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Lucky D's Hostel
San Diego, California

615 8th Avenue
San Diego
San Diego County
California  US  92101

Downtown hostel in San Diego's trendy East Village. Blocks to the historic Gaslamp districts shops, bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Walk to many area attractions such as the world famous San Diego Zoo. Petco Park is only two blocks away.

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Property type: Hostel     45 guest rooms/units   Year built: 1917, Renovated: 2007
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Offering more free stuff! Free Internet, Free house phone (call anywhere in US and Canada Free), Free evening meal three times a week and a Free weekly Pub Crawl. Free all you can make waffle breakfast every weekend morning and Free cereal every morning. We also offer Free tea and coffee all day and Free use of our linen and towels.

Please read the reservation conditions below BEFORE making a reservation.

Our central location makes getting around very easy. In two minutes you can WALK to the Gaslamp quarter to enjoy the multitude of restaurants, bars, clubs and shops that make up this district. Petco Park, San Diego's newly built baseball stadium lies right on our doorstep. A baseball game is a must in truly experiencing American culture.

Our activities director works hard to ensure you get to see all there is to see in San Diego. We have daily activities organised such as a Gaslamp Walking Tour and Gaslamp Pub Crawl to help you enjoy all San Diego has to offer whilst meeting and hanging out with your fellow travelers. Balboa Park, home to San Diegos many museums and the world famous Zoo is within walking distance. The Greyhound (bus), Amtrak (train) and airport are all easily reached, as is public transport.

All of our dorm rooms sleep only 4 people. Security lockers are provided in the dorm rooms. Deluxe Private rooms have a full sized bed, cable TV, and mini fridge. Economy privates have a full size bed, NO TV or fridge.

We offer:

- Free internet
- Free house phone
- Free dinner three times a week
- Free all-you-can-make waffles weekend mornings and cereal every day
- Lockers in every room
- Free tea and coffee all day
- Free linen and towel use
- Free day-storage of luggage after checking out
- Pub crawl
- Onsite laundry facilities with free washing powder
- No curfew

We look forward to welcoming you!

Reservation Conditions
Guests must be 18+ years to stay in our dorm rooms. There are no upper age restrictions; however, we ask that you are at least young at heart. The average age of our guests is between 18-35 years old. Our shared rooms are co-ed and are designed for vacationing travelers. You must have an international passport or Student ID with an out of state ID. You must also be able to show proof of on-going travel. A valid Visa or Mastercard is required to make a reservation.

***Please note*** A 10.5% city tax will be charged in addition to the amount quoted to be paid upon arrival, as well as a 0.55% TMD assessment. This totals to 11.05% in local taxes and assessments.
Only applicable to room prices over $25 a night.

Location & Transportation

Lucky D's San Diego Hostels location is to be envied. We are only three short blocks (a two minute walk) from the heart of the Gaslamp which means that when you are done partying you will be able to walk back to Lucky D's hostel to enjoy a quiet nights sleep. We are so centrally located that almost all of San Diego's area attractions can be reached by foot or a short bus ride.

No bus, taxi or car is needed to eat or drink at over 150 bars, clubs, restaurants and eateries. Supermarkets and health food stores on our doorstep will enable you to keep on budget with healthy eating at Lucky D's. Shop till you drop in downtown San Diego's fabulous boutiques. A short 30 minute bus ride will get you to San Diego's impressive beaches. Stroll down the boardwalk to Belmont Park and ride San Diego's famous wooden rollercoaster. Rent a bike and cruise up to La Jolla for breathtaking views. Surf, swim, sunbathe, eat, drink and party. Take in the sights, relax in the park. At Lucky D's you can do it all!

  DirectionsFrom the Greyhound:
From the transit center catch the #11 bus towards SDSU. Get off at Market & 8th Ave. (7 minutes 4 stops). Walk up to 615 8th Ave. Bus costs $2.25. You must have the correct fare as they will not give change.

