San Diego Hotels



500 West


At a Glance


  • near shops and restaurants
  • good value
  • kitchen


  • small rooms
  • few double rooms
  • no air-conditioning

500 West Review

The historic Armed Services YMCA Building houses this upscale hostel suitable for backpackers and other budget-minded travelers. 500 West has mostly single rooms and very few doubles, and all rooms share European-style detached private bathrooms. A shared kitchen is equipped with a Viking range and Sub-Zero refrigerator; guests can also access laundry facilities and a common area with tables and vending machines. The YMCA gym ($10 a day for guests) is still downstairs, and may account for the sometimes-funny smell in the lobby.

    Hotel Details

  • 259 rooms.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-15-2012

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