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"Checked in and paid for my room. Front desk was a little hard to reach but other than that it wen't pretty smoothly. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 07 Feb 2017

Hotel Description

Hostel near Balboa Park in San Diego

City center stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Little Italy hostel, you'll find Balboa Park and Waterfront Park. B Street Cruise Ship Terminal and Port of San Diego are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Property Amenities

A rooftop terrace is featured at this hostel, along with free WiFi in public areas and a picnic area. A computer station, luggage storage, and laundry facilities are also on offer.

Free WiFi

The 12 guestrooms offer free WiFi, free local calls, and ceiling fans. Bathrooms are shared.

Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 12 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Basic Room, Private Bathroom (Male Dorm 6 Beds)

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Basic Room, Private Bathroom (Female Dorm 6 Beds)

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Basic Room (2 Beds)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Basic Room (4 Beds)

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

RK Hostel San Diego ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.3 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for RK Hostel San Diego

Everyone (1) Students (1)
1 out of 5
This place is a homeless shelter representing itself as a bed and breakfast. I was put in a dorm with men that are obviously homeless with homeless behavior of entitlement, territorial and violence. I was awaken out my sleep twice by one of these guys claiming was talking in my sleep and told I had to go somewhere else. He threatened me with violence. Had he done so I would have sued Travelocity into the millions for having this place on your list of sites and I would have sued this place out of business!!!!!!!

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020

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1 out of 5

Never stay at a hostel

One of the worst places I've ever been. I understant staying in a shared room wouldn't be the most comfortable but I didn't expect the conditions to be so bad. No soap to wash your hands in the bathroom. The worst part of it were the RATS in the kitchen. I couldn't even stand to drink a bottle of water in that kitchen. Completely unsanitary. The only good thing about this place is the staff.

Posted by , from berkeley on Mar 19, 2017

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5 out of 5

Cool place with some chill staff. No hassles.

Pros: Everyone treats you like family.
Cons: More staff.
Location: Great neighborhood. Not cheap but you definitely get what you paid for.
Checked in and paid for my room. Front desk was a little hard to reach but other than that it wen't pretty smoothly.

Posted by , from San Diego on Feb 7, 2017

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

As a guest of RK Hostel San Diego, you'll find a rooftop terrace, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (3 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (1.2 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: County Center - Little Italy Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)

Room Amenities

RK Hostel San Diego offers 12 accommodations with ceiling fans. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Shower
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ceiling fan

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 6:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 10.00 per stay
  • Resort fee: 10.5 percent of room rate

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: USD 10 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of USD 3.00

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • RK Hostel San Diego
  • RK Hostel
  • RK San Diego
  • RK Hostel San Diego San Diego
  • RK Hostel San Diego Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • RK Hostel San Diego Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Diego

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Alcohol isn't served at RK Hostel San Diego.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.