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A stay at Hostel on 3rd places you in the heart of San Diego, within a 10-minute walk of San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park. This hostel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Seaport Village and 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Port of San Diego. This smoke-free hostel offers books, games, and a table tennis table. Featured amenities include a computer station and luggage storage. Grab a bite from the grocery/convenience store serving guests of Hostel on 3rd. A complimentary self-serve breakfast is served daily from 8 AM to 10 AM. Make yourself at home in one of the 15 guestrooms. Prepare your meals in the shared...More details
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Transport optionsTowels and bed linen
Reception servicesFree self parking
Reviewed 2 november, 2021
This is probably the least expensive hostel in San Diego. I stayed there a few weeks when I visited from LA. The rooms are typical for a hostel, there's a nice, large lobby downstairs and free breakfast. They were only charging $25 a night when I stayed there. I would have rated them 4 stars but subtract 2 stars due to their inhumane rigid guest policies. I ran a food bank at a nearby religious temple for seniors, disabled homeless needing food, clothes and sometimes would try to arrange shelter. I and some other volunteers raised $$ for a homeless, senior lady to stay at the hostel. She was not on drugs and mentally competent. They refused to let her stay without ID. This type of rigid ID policy is ludicrous and it's always possible to evaluate people on an individual, case by case basis. This was literally, a nice, little old homeless lady that I just handed her the cash we raised for her since the hostel refused to admit her. Note: San Diego is full of criminals using fake IDs. This policy does not deter bad guests.
Stay away, as one of the other guests in my room said, it feels like a halfway house.
Reviewed 1 september, 2021
Location is good, that’s about it. The place is not maintained and not clean. Not safe, as my room had a window that was broken and intact solely with tape. It happened to be the window next to my bed! You will find cockroaches in the room, bathroom and kitchen. One of the guys in my room said he was a felon and his jail was cleaner than the hostel on 3rd, don’t stay here.
Not bad for the price
Reviewed 5 august, 2020
Where else could you stay in downtown San Diego for $28 a night? Having said that, you do give up some comforts and conveniences. You get very little privacy. There is only one bathroom that everyone uses so if you have to go really bad and someone is in the shower, you either gotta wait or find somewhere else. Sleeping can be a challenge. Besides snoring roommates, it's noisy outside. You will hear sirens, tires screeching and people shouting and blasting their music all throughout the night. They make you rent towels so bring your own if possible. If you have a rental car, like I did, parking will be an issue. Fortunately, in my case, the city was not enforcing parking restrictions when I stayed so I was able to park in front. The only option I think there is for parking is a parking garage nearly a mile away that was charging $30 a day. Finally, remember that pot is legal in California and you will smell it here. That may not bother you but if it does, I would stay elsewhere. Overall, for the price I paid, it was a good value. The people were friendly. It is an excellent location. You are only a few miles from Coronado Beach and the San Diego zoo. Lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance. I recommend it if you want to come to San Diego but you are on a tight budget.
Reviewed 21 december, 2019
I knew that for the price the hostal will be not the best but I never spected that the hostal would have bad smell urine all the time the bathroom had horrible smell, the shower was small and the infrastructure for all the hostal didn’t have a good manteinance. the room for 4 ladies was the minimum to be considerated clean it can be better, the kitchen I didn’t like the aspect wasn’t clean and the implements either. If you care about the clean and you want to sleep with a feeling that the bed is clean, and you want to feel that the bathroom is clean and the kitchen is clean this hostal is not for that. I had a very bad experience in the hostal. The only good thing is that the hostal has a good ubication.
Think Twice before you regret it....
Reviewed 14 july, 2019
I am like other reviewers on here, wondering where the 3/4/5 star review are coming from and what a person's expectations are. This is, by far, the worst hostel I have ever stayed in and I am a frequent traveler. First off, the management at this place is rude. They don't value you as a customer and it seems they go out of their way to let you know they only care about money. The phrase "the customer is always right" is non-existent in this place so I hope you never have a problem with your stay. They charge you a $20 deposit (unlike any other hostel I've stayed at) and they have a collection of rules and regulations that they bank on you violating so they can keep your deposit. Word to the wise, please take off the sheets and look at the mattress and the pillow that you intend to sleep on for the night. If that doesn't change your mind...you may like homeless shelters better. There is no heat in the winter and no a/c in the summer...just a vintage window with no screen, so I hope you like creepy crawlers and have repellent handy. The bathrooms are disgusting...please remember to bring shower shoes and do not-I repeat, do not sit directly on the seat. The old guy Chris at the front desk only smiles at the young foreign female staff (really creepy uncle type guy)--he will not show you any type of cordiality. Do not eat off those dishes in the kitchen and do not use that pancake batter that sits out from 8-11 AM. This place is populated with extended stay drifters and sometimes homeless people with vouchers. They have a really cliquesh vibe, so if you are not part of the in-crowd of staff or extended stay individuals; don't expect to be made to feel welcome here. The towels are washed in something other than detergent; same with the sheets. I would advise you bring your own. Sheets, blanket, towel, and pillow. I honestly don't know how this place has been able to remain in business. Someone should really send in the health inspector. If I could give negative stars here, I would. Word to the wise...stay away from this creepy place. spend the extra 15-20 bucks and go to a more welcoming and accommodating hostels. you have been warned.