Welcome to America's Finest City – San Diego! This sun-kissed paradise on the California coast offers more than just breathtaking beaches and world-class attractions. It's a city that exudes laid-back vibes and endless adventures. And what better way to experience the best of San Diego than by staying at hostels with private rooms? These hidden gems provide budget-conscious travelers with a cozy and comfortable home away from home.
Here are the best hostels in San Diego with private rooms.
Samesun Ocean Beach is a beachfront hostel in San Diego. With private and dorm rooms, guests can enjoy large common areas and outdoor spaces. The local staff can help arrange biking and surfing in the area. Ocean Beach boasts great restaurants and breweries, and activities such as surfing, skating and yoga are all available for guests. Use Ocean Beach as a base for exploring San Diego's other neighborhoods. The hostel is a short drive from the airport and offers breakfast daily.
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California Dreams Hostel - Ocean Beach is a popular hostel located in the laid-back neighborhood of Ocean Beach, San Diego. Its private rooms make it a great choice for guests seeking affordable accommodation with quality hotel amenities. The hostel is a short walk from the beach and plenty of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.
Guests can rent beach equipment or bicycles from the front desk and easily access San Diego's main attractions. Free WiFi, a shared kitchen, and an outdoor pool are available. Buffet or continental breakfast is provided daily. Plus, the friendly staff is always ready to help with recommendations and bookings.
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ITH Mission Beach Backpacker Hostel, located in the heart of Mission Beach, is the perfect home base for a beach adventure in San Diego. With comfortable private rooms and common spaces, travelers can enjoy daily events and free WiFi. The hostel is conveniently located a 2-minute walk from Mission Beach and 1.4 km from Sail Bay Beach.
The property also provides evening entertainment, a shared kitchen, and bed linen for all rooms. Nearby attractions include SeaWorld San Diego, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and Sunset Cliffs. The University of San Diego and Maritime Museum of San Diego are also a short drive away.
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Located in the heart of San Diego, HI - San Diego (Downtown) The Metropolitan Hostel offers both shared and private rooms. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, coffee and tea, 24-hour front desk, self-guided tours and activities, game room, and more!
Conveniently located within walking distance from Amtrak and Greyhound Station, and accessible via public transportation from the airport or beyond. With a laid-back staff who aims to make every guest's experience awesome, this hostel has everything for a fun, casual, and unforgettable stay.
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International Travelers House Downtown Hostel located in downtown San Diego, offers a community-centric space that creates a unique and authentic experience for travellers. The hostel is split between two buildings, with the main house next door offering quieter accommodation for those on the road.
The building itself features a stunning Victorian design and plenty of outdoor space, perfect for those looking to connect with other travellers. From private to dorm-style rooms, each equipped with the latest bed designs for a comfortable night's sleep, there's something for every individual or group. With fantastic local activities within walking distance, including amazing restaurants and bars, International Travelers House Downtown Hostel has everything you need to explore San Diego.
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Gaslamp Hostel, located in a historic Victorian building in Downtown San Diego, offers private rooms and modern amenities such as privacy panels, central air conditioning, and fast wifi. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast, hangout spots, and explore nearby attractions including the San Diego Zoo and Coronado Island's expansive white beach. The hostel also offers all-gender bathroom facilities and electronic entry to rooms.
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California Dreams Hostel, a lively San Diego hotspot, offers travelers an affordable, hotel-like experience with private rooms and a friendly atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of Pacific Beach, this beachside hostel is surrounded by restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, and is just a short walk from public transport and supermarkets.
Guests can enjoy a range of activities, including surfing lessons, bike rentals, and daily breakfast options. With free WiFi, a shared kitchen, and cozy accommodations, California Dreams Hostel is the ultimate spot for fun-seeking adventurers.
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ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel is a San Diego hostel that invites guests to experience the city like a local. With various accommodation options including private rooms, female-only quarters and dormitories, travelers can choose what works best for them.
Each day starts with a complimentary breakfast and advice on heaps of activities in the area. The hostel's bungalow-style design creates a social atmosphere, which is made even better by the hosted social events every night. Surfing enthusiasts can enjoy rentals, and all guests can benefit from the hostel's eco-friendly nature and sustainable measures.
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Lucky D's Hostel in San Diego offers private rooms, as well as dormitories with lockers and storage options. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a fully stocked kitchen, air-conditioned common areas with big-screen TVs, and daily activities like pub crawls and beer pong. The hostel also boasts a central location; just two minutes away from the Gaslamp Quarter, with its countless shops, restaurants, and bars, and a stone's throw from the newly built Petco Park baseball stadium.
For those who want to explore further, the San Diego Convention Center and the famous zoo in Balboa Park are also within easy reach.
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Located in San Diego’s lively Gaslamp Quarter, HI San Diego Downtown Hostel is the perfect place to crash for travelers looking for affordable, cozy, and centrally located accommodation. The hostel offers heating and a fan in every room, with private air-conditioned rooms available, complete with private bathrooms and hairdryers.
The 24-hour shared kitchen is fully-equipped and offers free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and filtered water. Guests also enjoy free high-speed WiFi and laundry facilities. The hostel is just a 2-minute drive from Petco Park and 1 mile from the San Diego Convention Center.
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Looking for a centrally located hostel in San Diego? Check out Hostel on 3rd, located in the Gaslamp District. Housed in a historic building that underwent major renovations in recent years, this hostel offers private rooms and a large common area for socializing.
Just one block away from the bar scene, yet tucked away in a quiet location perfect for sleeping. Plus, it's only two blocks from the Downtown Convention Center and a short distance from must-see attractions like museums, the zoo, and beaches.
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RK Hostel is a lively, adults-only hostel located in the heart of Little Italy in San Diego. This hostel is ideally situated within walking distance to downtown San Diego and San Diego Bay. It is also conveniently close to several of San Diego's famous attractions, such as Seaport Village, Petco Park, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp District, and restaurant row.
RK Hostel offers private rooms with linens included, and select rooms provide ocean views. Guests can enjoy a shared fully-equipped kitchen, TV room, games room, luggage storage, BBQ facilities, and terrace.
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Set in the heart of central San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, International Travelers House Downtown offers a variety of private and dormitory rooms with free WiFi and breakfast. Their Farm House provides a quiet and cozy atmosphere perfect for total relaxation.
The hostel's location provides easy access to San Diego Bay and a variety of great local restaurants and bars. Whether you're looking for a social and fun atmosphere or a peaceful and quiet stay, this hostel is perfect for any type of traveler.
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