)

Number of Guests: 6
Room has Ensuite bathroom

10 Bed Dorm (reduced capacity)

Number of Guests: 10

Private Single Bunk

Number of Guests: 2

Private Double

Number of Guests: 2

Private Quad Ensuite

Number of Guests: 4
Room has Ensuite bathroom

Private Double Ensuite

Number of Guests: 2
Room has Ensuite bathroom

Group Travel

Groups of 10 or more are required to book through our Group Sales department. We recognize that every group comes to San Diego with different needs, and our Group Sales and Services team can help provide special assistance to make your experience here a unique and memorable one. All you have to do is ask! Please contact our group sales team for more information about booking your group at HI San Diego Downtown.

Want to know more about what group stays are like at this hostel? Check out our HI San Diego Downtown Group Stays video.

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What's Nearby

Room view with king bed.

Balboa Park

1.3 mi. away

Room view with king bed.

Gaslamp Quarter Sign

.3 mi. away

Room view with king bed.

Seaport Village

.8 mi. away

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