5. RK Hostel
Don’t want to be bothered by kids? RK Hostel is your safest bet. This adults-only accommodation comes complete with free wifi and even allows you to stream movies for those days when you just want a bit of downtime.
It’s one of the leading cheap hostels in San Diego, thanks to its location in Little Italy (hello pizza and pasta galore!). The rooms are clean but homely, rather than modern and sleek.MORE INFO
4. Hostel on 3rd
Probably one of the best hostels in San Diego location-wise. Smack-bang in the Gaslamp quarter but still quiet enough to get some shut-eye after a long day of exploring,
Hostel on 3rd is a beautiful newly renovated historic building. It’s only a short distance from the world-famous San Diego Zoo and the clincher is the amazing free pancakes on offer at breakfast.MORE INFO
3. California Dreams Hostel
Located only one minute from Pacific Beach and a short walk away from SeaWorld, California Dreams Hostel is a laidback, friendly place to stay. Guests can’t stop raving about how clean and modern the rooms are (think granite bathroom sinks, sparkling showers and spotless rooms).
Like a lot of cheap hostels in San Diego, breakfast is included but unlike most of them, there’s even a vegetarian option!MORE INFO
2. HI San Diego – Point Loma
As you might have guessed, this welcoming and friendly hostel is based in the neighbourhood of Point Loma. Most of the other San Diego hostels on this list are based downtown or right next to the beach.
Point Loma on the other hand is a residential suburb and a quiet area about half an hour outside of San Diego downtown, and visitors to the HI San Diego hostel can take advantage of the weekly farmer’s market, free yoga, free taco Tuesday crawls and loads of spots to relax (like at the firepit!).
It’s perfect for a relaxed weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city.MORE INFO
1. USA Hostels San Diego Downtown
An affordable, Gaslamp quarter hostel in a historic 1880’s building, the San Diego Downtown hostel is an amazing choice for couples on a city break. It’s nearby Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo and Petco Park, as well as close to public transport.
Another cool feature is that all of the guests stay in ‘privacy pods’ which each feature a screen, a light, a shelf and a plug for your phone so even though you’re in a dorm, you have maximum privacy.
Plus, fresh fruit and you can eat pancakes for breakfast?MORE INFO