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Report 1899: San Diego or Bust

By j3dnight from Maryland, Winter 2011

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Page 2 of 8: Lodgings - Youth Hostel

I'm a huge fan of the "International Youth Hostel Associations" big fan, so usually I try to stay at one when I can, I like the people, the sense of community, trying to help each other out, sharing our experiences, activities and its international flair. The San Diego hostel is no disappointment, matter of fact, I saw some great things I'm going to tell other hostels about if they ask me for comments. This hostel has many relaxation spaces, a huge kitchen and a free pancake breakfast, which sometimes we cook and sometimes they cook. Many bulletin boards post information for activities, free-tickets (one of which was to hear The Music of Judy Garland) and attractions. I saw that notice too late. There is a wall with pull tabs for directions to attractions, one side lists directions if you are driving and the other side lists directions for walking or public transport. Very, very helpful for me. It was clean, private bathrooms and full of character and color. There are discount tickets for attractions as well.

Now about customer service, the employees are some of the friendliest I've come across in my hostel stays. At check-in I'm asked well we have one four-bed room with no one in it tonight at least you want that one? Also if for any reason you do not like this room come back down and let me know I'll change it for you.

Cool I'm thinking, then I meet my bed. Now some of you are surely familiar with the Tempur-pedic mattresses, NASA memory foam and all that good jazz. I have one at home which I love to pieces and never get one when I'm away. Until now! All of the beds at the hostel are tempur-pedic! I know they were because I went and touched all four just to check! Good God I'm going to love this place.

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