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615 8th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6405
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#2 of 136 in San Diego
Lucky D’s is fun, comfortable, clean and safe. It has an amazing atmosphere and a perfect location. Lucky D’s Downtown San Diego Hostel is steps away from the Gaslamp District, home of San Diego’s hottest nightlife, restaurants, bars and shops. It’s close to all of the city’s attractions and the best beaches are a quick bus ride away. Lucky D’s staff are wonderful. They are knowledgeable, helpful and will make sure you have a good time. San Diego is a fantastic city and Lucky D’s is in the middle of the action. There are fun things to do every day, a party every night and plenty of free food. You’ll have so many new friends you won’t know what to do with them all.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Game room
Adults only
24-hour security
Clothes dryer
Street parking
Bowling offsite
Entertainment staff
Video game console
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
First aid kit
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Joëll M wrote a review 10 May
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Lucky D's hostel is amazing. The staff is super friendly, everything is nice, clean and cozy. I would totally recommend any traveller to stay here if you are in San diego! It's close to Gaslamp and it has plenty of cool bars and restaurants close.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Michelle Aftimos, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks Joell for the kind review and score! I'm glad you were able to take advantage of our great location to enjoy some of the fun and interesting local bars in the area! Come back and see us anytime!
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Robert W wrote a review Mar 2021
Encinitas, California16 contributions12 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
Great place, helpful and accomodating staff. The rooms and common areas are cleaned daily by the staff and several volunteers. In contrast to other hostels Lucky D has several common rooms that create a social and homely feeling. Best of all, the hostel is centraly located and resonably priced.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Michelle Aftimos, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel
Responded 19 May 2021
We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and will hopefully visit us again soon
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Damaris M wrote a review Apr 2022
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Though the building is abit old, the stay was totally worth it. They ensure people interact and make friends. They have free food once in a while and weekend free breakfast. The staff are really friendly and they are always around people you would not know who is staff and who is a guest that’s how friendly they are. There a lot of amenities you might need. There is an ATM, ear plugs washing machine and dryers(for pay 2 dollars each), reading room with books, your fan, light and charging port at the bed side. There is also an iron and ironing board and many more staff that a traveler could need. They have really given thought to what a traveler might need.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Michelle Aftimos, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found so many great things about the hostel. We hope to see you again the next time you're in San Diego!
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Alisa A wrote a review Apr 2022
Susanville, California2 contributions
the staff was really rude especially the male. He acted like I was some sort of criminal trying to stay there. I HAD proof of ongoing travel and that I was not local. They did not bother to allow me to assemble all the documents, as I had to park at a lot which charged 50.00 I also missed a long awaited show at HOB. I returned w/ my DL with out of county residence, and was told it did not matter. Discriminating against the disabled and or California residents sounds hinky to me.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: I was not allowed to register due to residency
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Damaris Mwaura wrote a review Apr 2022
San Diego, California2 contributions
The place was wonderful, the staff are super helpful and always there 24hrs to assist. Facilities are numerous an ATM, ironing equipment, ear plugs, reading room, laundry facilities. These guys have thought of almost everything that you will need. Plus I was lucky to have a free meal on one of the days courtesy of a guy called ‘Osteen’ I think. There is a lot of socializing too, good place to meet people. Thanks Leo for the warm welcome.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Michelle Aftimos, Owner at Lucky D's Hostel
Responded 1 week ago
We are so glad to hear you had such a great experience with us! I will forward your "Thanks" to Leo! Come back and see us any time!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lucky D's Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Lucky D's Hostel?
Nearby attractions include The Shout! House (0.3 km), Murder N’ Mayhem (0.3 km), and Gaslamp Quarter (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lucky D's Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Lucky D's Hostel?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and an oven.
Is parking available at Lucky D's Hostel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lucky D's Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mission - East Village, Hodad's Downtown, and Cowboy Star.
Is Lucky D's Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lucky D's Hostel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lucky D's Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Lucky D's Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (5.8 km), Whaley House Museum (5.7 km), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (0.4 km).
Does Lucky D's Hostel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.