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HI San Diego Downtown Hostel

Temporarily Closed

Out of an abundance of care, the hostel is temporarily closed. We look forward to reopening this summer.

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 local restaurants, nightlife, and shopping. Decked out with endless art and San Diego flavor galore, the hostel is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the local scene.

Heading out to the beach, San Diego Zoo, or Balboa Park for the day? We’ll set you up with all the info you need to get there hassle-free. Our awesome staff and volunteers will help you get to know the city like a local with walking tours, farmers’ market outings, brewery crawls, in-hostel art shows, musical performances, and lots more. Come relax in one of our comfortable dorm or private rooms and meet travelers from around the world in our beautiful common spaces.

HI San Diego Downtown


Steps from local restaurants and bustling nightlife


Quirky touches like in-hostel art gallery, atrium, and indoor swings


Taco nights and brewery tours for a real taste of San Diego


Free WiFi

Free Breakfast

Tours & Social Activities

Private Bathrooms

Close to Public Transit

Guest Laundry

Guest Kitchen

Luggage Storage

Free Towels & Bed Sheets

24/7 Staff

Game Room

The Basics

Check-in: 3 p.m.

Check-out: 11 a.m.

Room Types

4 Bed Dorm

Number of Guests: 4

Private Single Bunk

Number of Guests: 2

Private Quad

Number of Guests: 4
Room has Ensuite bathroom


Number of Guests: 2

Private 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 submit a request here 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.

Get to Know San Diego

What's Nearby

Room view with double bed and ensuite bath.

Balboa Park

1.3 mi. away

Room view with double bed and ensuite bath.

Gaslamp Quarter Sign

.3 mi. away

Room view with double bed and ensuite bath.

Seaport Village

.8 mi. away