Overview of Hostel
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.
Directions to San Diego USA Hostels from The Airport
You can get to the hostel easily by bus, shuttle or taxi. There is a bus stop outside each terminal where you can catch bus #992 Downtown ($2.25, exact change required.) Get off bus at 5th Avenue and Broadway. Walk south (to your right) on 5th for two and a half blocks. The San Diego hostel will be on your right at 726 5th Avenue. You will see a row of international flags hanging from the second story of our building and we have a purple door. We are located above the Asti and Panevino Restaurants, and our door is between their patios.
Via Door-to-Door Shuttle
You could also take the Xpress Shuttle, which will be outside the terminal and across the road. Follow signs for ‘Ground Transportation.’ Cost is $11 for one person, $16 for two, $21 for three, etc. you can call them toll-free at 1-800-900-7433 if there is not a shuttle waiting outside the terminal. Taxis wait in the same area as the shuttles and will cost approximately $15.
Exit the station and head north toward 13th St. Make a left at the first cross street onto Imperial St. Turn right onto Park Blvd. Make a left onto 10th Ave, then a left onto J St. Follow J to 5th Ave. Make a right onto 5th and follow this until you reach #726 on left side of the street. You will see a row of international flags hanging from the second story of our building and we have a purple door. We are located above the Asti and Panevino Restaurants, and our door is between their patios. About a 15 minute walk.
Exit station onto Kettner Boulevard and turn right. Walk half a block to Broadway and turn left. It will take you about 10 minutes to walk to 5th Avenue. Turn right onto 5th Avenue and the hostel will be several blocks down on the right. Look for the international flags and the orange awning with the address 726 5th Avenue on it. If you don’t feel like walking, cross Broadway and catch one of the many buses that stop at Kettner and Broadway for $2.25 (exact change required). Ask driver if the bus goes to 5th Avenue before paying, most do. Get off bus at 5th and walk down the street to 726 5th Avenue. You will see a row of international flags hanging from the second story of our building and we have a purple door. We are located above the Asti and Panevino Restaurants, and our door is between their patios.
From I-5 South take Front Street/Civic Center exit. Exit ramp divides, keep left at the fork toward 2nd St. Follow 2nd St signs, merging onto Cedar St. Turn right onto 4th Avenue. Turn left onto G St., then left onto 5th Avenue. We are the third door in from the corner - between two Italian restaurants.
From I-5 North take J Street exit. Bear left at 19th Street and turn left onto Market Street. Take Market 14 blocks to 5th Avenue. Turn right onto 5th, the hostel is one block up on the left hand side, between two Italian restaurants..
Right in the middle of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, walking distance to: - the World Famous San Diego Zoo - Petco Park - home of the Padres baseball team - Balboa Park - Countless restaurants, bars and clubs - Sea Port Village - Embarcadero - Major shopping mall and street shops - Little Italy - Greyhound Bus Station - Amtrak Train Station - Market Short ride to: - Airport - Coronado, Ocean, Mission and Pacific beaches - Hillcrest
Conditions & Policy
Credit Cards Accepted
Prices on this confirmation do not include taxes. All bed rates over $25 per day will have an 10.5% tax added at check in. Check-in is 3pm. Check out is 11 am. Payment by cash, traveler's check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express is welcome. Reception is open 24 hours. 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. Bookings may be changed or canceled free of charge until 6pm California time, the day prior to arrival. After that, a cancellation fee equal to the first night's accommodation will be charged. Please note below the special cancellation policy for arrivals between July 18 through 21, 2018. We make every effort to ensure that people traveling together are placed in the same room. However, due to availability and/or booking patterns, there is a slight chance parties booking dorm beds will be placed in separate rooms. If you have a special request concerning this, please email the hostel. If your travel plans do change or you have any further questions or special requests, please contact us. July 18-21, 2018 CANCELLATION POLICY: Any bookings scheduled for arrival from July 18-21, 2018 are subject to this cancellation policy: -- No cancellation fees imposed up to 21 days prior to scheduled arrival. Cancellation from 20 days to 14 days will result in one night's fee being charged for each bed booked. Cancellations from 13 days or less will result in a fee being charged to the credit card on record of all days of the scheduled stay for each bed or room booked. Any bookings for more than 10 people travelling together, whether booked on one reservation or multiple reservations, constitutes a group booking by USA Hostels. These groups must contact the hostel prior to making a reservation and are subject to USA Hostels’ group booking policies which include full payment prior to arrival, security deposits and different cancellation rules. The hostel reserves the right to refuse any groups that do not make themselves known to USA Hostels and agree to our group booking terms, and no refunds of Hostelworld deposit will be issued. USA Hostels has a 14 day stay limit.