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Group Accommodations: HI San Diego Downtown

521 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Beds from $33

Book a Stay for 10 or More People

We make the booking experience easy for groups ranging from university and school trips, to touring groups, service groups, scouting groups, convention attendees, and more.

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Features for Group Trips

HI San Diego Downtown hostel offers a convenient, central location for groups of all types and sizes visiting Southern California. You’ll find all the basics you need, like grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and public transportation within blocks of the hostel.

HI San Diego Downtown is uniquely well suited for groups of all sizes, with a variety of room types and configurations, single-occupancy bathrooms on every floor, and an open guest kitchen and dining room where you can prepare and enjoy meals together. Our cozy atrium and dining room are the perfect spots for quick group meetings. The hostel hosts rotating exhibits of works by local artists, making your stay a unique San Diego experience.

Our knowledgeable Group Sales Team will support you throughout the booking process, making sure your group has the best beds for their stay and the proximity or the privacy that you are looking for.

Why Book with HI USA?

Easy Booking

Dedicated group specialists find the best beds and rooms for your group

Top Destinations

Locations across the U.S. for easy multi-destination booking

Social Impact

Stays fund our non-profit mission and programs

Exclusive-Use Dorm Options

For your security and comfort, you'll have the option to ensure your party has exclusive use of the dorm rooms you book.

4-Bed Standard Dorm

Number of Guests: 4

4-Bed Premium Dorm

Number of Guests: 4
Room has Ensuite bathroom

8-Bed Dorm

Number of Guests: 8
Room has Ensuite bathroom

Booking for an individual or group of fewer than 10 people?

HI San Diego Downtown Hostel

We're On a Mission

HI San Diego Downtown hostel provides experiential learning aimed at inspiring a deeper understanding of the world beyond a traveler’s own experiences. Our hostel stay brings people together, sharing a local perspective of the destination’s culture and history while encouraging each traveler to consider their role in intercultural understanding, global citizenship, and sustainable travel. Everyone from your Group Sales specialist to our Front Desk team is committed to delivering this purposeful stay to your group members.

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Free WiFi

Free Breakfast

Guest Kitchen

Game Room

Private Bathrooms

Luggage Storage

Work Space

Close to Public Transit

Free Towels & Bed Sheets


Guest Laundry

24/7 Staff

Air Filters in Shared Spaces

Top Perks for Groups

Private Rooms for Leaders

1 double bed, with or without ensuite bath, or single twin room without ensuite.

Group Luggage Storage

Arriving before check-in? Leaving after check-out? We’ll store your bags securely.

Paid Parking Nearby

Large garage nearby with hourly and daily rates.

Single-Occupancy Bathrooms for Dorms

Single-occupancy hallway toilets/sinks and showers with doors that lock from the inside.

Spacious Kitchen & Dining Room

All the tools you need to prepare a group meal, plus plenty of seating for dining.

Expedited Group Check-In

Quick and easy check-in for everyone in your group, all at once.

Get to Know San Diego

What's Nearby

Walking Distance

San Diego Convention Center

.5 mi away

Petco Park

.4 mi away

Ralph's Grocery Store

.2 mi away

Historic Gaslamp Quarter Sign

.3 mi away

Seaport Village

.7 mi away

Easily Accessible by Public Transit

What Other Travelers are Saying

Can’t believe I didn’t know about hostels and wow, the first one I tried was such a great experience. Thank you HI San Diego. What a great atmosphere and great night's sleep.”



I really enjoyed my stay at HI San Diego Downtown. The staff was friendly, top class cleanliness. Thank you for your services.”



The people who run this beautiful facility are great. It's beautiful and in a great location. I had a wonderful time and highly recommend hostelling.”