From Amtrak:
Catch the Blue Line trolley marked San Ysidro. Get off at the stop marked Park Blvd at Market Street. (About 7 minutes.) Walk 0.2 miles west towards 11th Ave, to Market to 8th Ave. Make a right to walk to 615 8th Ave. We are on your right. Trolley costs $2.50.

From the Airport:
Catch the #992 Airport bus. Get off at Broadway & 8th Ave. (20 minutes, 14 stops) Make a right on 8th towards E street, and walk to 615 8th Ave. (About 6 minutes). We are on your left. Bus costs $2.25. You must have the correct fare as they will not give change.

By car:
From North: Take the I 5 South and take the exit 16 for 10th Ave. Turn slightly onto 10th Ave. Turn right onto Market. Turn right onto 8th Ave. We are on your right.

From South: Take the I 5 North and take the exit 15A toward CA-94 E/J St/M L King Jr Fwy. Merge onto 19th Street. Turn left onto Market. Turn right onto 8th Ave. We are on your right.

From East: Take the 8 West to the 163 South. Take 10th Ave exit. Turn slightly onto 10th Ave. Turn right onto Market. Turn right onto 8th Ave. We are on your right.
  TransportationClose to all local transportation as well as the Greyhound and Amtrak station.
  AirportSan Diego Airport, aprox 5 miles

Amenities & Attractions

Lucky Ds Hostel has many amenities to ensure all guests enjoy their stay in downtown San Diego. One of Lucky Ds most enjoyed amenities is our enormous party room. This well equipped room is where our hostels nightly parties take place and travelers enjoy meeting each other. During the day it is the perfect place to hang out, read a book or watch a movie. At night, things get more lively with our massive parties, many of them themed. When you are tired of the party it is easy to retire upstairs away from the noise as our party room is conveniently located on the ground floor away from all the rooms.

As well as Lucky Ds Hostel common room being a fantastic meeting point, Lucky Ds also runs many tours which offers travelers a fun way to see San Diego, whilst meeting and hanging out with their fellow backpackers.

We offer many cheap or free meals daily at Lucky Ds to help keep you on budget. For those who like to cook for themselves we have a large well equipped kitchen available for your use.

Keeping in touch could never be easier whilst staying at Lucky Ds Hostel. We proudly offer FREE Internet, both wired and wireless. We also have a large message board where you can collect, or leave, your messages. It is also a good place to find travel and entertainment specials.

Our hostel is completely renovated. Dorm rooms are clean and comfortable. Most sleep only 4, with a couple of larger rooms to accommodate the bigger groups.

Not as interesting but very handy is our laundry room where we provide free washing powder.

  Local Attractions
Museums (2.5 miles)Sea World (6 miles)
Balboa Park (2.5 miles)La Jolla (12 miles)
San Diego Zoo (2.5 miles)Tijuana (15 miles)
Seaport Village (1.5 miles)Beaches (8 miles)
24-hr front deskAge restrictionsBed linen and pillows
Bicycle rentalBreakfast includedCable TV
Children not allowedChildren not permittedCommunal bathrooms
Communal kitchen areaElevator/lift not availableFree Internet Access
Free Sunday HotdogsFree Tea and CoffeeFree all you can make waffles
Free washing powderFree weekly Pub CrawlFree weekly walking tour
Friendly staffInformation boards.Internet/email access
Large Common RoomLaundryLinen included
No curfewOpen 24 HoursPets not allowed
Phone message serviceReading roomSafe deposit box
Secure lockersTour/sightseeing assistanceWireless internet
no lockout

Guest Room Amenities

All dorm rooms sleep 4 people. The private rooms all have a mini fridge and TV.

  Room Types
Deluxe Private Room
Economy Private
Female Dorm
Mixed 4 Bed Dorm
Two Bed Dorm

Payment Information

Rate details: Private rooms are also available $45 - $65
Credit cards accepted on location: Visa  MasterCard 
Cancellation policy: Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.
We require 48 hours notice on cancellation or you are charged for the 1st night.

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