The Point Loma Hostel is located two miles from San Diego's famous Ocean Beach in the relaxed neighborhood of Point Loma. Ocean Beach and its accompanying nightlife, cafes, restaurants, shops and weekly Farmer's Market are just a short stroll away. Nearby, Sea World and Mission Bay are just a 5 minute ... More
Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma
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The Point Loma Hostel is located two miles from San Diego's famous Ocean Beach in the relaxed neighborhood of Point Loma. Ocean Beach and its accompanying nightlife, cafes, restaurants, shops and weekly Farmer's Market are just a short stroll away. Nearby, Sea World and Mission Bay are just a 5 minute drive or 20 minute bus ride away. Balboa Park, the world famous San Diego Zoo, and Downtown San Diego are 10 or 30 minutes away by car and bus respectively.The hostel features a laid-back atmosphere with a beautiful, sunny courtyard complete with table tennis, a fire pit, gas BBQ, and plenty of spots to relax. There is also a large, open newly renovated kitchen that's perfect for cooking and sharing your favorite meals and a comfy, spacious lounge with a big screen TV and a DVD player. Affordable internet access is available as well as FREE WIFI. Weekly dinners, barbecues, and movie nights are conducted by helpful hostel staff. A variety of dorms, private and family rooms are available. If you don't see it available contact the hostel directly.IMPORTANT INFORMATION:ï¿½ 3 & 4 BED PRIVATE room types have two double beds and sleep up to 3 and 4 peopleï¿½ Reception is closed from 10:00PM - 8:00AM Labor to Memorial day and from 11:00PM - 8:00AM Memorial day to Labor dayï¿½ Tax is not included in rates. Tax for San Diego is 10.50%.ï¿½ No check in for new arrivals when office is closedï¿½ Hostelling International is a non-profit membership based organization. ï¿½ Non-members will be asked to pay for a $3 daily per night or $28 yearly membership upon check-in. ï¿½ Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guests under 16 will not be permitted in dorm rooms.ï¿½ Max number of days is 14 nights within one calendar year.ï¿½ Please be aware that we are only for travelers so we do not allow San Diego County residents to check into our hostel.ï¿½ If you are a resident of San Diego County and you make a reservation on this site you will not be checked in or refunded.
Reviews for Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma: 2
By A Yahoo Contributor, 7/23/07
I love this hostel. We stayed in a private room, which was cozy, clean, and although small, was private and we felt very safe. In the heart of a residential neighborhood the location is a bit "in the middle of nowhere" but a quick bus ride, and you are at a main transit station. Free Pancake Breakfast!!! (but by the third or fourth day we didn't feel like pancakes anymore), extremely helpful staff, a lot of posters and such helping you find your way around. Quiet, and definately not a party hostel.
I have stayed at the Point Loma Youth Hostel on two different week-long trips to San Diego with my family (the trips were four years apart). I found it to be a great place both times.
Point Loma is a nice suburban but "crunchy" community north of San Diego. From there, it is easy to get downtown and to the interstate system via the Pacific Highway. It is also close to the beaches north of the city, La Jolla, and Sea World. Nearby, there is an impressive co-op grocery, "dog beach" where canines rule, Cabrillo National Monument, and Sunset Cliffs, where you should witness the sun's disappearance into the Pacific Ocean.
The youth hostel is clean, and it has a friendly staff, the necessary facilities, several resources about the area, and free parking. It also has a charming little enclosed courtyard where you can eat breakfast, roast marshmellows on a fire pit, or play ping-pong.
If you have a car, this is definitely the better option for you.
The only drawback is that Point Loma lies beneath the flight path of San Diego's airport, which is several miles away. Still, the planes definitely wake you in the morning; but you need to be up, anyway! Some people may not like the windy road to the hostel from the city. It only takes about 10-15 minutes, but I liked the drive.
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