Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma
Lonely Planet review
This cheery, cherry-red building is a standout in a tame residential area. Neatly kept and very well run, it's a hostel that is well worth the extra effort it takes to get to the sights and conveniences, if you're an aficionado of peace and quiet.
In short, this is not where you'll be likely to find a pub-crawling, party-till-you-pass-out scene. It's mellow here. On a typical morning, you might see people reading the paper on a bench out front, or lingering in the small TV lounge, kitchen or the shady courtyard (where there's a BBQ grill, bonfire pit and a place to lock up bikes). Inside, dorm walls are bathed in blues, pinks and yellows. With four to six beds, the rooms are clean; all bathrooms are shared but segregated by gender. In the morning, the do-it-yourself pancake breakfast is made finer with options of chocolate chips and walnuts. If you don't mind not being in the centre of urban action, and will appreciate rather than grumble over the 20-minute walk to Ocean Beach, then this budget place should be your go-to - it is one of the most pleasant hostels around.
Services & facilities
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Bicycle parking
- Free parking
- Board games
- Book exchange
- Cable tv
- Common room
- Breakfast included
- Free internet access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Housekeeping service
- Laundry facilities
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Washing machine
- Meals available
- Outdoor terrace
- Tours/travel desk
- Wheelchair accessible
The Point Loma Hostel is located two miles from San Diego's famous Ocean Beach in the relaxed neighborhood of Point Loma.
Ocean Beach and its accompanying nightlife, cafes, restaurants, shops and weekly Farmer's Market are just a short stroll away. Nearby, Sea World and Mission Bay are just a 5 minute drive or 20 minute bus ride away. Balboa Park, the world famous San Diego Zoo, and Downtown San Diego are 10 or 30 minutes away by car and bus respectively.
The hostel features a laid-back atmosphere with a beautiful, sunny courtyard complete with table tennis, a fire pit, gas BBQ, and plenty of spots to relax. There is also a large, open newly renovated kitchen that's perfect for cooking and sharing your favorite meals and a comfy, spacious lounge with a big screen TV and a DVD player. Affordable internet access is available as well as FREE WIFI. Weekly dinners, barbecues, and movie nights are conducted by helpful hostel staff.
A variety of dorms, private and family rooms are available. If you don't see it available contact the hostel directly.
3 & 4 BED PRIVATE room types have two double beds and sleep up to 3 and 4 people
Reception is closed from 10:00PM - 8:00AM Labor to Memorial day and from 11:00PM - 8:00AM Memorial day to Labor day
Tax is not included in rates. Tax for San Diego is 10.50%.
No check in for new arrivals when office is closed
Hostelling International is a non-profit membership based organization.
Non-members will be asked to pay for a $3 daily per night or $28 yearly membership upon check-in.
Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guests under 16 will not be permitted in dorm rooms.
Max number of days is 14 nights within one calendar year.
Please be aware that we are only for travelers so we do not allow San Diego County residents to check into our hostel.
If you are a resident of San Diego County and you make a reservation on this site you will not be checked in or refunded.