USA Hostels San Diego

Hostel in San Diego
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There's lots of color, comforts and character at this convivial hostel in a former Victorian-era hotel. Dorms have upscale features such as air-conditioning, proper mattresses, reading lights and privacy screens. A full kitchen and a communal lounge invite chilling. Rates include linens, lockers and bagels for breakfast.

Surrounded by bars, it's smack-bang in the middle of Gaslamp's nightlife scene, so bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper.

Information from Hostelworld


Rated a top hostel in San Diego on Hostelworld, Trip Advisor and other sites, we've been hosting savvy travelers for more than 22 years! Our fun environment, exclusive ‘privacy pods’ and central Gaslamp Entertainment District location makes us a great spot to hang out while visiting this great city. And now we've central air conditioning in rooms and all new bathrooms, offering a great way to cool down and relax after a long day of sightseeing or before heading out with us for a pub crawl or nighttime activity.

USA Hostels San Diego has the best value for your $$ with privacy pods that feature a reading light, shelf and outlet, and of course, privacy screening; free wifi and heaps of other amenities. And, no other hostel can show you the city like us! Join us for Tuesday Taco nights, head out on the town for a club crawl, or hop on our daily shuttle that will take you to the Zoo, SeaWorld or the beach!

Please refer to check-in requirements at the bottom of this page before making a booking.

Extras we offer also include:

- Free large lockers with powerpoints inside for secure electronics charging

- Free day-storage of luggage after check out

- Free breakfast with bagels, fresh fruit, oatmeal, juice, coffee and tea

- Free and discounted hostel activities

- Free use of Ipads

- Free use of hairdryers and straighteners

- Discounted SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo tickets

- Discounted Harbor Excursions tours

- Discounted bike rental

- Guest kitchen with all utensils and spices/seasonings

- Relaxing lounge with large screen tv

Please note: Taxes are not included in listed prices. All bed rates over $25 have an 10.5% city/hotel tax added at check in.

We welcome guests from everywhere outside of San Diego county. At check in, international guests must present a valid passport. US residents must present valid government issued identification (ie: drivers license, state id card, passport). Guests may also be asked to present proof of onward travel.

We require all guests to be 18 or over to stay at our hostel. Anyone under 18 has to be accompanied by a parent/guardian but this also needs to be approved by a manager. Please contact us directly before booking with anyone under the age of 18.

USA Hostels has a 14 day stay limit.


  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Atm
  • Board games
  • Book exchange
  • Free breakfast
  • Cable tv
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common room
  • Dvd's
  • Free city maps
  • Free internet access
  • Games room
  • Hair dryers
  • Hair dryers for hire
  • Hot showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet access
  • Jobs board
  • Key card access
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Linen included
  • Security lockers
  • Meals available
  • Reading light
  • Servizi aggiornate
  • Shuttle bus
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Tours/travel desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels included
  • Vending machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wii


  • Free WiFi available


  • Luggage storage