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Stay Classy Hostel - San Diego - Living room
Stay Classy Hostel
9.1 Wonderful
DowntownC$ 100+
C$ 100+
Hi San Diego Downtown Hostel - San Diego - Lobby
Hi San Diego Downtown Hostel
8.1 Very good
DowntownC$ 166+
C$ 166+
Gaslamp Hostel
8.5 Very good
DowntownC$ 218+
C$ 218+

How much is a San Diego hostel?

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2 stars and below

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 143

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 109
Cheapest month to stay with an average 57% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 146% rise in price.
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Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in San Diego

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Top tips for finding San Diego hostel deals

  • The best hostels in San Diego are found in several districts, which each offer a specific attraction. There are hostels near the Pacific Ocean and its beaches; in Little Italy, which is known for its street food and restaurants; and in the Gaslamp Quarter, which is famous for its nightlife. San Diego Trolley operates tram lines, and the MTS bus rapid transit system, which includes commuter and express services, allows you to navigate the city. Some famous landmarks in the city are the San Diego Opera House, the Port of San Diego, and PETCO Park, home to the San Diego Padres MLB team.
  • Singles looking for an affordable, quality hostel in San Diego should check out USA Hostels on Newport Avenue at Ocean Beach. Not only does it offer great accommodations, but there is a free shuttle that ferries guests around various tourist sites in the city (e.g., La Jolla) and a schedule of events that includes bi-weekly bonfire nights and pub crawls. Ocean Beach Kebab and Ocean Beach Sushi are restaurants nearby, and The Harp and Kilowatt Brewing are neighborhood bars to enjoy.
  • Ith Adventure Hostel San Diego is located on Front Street in the city’s Little Italy district, and it’s close to the USS Midway Museum, and the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Accommodations at this hostel in San Diego include female-only dorm-style rooms, as well as private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Additionally, there is an organic garden and an outdoor terrace on the premises. The Kebab Shop and Taco Express are two cheap places to eat that are not far away.
  • Groups looking for cheap lodgings near the beach should make inquiries with California Dreams Hostel on Emerald Street in Pacific Beach. This property has several 10-bed dorm rooms with shared bathrooms, outdoor terraces, and a bicycle rental service, which you can use to visit a few of the landmarks in the area, such as Mission Bay Park, La Jolla Cove, or Pacific Beach Community Park. Oscar’s Mexican Seafood and Miller’s Field are among the places you can eat and drink.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in San Diego, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in San Diego in October and March.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in San Diego if you stay on a Monday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Sunday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 61 days before your stay to get the best price for a San Diego hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in San Diego found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 201, while the most expensive was C$ 505.

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