Gaslamp Hostel's unique look harkens back to the early days of San Diego when the neighborhood was home to saloons, dance halls, and houses of 'ill repute'. 

Our building has been a brothel, a children's home, and is rumored to be haunted! But its large atrium and skylight keep it bright and inviting. 


We're looking for artists to help adorn our walls. If you're an artist, ask us how you can contribute and save on your visit at the same time! 


726 5th Avenue

San Diego, CA 92101


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Gaslamp Hostel is owned and managed by backpackers who love what hostelling is all about and believe in its mission to bring people together from diverse backgrounds to celebrate their uniqueness and similarities, provide a secure and clean backdrop for their stay and enthuse about the fun and quirky of San Diego. Located right in the center of the Gaslamp Quarter, we're the most convenient location to visit all the sights, restaurants, breweries and shopping visitors crave. 


COVID-19 NOTICE: Guest and staff security is our top priority and we have developed cleaning protocols to adjust accordingly. You can read our procedures on the labeled tab. We are committed to stringent cleaning protocols and are using approved disinfectants. As a new property we have all new towels, pillows and bedding.


Our cancellation policy has been modified to reflect the current uncertainty so feel free to book and know you can cancel. 

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