Welcome to the comprehensive list of Hostels in San Diego. Below you will find all the hostels available for traveler’s based on the different locations in San Diego. From the Beach to Downtown to the Student and Neighborhood areas.
We wanted to include all hostels regardless of ratings, while also making sure you have the information to make good decisions on your travels. Therefore we listed everything from the highest to lowest rating and provided the statistics for each.
We are of course partial to our own hostels and so if you are interested in learning more about us and our locations, click here or navigate at the top of the page.
With a jacuzzi, a perfect location and great customer reviews. The Hillcrest Hostel is where it’s at! Number one on our Hostels in San Diego list!
Google Rating: 4.8 Stars
Website: Hillcrest Hostels
Focused on Students and New-to-Town career seekers. This Hostel turned Co-live is a great space for collaboration and activities.
Google Rating: 4.4 Stars
Website: ITH Hostels
In Bankers Hill, you’ll be staying in an 1887 restored Victorian hotel 2 blocks from Balboa Park and only 2 miles from the bustling Gaslamp Quarter.
Google Rating: 4.2 Stars
Website: Brit Scripts Manor
Mixed dorms, private suits and a great location make this a potential stay for all different kinds of travelers.
Google Rating: 2.9 Stars
Website: Hostel Habibi
We can’t leave out that we are super proud to see one of our hostels as a top-rated pick in downtown. With a large variety at breakfast, special dinner get-togethers and sponsored events every night, it is a vacation all in its own.
Google Rating: 4.5 stars
Website: ITH Adventure
We don’t know too much about this hostel as it hasn’t added a website beyond it’s hostelz.com page. But it is in a location close to downtown and has it’s first 5 star review from google!
Google Rating: 5.0 stars (Based on ONE review)
Website: (Hostelz.com profile)
Highly successful multi-location hostel company also offers bright dorms, free wifi, and a complimentary breakfast. The competition is tight between this one and the next on our list!
Google Rating: 4.4 stars
Website: USA Hostels Downtown
This hostel is a part of the massively reputable and successful HI hostel chain. This hostel boasts WIFI, TV lounge and pancake breakfast with their “Bright Dorms.” Its an ideal pick for those trying to break into the hostel scene as their go-to way to travel.
Google Rating: 4.3 stars
Website: HI San Diego Downtown
An iconic hostel that has been with the city for a long time, has a solid rating and two TV lounges! And a guest kitchen! It also has a really fun website that is worth a browse.
Google Rating: 4.3 stars
Website: Lucky D’s
This hostel is new to the scene but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a shot. It has beautiful and engaging common areas with great design, TV and pool.
Google Rating: 3.8
Website: Hostel on 3rd
Fun common areas and a guest kitchen with a classic touch in this Victorian Style property.
Google Rating: 2.9
Website: None Listed
Right on the beach, an outstanding rating, WiFi, Parking and breakfast it’s an excellent location to get your surf on or just enjoy the sound of the waves.
Google Rating: 4.9 stars
Website: California Dreams
Everything you come to expect with a USAH and a BBQ night!
Google Rating: 4.7
Website: USA Ocean Beach
Another Beautiful HI location with a large dining area with multiple tables that make it feel like home. Close to the airport with beach on three sides, another great location for HI.
Google Rating: 4.6
Website: HI Point Loma
Right across the street from the Amusement park in Mission Bay, it is a great location for shopping, surfing, swimming and more.
Google Rating: 4.5
Last but not least on our Hostels in San Diego list, ITH Beach Bungalow. Wetsuits and Surfboards available for use for a low rental fee and you’re literally on the sand. Hop over the deck and you’re already on the beach!
Google Rating: 4.2 stars
Website: The Bungalow
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